Medical City Plano March 24, 2014

A subcommittee of the American College of Surgeons’ (ACS) Committee on Trauma has re-verified Medical City Plano’s existing designation as a Level II Trauma Center.

When the hospital originally received Level II designation from the Texas Dept. of State Health Services in March 2011, it became the first such trauma center in Collin County.  The re-verification of the Trauma Center’s Level II status recognizes Medical City Plano’s dedication to meeting the needs of injured patients across the full spectrum of care, from the pre-hospital phase to post-discharge rehabilitation. It also certifies the hospital has the resources to deal with the most seriously injured of these patients on a round-the-clock basis.

In a separate development, the hospital also announced that its comprehensive program of cancer diagnosis and treatment has received a renewal of accreditation with commendation by the ACS’s Commission on Cancer (CoC).

In granting the extension, the CoC examining team commended the hospital for its uniform compliance with a set of 34 standards against which all of the nation’s hospital-based cancer programs are measured. The medical center also satisfied requirement that it demonstrate well-rounded, patient-centered care is being delivered at a consistently high level.
“We’re waging the war against cancer on all fronts ¬ including prevention, early diagnosis, staging, treatment, rehabilitation, life-long follow-up for recurrent disease, and end-of-life care,” said Charles Gressle, the hospital’s chief executive officer.

“Our reaccreditation by the CoC gives our patients and their loved ones additional assurance that their unique needs will be met in a comprehensive way through a coordinated effort by all the members of the TMCP team,” Gressle added.