Medical City Denton is now the top trauma hospital in Denton County.
The Texas Department of State Health Services has designated the hospital a Level II Trauma Center, the second-highest trauma designation available. It's the only hospital in the county to have the designation.
This designation means that there's 24-hour coverage by trauma-related surgeons like orthopedic, neurology and general. There's also critical care staff, anesthesiology and radiology services always available at the hospital. The hospital has operated like this for more than a year in its pursuit of the designation.
"Medical City Denton has been the healthcare leader in Denton and counties to our north and west for generations," said Steven Edgar, CEO of Medical City Denton, in a press release. "Achieving this advanced Trauma II designation reinforces our commitment as the leader in trauma and emergency services for the people of the greater North Texas area and surrounding region."