Valley Regional Medical Center is specially designated as an Advanced Level III Trauma Center. Located in Brownsville, TX, we maintain an expert staff of trauma surgeons, orthopedic surgeons, and neurosurgeons on-call and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
We hope you’ll never have need of our emergency room (ER) or trauma services, but if you do, our expert trauma and ER doctors, nurses, and specialists are ready to evaluate and treat you with the care and attention you deserve. To make sure you get through your emergency as quickly and easily as possible, our trauma center is located in our ER and uses a specialized triage system to reduce wait times.
ER vs. Trauma Center
Although they are in the same physical area of the hospital, the trauma and ER areas are separately staffed, allowing for a prompt assessment and rapid response to all kinds of emergencies. Don’t worry, our staff will decide whether your situation should be treated in the ER or the trauma center and will make sure you receive the best, most appropriate care no matter what kind of medical emergency you’re having.
What the Trauma Center Treats
Traumatic injuries include a wide range of issues, from sports injuries to gunshot wounds. Car accidents, major burns, slip and falls, and other critical injuries can also be severe enough to require specialized trauma care.
Our trauma center treats many traumatic injuries, including:
- Crush injuries
- Penetrating injuries (such as gunshot or stab wounds)
- Skin injuries (such as fire or chemical exposure burns)
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI), including concussions and contusions
- Acute whiplash and other spine and neck injuries
Contact Our Trauma Center
Call 911 for any emergency or trauma situation.
For non-emergency questions about our trauma services, you can reach our ER and trauma team at (956) 350-7150.