Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Level I Trauma Center?
Verified by the American College of Surgeons, a Level 1 Trauma Center is the highest trauma designation that a hospital can earn. JPS Health Network is the only hospital in Tarrant County that has committed the full range of staff and services necessary to provide that level of care to its patients.

What sets JPS Health Network apart from other emergency facilities?
JPS Health Network has trauma surgeons and an entire trauma team in the hospital 24 hours a day, seven days a week, waiting to provide care at a moment’s notice. With physicians in specialties ranging from neurosurgery to OB/GYN and nursing teams in the operating room and critical care unit, we’re ready for any emergency.

Why is having a Level I Trauma Center important to Tarrant County?
Trauma is the number one cause of death for people under the age of 44. JPS Health Network is committed to helping the people who live and work here by offering seriously injured patients the best possible chance for survival.

Who is most at risk of being a trauma victim?
We all have some risk of being a trauma victim; however, the aging baby boomer population is especially subject to falls and other injuries. JPS is focusing on this group to provide education to help this active and independent group prevent injuries.

What else is JPS Health Network doing to impact the community?
JPS Health Network is actively reaching out and participating in projects throughout Tarrant County designed to prevent injuries. Our community outreach programs include the Just Party Safe Project to encourage prom participants to have a safe prom night and injury prevention education at community health fairs and schools.

How is JPS Health Network helping other health care professionals?
As a leader in trauma education, JPS Health Network teaches professionals from all over the country about the latest in trauma care. We conduct programs for Emergency Medical Technicians, paramedics, nurses and physicians.