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Hospitals of Providence East Campus Achieves ‘Level III Trauma Center’ Designation

The Hospitals of Providence East Campus announced Thursday that it has been designated as an Advanced Level III Trauma Center by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

“We are excited to have achieved this honor,” said Dr. Alex Olsen, MD, Trauma Medical Director for The Hospitals of Providence East Campus.  “This has been a multi-year journey and a true collaboration among physicians and staff, as well as our dedicated Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers to achieve this accomplishment.”

A Major Level III Trauma Center brings together a number of resources that benefit trauma patients, including 24/7 immediate coverage by emergency medicine physicians and the prompt availability of general surgeons and anesthesiologists.

Level III Trauma Centers can provide prompt assessment, resuscitation, emergency operations, and stabilization and also arrange for transfer to a facility that can provide definitive trauma care when needed.

“We are proud to be advancing the care we provide our patients in East El Paso,” said Monica Vargas-Mahar, CEO for The Hospitals of Providence East Campus.  “Our goal is to provide our patients the high-quality care they deserve close to home.  This designation is a true reflection of the dedication that each team member shows every day to provide our patients and their families with the best care.”

In addition to this achievement, East Campus was recently recognized with a grade “A” for patient safety by Leapfrog Group, for the 13th consecutive scoring period.  The network also announced the expansion of ER services with The Hospitals of Providence Emergency Room Edgemere.

“Trauma programs such as these have shown to decrease lengths of stay, reduce complications and provide better patient outcomes,” said Olsen.

The Hospitals of Providence Memorial Campus is also under active pursuit of Level III Trauma designation.  For more information, visit their website

Baylor College of Medicine Hosts Community Conference, Resource Fair at EPCC

On Saturday, January 27, Baylor College of Medicine will bring a community conference and resource fair to the El Paso area to provide an educational seminar and support materials for parents of children with special needs.

Provided jointly by Baylor and Texas Children’s Hospital, and in collaboration with the Texas Department of State Health Services and the El Paso Community College, the conference will address updates in genetics and care for children with developmental disorders, and explain how a genetic evaluation can help children with various disabilities.

Dr. Fernando Scaglia, professor of molecular and human genetics at Baylor, will lead the discussion. In addition, Laura Buckner, M.Ed., LPC with the University of Texas, Texas Center for Disability Studies will speak about person-centered practices.

“The scope of this seminar is to demystify genetics in the eyes of the community, showing that a proper genetic diagnosis can be a powerful tool for counseling individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families, reevaluating care, and providing appropriate therapies,” said Scaglia.

The resource fair will offer current information on care, education and research as they relate to developmental disorders and encourages networking within the community by connecting patients and their families with others in similar situations.

The program is free and open to the public, but registration is required. The seminar will be held at the El Paso Community College at 9050 Viscount Boulevard.

The resource fair begins at 9 am, and the conference will follow at 10 am. Refreshments will be provided.

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