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The Emergency Department at Collingsworth General is designated by the State of Texas as a Level IV Trauma Center. Open 24-hours-a-day, 365 days-a-year, the department is staffed by highly-qualified medical providers and allied staff trained to deliver medical care at all levels.
Through the hospital’s affiliation with Avera eCare, the services of local providers are complemented by those of board certified emergency room physicians and critical care nurses immediately available through telemedicine. At the touch of a button, equipment installed in the hospital’s two trauma rooms is instantly connected by to eCare’s virtual hospital command center through a dedicated fiber optic line.
The vast majority of the nursing staff at Collingsworth General maintains advanced certifications Advanced Life Support, Pediatric Life Support, Neonatal Resuscitation and trauma.
The emergency department room was part of a multi-million dollar hospital expansion project that opened in January 2011. It features state-of-the-art medical equipment designed to accommodate additional patients in the event of a disaster.