Level IV Trauma Center

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The Emergency Department at Fort Duncan Regional Medical Center is an 18-bed Level IV Trauma Center that plays a crucial role in meeting the urgent health needs of residents in the Maverick County area. The department provided emergency care to 19,000 patients last year.

Physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals at Fort Duncan Regional Medical Center treat a variety of complex injuries, conditions and illnesses including:

  • Heart attack and stroke
  • Chest, abdominal and severe back pain
  • Broken bones, sprains and cuts
  • Respiratory and skin infections
  • Heat exhaustion and heat stroke

Level IV Trauma Center

As a Level IV Trauma Center, Fort Duncan Regional Medical Center has demonstrated the ability to provide advanced trauma life support (ATLS) prior to patients being transferred to a higher level trauma center. Level IV Trauma Centers can provide evaluation, stabilization and diagnosis for injured patients.


Warning Signs of a Possible Heart Attack

If you or someone around you experiences any of these symptoms, call 9-1-1 immediately. Early intervention increases your chances for a positive outcome.

  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • Shortness of breath
  • Shoulder or arm pain or weakness
  • Nausea, vomiting, stomach pain
  • Back or jaw pain
  • Feeling lightheaded

Warning Signs of a Possible Stroke

Do you know the warning signs of a possible stroke? If you or someone around you experiences any of these symptoms, don't wait. Call 9-1-1 immediately.

  • Numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, often on one side of the body
  • Confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
  • Problems with vision
  • Dizziness or loss of balance
  • Severe headache