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The Emergency Department at Culberson Hospital 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 Culberson Hospital maintains advanced certifications in Advanced Life Support, Pediatric Life Support, and Trauma.
The Emergency Department was part of a multi-million dollar hospital addition opened in 2010. It includes two trauma rooms and five exam rooms, and features state-of-the-art medical equipment designed to accommodate additional patients in the event of a disaster.