Designated a Level I trauma center, it serves as the lead trauma facility for a nine-county region of southeast Texas. It is the only Level I trauma center in the region that is also an official American Burn Association Verified Burn Center.
In the United States, trauma centers are ranked according to standards established by the American College of Surgeons, from Level I (comprehensive service) to Level III (limited care). The different levels refer to the kinds of resources available in
a trauma center and the number of patients admitted annually.
UTMB's Galveston trauma center offers the full range of every medical and surgical specialty 24/7, 365 days a year. It can respond to diverse medical needs, such as mass casualties, multiple traumas, closed-head injury, severe burns, petroleum industry
accidents, hazardous material exposure, heart attacks and a variety of minor complaints that are treated simultaneously.
Other UTMB Sites
UTMB offers trauma and emergency care from all four of its campuses. In addition to the Level 1 center in Galveston, the Texas Department of State Health Services has designated UTMB Health’s League City Campus as an Advanced Level III Trauma Facility. The Clear Lake Campus features a Level III designation for its trauma service, and the Angleton Danbury Campus offers a Level IV trauma facility.