The trauma center at WBAMC was founded in 1972 by BG Robert Hardaway. Since that time, it has played a prominent role in the El Paso trauma environment and is an active participant in the Far West Texas and Southern New Mexico Regional Advisory Council on Trauma (RAC).
William Beaumont Army Medical Center:
- admits approximately 260 trauma patients per year. Almost half of these are civilians and half are beneficiaries. Due to the continuous deployments and decreased staffing, the admissions have gone down from the past years.
- was designated as a Level III Trauma Center by the Texas Department of State Health Services, in 2007.
- provides a complete range of trauma care with the exception of severe burns, which are transferred to either Lubbock or BAMC.
- is a course site for Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
- participates in the Texas DSHS Trauma Registry and has a full time trauma registrar.
- has a trauma inpatient service.
- participates in community injury prevention programs, such as health fairs and workshops.
- Trauma Services can be reached at 915 569-3746 or 915 569-3747.