Faith Community Hospital Auxiliary is conducting a fundraising raffle. One lucky winner will win 4 season passes to Six Flags and another lucky winner will win 4 day passes to Castaway Cove. Tickets are $2 apiece or three tickets for $5. Tickets may be purchased from any auxiliary member or at the front desk of the hospital.
At the last FCH Board meeting the board of trustees discussed the 2012 TORCH Annual Conference and the trauma department survey. TORCH refers to Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals and is an organization of rural and community hospitals, corporations and interested individuals working together to address the special needs and issues of rural and community hospitals, staff and patients they serve. This is an organization that offers resources for developing specialized programs and services, recognizes the focal.
As of July 1, 2012 FCH Administrator Frank L. Beaman will play a part on the TORCH Board. Mr. Beaman’s comments were “There are many changes coming in the Texas Medicaid program and we are lucky to have an organization that will help guide us through those changes.”
The FCH Trauma department survey was passed with great comments. “It’s hard to move forward when you are trying to catch up and maintain, but with this survey we have finally caught up and are ready to move forward.” says Joy Henry which is the Chief Nursing Officer at FCH.
Trauma care facilities are rated on levels with level one being the highest level of trauma care available down to level four. FCH is categorized as a level four trauma center.
The level four trauma center has to demonstrate an ability to provide advanced trauma life support prior to transfer of patients to a higher level trauma center. The key elements for a level four trauma center include:
- Basic emergency department facilities to implements Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) protocols.
- 24-hour laboratory coverage
FCH is one of 264 facilities in Texas that have achieved a level of trauma center designation and an ongoing commitment is required to maintain this status.
FCH has also created a healthy choice menu for patients. FCH is moving to a healthy diet and more healthy choices and the is not only extensive but tasty.