NCTTRAC Hospital Designations
The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) designations in Perinatal, Stroke and Trauma require that the hospital applicant show they are “active participants” in the local RAC’s system of care in which they seek designation. The NCTTRAC General Membership has set this standard to include requirements that these hospitals must be approved members of the RAC, must participate in any performance improvement initiative requested, and submit data as requested for various Committee and Regional assessments.
Neonatal services are designated into four levels of care (I – IV), with IV being the highest level of care.
- Level IV – Advanced Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
- Level III – Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
- Level II – special care nursery
- Level 1 – Well Nursery
There are four Trauma level designations (I – IV); all Trauma designated facilities treat and provide the most efficient system of transfer to the most critical Trauma patients.
- Level I – Comprehensive Trauma Facility
- Level II – Major Trauma Facility
- Level III – Advanced Trauma Facility
- Level IV – Basic Trauma Facility
There are three Stroke level designations (I – III); all Stroke designated facilities treat and provide the most efficient system of transfer to the most critical Stroke patients.
- Level I – Comprehensive Stroke Facility
- Level II – Primary Stroke Facility
- Level III – Support Stroke Facility
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