Ben Taub Hospital’s Level I Ginni and Richard Mithoff Trauma Center (the Trauma Center) is one of only two Level I Adult Trauma Centers in Harris County. The goal of the Capital Campaign is to remodel the Trauma Center which cares for up to 100,000 emergency patients annually.
The Trauma Center works with Emergency Medical Services and surrounding medical facilities to ensure that severely injured patients have rapid access to the highest level of medical care required. The emergency room evaluation, operative care, critical care, acute care and rehabilitative care are all integrated under the Trauma Program to provide the best outcomes possible.
The first-floor renovation is absolutely essential due to the structure’s age, the need for additional space, and the advanced equipment and technology required to save lives.
This is the hospital that was built to serve the under-served, and pioneers medical procedures and saves the lives of countless people who never expected to end up there. Whether it’s a car accident or a faulty heart valve, a steady hand in a disaster or a historical monument to the greatest of medical discovery, this is the hospital built to serve us all.
The one that provides 50% of our disaster lifeline…
The hospital that trains 75% of our doctors in the Houston area…
Ben Taub is there 24/7 with a full team of specialists
Brandy & Isaiah Rusher
On the afternoon of March 26, 2017, Brandy and Isaiah Rusher were sharing conversation and laughs with their best friend, their brother and another friend. They sat on the stairwell leading to Brandy’s apartment, while her baby, Cohen, napped inside. Another resident took issue with the group blocking the stairwell and began shooting with an AR-15.
Years from now, when Francisco Ramirez thinks about Hurricane Harvey, he’ll remember more than deep water. He’ll remember a surgeon with a deep commitment to saving lives. Amid storm preparations, Francisco had a four-wheeler accident. Unable to get to a hospital because of high water, a neighbor took him to the nearest fire station.
Amar Sandhu and his wife, Ammol, were traveling on the I-45 North feeder road when they were hit from behind. As Amar got out of his vehicle to assess the damage, he was hit by another car and thrown over his truck. Both legs were broken, one a compound fracture; nine ribs were broken and his lung was punctured; he had a cut above his left eye; and he had injuries to his skull and vertebrae.
It was the middle of the night, August 10, 2017, when Marissa Rotenberry’s mother got the call every parent dreads. Marissa had been in a car accident. The Stephen F. Austin State University student was stabilized at a Nacogdoches hospital and transferred by ambulance to Harris Health System’s Ben Taub Hospital.
The Ginni and Richard Mithoff Trauma Center needs to be updated to reflect the advancement of technologies and to provide the most efficient use of space to care for the most critically injured trauma patients. With undersized trauma rooms and older equipment, the need to modernize and renovate is crucial.
YOUR GIFT WILL GO TOWARD
- ADDITIONAL 10,000 SQUARE FEET OF MUCH-NEEDED SPACE
- PSYCHIATRIC EMERGENCY CENTER
- RADIOLOGY DEPARTMENT
- EMERGENCY CENTER ENTRY/WAITING ROOM
- ARRIVAL PORTE-COCHERE
- SHOCK TRAUMA ROOMS (4)
- CHECK OUT/DISCHARGE AREA
- TRIAGE SUPPORT CENTER
- FAMILY WAITING AREA
- PATIENT TREATMENT UNIT – CLINICAL DECISION UNIT (CDU)
- TREATMENT UNIT – ESI LEVELS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
- HALLWAY SEATED AREA (2)
- AMBULANCE ARRIVAL BAY
- EMERGENCY CENTER STAFF SUPPORT (LOUNGE/BREAK ROOM)
- EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES SUPPORT
- ESI LEVELS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 WAITING AREAS
Ginni and Richard Mithoff
Sonny and Jodie Jiles
Dr. Giuseppe Colasurdo
Robert Corrigan, Jr.
Dr. Paul Klotman
Henry J.N. Taub II