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The 10 Years of Level I Trauma at JPS

A decade after JPS Health Network leaders reached their goal of becoming the first and still only Level I Trauma Center, they continue to look for ways to get even better at providing top-notch care.

Earning that designation was years in the making, according to surgeon Dr. Raj Gandhi. But the work didn’t end when doctors, nurses, administrators and countless other JPS team members were able to reach that goal.

Making Time for Mental Wellness

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a tough time for people of all walks of life.

It’s not just our physical health that has been impacted. Fear of illness, worries about taking care of our families, loss of income, and a host of other issues that weren’t even on our radar a year ago have all become factors that have complicated our lives and ratcheted up our stress levels. What can we do to manage these feelings? JPS Health Network has a team of doctors, nurses and other Behavioral Health caregivers at the ready to help whenever they’re needed, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Breaking the Cycle of Violence

The main reasons people endure Intimate Partner Violence are because they either don’t realize how much danger they’re in or they don’t feel like they have a way out.

Mary Ann Contreras, Violence and Injury Prevention Manager in Trauma Services at JPS Health Network, said screening systems help identify relationship abuse even when the victim might not recognize what’s happening to them.