Trauma Survivors Network - provided by ATS

Survive. Connect. Rebuild.

A Program of the ATS

Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center

Welcome to The Trauma Center at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands. For more than 35 years, our medical center has been recognized for delivering the highest quality of care to The Woodlands and surrounding area. It is still the first and only hospital in Montgomery County to be granted Magnet® status for nursing excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, and has earned an ‘A’ grade from Leapfrog for patient safety consecutively since spring of 2015.

Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center is a 397-private bed, full-service, acute care facility that brings together the ultimate in healthcare technology, expertise and healing for families in south Montgomery County and surrounding communities in north Harris County.

Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center has been a designated Trauma Center since 2007 and became a Level II Trauma Center with higher acuity in late 2017. The Trauma Services team and affiliated physicians are dedicated to offering trauma patients the most advanced technology, surgical suites, and critical care services available. Trauma Services are composed of coordinated emergency and pre-hospital care; including LifeFlight® air services, comprehensive surgical services including trauma, neurologic, orthopedic, cardiothoracic, facial, and hand surgery.

The Trauma Services team at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands is always prepared to provide immediate care for the severely injured trauma patient – close to home.

 

Did you know?

Traumatic injury is the leading cause of death for people under the age of 45. The three most common causes of traumatic injury presenting to Memorial Hermann The Woodlands are:

  • 1. Unintentional Falls
  • 2. Motor Vehicle Crashes
  • 3. Motorcycle Crashes

 

TSN Coordinator

Melanie Bradshaw
MBradshaw
Email Coordinator

Address
9250 Pinecroft Drive
The Woodlands, Texas, 77380

Telephone
work: 713-897-5783


Upcoming Programs & Events

NextSteps Online

July 7, 2021 through August 11, 2021

The NextSteps program is a free 6-week self management course designed to recognize that YOU play the most important role in your recovery. The program uses techniques that have been scientifically proven to increase one's self confidence and sense of empowerment. NextSteps teaches you the skills to become an active self manager of your health and your life. Learn more

Stop the Bleed

Did you know that a person can die from blood loss in as little as 3-5 minutes? Stop the Bleed is a national program that aims to save lives by teaching non-healthcare personnel the basics of bleeding control. This 1-hour course is free and the training can be provided at your location or here at the hospital. To schedule your training, contact us today. Learn more

National Trauma Survivors Day 2021

May 19, 2021

On Wednesday, May 19th, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands will celebrate National Trauma Survivors Day (NTSD). This celebration seeks to draw inspiration from and provide support to survivors of traumatic injuries and their caregivers, opening the road to their recovery from trauma. During this event, we encourage all those who support these patients to write them a note of inspiration to aid in the recovery process and to share this note via social media thereby creating one strong voice for recovery from injury. Learn more


Community Resources

UTHealth Trauma and Resilience Center

https://med.uth.edu/psychiatry/research/centers/trauma-and-resilience-center

A multidisciplinary treatment, research, and education center devoted to helping people who are experiencing psychological problems in the aftermath of traumatic life experiences. We offer home-telemedicine, evidence-based, trauma-focused care for patients struggling with complex trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and trauma-related behavioral health conditions. 1941 East Road, Houston, TX 77054 Phone: (713) 486-2630 Fax: 713-486-2721

ADA - Americans with Disabilities Act

www.ada.gov

The ADA website provides information and technical assistance regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act. 1-800-514-0301 (voice) 1-800-514-0383 (TTY)

American Chronic Pain Association

www.theacpa.org

Since 1980, the ACPA has offered peer support and education in pain management skills to people with pain, family and friends, and health care professionals. The information and tools on this site can help you to better understand your pain and work more effectively with your health care team toward a higher quality of life.

American Trauma Society

www.amtrauma.org

The American Trauma Society is dedicated to the elimination of needless death and disability from injury. For 50 years, the ATS has served as an advocate for the trauma care system, trauma prevention programs, and survivors of trauma and their families throughout the United States. Our mission is to Save Lives, Improve Care, & Empower Survivors.

AMPOWER

www.empoweringamputees.org

The mission of AMPOWER is to empower and strengthen those affected by amputation or limb difference through peer mentorship, educational resources, and community events.

Amputee Coalition

www.amputee-coalition.org

The mission of the Amputee Coalition is to reach out to and empower people affected by limb loss to achieve their full potential through education, support and advocacy, and to promote limb loss prevention. Resources and information for children, adults, and families.

Catholic Charities

www.catholiccharities.org

For nearly 80 years, Catholic Charities has provided food, clothing, shelter and a network of support services to people of all ages and from all walks of life and religious backgrounds. We also promote social justice, serving as a voice for the poor and vulnerable. (713) 526-4611

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

https://adaa.org/

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) is dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive, and trauma-related disorders through education, practice, and research. It helps people understand the disorders and educates them about scientifically supported treatments so they can make informed decisions.

Brain Injury Association of America

https://www.biausa.org/

The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) works to advance awareness, research, treatment, and education to improve the quality of life for adults and children affected by brain injury. BIAA is dedicated to increasing access to quality health care and raising awareness and understanding of brain injury. It has a network of state affiliates, local chapters, and support groups.

Brainline

https://www.brainline.org/

Brainline provides education and resources about Brain Injury and PTSD for both adult and pediatric survivors and their families. They focus on treatment and recovery information for moderate to severe TBI symptoms in both adults and children.

El Centro de Corazon (Spanish Only)

https://www.elcentrodecorazon.org

Mental health resources for Spanish-speaking survivors. (713) 660-188

Child Mind Institute

www.childhelp.org/hotline/

The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. Serving the U.S. and Canada, the hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with professional crisis counselors who—through interpreters—provide assistance in over 170 languages. The hotline offers crisis intervention, information, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All calls are confidential. 1-800- 4-A-Child (1-800- 422-4453)

Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation

www.christopherreeve.org

The Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy.

Crisis Intervention of Houston

www.crisishotline.org

Crisis Intervention of Houston, Inc. is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with the sole mission to help people in crisis. We operate free, confidential, anonymous crisis and suicide prevention counseling, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. (713) 468-5463

Family Caregiver Alliance

https://www.caregiver.org/pilotIntegration/indexPersistent.html?uri=%2Fhospital-discharge-planning-guide-families-and-caregivers

The Family Caregiver Alliance addresses the needs of family and friends providing long-term care for loved ones at home. It provides support, information, and tools to manage the complex demands of caregiving. These include online support and resources, navigators to help locate support services by state, and the National Center on Caregiving which unites research, policy, and practice to develop cost-effective programs for caregivers. Click the link to find out more about how FCA could help you or your family.

Hope After Head Injury

https://www.hopeafterheadinjury.com

Hope After Head Injury exists to bring hope to those who have been impacted by brain injury in their life, whether going through the experience themselves or caring for a loved one. They understand that the journey through head trauma is a road that when walked alone can be scary and lonely. Through the voices of brain injury survivors and caregivers they provide awareness, encouragement, and hope.

Mental Health America

www.mentalhealthamerica.net

Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation's leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Resources and information for youth, parents, and adults.

National Alliance for Grieving Children

https://childrengrieve.org/

The National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC) is a nonprofit organization that raises awareness about the needs of children and teens who are grieving a death and provides education and resources for anyone who supports them. The NAGC is a nationwide network to promote best practices, education, and critical resources to support the mental, emotional and physical health of grieving children and their families.

National Center for PTSD

https://www.ptsd.va.gov/

The National Center for PTSD offers national resources for trauma survivors and families, which includes information about PTSD, resources such as the PTSD Coach Online, and videos from other survivors and professionals.

National Center for Victims of Crime

https://victimsofcrime.org/

The National Center for Victims of Crimes 1. Advocates for Stronger Rights, Protections, and Services for Crime Victims, 2. Provides Education, Training, and Evaluation, and 3. Serves as a Trusted Source of Current Information on Victims' Issues. This website helps survivors and families find local assistance, learn about crime and its effects, and browse resources to help victims of crime to rebuild their lives.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

https://www.nctsn.org/audiences/families-and-caregivers

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) was created to increase access to services for children and families who experience or witness traumatic events. This network provides resources and education about Trauma-Informed Care and how trauma impacts children and families.

National Institute of Mental Health

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd/index.shtml

This website provides mental health education about Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Information includes signs and symptoms of PTSD as well as professional treatment of PTSD. Call 1-866-615-6464 (toll-free)

Neurocritical Care Society

http://www.neurocriticalcare.org/

The Neurocritical Care Society provides and advocates for the highest quality of care for patients with critical neurological illness. It promotes skilled and compassionate patient care, professional collaboration, research, training and education, and advocacy.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/conditions/post-traumatic-stress-disorder

If you have gone through a traumatic experience, it is normal to feel emotions such as distress, fear, helplessness, guilt, shame, or anger. If these symptoms don't go away over time, you may have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Rehabilitation Services Administration

https://rsa.ed.gov/

Our mission — to provide leadership and resources to assist state and other agencies in providing vocational rehabilitation (VR) and other services to individuals with disabilities to maximize their employment, independence and integration into the community and the competitive labor market.

Teen Line

www.teenlineonline.org

TEEN LINE was created in 1980 by a group of mental health professionals who, through their personal work with teenagers, realized that a more inclusive approach to adolescent mental health was needed. After extensive research and consultation, TEEN LINE – a teen-to-teen hotline with community outreach services – was born.

TBI Hope and Inspiration

http://www.tbihopeandinspiration.com/

Since its launch in 2013, the Brain Injury Hope Network has become a global support network that includes a vibrant Facebook community, a YouTube video channel, a Twitter presence, as well as an award winning blog. Monthly, tens of thousands of social interactions within our network help end the isolation that is so common within the brain injury community.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Helpline (SAMHSA)

https://www.samhsa.gov/

This helpline provides 24-hour free and confidential treatment information about mental and/or substance use disorders, prevention, and recovery in English and Spanish. The SAMHSA website also offers a treatment locator to identify local mental health providers. For assistance, call 1-800-662-HELP, TTY: 1-800-487-4889.

Tri-State Advocacy Project

http://www.tristateadvocacy.com/

The Tri-State Advocacy Project is composed of advocates who have personally faced the challenges of having a family member with a catastrophic injury. They help families navigate the process of working with health insurance, applying for government benefits, and seeking out other community resources. Click the link to see how the Tri-State Advocacy Project could help your family.

United Spinal Association

https://unitedspinal.org

United Spinal Association is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of all people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D), including veterans, and providing support and information to loved ones, care providers, and professionals. Its goal is to provide people living with SCI/D with active lifestyle information, peer support, advocacy, and services that maximize their independence and enable them to remain active in their communities.


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