ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES ON FEBRUARY 10, 2017, 5 P.M.
REGISTRATION ON RACE DAY WILL BE AVAILABLE WITH $15 PRICE INCREASE
Join us and support Ben Taub Level 1 Trauma Center.
ABOUT THE EVENTThe Harris County Hospital District Foundation’s Texas Med Run/Walk supports Harris Health Ben Taub Level 1 Trauma Center.
The Texas Med Run is one of Harris County Hospital District Foundation’s most recognized events within the community. The event brings significant awareness to the Harris Health, as well as the HCHD Foundation and event sponsors. We're able to meet these goals through your participation and the support from our local community. We invite you to join us to have some fun and make a difference in Harris County.
The 2017 TexasMedRun will promote awareness and raise funds to modernize Harris Health System’s Ben Taub Hospital Level 1 Trauma Center*. When trauma strikes all citizens should have access to the quickest and most skilled trauma healthcare. That access can mean the difference between life and death. With your help and community financial support, Ben Taub Hospital may continue its reputation as a world-renowned Level I trauma center and teaching facility.
See you at the Race!
- This year marks our 15th-annual race and the 25th anniversary of the Foundation.
- The event provides funds to modernize Ben Taub Level 1 Trauma Center in order to continue Level 1 status
- The 10K and 5K race are fully sanctioned and certified by the Gulf Coast Association of USA Track & Field
Ben Taub Hospital provides the highest level (Level1) of definitive and comprehensive trauma care for patients with complex injuries, annually registering more than 8,700 trauma visits. In addition to caring for trauma victims every day, Ben Taub Level 1Trauma Center serves as a primary site for mass emergencies arising from terrorism, chemical and nuclear incidents, and natural or weather-related events. Staffed around the clock by emergency physicians and residents from Baylor College of Medicine, Ben Taub serves as a teaching facility to the next generation of healthcare providers.
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The suggested number of Level I Trauma Centers is one center for every one million people. Houston currently has only two trauma centers for six million people. Level 1 is the highest classification of trauma care. For a trauma center to be classified as Level 1, and be able to handle the most extreme medical trauma cases that come in the door, they must cover 23 different areas of specialties and have 24-hour a day immediate availability for the experts that handle the trauma. This means departments or divisions such as surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, emergency medicine, and anesthesia and all the potential equipment needed to manage an extremely wide variety of emergencies.