CENTRAL TEXAS – (April 19, 2013) The five patients admitted to Scott & White hospitals from the Wednesday night explosion in West, Texas, all remain in the hospitals. Three patients are at Scott & White Memorial Hospital, where two are listed in critical condition and one is listed in fair condition. McLane Children’s Hospital has two patients from the incident, one remains in critical condition and the other child is in fair condition.
A statement from Glenn A. Robinson, FACHE, chief executive officer of Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center Scott & White Healthcare in Waco:
“The focus of Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center – Scott & White Healthcare continues to be assessment and treatment of the patients who arrived at our facility. Of those we have treated, 28 patients were admitted, and nine of those have now been discharged. Five of the patients admitted were in our Intensive Care Units, and one of those has now transitioned to a general medical floor. Two pediatric trauma patients were transferred from our facility to McLane Children’s Hospital Scott & White in Temple. Additionally, 12 elderly patients, who were reportedly nursing home residents from West, were treated and discharged to alternate nursing home facilities. In addition to the patients who were admitted, transferred or discharged to another healthcare facility, more than 50 patients were treated and released from the Emergency Department and left with family and friends.
“We are very proud of the work of our physicians, nurses and other staff who responded to this emergency. They train and prepare for events like this and mobilized very quickly to respond professionally, efficiently and with all of the needed resources. We had 285 physicians and staff respond to our hospital’s campus to provide medical care to those injured in the explosion. The regional coordination and response from our Regional Trauma System, law enforcement, emergency responders and the community at large have been heroic. The people of our community and Central Texas have once again demonstrated our ability to face unexpected challenges and to respond with resilience and strength. We are proud to serve in such a community, and our thoughts and prayers remain with the people of West.”