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Robert Hendler, M.D., chief medical officer, Texas Hospital Association

Texas Hospital Association

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Texas trauma hospitals need continued state funding

When most of us think of trauma events, we think of mass casualty events like school shootings, natural disasters or terror attacks. But each year, more than 130,000 Texans experience trauma injuries requiring hospitalization.  Often these hospitalizations require medical care of the highest specialization — neurosurgery, orthopedics, burn care — as well as long-term physical rehabilitation services.