MCA serves as primary hospital for non-trauma injuries for Texas Motor Speedway
Extra staff will be on-hand for emergencies at Medical City Alliance, in preparation for this weekend’s NASCAR NSCS Duck Commander 500 race at Texas Motor Speedway.
Medical City Alliance is the primary hospital for non-trauma emergencies for drivers and their crews at TMS. With well over 100,000 spectators planning to attend races over the April 9-10th weekend, the Emergency Department is prepared to see a rise in cases, as it often does during race weekends.
“We typically increase staff by 30% on race weekends to handle the increase of patients as a result of the event,” says Hazel Davis, Interim Director of Emergency Services for Medical City Alliance. “In addition to the more traditional emergencies, including chest pain or injuries as a result of a fall, we also see increases in event-related injuries including heat exhaustion, dehydration and alcohol-induced conditions common to large, outdoor events of this nature.”
Since opening in 2011, Medical City Alliance has proudly served as the primary hospital for both drivers and their crews. Only a short 14-minute drive from Texas Motor Speedway, Medical City Alliance is not only a convenient location, but as a full-service hospital, offers a wide range of services and capabilities, including emergency-certified physicians.
“We are proud to serve as the hospital of choice for Texas Motor Speedway and we appreciate the long-standing partnership we have developed over the last four years,” says Glenn Wallace, CEO of Medical City Alliance. “While we always hope for a safe and fun weekend for all involved, we are prepared if an emergency strikes and our services are needed.”