Shannon Medical Center (252)

Shannon Medical Center


Shannon Medical Center is designated as a Level III Lead Trauma Facility by the Texas Department of State Health Services. Designation means our facility has the experienced personnel and necessary facilities to provide resuscitation, stabilization, assessment, and treatment for critically ill and injured trauma patients in the region. It also means we demonstrate consistent compliance with recognized standards of care for trauma patients.

Shannon is the only Level III Trauma Facility within the region and has emergency department physicians in house 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Shannon has trauma surgeons, orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, anesthesiologists, and other specialty surgical services available ensuring the best possible care and outcome for the trauma patient.

Having a designated trauma program is essential to the health and welfare of the citizens within our community and the surrounding areas. The trauma services team continually looks for ways to improve the care of our patients and promote injury prevention. They share education with both healthcare professionals and the community and focus on the prevention of trauma within our surrounding area.

Prevention of an injury is a vital part of the trauma program. Shannon’s trauma services team works with multiple agencies within our region to accomplish this goal. They work to bring injury prevention programs and education to the Concho Valley based on identified needs. This includes programs such as water safety, bicycle safety, child passenger safety, fall prevention and Stop the Bleed.


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120 E. Harris Ave.
San Angelo, Texas, 76903

work: 325-747-5088

Shannon Trauma Programs

Community Resources

Trauma Survivors Support Group Survivors can share experiences, discuss challenges and successes, learn about tools for recovery, and receive support in a confidential environment from others who have experienced trauma.

NextSteps Online 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.

Peer Visitation Program Peer visitation is an opportunity for trauma survivors to share their personal experience in recovering from traumatic injury with someone who is just starting the recovery process. We are currently looking for peer visitor volunteers, regardless of type or level of injury, who have had success in the recovery process.

Shannon Child Life Services The Child Life Department at Shannon assists infants, children, youth, and their families in coping with the stress of the healthcare setting, trauma, and illness through the provision of developmentally appropriate interventions such as education, preparation, play, and psycho-social support in order to facilitate healing and coping while reducing fear, anxiety, and pain.

Shannon White Rose – Support Group Helping families who have lost infants through the grieving process.

Building Bridges – Support Group A grief support group for children, grades K-12, who have experienced the death of a loved one. Trained staff and volunteers offer support to children and teens through the use of activities including art, music and other creative means to encourage participants to express their feelings of grief and to share cherished memories. This program is offered twice a year view the events calendar for the scheduled six-week sessions.

Grief Share – Support Group A GriefShare support group is a safe, welcoming place where people understand the difficult emotions of grief. Through this 13-week group, you’ll discover what to expect in the days ahead and what’s “normal” in grief. Since there are no neat, orderly stages of grief, you’ll learn helpful ways of coping with grief, in all its unpredictability—and gain solid support each step of the way. Available at 3 locations in San Angelo, TX

Life After Loss – Support Group The “Life After Loss” support group meets for five consecutive sessions of 1 1/2 hours each. Sessions include validation of common feelings in loss, identification of hindrances to effective grieving, an understanding of grieving processes, dealing with special events and holidays, and suggestions for taking care of oneself after a loss.

Rust Street Ministries Community outreach that exists to provide help with food, clothing, home essentials, furnishings, and appliances, among other items.

Galilee Community Development Corporation Galilee CDC provides light rehabilitation and repairs for low-income homeowners near or in San Angelo, remodels homes to make them more accessible for disabled individuals, as well as discounted and free handyman services.

San Angelo Clubhouse San Angelo Clubhouse empowers adults with diagnosed mental illness. Transforming lives by building community, teaching job skills, and supporting recovery.

Disability Connections Centers for Independent Living are non-profit organizations that assure programmatic access to housing, employment, transportation, recreational facilities and health and social services. CIL services are designed, directed and delivered by qualified individuals with disabilities, themselves. CILs are not places where people live, but instead, are strong advocates for community inclusion.

Family Shelter Safe home for those fleeing domestic violence; Services include shelter, danger assessments, legal advocacy and court accompaniment, professional counseling, case management, referrals for housing and benefits, educational advocacy for children.

Mighty Waters Retreat Center A retreat center offering respite for anyone going through troubled waters.

United Way Concho Valley United Way of the Concho Valley fights for the education, health, and financial stability of all individuals in the 14 counties of the Concho Valley. Together, we work to address the root causes of poverty to deliver hope and bring lasting change. Our Community Partners are vital to our mission.

West Texas Rehabilitaion Center On a daily basis, our staff works together as an integrated team to provide a wide array of services including outpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, audiology, orthotics, prosthetics, and hospice care.

American Chronic Pain 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.

National Alliance on Mental Illness – Support Group NAMI San Angelo TX is an organization of families, friends and individuals whose lives have been affected by mental illness. Together, we advocate for better lives for those individuals who have a mental illness.

American Trauma Society 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.

Amputee Coalition 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.

Brain Injury Association of America 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.

Family Caregiver Alliance 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

Hope After Head Injury 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.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network 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.