Monahans Hospital Fire Impacts ER

A fire at Ward Memorial Hospital in Monahans closed the emergency department there temporarily in February.

According to an update on the hospital’s Facebook page, a fire broke out in the radiology department at Ward Memorial Hospital in the early morning hours February 11. “The fire was contained to the immediate area and quickly extinguished by the Monahans Volunteer Fire Department,” the hospital reported. “Smoke and water damaged a portion of the ER and the radiology department suffered extensive damage.”

The emergency room has been relocated, and outpatient services, lab and X-ray departments were quickly back in service. The cause of the fire is being investigated.

The hospital is one of several THIE insured hospitals that recently were recognized by iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in outcomes reflecting top quartile performance among all rural acute care hospitals in the nation.

Dimmitt Hospital Plans Senior Facility

Construction is underway in Dimmitt for a new senior living facility affiliated with Dimmitt County Hospital District.

A new free-standing senior living facility is slated to open in late summer 2017, serving the residents of Castro County. The project will extend Dimmitt County Hospital District’s services to include 48 nursing home rooms and 12 assisted living units. Residents will enjoy dedicated dining areas, patios, an on-site exam room, chapel, market, wellness room, game room and more.

The facility is projected to cost approximately $10.5 million, funded through revenue bonds.

Palo Pinto General Hospital's Harris Brooks and Tina Montgomery receive awards.

CEO Harris Brooks received the 2016 Pinnacle Award and the 2016 Summit Award during the Healthcare Service Excellence Conference that was held in Long Beach California.
Tina Montgomery was honored as an Empowering Manager.  Read the  full article here.

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Wilbarger expands services and employees

Over the last several months, Wilbarger General Hospital’s focus has been growth not only in the patients but in employees.
Claudia Eisenmann, CEO came with plans to expand what they had.
“It's an extremely exciting time for us and we're just thrilled to be able to kind of present this news to the member of our community,” said Eisenmann. Read the  full article here.

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Coryell Hospital Begins Expansion

Coryell Memorial Healthcare System hosted a groundbreaking ceremony in November to kick off construction for a major renovation and expansion project at Coryell Memorial Hospital in Gatesville.

The 117,000 sq. ft. project will add a new 25-bed hospital wing, 16-bed rehab wing, additional operating rooms and renovations in pharmacy, lab and office areas among other updates. The construction should be completed by mid - 2018. Read More.

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Permian Regional Completes Five-Phase Construction Project

The construction at Permian Regional Medical Center (PRMC) was a five-phase construction project with a functional completion date of August 2016. This $60 million, 175,000 square foot facility consists of 34 beds and is a full-service acute care hospital and medical clinic with a Physical Therapy department and fitness center.

Phase 1 occupies 76,000 square feet and consisted of the construction of the clinic at Andrews Family Medicine (AFM), Physical Therapy, BlackGold Health and Fitness, and an administration suite.

After the first phase was completed, we moved into the next phase, which was the demolition of the existing doctor’s clinic, PT department and old wellness center.

Phase 3 consisted of the construction of the new hospital facility, complete with all new equipment, furniture, gift shop and café with meeting area.

Phase 4 will be the demolition of the existing hospital.

The final phase of the project will consist of building a corridor that will connect phase 3 with Permian Residential Care Center (PRCC), an existing skilled nursing facility.

Color scheme for the facility was designed implementing the various colors of a sunrise native to the West Texas area. Cool colors of teal and slate compliment the warmer golds and tans through all phases of the facility.

A linear approach was used in the exterior and interior design and materials. Crisp, horizontal lines of the horizon are represented in the exterior siding and walls of entry sitting areas. Looking closely at the detail in the exterior stucco, you will notice a design resembling an aerial shot of oilfields found throughout the Permian Basin.

PRMC completed this project 200 days ahead of schedule and under projected budget.

Permian Ribbon cutting

Crane Memorial Hospital CEO Receives Leadership Award

Dianne Yeager, RN and CEO of Crane Memorial Hospital has received the Essence of Leadership Award from the Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals (TORCH).  She was nominated for her visionary leadership and guidance.  Learn more

Olney Hamilton Named Top 20 Rural Hospital

Olney Hamilton Hospital District has been named as a top 20 critical access hospitals by the National Rural Health Association and presented Hospital CEO Michael Huff an award for quality.  Earlier this year the hospital was selected as one of the top 100 critical access hospitals by iVantage Health Analytics.   Read More

Tyler County Hospital Hosts 2nd Annual Women's Health Conference

Staff from T.H.I.E. attended the 2nd Annual Women's Health Conference at Tyler County Hospital. The conference was centered around taking time for "yourself". Topics ranged from preventive care to self-defense for women, with opportunities for shopping, health screenings and networking. Tyler County Hospital did an excellent job of showcasing their hospital and their dedication to their community. A big Thank You to Dr. Wright for her hospitality.

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Seymour Hospital Renovations Underway

Seymour Hospital is renovating and expanding its service area. The construction project includes new business and administrative offices; an expanded urgent care clinic; a renovated emergency room, lab area and radiology area; and a new volunteer gift shop.

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Mitchell County Hospital District to Open Rural Health Clinic.

This fall, the Mitchell County Hospital District will open its brand-new clinic, Family Medical Associates. The clinic will feature a staff of three physicians, one general surgeon and one female nurse practitioner.

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Happy Birthday, Electra Memorial Hospital!

Electra Memorial Hospital celebrated its 40th anniversary in July with tours, dinner, recognition awards and fireworks. The hospital provides health care for about 5,000 patients and provides approximately 250 jobs to local residents. See the story.

Electra Memorial Hospital celebrates 40th anniversary

Muenster Memorial Hospital Awarded Grant

Muenster Memorial Hospital has received a $24,000 grant from the Rural Health Facility Capital Improvement Program. The funds will go to recruit specialists and broaden the services available through the hospital’s Specialty Clinic. Currently the clinic houses cardiologists two days a week.

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Val Verde Hospice Honored for Quality

Val Verde Regional Medical Center’s Hospice was named a 2016 Hospice Honors recipient this summer. The award recognizes hospices providing the highest level of quality as measured by HCAHPS scores. The award was presented by Deyta Analytics, a division of HEALTHCAREfirst. Read the story.

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THIE celebrates Hospital Week with Subscribers!

THIE staff said thanks to Texas Hospitals during National Hospital Week with personal deliveries of ice cream and cookies.

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Faith Community Hospital

Faith Community Hospital breaks ground on construction of a new 10,000 sq. ft. wellness center. Scheduled to open later this year, the FCH Wellness Center will provide essential equipment, space, and services for the entire community.

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Cornerstone Regional Hospital, Edinburg

Cornerstone Regional Hospital, a 14-bed facility in Edinburg, made headlines this fall by achieving its 500th robotic-assisted partial knee replacement. Cornerstone was the first hospital in South Texas to offer the technology. The hospital has performed the most Navio surgical system-assisted partial knee replacement procedures in the world. This minimally invasive treatment option is for adults living with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis and is an advancement in the way orthopedic surgeons can perform partial knee replacement. Learn more about Cornerstone on its website.

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Otto Kaiser Memorial Hospital, Kenedy

Staff from Otto Kaiser Memorial Hospital in Kenedy relax at the end of the Camo 5K Sept. 19. The hospital sponsored the run, which was part of the Lonesome Dove Fest in nearby Karnes City. The annual event allows the Karnes City Rotary Club to fund scholarships for local high school students and contribute to othe community efforts. In addition to the run, the Lonesome Dove Fest featured a parade, a BBQ cook-off, shooting events and a stick horse rodeo.

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Uvalde Memorial Hospital

On Thursday, May 14, 2015, Uvalde Memorial Hospital held its annual Health Quest community event to celebrate National Hospital Week. More than 1,200 junior high and high school students from around the area learned about the anatomy and physiology of the heart and brain with large inflatable interactive exhibits and explored eight other booths that highlighted various topics within their science curriculum. Other activities included the sixth annual wellness walk/run and presentations from the local police and game warden.

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Culberson Hospital


Thanks to Preferred Management Corp., Culberson Hospital in Van Horn is the proud owner of a new portable X-Ray unit. The mobile radiographic system, manufactured by GE, allows hospital staff to easily transport the equipment to the patient. An upgraded battery unit makes the system ideally suited for all routine radiology procedures in the emergency room and can be used for extended periods of imaging without having to recharge. Procedures frequently performed in the ED include chest X-rays and X-rays of the upper and lower extremities. “It is great to have state-of-the-art imaging equipment in Van Horn,” said Andy Freeman, RN, founding partner and CEO of Preferred Management, which has operated the hospital since 2005. “Our goal is to continue to maintain and enhance the quality of services available to the residents of Culberson County.”

Wise Regional Health System

Parkway Surgical & Cardiovascular Hospital, located in north Fort Worth and operated by Wise Regional Health System, offers some of the most advanced technologies available for its minimally invasive spine, cardiac and vascular surgical procedures. Parkway recently purchased a mobile CT scanner, which helps promote patient safety by allowing staff to move it from room to room to provide immediate imaging, thereby minimizing the need of having to transport patients.

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