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.
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
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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.
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.
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.
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.