Category: TX Hospitals

80 Rural Hospital Closures: January 2010 – Present 

Sortable List of Closed Rural Hospitals Rural Hospital Closures 2010-Current Map ID Hospital State RUCA CBSA Medicare Payment Closure Year Number of Beds Status 80 East Texas Medical Center- Trinity Texas 7.2 Micro MDH 2017 45 None 79 Campbellton-Graceville Hospital

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As rural hospitals close, millions of Americas live nowhere near an emergency room

As a nurse practitioner, Wanda Liddell knew it was a medical emergency when she saw one of her patients struggling to breathe last month. But in her backcountry town of Cross City, Florida, the ambulance took 30 minutes to arrive.

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Cuero hospital’s emergency department to move for renovations

Beginning Monday, Cuero Regional Hospital will temporarily relocate its emergency department to the front of the hospital so the current emergency department can undergo renovations. This temporary emergency department area will be where the day surgery unit is now. To

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Texas health officials investigate highest incidence of mumps in 22 years

The Texas Department of State Health services is currently investigating numerous mumps outbreaks throughout the state, collectively amounting to the highest incidence of the virus in the state in 22 years. “State, regional and local health departments are currently investigating

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13 hospitals with the most ER visits | 2017

Here are the 13 hospitals in America with the most annual emergency room visits for fiscal year 2016. Totals represent the amount of emergency room visits tallied for a single facility, rather than total ER visits for a whole health

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Good Shepherd Health System Joins CHRISTUS Health to Become CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Health System

Good Shepherd Health System (GSHS) has announced the finalization of an agreement to become a part of CHRISTUS Health.  This agreement brings together two prestigious health systems to create CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Health System. This joining will allow the two

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Houston’s emergency medical teams girding for Super Bowl crowds

As some 140,000 visitors descend on Houston for 10 days worth of Super Bowl contests and concerts – not to mention a certain football game – more than 100 health care professionals are suiting up for any medical problems that

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Medical billing is a national problem that’s even a bigger headache in Texas  | Health Care | Dallas News

Efforts to address the problem of surprise medical bills continue to fall short nationwide. Texas is the only state to actively collect data on it. The problem typically arises when a patient gets a bill from an out-of-network doctor after

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21 hospital closures in 2016

Hospitals across the nation face a myriad of challenges, including reimbursement cuts and dwindling inpatient volumes. These issues have caused many hospitals to close in recent years. Below are 21 hospital closures reported in 2016, beginning with the most recent.

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M.D. Anderson to cut 1,000 jobs in Houston – Houston Business Journal

The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center announced Jan. 5 that it plans to eliminate roughly 1,000 jobs, or 5 percent of its workforce, through layoffs and retirement. The cuts are expected to save the institution around $120 million

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