Category: TX Hospitals

Editorial: Preserving a hospital is vital to community

Community hospitals have been struggling across the country, so the situation that faces Huntsville Memorial Hospital is not an unfamiliar one. In many areas of Texas, being seen by a doctor for a shattered arm or sharp chest pains probably

Temple: Prepare now for the flu season, doctors say

It may be too early to predict what the flu season holds, but doctors say there are ways to prevent the sniffles from taking over. Baylor Scott & White officials say emergency room doctors are already seeing people come in

Medical Liability Reforms Key to Texas Patient Access According to Texas Alliance for Patient Access

Today the Texas health care community recognizes the fifteenth anniversary of Texas’ landmark medical liability reforms. Passed by the voters in 2003, Prop. 12, created a constitutional amendment affirming Texas’ non-economic damage cap in medical liability lawsuits. The cap has been a magnet in attracting a

Goodbye summer, hello flu season: what Amarillo medical experts

After last year’s deadly season, some local health officials are urging you to start taking precautions to protect yourselves and your families. You may be wondering if it’s too early to get a flu vaccine? However, both the American Academy

Hospital Corporation of America constructing new emergency room in Red Oak

Hospital Corporation of America is planning to construct a 20,400-square foot emergency room on 2.1 acres of land on East Ovilla Road in Red Oak. The facility, which had a zoning change approved by the Red Oak City Council last

Study: Emergency Room Visits Decrease As Urgent Cares Become More Popular

People with minor medical conditions are taking fewer trips to the emergency room, trading in the hospital for urgent care centers instead. According to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine on Tuesday, emergency department visits from 2008 to 2015 for low-acuity

New schedule II prescription forms required starting January 1

Texas physicians will be required to use new schedule II prescription forms beginning January 1, 2019. The new forms are now available from the Texas State Board of Pharmacy (TSBP). After January 1, official schedule II prescription forms that were issued before

Texas health group cashes in on state’s rural hospital crisis

AUSTIN, Texas — The Hashmi group’s hospitals don’t accept commercial insurance, charge unusually high rates and have run afoul of state inspectors. But the rural community of Bowie, Texas, felt like it got a lifeline when the Dallas for-profit offered

About 20 Bexar County agencies band together to improve mental health care – San Antonio

Roughly 1,400 people a day use Haven for Hope as an overnight homeless shelter, the largest in San Antonio. The bustling 37-acre facility, just a mile west of downtown, is considered state of the art, with an outdoor sleeping courtyard,

UTMB negotiating lease of Webster hospital that closed in May – TMC News

Officials from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston are engaged in talks to lease a Webster hospital that closed abruptly in May—an arrangement which would deepen UTMB’s mission in the region. The Bay Area Regional Medical Center, which