Category: TX Hospitals

Doctors warn of virus hitting children and Central Texas hospitals

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Public health officials are warning families of a contagious virus making its way through homes and hospitals across central Texas. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a strict warning for families: Be on the look-out for respiratory syncytial virus, better known

North Texas Hospital Sees Drastic Spike In RSV – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Officials at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth are warning parents of young children after a recent spike in cases of Respiratory Syncytial Virus or RSV. Dr. Ramon Kinloch, a pediatrician at Cook Children’s said, “RSV is something

How Paramedics Choose a Hospital

One of the most common questions I get is how paramedics choose which hospital emergency department to take a patient. Like most questions about emergency medical services, the answer is a little complicated. Most importantly, how an ambulance crew chooses where

Some Rural Americans Forced to Travel 100 Miles to a Hospital – Rural Hospitals Close

Let’s take a break from treachery and cowardice and take a look at what’s going on out in the country, courtesy of Jack Healy, a terrific reporter for The New York Times, who went to Missouri to report on the

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