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Henderson, Texas (July 23, 2024) — The addition of a 3D mammography unit at the UT Health East Texas HOPE Breast Care Center in Henderson will improve access to technology that significantly increases the detection of breast cancers for women in Rusk County and surrounding communities. 

UT Health Henderson welcomed community members and Henderson Chamber of Commerce officials for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house Tuesday celebrating the addition of the 3D mammography unit. 3D mammography technology allows images to be divided up in multiple layers, allowing...

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Tyler, Texas (July 11, 2024) — UT Health East Texas EMS CEO John Smith was promoted this month to the rank of Chief Master Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force Reserve, a rank putting him in the top 1% of all of those enlisted in the military. 

U.S. Air Force leaders from Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana were in Tyler on Thursday to present Smith with a certificate of promotion at a surprise ceremony at UT Health East Texas EMS headquarters.

“When folks make chief it is a very big deal,” said U.S. Air Force Maj. Aaron Wolfe. “To achieve this rank requires a...

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Swimmer's ear is a bacterial infection typically caused by water lingering in the outer ear canal. This moisture breaks down protective earwax and skin, creating an environment where bacteria can thrive. While anyone can get swimmer's ear, it is most...

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Athens, Texas (July 9, 2024) — Emilee Drozd, RN, recently received the DAISY Award for outstanding patient care at UT Health Athens. 

Emilee was nominated for the award by a former patient and her husband, who wrote in the nomination letter that, “God used Emilee to serve my wife and I through the delivery of our miscarried baby boy. God had his hand on the entire process and used his child Emilee to assure us that everything will be OK. We will be forever grateful for her.” 

He said they arrived at UT Health Athens to deliver their miscarried child and...

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Tyler, Texas (June 27, 2024) — Every year, thousands of people are injured badly enough after fireworks-related incidents to require medical treatment during the July 4 holiday, with children and young adults suffering many of those injuries.

While the majority of these injuries resulted from amateurs attempting to use professional-grade, homemade or other illegal fireworks or explosives, less powerful devices such as small firecrackers and even sparklers also can cause significant injuries. 

“We have seen all sorts of injuries in our emergency room during...

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Jacksonville, Texas (June 27, 2024) — UT Health Jacksonville has collaborated with the Josie King Foundation to provide care journals to patients to further enhance patient safety. UT Health Jacksonville is also the first hospital to include a QR Code on the journal for patients and loved ones to easily access their providers, specialties and other information right on their cell phone. 

Hospital leadership learned about the care journals from Sorrel King, who spoke at a UT Health East Texas leadership conference last year, highlighting the importance of creating a...

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Henderson, Texas (June 26, 2024) – UT Health Henderson is now offering an acute withdrawal management program, which is an inpatient, hospital-based three- to five-day medical detox available to adults requiring medical management of withdrawal symptoms from alcohol and/or opioids. 

“Across the nation, addiction/substance use disorder impacts millions of people and their families. The good news is there is hope — addiction can be successfully treated,” said UT Health Henderson CEO Mark Leitner. “UT Health Henderson is dedicated to helping people across East Texas...

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Tyler, Texas (June 24, 2024) — UT Health East Texas today announced the launch of virtual nursing across its hospital network. Partnered with, the UT Health East Texas virtual nursing program is the first in the region. 

Virtual nursing empowers care teams to work more efficiently and drive improved clinical outcomes. Enabled by video communication with credentialed registered nurses (virtual nurses) and in-room smart sensors, the platform allows virtual nurses, who are employed by UT Health East Texas, to manage a wide variety of patient care tasks that do...

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