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UT Health Tyler emergency staff quickly cared for the victims of a deadly house fire

Dr. Paul Detwiler was so inspired by the team of UT Health Tyler emergency room nurses who responded to patients brought into the ER from a fatal house fire that he created a special Grace Under Pressure award that he presented to them at the hospital’s management conference this month.

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UT Health EMS Earns Reaccreditation

UT Health East Texas EMS has earned a fourth consecutive, three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services for its compliance with national standards of excellence. UT Health East Texas EMS is one of only 180 ambulance services in the country to successfully complete the voluntary review process which, included completion of a comprehensive application and on-site review by national experts in emergency medical services (EMS). With this achievement, UT Health East Texas EMS continues to be the only accredited ambulance service in East Texas.

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Rebekah Hill of UT Health Rehabilitation Hospital wins DAISY award for service

Tyler, Texas (February 14, 2019) Rebekah Hill, RN, with UT Health Rehabilitation Hospital, was selected by the UT Health East Texas Healthcare System as a DAISY Award winner.

As part of the DAISY Foundation’s program, the award recognizes nurses who go above and beyond when providing care for their patients. Nurses are nominated by anyone who sees an act of extraordinary care and then selected by a hospital nursing committee quarterly.

Hill received a primary nomination from co-worker and fellow nurse Cassie Kirkley.

“She’s a wonderful asset to this organization,”...

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Haydn Michael Tijerina joined UT Health East Texas EMS|AIR1 on Dec. 3, 2018, and is already making a difference in his patients’ lives. On Jan. 21, Haydn and his partner responded to an individual living alone. The house was not in good living condition; no doors, windows, heat or air conditioning, the refrigerator was not working and there was no toilet. This individual only ate canned goods out of a can. The patient had water, but electricity was through an extension cord that...

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UT Health Athens gives Christmas gifts to patients

Athens resident Meagan Sims remembers what it felt like as a young girl to be hospitalized and scared at Christmas, but she recalls it fondly because of the generosity of others.

 

“While I was there it was so wonderful because these different people would come in at different times and drop off gifts. One time, I woke up and looked down and there was a stuffed animal tucked under my arm, another time it was a coloring book,” Sims said. “It meant so much to me then that someone thought about me at Christmas when I couldn’t be home with my own tree.”

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Chelsea Dillard was planning to have her daughter, Devinity, at UT Health Jacksonville just like she’d had Devinity’s older brother three years earlier, in one of the hospital’s comfortable labor and delivery rooms. 

Devinity had other plans, deciding to make her entrance into the world earlier than expected – in the back of an ambulance just a few short minutes from the hospital. 

Dillard was taking a bath at her home in Rusk on Halloween night when her water broke. Realizing the baby was coming quicker than anticipated, she called an ambulance. 
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Julia Bell retirement

After more than 50 years working for the hospital, now known as UT Health Tyler, Julia Bell is now retiring but she has no plans of slowing down.

Bell started at the hospital in November 1964 as a nurse aid and later moved into in laundry services, where she spent the majority of her career. She retired last Friday as Director of Laundry Services.

“There’s been a lot of changes because when I first came it was just two floors,” Bell said. “I’ve seen it grow and grow and grow.”

Bell, 76, is used to working hard. The mother of eight routinely rises at 4 a.m. and is no...

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Tyler, TX (June 21, 2018) Three UT Health Jacksonville nurses received DAISY Awards recently for extraordinary care.  Read More »

UT Health East Texas Air 1, with a 33-year-old history of safe flights, avoided a collision with a drone this week after dropping off a patient at a Dallas hospital.

“We had received information from the Love Field tower about other aircraft in the area and ten seconds later a drone appears in our flight path and I had to bank to the right to avoid a collision,” said UT Health East Texas Air 1 pilot Clint Burleson. Flight medic Charles Cooper and flight nurse Celie Pyle were also on board. Burleson has been flying helicopters for over 15 years including in the military.

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Tyler, Texas (April 19, 2018) UT Health East Texas EMS, with a 50 year history of providing quality service to the communities of East Texas, rolled out its new ambulance design during a reveal celebration at EMS for its state-of-the-art units that transport over 100,000 patients each year.

“We are excited to unveil the first ambulance that features the new UT Health East Texas EMS logo and colors,” said Moody Chisholm, president and CEO of UT Health East Texas. “Over the next several months, all 50 ambulances and EMS support vehicles will be branded with the new look.”

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