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Tyler, Texas (February 15, 2024) — UT Health East Texas, a leading regional healthcare provider, today announced it has completed the acquisition of five urgent care clinics in the region from QuickVisit Urgent Care in Carthage, Henderson, Jacksonville, Kilgore and Mabank, in addition to fully acquiring the operations of UT Health East Texas Urgent Care in Canton from its partner Premier Health.

The transaction increases UT Health East Texas’ urgent care footprint to six clinics, as the system continues expanding access points and implementing more consumer-centric...

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Tyler, Texas (January 31, 2024) — UT Health East Texas plans to offer the region’s first adult extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) program for patients with severe forms of heart and/or lung failure. As an advanced pulmonary and cardiac treatment, ECMO is used for critically ill patients to alleviate the stress on these vital organs, allowing restorative time for recovery to a state of normal function.

“This treatment will allow patients to receive the highest level of cardiac and pulmonary supportive care locally, rather than being transferred to a facility...

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Tyler, Texas (January 24, 2024) — Karyn Gordon, a freshman at Winona High School, remembers going to her pediatrician’s office and being comforted by the paintings and art on the walls. Now, it’s her own artwork that will provide such comfort to pediatric patients at UT Health Tyler as part of a donation Winona High School theater students made to the hospital on Wednesday. 

“When I go to the doctor, to this day I enjoy seeing the paintings in the office, so when I found out we were giving our paintings to the hospital, I was like, ‘This is so cool.’ I feel so...

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Henderson, Texas (November 6, 2023) —  UT Health Henderson earned an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit watchdog that sets standards for excellence in patient care. Leapfrog assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on over 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries and infections, as well as the systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.

“We are proud to have earned a third consecutive ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade and our fourth out of the last five...

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Tyler, Texas (November 3, 2023) — The University of Texas at Tyler Health Science Center has been awarded on Newsweek’s list of America’s Best-In-State Hospitals 2024. This prestigious award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. Clinical care at the health science center is provided under the banner of UT Health North Campus Tyler.

Proximity and access are of the utmost importance when choosing between top hospitals. The America’s Best-In-State Hospitals 2024 ranking was created to identify...

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Tyler, Texas (November 1, 2023) —  Rachel Carney, RN, a nurse in the renal/urology unit at UT Health Tyler, has been recognized by Ardent Health Services with the 2023 Nurse of the Year Award. 

Presented annually by UT Health Tyler’s parent company, the award recognizes an outstanding nurse for their compassion, skill and willingness to go the extra mile in caring for others.  

Rachel was selected from among all 2023 DAISY Award winners within Ardent, which includes 30 hospitals and more than 200 sites of care across six states. The DAISY Award is an...

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Tyler, Texas (Oct. 26, 2023) —  High blood pressure is a problem for a large percentage of East Texans, but that soon may be changing thanks to a study led by two physicians with the UT Health East Texas Heart and Vascular Institute. Dr. Frank Navetta and Dr. Robert Smith are researching a new procedure that may lower blood pressure even if it is resistant to medication. They already have performed this outpatient procedure, the first in East Texas, with positive results that will continue to be monitored. 

The procedure, called renal denervation, actually takes...

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Tyler, Texas (October 2, 2023) – Modern Healthcare has announced rankings for healthcare organizations recognized as Best Places to Work in Healthcare, with HealthFirst returning to the list for the third year, ranking #25 among the top in the country. 

“We’re thrilled at this honor because it recognizes the work we do every day – building a culture where every employee feels empowered, valued and ready to make a difference for every client,” said Cindy Klein, chief operating officer for HealthFirst.

HealthFirst joins six other entities from Ardent Health...

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Tyler, Texas (September 15, 2023) —  UT Health East Texas will build a two-story, 20,000-square-foot building in South Tyler to house orthopedics and sports medicine services, an urgent care, a diagnostic and imaging facility as well as outpatient rehabilitation.

On Friday, Tyler Mayor Don Warren joined UT Health East Texas physicians and leaders to break ground on the new facility, which has an anticipated opening in mid to late 2024.

The new building will be located on Old Jacksonville Highway, adjacent to the existing UT Health East Texas Physicians...

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Pittsburg, Texas (August 22, 2023) — UT Health East Texas joined the Pittsburg-Camp County Chamber of Commerce and community leaders for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house at UT Health East Texas Behavioral Health, 502 Quitman St. in Pittsburg.

“We are excited about the positive impact this new facility will have on our communities, and how services provided in this outpatient setting will help address some of the behavioral health needs that are prevalent in this geographic location,” said UT Health Pittsburg CEO Guy Cayo.

The location offers...

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