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Tyler, Texas — All UT Health East Texas Physicians clinics with the exception of those in Jacksonville, Henderson and Carthage will delay opening until 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 1, due to inclement weather. Clinics in in Jacksonville, Henderson and Carthage will open at the regularly scheduled time. Due to road conditions, the clinics in Gun Barrel City and Mt. Pleasant will be closed today for the remainder of the day. Clinics closed or with delayed openings will contact patients to reschedule their appointments. 

The Hideaway Lake, Cedar Creek Lake and Pittsburg Olympic...

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UT Health Jacksonville nurse Cassi Wilburn receives DAISY Award

Jacksonville, Texas — Cassi Wilbur, RN, was selected by UT Health Jacksonville as a DAISY Award winner.

Nurses may be nominated by patients, families and colleagues, and Wilbur received a formal nomination from a coworker, Callie Jackson, RN.

In her nomination, Jackson described how she observed Wilbur take phenomenal care of a patient who arrived with a rapid heart rate to a crowded emergency room. Wilbur stayed with the patient while medication was administered, coaching her through what was happening and helping her to remain calm.

“Cassi showed compassion...

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Pittsburg, Texas — UT Health Pittsburg is offering a free lunch and learn seminar at noon Wednesday, February 22. The seminar will feature a presentation by William Oglesby, MD, titled Understanding Hypertension. The presentation will be at UT Health Pittsburg, Conference Room A, and a complimentary lunch will be provided.

Please register in advance using the following link: https://forms.office.com/r/kRjN7BY39V

 

Tyler, Texas (January 27, 2023) — Tracy Vinciguerra has been named CEO for UT Health East Texas Long-Term Acute Care and UT Health East Texas Rehabilitation Center, effective Jan. 31, 2023.

Vinciguerra has more than two decades of experience in healthcare leading and directing operations in acute and post-acute environments as well as Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC). 

She most recently was vice president of operations for Resolute Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation/Cornerstone Healthcare Group in Dallas, where she oversaw a portfolio of assigned LTAC...

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Tyler, Texas (January 27, 2023) — Primary care/sports medicine physician and running expert Rebecca Peebles, DO, is leading a six-week series to teach the basic techniques of running.

Participants can download a six-week training plan with the goal of completing a 5K at the end of the training. They also can watch a weekly video on the UT Health East Texas Facebook page covering the...

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Tracy Vinciguerra has been named CEO for UT Health East Texas Long-Term Acute Care and UT Health East Texas Rehabilitation Center, effective Jan. 31, 2023.

Vinciguerra has more than two decades of experience in healthcare leading and directing operations in acute and post-acute environments as well as Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC). 

She most recently was vice president of operations for Resolute Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation/Cornerstone Healthcare Group in Dallas, where she oversaw a portfolio of assigned LTAC hospitals, rehabilitation and behavioral...

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Jacksonville, Texas (January 10, 2023) — The UT Health East Texas HOPE Breast Care Center added a new 3D mammography unit in Jacksonville, providing technology that significantly increases the detection of breast cancers. This technology allows images to be divided up in multiple layers, allowing the radiologist to review one layer at a time, reducing the tissue overlap effect. This helps the radiologist find smaller cancers that may be harder to find at an earlier stage.

“The advantage to a 3D mammogram is that it allows us to see through the tissue better than a regular 2D...

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Athens, Texas (December 7, 2022) — Babies born at UT Health Athens this month are going home with a special gift during the holiday season. UT Health East Texas is presenting all new mothers with hand-sewn stockings embroidered with the UT Health East Texas logo.

Skhi Lyrik Bowman, who was born to Jessica Bowman, received a stocking after her arrival at 6:19 a.m. Dec. 5. She weighed...

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Jacksonville, Texas (December 7, 2022) — Babies born at UT Health Jacksonville this month are going home with a special gift this holiday season. UT Health East Texas is presenting all new mothers with hand-sewn stockings embroidered with the UT Health East Texas logo.

Blakelee Axell Tabb, who was born to Cindy Scott and father Dalton Tabb, received a stocking after arriving at 8:01...

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Henderson, Texas (December 7, 2022) — Babies born at UT Health Henderson this month are going home with a special gift this holiday season. UT Health East Texas is presenting all new mothers with hand-sewn stockings embroidered with the UT Health East Texas logo.

Journi Dre’Ann Falk, who was born to Ashley Falk, received a stocking after her arrival on Dec. 3. Journi weighed in at 5...

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