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UT Health East Texas has partnered with TheraNow to provide telemedicine and remote physical therapy and rehabilitation treatment to patients throughout East Texas.

Through this partnership, UT Health East Texas provides at-home physical therapy and rehabilitation services to patients using TheraNow's remote telehealth/telerehab platform. This technology allows recovering patients to manage appointments for therapy sessions at home under the guidance of their physician or therapist....

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Austin, Texas (July 26, 2021) — Texas Healthcare Trustees presented the Advocate of the Year Award to Paul W. Detwiler, M.D., immediate past chair of the board of trustees of UT Health Tyler. This honor is bestowed to a hospital board member who displays outstanding advocacy efforts on behalf of a hospital or health system.

“This is a much deserved award for Paul. He’s done so much for our region, for our community, for our university,” said Dr. Kirk A. Calhoun, chairman of the board of UT Health East Texas and president of The University of Texas at Tyler.

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Tyler, Texas (July 23, 2021) — The UT Health East Texas Olympic Center is pleased to announce that it has achieved its re-certification by the Medical Fitness Association, the country’s leading organization dedicated solely to medically integrated wellness and fitness facilities. This certification represents a significant commitment on the part of the UT Health East Texas Olympic Center to offer the highest standards of professional...

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Henderson, Texas (July 12, 2021) — Dr. Robert Carney and Dr. David Hector, board-certified cardiologists at Tyler Cardiovascular Consultants (CVC), have returned to Henderson to provide cardiology related services to the community in conjunction with the UT Health East Texas Heart and Vascular Institute.

“The goal of the partnership between CVC and the UT Health East Texas Heart and Vascular Institute is to provide more needed heart-care services in the communities we serve,” said Donna Bowers, division director of cardiovascular services for UT Health East Texas. “We are...

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Tyler, Texas (June 14, 2021) — Estefania “Stef” Olivares, RN, with UT Health Tyler, recently was selected as a DAISY Award winner.

“I am pleased to recognize Stef as a DAISY Award recipient,” UT Health Tyler Chief Nursing Officer Christy Escandon said. “She is an extraordinary nurse who works tirelessly while maintaining a cheerful, kind attitude. She is very deserving of this recognition.”

Nurses may be nominated by patients, families and colleagues, and the award recipient is chosen by a committee at UT Health East Texas. Olivares received a formal nomination from...

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Tyler, Texas (June 11, 2021) — Janice Reid was just coming onto her shift as a nursing assistant when she saw the harp in the second floor skywalk of UT Health Tyler.    

“I’ve waited all my life for this, to get close to this instrument,” Reid said as she captured video on her phone. “I have always been fascinated with this instrument since I was a small child, the looks, the sound, everything about it. It made my day, it created a sense of serenity and peace and joy and fulfillment.”

From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, East Texas Symphony Orchestra musician Janel Hector...

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Tyler, Texas (June 1, 2021) — Brandi Yowell, RN, with UT Health East Rehabilitation Hospital, recently was selected as a DAISY Award winner.

“This award is for nurses who provide compassionate care to patients,” Rehabilitation Hospital Chief Nursing Officer Shawna Pippin said. “Many nurses provide exceptional care to their patients but Daisy is for those that really form a bond and go above and beyond in their practice. These nurses truly shine as examples of nursing care.”

Nurses may be nominated by patients, families and colleagues, and the award recipient is...

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Tyler, Texas (May 21, 2021) — Mandy Stutsman, RN, with UT Health East Texas Long-Term Acute Care (LTAC), recently was selected as a DAISY Award winner.

“This award is for nurses who provide compassionate care to patients,” LTAC Chief Nursing Officer Shawna Pippin said. “Many nurses provide exceptional care to their patients but DAISY is for those that really form a bond and go above and beyond in their practice. These nurses truly shine as examples of nursing care.”

Nurses may be nominated by patients, families and colleagues, and the award recipient is chosen by a...

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Tyler, Texas (May 21, 2021) The UT Health East Texas Heart and Vascular Institute provides East Texans with an extensive array of cardiac and cardiothoracic services. Along with the development of the Heart and Vascular Institute, UT Health East Texas has renewed its long-standing partnership with Tyler Cardiovascular Consults (CVC).

“This partnership brings two well-recognized organizations together that are committed to providing quality and outstanding cardiology-related services to the patients and communities they serve,” said Donna Bowers, divisional director...

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Tyler, Texas (May 19, 2021) UT Health Tyler now offers patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AFib) an alternative to long-term blood thinners with the next-generation Watchman FLX™ Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) Implant.

Dr. Raul Torres, MD, electrophysiologist at UT Health Tyler, implanted the first Watchman FLX device — the only FDA-approved implant proven to reduce stroke risk to people with AFib not caused by a heart valve problem.

“Left atrial appendage closure via interventional offers an alternative to patients not suitable to use blood thinners when...

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