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Tyler, Texas (August 24, 2020) — UT Health East Texas EMS deployed two ambulances to assist statewide efforts to respond to Tropical Storms Marco and Laura.

Five EMS members departed Sunday as part of a state strike team, which also included Hopkins County and Titus Regional EMS, to respond in areas that could be impacted by the storms. The teams were staging in San Antonio before deploying to targeted locations once the storms’ paths are better known.

Roy Langford, regional director for UT Health EMS, said the strike teams respond to all weather situations...

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Belly rubs, head scratches and smiles were in abundance during a recent shift change at UT Health Tyler, as caregivers coming on or off duty stopped to interact with Therapet dogs, who lined the hallway of the hospital's skywalk.

"Nowadays it's really stressful, so it's great to see dogs," said Ashley Meador, occupational therapy assistant, as she stopped to pet one of the therapy dogs after her shift ended. "I really want a dog, so it made all the difference."

Therapet partners with UT Health East Texas to serve patients on a regular basis. However, when those visits...

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Chris Nolan, community paramedic with UT Health East Texas Mobile Integrated Health (MIH), monitors Patricia Daker’s vital signs during a home visit. The UT Health MIH program is a free...
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Pictured L-R: Greg LaMay, UT Health East Texas EMS Clinical Director; Dr. Yagnesh Desai, UT Health East Texas EMS/AIR 1 Medical Director; John Smith, CEO of UT Health East Texas EMS/Air 1; Jimmy Zednick, UT Health East Texas EMS Director of Operations.

Tyler, Texas (June 30, 2020) -UT Health...

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Tyler, Texas (June 27, 2020) - UT Health East Texas has a new clinic offering primary and acute care for adults. Located at 1100 E. Lake St., Suite 160, the clinic is open 8 a.m. to noon Monday to Friday.

Adult patients can receive routine care or sick visits, physicals, vaccines, chronic disease management and more. Please call 903-877-5400 to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins also are welcome.

About UT Health East Texas

UT Health East Texas provides care to thousands of patients each year through an extensive...

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Tyler, Texas (April 10, 2020) — Three healthcare finance leaders have joined UT Health East Texas, according to Donald Baker, chief operating officer/chief financial officer (COO/CFO) for the health system. Julie Krc, Chrissy Ramsey and Debra Lee will serve as CFOs at facilities and organizations within the division.

“We are excited to welcome Julie, Chrissy and Debra to UT Health East Texas,” Baker said. “They bring a wealth of knowledge and experience that will benefit our organization immensely.”

Julie Krc is transitioning to CFO of UT...

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Tyler, Texas (April 3, 2020) — During this COVID-19 pandemic, UT Health East Texas is quickly changing the way we deliver care to support social distancing where possible.  UT Health East Texas is adhering to the Stay-Safe-At-Home initiative which has drastically reduced the number of patient visits, treatments and procedures. Consequently, UT Health East Texas will relocate the inpatient adult behavioral health program currently based at 4101 University Blvd, to our UT Health North Campus Tyler hospital effective April 13, 2020. 

The location change to the North...

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Tyler, Texas (March 20, 2020) — To make accessing physicians easier, UT Health East Texas Physicians has launched telehealth. Telehealth appointments can be made by calling 903-596-DOCS.

  • Established patients may schedule FaceTime visits with their provider.
  • Telehealth visits also are available for new patients in need of care for an acute illness.
  • Established patients also may reach out to their provider via the patient portal.

“At our...

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Tyler, Texas (February 4, 2020) — Tracy O'Daniel has been promoted to UT Health East Texas' Division Vice President of Quality. This promotion recognizes the work she has led in the areas of quality, risk, performance improvement and patient safety.

Since she started in August 2018 as division director of quality, risk and patient safety, O'Daniel has been responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of projects across quality, safety, performance, outcomes and care for UT Health East Texas, which...

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MitraClip Post Procedure Graphic

Tyler, Texas (February 3, 2020) — The cardiology team at UT Health Tyler has successfully performed its first mitral valve repair using the innovative MitraClip® procedure — a minimally invasive treatment option for people with a severe leak in the mitral valve who are too high-risk for traditional open heart surgery. The condition, called mitral regurgitation, is the most common heart valve disease. UT Health Tyler is the first in Tyler to perform this procedure.

"The MitraClip is a novel option for patients with...

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