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Tyler, Texas (February 3, 2020) — UT Health East Texas will offer a free Lunch and Learn seminar, titled Understanding Pain Management, on Wednesday, Feb. 26, at the UT Health Tyler Pavilion, 801 Clinic Drive.

Pain Management Physician Dr. Mark Hackbarth will discuss topics including understanding pain management, the key factors and treatment options for pain.

Register online at or call 903-747-4749. Seating is limited and reservations are required...

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Tyler, Texas (January 23, 2020) — UT Health East Texas, a 10-hospital, 53 clinic academic health system, recently announced changes in key leadership positions.

Donald Baker was named as the division’s COO and CFO, relocating from Hillcrest HealthCare System (HHS) in Oklahoma, another division of Ardent Health Services. Baker worked at Hillcrest for 27 years and was instrumental in leading that division’s operational turnaround when Ardent purchased the system in 2004. He is one of the most highly regarded leaders in the company and as such has...

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DAISY Award: Mary Harwell, RN

Tyler, Texas (January 7, 2020) — Mary Harwell, RN,...

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Mt. Pleasant ENT Clinic

Mt. Pleasant, Texas (January 6, 2020) — UT Health East Texas Physicians will host a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new clinic in Mt. Pleasant at 10 a.m...

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Athens Life Saving Award

Athens, Texas (December 16, 2019) — A number of individuals recently were recognized by UT Health East Texas EMS/AIR 1 for their quick...

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Tyler, Texas (December 12, 2019) UT Health East Texas has acquired Urology Tyler, PA, which will now operate as part of UT Health East Texas Urology, providing urological care through diagnostic testing that includes prostate ultrasound/biopsy, cystoscopy, CAT scan, urodynamic studies, post void residual and PSA blood test. Other services include in-...

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Food Drive Tyler

Tyler, TX (December 5, 2019) UT Health East Texas Olympic Centers last month collected 26 barrels of food that will benefit the East Texas Food Bank.

Throughout the month of November, donation barrels from the East Texas Food Bank were placed at Olympic Center locations in Tyler, Lake Palestine, Cedar Creek Lake, Jacksonville, Hideaway Lake, Chandler, Mineola, Rusk and Pittsburg. UT Health Tyler, Jacksonville and Pittsburg also had a donation barrel at their main hospital locations.

Greg Maschal, director of UT Health East Texas Olympic Centers,...

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Tyler, Texas (November 26, 2019) — UT Health East Texas, a leading health system, and Premier Health, a nationally respected urgent care operator, announce a new partnership to open urgent care clinics in Tyler and surrounding areas. The first clinic will be a new, state-of-the-art urgent care clinic...

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Tyler, Texas (November 26, 2019) Fewer than two years ago, Shawn Gonter was a trauma patient at UT Health Tyler after a serious motorcycle accident. Gonter now works for UT Health as a physician assistant, and on Dec. 3 he will have the honor of lighting the hospital's outdoor Christmas tree during a...

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Tyler, Texas (November 19, 2019) — UT Health East Texas EMS and Champion EMS are pleased to report that the parties have settled the lawsuit regarding ambulance services in Tyler, Texas.

Since 1992, ETMC EMS, now operating as UT Health East Texas EMS, an affiliate of UT Health East Texas, has...

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