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Tyler, Texas (July 23, 2018) UT Health East Texas Air 1 revealed their new helicopter design and uniforms today, during a celebration at UT Health Tyler, along with new state-of-the-art technology that enables flight paramedics to transmit patient data to the hospital and a safety tracking system.

“The Outerlink Iris System is a next...

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Healthcare and Fortune 500 business leader Brent McCombs will lead HR transformation, integration for newly formed 10-hospital health system.

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Tyler, TX (July 10, 2018) UT Health East Texas unveiled a new mobile mammography coach featuring 3-D technology, which significantly increases the detection of breast cancers.

“This is an exciting day for East Texas, as we will be able to travel throughout the region bringing the most advanced breast screenings available to local communities,” said Cody Boyd, division administrator of the UT Health East Texas Cancer Institute and CEO of UT North Campus Tyler.


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Carthage, TX (July 9, 2018) UT Health Carthage has added board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist Bruno Romeo, MD, to its medical staff. Dr. Romeo will offer expanded women’s health services in Panola County, including prenatal care in Carthage and delivery of babies at UT Health Henderson.

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Jacksonville, TX (July 9, 2018) Jacksonville native DeLeigh Haley, RN, has been named CEO of UT Health Jacksonville.

Haley has been a registered nurse for 23 years and has senior-level management experience in hospitals, clinics and physician employment groups. She has been with UT Health East Texas since 2002, serving in a variety of roles including director of business development, regional director for UT Health East Texas Physicians and interim administrator for the former ETMC Trinity. Most recently, she served as interim CEO of UT Health Jacksonville. She is currently...

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Tyler, TX (July 11, 2019) UT Health Tyler has received the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association for its continued success in using national stroke treatment guidelines when treating patients.

“We are very pleased to receive this award,” said Brian Brennan, vice president with the UT Health East Texas Neurological Institute. “UT Health Tyler recognized many years ago when we became a certified primary stroke center how important it is to have the best possible treatment protocols in...

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Tyler, Texas (June 5, 2018) UT Health East Texas will offer a free Lunch & Learn featuring Dr. Joseph Conflitti of the UT Health Orthopedic Institute discussing the latest techniques in relieving chronic knee and hip pain. The event will be held Thursday, June 21, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the UT Health Tyler Pavilion Conference Center, 801 Clinic Dr.

“MAKOplasty® delivers a new level of precise treatment options for adults living with osteoarthritis and degenerative joint disease of the knee or hip,” said Dr. Conflitti. “Benefits that may result from this minimally...

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Tyler, TX (May 30, 2018) ETMC EMS, now called UT Health East Texas EMS, has filed a motion to dismiss against the counterclaims filed by Champion EMS and Christus Trinity Mother Frances Health System in the suit concerning Champion’s repeated violation of a county ordinance and a breach of a contract among UT Health East Texas EMS and Smith County and the city of Tyler to be the area’s exclusive ambulance provider through 2040.

“These same claims were dismissed by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas in 2005,” the filing states, with the court ruling that the...

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Tyler, TX (May 17, 2018) UT Health Tyler has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry Gold Performance Achievement Award for 2018. UT Health Tyler is one of only 37 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor.

“We are so proud to receive this recognition,” said Dianne Adelfio, chief nursing officer. “Our team has worked hard implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients as outlined by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association clinical guidelines and recommendations.”

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Tyler, Texas (May 14, 2018) UT Health East Texas will offer a free lunch and learn seminar on the risk of stroke Monday, May 21, at the Pavilion Conference Center, 801 Clinic Dr. in Tyler. Board-certified neurologist Dr. Allison Hennigan will be the presenter.

“Stroke is the No.5 cause of death, and the leading cause of adult disability in the United States,” said Dr. Hennigan. “We will discuss the warning signs of stroke, treatment options and the steps you can take to reduce your risk.”

Free carotid artery and blood pressure screenings also will be offered from 11 a.m.-1:...

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