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International Academies of Emergency Dispatch

UT Health East Texas EMS has successfully completed the intensive 20-step process for reaccreditation as an Accredited Center of Excellence (ACE). The communication center is the 162nd emergency dispatch center in the world to attain the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch® (IAED™) status as an ACE for its use of the Medical Priority Dispatch System™ (MPDS®). This distinction places it among the very highest-performing emergency dispatch agencies worldwide.

ACE inspires agencies to perform superior, up-to-date public care and to employ efficient use of resources when... Read More »
Scholarship Winners

Tyler, TX (April 18, 2018) UT Health Tyler honored its volunteers with a recognition luncheon at Willow Brook Country Club Wednesday, April 18, as part of national hospital volunteer week. With the theme of “Volunteers Make Each Day Brighter,” the event featured Moody Chisholm, president/CEO of UT Health East Texas as the keynote speaker.

“Volunteers are such an important part of our hospital system,” noted Chisholm. “They provide a tremendous contribution to our patients and we are so glad they give their time to assist others.”

The 132 adult, college and junior volunteers...

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Carthage, TX (April 10, 2018) UT Health East Texas announced this week Mark Leitner has been appointed chief executive officer of UT Health Carthage (formerly ETMC Carthage). Leitner also will continue to serve as the CEO of UT Health Henderson.

Leitner will oversee the 42-bed hospital in Carthage, which has served the residents of Panola County since 1950. He has been with the Henderson hospital for 13 years as CEO.

“I look forward to working with the excellent hospital staff and physicians to ensure that our patients receive the highest quality care that we can provide,”...

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UT Health Tyler Junior Volunteer summer program applications available

Tyler, TX (March 20, 2018) UT Health Tyler Volunteer Resources is accepting applications from high school students to earn community service hours and become a junior volunteer this summer.

This program provides an opportunity for high school students, who think they are interested in a health care career, to work in multiple hospital departments and feel and experience the hospital environment,” said Joyce Brown, director of volunteers, UT Health Tyler.

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Herd Family

Contact: Rebecca Berkley
UT Health East Texas Tyler
Director of Public Relations
(903) 596-3763

Herd family gift supports critical care patients and families

Tyler, TX (March 8, 2018) As ETMC prepared to transition to UT Health East Texas, the Bob L. Herd family bestowed a generous donation to the hospital’s Level 1 trauma center that helped save the life of their family member.

Michael Herd, Bob Herd’s grandson, was treated in UT Health...

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Vicki Briggs, CEO

Veteran health system leader Vicki Briggs returns to East Texas to lead UT Health Tyler

TYLER, Texas (March 5, 2018) – UT Health East Texas today announced Vicki Briggs has been appointed chief executive officer of UT Health Tyler (formerly East Texas Medical Center). Ardent Health Services and The University of Texas Health Science Center Tyler (UT Health Northeast) completed the purchase of ETMC on March 1 to form the 10-hospital UT Health East...

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New 10-hospital system includes the former East Texas Medical Center Regional
Healthcare System and UT Health Northeast

TYLER, Texas and NASHVILLE, Tennessee (March 1, 2018) – Ardent Health Services (Ardent) and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler (UT Health Northeast) have completed the purchase of East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System (ETMC). ETMC will...

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