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Carthage, Texas (February 23, 2024) —  UT Health East Texas installed a new CT scanner at UT Health Carthage to better meet the needs of its clinicians and patients.

The new CT scanner, Revolution Maxima, builds upon a powerful platform with core imaging technologies and provides everything needed to get to the right diagnosis the first time. It improves the exam quality on patients with hardware (such as joint replacement), decreases patient breath hold times and reduces time in the scanner.

“This state-of-the-art machine provides more images and of a...

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Jacksonville, Texas (April 15, 2024) —  After 50 years working as a nurse and other positions at the hospital, UT Health Jacksonville’s Quality and Patient Safety Director Debbie McCaslin said it’s easy to think she has seen it all, but she is proved wrong every time. 

“You never see it all in a job like this,” she said recalling her storied nursing career, which started when the hospital was named Nan Travis Memorial Hospital. “That’s what’s good about this job — every day is different, so whatever problem presents itself is what you work on that day.” 


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Tyler, Texas (March 27, 2024) —  UT Health East Texas will discontinue Long-Term Acute Care (LTAC) services next month as the health system responds to the community’s changing healthcare needs and a growing demand for inpatient acute care beds in Tyler. 

The LTAC, which has 18 patient beds, serves patients experiencing chronic, acute illnesses requiring an estimated length of stay of 25 days with complex medical treatment.  

As UT Health Tyler expands services such as women’s health and cardiac care, including the start of an...

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As we celebrate Women’s History Month, we’re spotlighting our caregivers, the diversity they bring and the difference they make at UT Health East Texas.

Working in healthcare has been a calling for as long as Linda Boykin can remember. 

Boykin, BSN, RN, CCRN, CPAN, CAPA, the clinical manager for Healthy Connections at UT Health Tyler, got her start as a teenager volunteering as a candy striper in the nursery of a Los Angeles, Calif., hospital in the late 1970s.

“I loved working in the newborn nursery, not knowing those tiny fingers and toes would draw me...

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5 Ways to Decrease Your Risk of Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in both men and women; it is also the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, a month set aside to increase awareness and education of colon cancer. According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, almost half (47%) of colorectal cancer could be prevented or significantly delayed with lifestyle and diet...

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Quitman and Tyler, Texas (February 29, 2024) — UT Health East Texas announced today that two of its hospitals, UT Health Quitman and UT Health Tyler, have been recognized for outstanding quality and employee satisfaction by its parent company, Ardent Health Services.

UT Health Quitman was honored for its commitment to clinical excellence with Ardent’s Quality Award. Presented annually, the Quality Award recognizes outstanding performance across a range of clinical quality and patient safety measures, including infection rates, safety events and ratings from...

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Tyler, Texas (February 15, 2024) — UT Health East Texas, a leading regional healthcare provider, today announced it has completed the acquisition of five urgent care clinics in the region from QuickVisit Urgent Care in Carthage, Henderson, Jacksonville, Kilgore and Mabank, in addition to fully acquiring the operations of UT Health East Texas Urgent Care in Canton from its partner Premier Health.

The transaction increases UT Health East Texas’ urgent care footprint to six clinics, as the system continues expanding access points and implementing more consumer-centric...

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As we celebrate Black History Month, we’re spotlighting our caregivers, the diversity they bring and the difference they make at UT Health East Texas.

(February 9, 2024) – DaVina Austin, a senior human resources business partner at UT Health East Texas, was drawn to human resources because it’s a career centered on using her communication skills to do what she loves the most — helping others succeed. 

DaVina, who grew up in Tyler and graduated from Robert E. Lee High School before attending Tyler Junior College and later UT Tyler, initially thought...

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We’ve asked Dr. Katherine Bowman, AuD, audiologist at the UT Health East Texas ENT Center on Three Lakes Parkway in Tyler, to answer some of the more common questions about tinnitus.


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Tyler, Texas (January 31, 2024) — UT Health East Texas plans to offer the region’s first adult extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) program for patients with severe forms of heart and/or lung failure. As an advanced pulmonary and cardiac treatment, ECMO is used for critically ill patients to alleviate the stress on these vital organs, allowing restorative time for recovery to a state of normal function.

“This treatment will allow patients to receive the highest level of cardiac and pulmonary supportive care locally, rather than being transferred to a facility...

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