Texas-based hospital is member of local chamber – Published in the Oct. 31-Nov. 6 edition of the Johnston County Sentinel

This week’s Member Spotlight is on Texoma Medical Center: A name you can trust. Quality you can count on.

Texoma Medical Center (TMC) opened in 1965 as Memorial Hospital. Since then, the hospital has expanded into the regional specialty center it is today. In December 2009, a new eight-story replacement hospital opened at US Hwy 75 and State Road 691 making healthcare easily accessible to anyone living on either side of the Red River.

Today, there are more than 3,500 employees; 400-plus physicians; and over 120 volunteers trained to meet the healthcare needs of our patients. TMC services include open-heart surgery, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery and trauma care. The hospital is nationally recognized for stroke, chest pain, breast care, bariatric surgery, emergency care and joint replacement.

A recently completed expansion project added a new bed tower, doubled the size of the emergency department and added more Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and women’s services patient rooms. The expansion included the addition of a 12-all private room Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). TMC is currently constructing a second, three-story Medical Office Building on its south campus which is due to open in fall of 2020.

The Texoma Heart Institute (THI) at TMC is an accredited Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI, nationally recognized for heart care and stands ready to take on cardiac emergencies. In 2019, TMC began offering trans-catheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), a minimally invasive procedure to replace the aortic valve in people with aortic valve stenosis.

TMC is certified as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission and has earned the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke GOLD PLUS with Honor Roll Elite Plus. The neuro-interventional center at TMC offers biplane angiography used to diagnose and treat stroke and other neurological conditions, including brain aneurysms, carotid artery blockages, brain and neck tumors, intracranial hemorrhages and arteriovenous malformations.

As a Level III designated trauma center, the hospital provides advanced emergency services to victims of motor vehicle accidents, heart attacks and other trauma. TMC recently opened ER at Sherman, the area’s first freestanding emergency facility to be operated under a hospital license and has broken ground on a second location in Anna, Texas.

The hospital utilizes robotic surgical technology with both the da Vinci® Si HD™ Surgery System and the da Vinci Xi ®, for complex, minimally invasive surgeries including general surgery, urology and gynecology.

The TMC Diabetes LifeCenter is recognized by the American Diabetes Association for meeting national standards for diabetes self-management education, while the TMC Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine has been deemed a Center of Excellence by Healogics™. The bariatric surgery program is fully accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program.

The TMC Breast Care Center is the region’s only Breast Imaging Center of Excellence and is fully accredited by the American College of Radiology in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy.

TMC employees are actively involved with Habitat for Humanity® of

Grayson County, Salvation Army® Angel Tree Program, Relay For Life® and the United Way®, giving of their time and resources to better the communities that they serve.

To learn more about Texoma Medical Center, visit www.texomamedicalcenter.net.

Read next week for a Spotlight on the Southern Workforce Board.

-Jordyn Frazier, Executive Director, JCCC