Tyler County Hospital
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Thursday, August 2, 2018

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The ER Staff of Tyler County Hospital

Know Your Hospital – What Services Does It Offer?

Tyler County Hospital, operated by Tyler County Hospital District, is a licensed 49-bed acute care facility with 24 staffed beds and over 110 full-time equivalent employees.

The Emergency Department provides one of the most important services available to Tyler County citizens. Now in new, first – rate facilities, the department is staffed with qualified emergency room personnel and a 24-hour in-house physician provided by Envision Physicians Services, Doucette Branch Inpatient Services, and West Bluff Emergency Physicians. The ER Department focuses on stabilizing trauma or accident patients and critically ill individuals, including those who have strokes and heart attacks that require thrombolytics or “clot-busters”. Immediate care can mean the difference between life and death for these patients who come to the hospital.

Following stabilization, patients are either admitted to our hospital or transferred to higher levels of care at other facilities. The hospital uses several helicopters that pick up patients on site. The local ambulance service brings patients to the hospital and when needed, transfers them to larger hospitals.

The hospital operates several ancillary departments. It has a complete credentialed laboratory (CLIA) that provides in-patient and out-patient services in hematology, coagulation, chemistry, microbiology, serology, and immunology. All equipment and instrumentation are current, and all services are available 24 hours a day.

The Imaging or X-ray Department offers the same services that larger hospitals, such as Beaumont and Lufkin, provide. It can also provide conventional diagnostic studies and vascular/cardiac ultrasound studies. The 16 slice helical CAT scan operates seven days a week. The hospital has added a new ultrasound machine that is now available for venous and arterial Doppler’s and echocardiograms. The hospital does Fluoroscopic Radiology, as well as digital radiology. The Imaging Department is on call 24 hours a day.

The hospital Cardiopulmonary Department staffed 8am to midnight and on call midnight to 8am, performs such services as stress testing, ventilation, nebulization, holter monitor testing, arterial blood gas determinations, event monitoring, and pulmonary function testing.

The hospital bed capacity is 49, 24 of which are presently staffed. The West Wing Nurses station was recently refurbished, Admitting Office, Emergency Room, and Lab are state of the art. The Emergency Department focuses on stabilizing trauma, accident patients, heart attack, and stroke that require thrombolytics or “clot busters”.