Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital achieved a major goal in the spring of 2012 by attaining the designation of Chest Pain Center, following a rigorous evaluation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers. The certification, along with its Level 3 Trauma Center and Stroke Center designations, places the hospital in a category all its own.
“I don’t know of any other ER in East Texas, including the Tyler area, that has all three designations,” said Tim Hayward, administrator and CEO of Memorial Hospital. “Timing is everything in an emergency medical situation. Whether it’s a major car accident or a stroke or a heart attack, we at Memorial Hospital will continue to position ourselves to do everything we can to make sure our patients experience the best outcomes possible.”
Having accomplished their mission to become a leading Trauma/Stroke/Chest Pain Center, Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital has a new goal on the near horizon — a $40 million Surgery Center and Women’s/Children’s Center. Driving the project is a need for space and new technology in the face of an ever-expanding baby-boomer generation.
“The complexity of some of the procedures that we’re able to do these days, using state-of-the-art technology such as robotic-assisted surgery for instance, really requires more room within the surgical suite,” said Hayward. “We have some amazingly skilled surgeons and surgery staff who have been doing remarkable things in our current facility, but it’s time to build a facility that will really complement those talents."
That project is slated to be completed in late 2013 or early 2014. Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital celebrates its 85th anniversary this year.
“Celebrating such a significant milestone encourages us to look back and explore our history and celebrate the legacy of excellent patient care set down by our founders. We’ve come such a long way from that 28-bed hospital to being recognized today as the regional trauma center and providing state-of-the-art procedures like robotic-assisted surgery and balloon sinuplasty. (Photo below courtesy of Andrew Rogers/The Daily Sentinel.) This construction project will just help us further our goals to provide the best care possible to Nacogdoches.”
For a complete list of services and information about Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital’s physicians, visit www.nacmem.org.
Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital is located at 1204 Mound St. For more information call 936/564-4611 or call 936/569-7777 for a physician referral.
Photo courtesy of Andrew Rogers/The Daily Sentinel.