Emergency Department at TMC

Emergency Services at Texoma Medical Center

The Emergency Department at Texoma Medical Center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide treatment for the unpredictable injuries and illnesses that can affect everyone. The Texas Department of Health Services has designated Texoma Medical Center as a Level III Trauma Center. That means that TMC has met stringent criteria for providing comprehensive care for trauma patients from admission through rehabilitation.

Texoma Medical Center’s Emergency Department has qualified and well-trained emergency physicians and other healthcare professionals, and a streamlined evaluation and treatment process so you can get in and out of the emergency department as quickly as possible.

  • Level III Trauma Center
  • Designated as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission
  • Accredited Chest Pain Center by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care
  • One of the most comprehensive heart programs in the region
  • FastTrack for minor injuries such as sprains, cuts and fevers that need urgent care
  • 26 emergency treatment rooms
  • Two trauma rooms; four trauma beds
  • Dedicated ambulatory entrance
  • Decontamination area
  • Two psychiatric treatment rooms
  • Isolation room
  • Security office

Reduced Wait Times in the Emergency Department

Reducing wait times begins with a shortened registration process that may include bedside registration. Patients are quickly triaged -- evaluated to assess the severity of their illnesses and injuries -- then admitted to a room. There, a healthcare provider examines them and all lab work and radiology tests are ordered. The hospital's electronic medical record system helps healthcare professionals expedite care.

Know the Signs of Possible Stroke

Following are the most common signs of possible stroke. If you, or someone around you, show any of these signs, don't wait. Call 9-1-1 immediately. The quicker you receive treatment, the better your chance of a positive outcome.

  • Weakness or numbness of the face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body
  • Confusion or difficulty speaking or understanding
  • Problems with vision such as dimness or loss of vision in one or both eyes
  • Dizziness or problems with balance or coordination
  • Problems with movement or walking
  • Severe headaches with no other known cause

Know the Signs of Possible Heart Attack

Here are the most common signs of a possible heart attack. If your or someone near year shows any of these signs, call 9-1-1 immediately. Quick treatment increases your chance for a positive outcome.

  • Severe pressure, fullness, squeezing, pain and/or discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts for more than a few minutes
  • Pain or discomfort that spreads to the shoulders, neck, arms, or jaw
  • Chest pain that increases in intensity
  • Chest pain that is not relieved by rest or by taking nitroglycerin
  • Chest pain that occurs with any/all of the following (additional) symptoms:
  • Sweating, cool, clammy skin, and/or paleness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Dizziness or fainting
  • Unexplained weakness or fatigue
  • Rapid or irregular pulse

Safe Baby Location

Texoma Medical Center's Emergency Department is an official Safe Baby Site under the Texas Baby Moses Law (Texas Family Code, Chapter 262, Subchapter D. Emergency Possession of Certain Abandoned Children). This law authorizes a designated emergency infant care provider to take possession of a child appearing to be 60-days-old or younger from the child's parent, if the parent does not express intent to return for the child. For more information, direct your questions to TMC's Safe Baby Program.

The Urgent Care Center in Denison is available during extended hours when your regular physician may not be available. Urgent Care offers shorter wait times and lower costs than visits to the emergency room.
The "Baby Moses Law" is the common name of a law authorizing a designated emergency infant care provider to take possession of a child from the child's parent, if the parent does not express intent to return for the child.
Keep a list of your medications, allergies and existing conditions together in one place. Being prepared can help save your life.
Texoma Medical Center is owned and operated by a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS), a King of Prussia, PA-based company, that is one of the largest healthcare management companies in the nation.      

Texoma Medical Center

5016 South US Highway 75
Denison, TX 75020
(903) 416-4000

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