Emergency Department at TMC

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.

  • 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

Whenever an accident happens, do your best to stay calm. The first thing you'll need to do is make a quick and accurate decision on whether to seek emergency care. If you aren't sure, it's always best to call 9-1-1 and speak to a professional.

Take a Quiz: Do You Need Emergency Care?

Emergency care, or treat at home? For each of the following scenarios, decide whether you should seek emergency medical care or treat the injury at home.   

1. You burn your hand on the stove. Treat at home. In most cases, you can treat minor burns at home. However, if your skin looks white or charred, go to the nearest emergency room right away.   

2. A friend cuts his hand and the edges of his wound are jagged. Emergency. When a wound has jagged edges, get to the nearest emergency room as quickly as possible. You should also go to an emergency room if a wound is deep or won't stop bleeding after you apply pressure for 10 minutes.  

3. A family member is experiencing chest pains. Emergency. Quick treatment for heart attack can help minimize damage to the heart muscle and increase the chances of a complete recovery. So if you or anyone around you experiences chest pain, don't wait. Get to the nearest emergency room right away.  

4. Your child gets a nosebleed. Treat at home. But get help if the bleeding doesn't stop after 15 minutes, or if the nosebleed is the result of an injury.

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.
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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.

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Know the Signs
of Possible Stroke

If you or someone around you shows signs of possible stroke, be sure to get emergency medical care as quickly as possible. Clot-busting drugs can help saves lives and minimize the effects of stroke if they are administered as quickly as possible after the first signs appear. If you think you may be having a stroke, or see the signs of possible stroke in someone near you, don't wait. Call 9-1-1 right away. Know the signs of possible stroke. If you see any of these signs in yourself or someone near you, don't wait. Call 9-1-1- right away. Sudden onset of:

  • Numbness or weakness, particularly on one side of the body
  • Confusion or difficulty speaking
  • Difficulty seeing from one or both eyes
  • Loss of balance, dizziness, trouble walking, faulty coordination
  • Severe headache

The Joint Commission has certified the Emergency Department at Texoma Medical Center for meeting rigorous standards in treating people with strokes.

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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