Emergency Care in Denison
If you’re having a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency room.
Texoma Medical Center
5016 South US Highway 75
Denison, TX 75020
The Emergency Department (ED) at Texoma Medical Center (TMC) is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide treatment for unpredictable injuries and sudden illnesses, including heart attack, stroke, broken bones, respiratory infections and more. Our 48-room unit includes two dedicated trauma beds, dedicated imaging suites, psychiatric treatment rooms, a decontamination area and isolation room.
The Texas Department of Health Services has designated TMC as a Level III Trauma Center, which means we have met stringent criteria for providing advanced emergency services to victims of motor vehicle accidents, heart attacks and other trauma. TMC is also an Accredited Chest Pain Center and a certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission.
What to Expect When Arriving for Care
Sudden illness or injury can occur without warning, and while no one typically plans a trip to the ER, everyone should know what to expect after they arrive.
Heart Attack Care
TMC is accredited for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) by the American College of Cardiology (ACC). PCI, also known as coronary angioplasty, is a procedure in which stenotic (narrowed) coronary arteries of the heart are opened with small balloons threaded through an artery. ACC's goal is to reduce mortality from heart attacks by teaching the public to recognize and react to the early symptoms of a heart attack and to reduce the time that it takes to receive treatment. TMC has one of the most comprehensive heart programs in the region.
TMC has been certified as an Advanced Primary Stroke Centers by The Joint Commission. The Joint Commission's Certificate of Distinction for Advanced Primary Stroke Centers recognizes centers that make exceptional efforts to foster better outcomes for stroke care.
To achieve certification for one year, stroke centers must demonstrate that they comply with standards, clinical practice guidelines and performance measurement activities. To maintain certification, a stroke center must attest to continued compliance with standards and evidence of performance measurement and improvement activities each year, pass an on-site review conducted every two years by The Joint Commission and complete a bi-annual submission of an acceptable assessment of compliance by the organization.
ER at Sherman
ER at Sherman is the region's only freestanding emergency facility operating under a hospital license. The facility is open 24/7 and features physicians on staff, a comprehensive range of services and more.
Reduced Wait Times
TMC has developed a streamlined evaluation and treatment process so you can get in and out of the ED as quickly as possible. This begins with a shortened registration process that may include bedside registration. Patients are evaluated to assess the severity of their illnesses and injuries and admitted to a room, where they are seen by a healthcare provider and any necessary testing is ordered. The hospital's electronic medical record system helps healthcare professionals expedite care. In addition, TMC offers FastTrack for minor injuries such as sprains, cuts and fevers that need urgent care.
Urgent Care Centers
TMC has three Urgent Care Centers (Denison and Pottsboro, Texas, and Durant, Oklahoma) where patients can go to get care for minor medical emergencies. No appointments are necessary and the centers offer extended hours, including weekends. Urgent Care may offer shorter wait times and lower costs than visits to the emergency room.
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.