Advanced Emergency Care

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
Phone: 903-416-4000

Directions to Texoma Medical Center

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.

Freestanding Emergency Departments

Texoma Medical Center also operates two freestanding emergency departments, ER at Sherman and ER at Anna. These facilities are open 24/7 and offer a comprehensive range of emergency services.

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.

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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. 

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Stroke Care

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.

Get with the guidelines stroke gold plus emblemTexoma Medical Center has also earned the 2023 American Heart Association®/American Stroke Association® Get With The Guidelines®- Stroke GOLD PLUS with Honor Roll Elite Plus designation which is the highest level of recognition a stroke facility can receive for tPA performance and stroke metrics. We have also earned the Target Stroke: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll Achievement Award.

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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.

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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.

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Sexual Assaults Nurse Examiners (SANE)

Texoma Medical Center has provided care for adolescents and adult sexual assault victims of all races and populations since January 2014. The program is staffed by registered nurses who have advanced education and instruction in medical forensic examination and in psychological and emotional trauma. SANE nurses may also provide expert testimony in a court of law. Department of Justice report showed a 95 percent increase in successful prosecution of sexual assault case where evidence was collected by a SANE-certified nurse.

We understand and realize this is a traumatic time and are dedicated to providing confidential, comprehensive, compassionate care in a safe and private environment. Our SANE program includes:

  • Physical examination and medical clearance
  • Collection of medical-forensic evidence for 120 hours (5 days) from the time of assault for patients 14 years and older
  • Assistance with sexually transmitted infection, pregnancy and post assault medication administration including HIV prophylaxis
  • Assistance with safety planning
  • Assistance with counseling, CVC and more through our advocacy center
  • If you or your loved one is sexually assaulted:
  • Go to a safe place and call 911 or call someone you can trust
  • Visit TMC ED which is one of the SANE ready hospitals or call 911
  • Avoid change of clothes, we will provide you with clothing replacement
  • Do not shower, bathe, or douche
  • Do not brush hair or teeth
  • If possible do not eat, drink or go to the bathroom
  • Avoid smoking

Even if you have done any of the above, please visit the hospital or call 911 or visit your local police department.