Heart Attack, Stroke Care and Other Emergency Services
The Emergency Department (ED) at Texoma Medical Center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide treatment for unpredictable injuries and sudden illnesses. Our 48-room unit includes four dedicated trauma beds, dedicated imaging suites, psychiatric treatment rooms, a decontamination area and isolation room. In addition, a 16-bed Chest Pain Unit is currently under construction and will be open later this year.
Physicians, nurses and other healthcare emergency professionals at TMC's ED treat a number of complex problems including:
- Heart attack or stroke
- Chest, abdominal or severe back pain
- Broken bones, sprains, cuts or contusions
- Respiratory or skin infections
The Texas Department of Health Services has designated TMC as a Level III Trauma Center. That means TMC has 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 certified as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission.
Accredited Chest Pain Center
TMC is accredited for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. 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. The Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care'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. Learn more about Texoma Heart Institute >
Primary Stroke Center
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. Learn more about stroke services at TMC >
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. Learn more >
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. Learn more >