Our Town Spotlight: Seminole Memorial Hospital Emergency Department

Published: Jul. 28, 2021 at 10:02 AM CDT
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SEMINOLE, Texas (KJTV) - The Seminole Hospital District was established in 1971. There’s been a number of changes since then, especially in the Memorial Hospital Emergency Department, where new Board Certified Doctors have recently been added to the staff.

“They went to specialty training specifically just to work in emergency departments. Where they get trained in advanced techniques of resuscitation and saving lives in a variety of ways and spend a lot of time and many years learning to be experts in emergency medical care,” said Andy Wilson with the Seminole Hospital District

There is nothing they can’t take care of, a statement that might surprise you for an ER in a smaller community. One of their main goals is to have more than just a group of rotating doctors who come in and out of the Emergency Department.

“We have a very strict set of criteria that we use and a very small group of doctors that will be rotating and will be regular faces for the community to both see and get to know and they’re excited to do the same,” said Wilson.

It’s really quite rare to find a hospital district in a small community that is so focused on their outcomes and is constantly looking for better ways to do their job.

“We saw this as an opportunity to do what we’ve always wanted to do. To really upgrade the level of care and bring the level of care of the physicians up to match the level of care that’s been implemented in every other department of the hospital and bring that to the emergency department,” he said.

Wilson has a very reassuring message to residents of Seminole and the surrounding area:

“If you have that emergency, if you have a very serious emergency even, it can be taken care of right here at home by physicians who are invested in this community and are appropriately trained to deal with critical care scenarios.”

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