For more than ninety years, Woodland Heights Medical Center (WHMC) has been serving the East Texas region. Recognized as a leader in cardiac care, The Heart Center draws upon the strength of its entire cardiac care team—physicians, nurses, technicians, and support staff—to deliver high-quality care that emphasizes the needs of patients and their families.
Experienced and highly trained cardiovascular surgeons and cardiologists rate Woodland Heights as one of the best facilities in which to work because we combine the most advanced medical technology available with a staff of well-trained and caring nurses and technologists.
Our heart care team is specially trained and devoted to heart care. The veteran staff is specifically trained in open-heart surgery and critical care nursing.
Plus staff members in supporting departments receive additional training to ensure heart patients’ specific needs are.
Woodlands Heights Awarded Chest Pain Accreditation
Woodland Heights Medical Center is proud to announce it is now the first Accredited Chest Pain Center in East Texas. Building on its long-established reputation as a leader in cardiac care, Woodland Heights recently applied for and was granted full accreditation by the Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC) – a designation held by only 12 percent of hospitals in the United States.
To receive accreditation, Woodland Heights has demonstrated its expertise and commitment to quality patient care by meeting or exceeding a wide set of stringent criteria and completing on-site evaluations by an SCPC review team.
“This is momentous not only for our hospital and patients, but the community as well,” said Woodland Heights CEO Casey Robertson. “It’s another step in our commitment to providing superior emergency and cardiac care to the residents of Lufkin and surrounding area. While the focus is on our emergency department, this accreditation is possible because of the work and commitment of a multi-disciplinary team that includes employees, physicians and local EMS.“
Chest pain is among the top symptoms of patients who visit the Woodland Heights Emergency Department. This designation means that any patient who comes to Woodland Heights experiencing chest pain can be confident he or she is receiving care that meets or exceeds the highest national standards of care. Cardiologists, emergency department physicians and patient care staff at the Woodland Heights Accredited Chest Pain Center consistently demonstrate expertise in streamlined and diagnosis and treatment, community education and integration with paramedics/EMS to ensure better outcomes for our patients.
Click here to read the article in Lufkin Daily News.
Woodland Heights Recognized for High Quality of Care
Woodland Heights Medical Center has received the Texas Health Care Quality Improvement Award of Excellence from TMF® Health Quality Institute, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Texas. TMF established the awards program in partnership with The Texas Hospital Association, Texas Medical Association, Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals and Texas Osteopathic Medical Association.
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Awarded for Quality Heart Care…
- 2010 Recognized by Forbes as one of America's Safest Hospitals
- 2009 Texas Health Care Quality Improvement Award of Excellence from TMF Health Quality Institute
- 2009 American Heart Association Get with the Guidelines Bronze Performance Achievement Award
- 2009 Quality and Clinical Excellence designation by Forbes Magazine
- Quality certification for all ER nurses
- First in Cardiac Catheterization
- First Open Heart Surgery
- First Beating Heart Surgery
- Texas' first GE Innova 2121 All-Digital Biplane Imaging System
- Digitally equipped surgical facilities
- First Transmyocardial Laser Revascularization Surgery
- Digitally equipped Catheterization lab
Woodland Heights Offers New Minimally Invasive Heart Procedure
Until recently, a diagnosis of AAA required major surgery. Now, however, a new minimally invasive procedure for treating aortic aneurysms is available at Woodland Heights Medical Center. Going through an artery in the leg, Dr. Julio Williams, Cardiothoracic Surgeon, can implant a graft to prevent the rupture. Read more.
According to Healthstream® Research Consumer Insights Survey, Woodland Heights is the area’s preferred choice for cardiac care.
Click HERE to see how we compare on Patient Experience, as reported by the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services and U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
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