Quitman, Texas - Residents of all ages from across Wood County
and beyond are invited to attend a community celebration and
dedication of the new East Texas Medical Center Quitman, Sunday,
July 14, from 1 to 3 p.m.
"We are inviting the public to join us as we celebrate the
completion of our new hospital facility - a major step in fostering
ETMC's goal of providing the highest quality healthcare to the
people of Wood County," said Warren Robicheaux, administrator of
Sunday's event will feature remarks and a ribbon-cutting
ceremony at 1 p.m. Following the dedication, tours will be
available of the beautiful, state-of-the-art facility, with ETMC
team members, physicians and volunteers assisting guests. In
addition, members of the Wood County Central Hospital District and
ETMC Quitman boards will be recognized during the event, along with
others who have played a role in the development of ETMC
There will be lots of fun activities for children including a
balloon artist, face painting, tours of an ETMC Air 1 helicopter
and an ETMC EMS ambulance. Andy Ambulance also will be on hand.
Healthcare providers from the ETMC First Physicians clinics in
Quitman, Mineola and Van will be on hand to meet guests, including
new pediatrician Dr. Annelise Ribeiro.
Musical groups from the community have been invited to provide
entertainment throughout the afternoon and refreshments will be
"This celebration represents the partnership between ETMC, the
WCCHD and the community that has resulted in a tremendous new
hospital that serves as a safety net for our entire county,"
Robicheaux said. "In addition to advancing health services,
ETMC Quitman is vital to the economic development of Wood County,
as it supplies jobs and helps attract new business and
residents. It will be a wonderful day that reflects our