Centers of excellence

ETMC Regional Trauma System

ETMC blankets the region with a network of emergency facilities, providing life-saving services for major illnesses and injuries, as well as care for minor emergencies.

Our ambulance care division, ETMC Emergency Medical Services (EMS), covers thousands of square miles as one of the state’s largest privately held EMS services. ETMC EMS maintains several Air 1 helicopters and tracks our ambulance fleet with satellite global positioning technology.

At the heart of the system is ETMC Tyler, with the region’s first and only Level I trauma center. Being a Level I trauma center means holding to the highest standards in the nation, having a trauma surgeon on site 24 hours a day, being equipped with advanced technology and conducting research to maintain the most current levels of trauma care and innovation. All ETMC hospitals have designated trauma centers.

ETMC Cardiovascular Institute

Our commitment to cardiovascular care is represented by a state-of-the-art specialty center in Tyler with care extending throughout our regional system. The 27,000-square-foot facility in Tyler was designed in cooperation with noted cardiac and vascular physicians and includes catheterization and open-heart surgical facilities, a designated electrophysiology lab and a cardiovascular ICU.

Cardiac services include diagnosis and management of vascular-related disorders, cardiac monitoring, thrombolytic therapy, angioplasty stents, atherectomy, revascularization and an electrophysiology service to correct irregular heart rhythms. In addition, our institute provides a network of support to ETMC hospitals and regional health clinics.

A recent affiliation with the CVC cardiology group brings a host of top-quality physician care and research options to the ETMC Cardiovascular Institute. A new facility, ETMC Cardiac Plaza in Tyler, offers physician offices, as well as outpatient cath lab and heart imaging services.

ETMC Neurological Institute

The ETMC Neurological Institute provides our entire healthcare system with care for the brain, spine and other aspects of the nervous system. Through resources extending from ETMC Tyler, our affiliated physicians offer regional neuroscience care, from diagnostic testing to consultation to treatment and rehabilitation.

The institute is organized into several centers of excellence: neurosurgery and spine surgery, a sleep disorders center (accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine), a pain management center, a movement disorders center (focused on helping patients with Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor and other disorders), a stroke center (providing preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic services), and the neurointerventional radiology center that uses advanced imaging for surgical implantation of therapeutic devices.

ETMC Behavioral Health Center

Help is available 24 hours a day at our patient-focused mental health and substance abuse treatment facility in Tyler. Trained and experienced professionals offer care on an inpatient or outpatient basis for such problems as depression, bipolar disorder, family and marital crises, alcohol and drug dependency, and severe anxiety states. The center also provides geriatric services and adolescent and children’s services. A satellite facility is also available in Longview.

ETMC Cancer Institute

The ETMC Cancer Institute is among the elite cancer centers in the nation accredited by the American College of Surgeons. Our services include a dedicated inpatient facility, a breast care center, advanced radiation therapy and a host of medical and support resources. We also offer prostate implants, mammography, screening programs, clinical trials of new therapies and cancer support services.

The ETMC Cancer Institute offers specialized diagnostic and treatment technology, including a combined PET/CT to identify and monitor tissue changes and intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) to deliver radiation to tumors while sparing healthy tissue. Our TrueBeam™  system is the most advanced generation of radiation therapy technology and provides new noninvasive options for treating complex cases such as those in the lung, liver, prostate, breast, abdomen, head and neck.

ETMC Orthopedic Institute

The ETMC Orthopedic Institute offers a program of comprehensive care for orthopedic conditions from diagnosis through treatment and follow-up care. The “experts in motion” at the ETMC Orthopedic Institute in Athens, Henderson, Jacksonville and Tyler provide the latest in surgical and nonsurgical solutions. Specialized services include trauma orthopedics, joint replacement surgery, limb reconstruction, sports medicine and treatment for chronic conditions like arthritis.

ETMC Urology Institute

The premier urology institute in East Texas combines expertise and medical resources to offer patients and referring physicians a wide array of services in one location. These include life-enhancing medical and surgical treatment for infection, incontinence, kidney stones and other minor disorders, and life-saving treatment for bladder, kidney and prostate cancer.

ETMC First Physicians clinics

ETMC First Physicians is a network of primary care doctors and a range of specialists, such as cardiologists, endocrinologists, internists, neurologists, OB/GYNs, orthopedists, pediatricians, trauma surgeons, psychiatrists and more—all backed by the comprehensive resources of the ETMC Regional Healthcare System. ETMC First Physician clinics are located in a number of communities throughout the region.

ETMC Rehabilitation Center

The ETMC Rehabilitation Center in Tyler is at the center of a regional system of rehabilitation facilities and programs. This four-story facility includes a 49-bed specialty hospital offering inpatient and outpatient services to help patients at any level of recovery. Highly trained therapists work with individuals of all ages facing conditions that range from Parkinson’s disease to obesity.

Regional programs include cardiovascular/cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, physical/occupational/speech therapy, functional capacity evaluations, impairment ratings, work conditioning and counseling/psychological services. ETMC Olympic Centers are located throughout the region and combine the advantages of a health club with the services of an outpatient rehabilitation facility. Every instructor and trainer is certified in some combination of exercise physiology, exercise techniques, personal training, aerobic instruction. Our floor staff is degreed in either kinesiology or exercise medicine to provide expertise and safety.

ETMC Home Health

No hospital can be a substitute for the healing warmth and security of home and family. That’s why ETMC Home Health is there for patients needing medical assistance while they recover at home. Supplying in-home healthcare in 42 counties, ETMC Home Health is accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP), staffed by fully trained, licensed and certified professionals, and certified by Medicare and the Texas Department of Health. Our services include skilled nursing, medical social services, health aide care and physical, occupational, speech and IV therapy.

ETMC Family Birthplace

With a philosophy of family-centered maternity care, ETMC helps East Texans welcome their babies in a private LDR or LDRP environment that is both comfortable and high-tech. Our dedicated nursing staff sees to the needs of mother and baby. Support services are available for a variety of delivery options from natural childbirth to Caesarean section. ETMC also provides childbirth and family classes. Maternity services are offered in Athens, Henderson, Jacksonville and Tyler.

ETMC Wound Healing Center in Tyler

Our ETMC Wound Healing Center on the ETMC Tyler campus is an accredited hyperbaric medicine and wound care specialty care area that treats complex wounds that are often difficult to treat and require the attention of skilled professionals.

ETMC Digestive Disease Center in Tyler

The ETMC Digestive Disease Center at ETMC Tyler conducts lifesaving screenings for colon cancer in a state-of-the-art facility offering endoscopic imaging, such as colonoscopy, and ultrasonography. Other diagnostic services include the M2A disposable pill camera for examining the small intestine and the Bravo system to assist with the diagnosis of GERD. Our board-certified gastroenterologists and nationally certified gastroenterology nurses help to make this a center of excellence.

ETMC Specialty Hospital in Tyler

The ETMC Specialty Hospital is an intermediate level, acute care hospital, providing a caring environment for patients with medically complex illnesses.  Our patients, typically discharged from intensive care units, require more specialized care and are not ready to transition to a rehabilitation facility, home or other long-term facility.