ETMC: Dedicated to Community Benefits
The East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System was
born out of a dream for a healthier East Texas. For more than
60 years, our not-for-profit system has studied the healthcare
needs in the communities that we serve and then worked to meet
those needs. It's a mission of care that touches all who
enter our doors.
ETMC works diligently to retain and grow essential medical
services in spite of negative factors affecting the national
healthcare environment, particularly in rural areas. Our
legacy of care is founded on these factors:
- We are a not-for-profit
organization, committed to serving others.
- We have a patient-centered
philosophy. When the patient comes first, all else falls into
- We believe in advancing
healthcare in home communities to the highest level possible.
In addition to primary and specialty medicine, this includes
preventive care and wellness.
In 2012, ETMC representatives from throughout the region
conducted a Community Health Needs Assessment for each ETMC
hospital. Through data collection and informative interviews
with community members from all walks of life, these assessments
lay the groundwork for continued outreach.
ETMC exceeds the legal requirements for community benefits
mandated by state and federal authorities for tax-exempt,
not-for-profit healthcare organizations. Our system-wide
community benefit expenditures in fiscal year 2012 were more than
$41 million, as reported to the State of Texas.
For more information on the Community Health Needs Assessment
process, we invite you to view the executive summaries of the 2013
Community Health Needs Assessment reports. These reports, our
community benefits plans and financial stewardship work together in
ETMC's dedication to the health of the people and communities of
ETMC Mount Vernon
ETMC Regional Healthcare System