Emergency department

Our emergency department provides round-the-clock care when you need it most. Designated a Level IV trauma center by the state of Texas, our ED is staffed by board-certified physicians, physician assistants and nurses with advanced trauma training.
We also have sexual assault nurse examiners (SANE) on staff. These specially trained nurses are on call 24/7. They stand ready to assist victims of sexual abuse during the most difficult of times, as well as offer support to law enforcement.

Inpatient care

When inpatient care is needed, we are ready with 127 beds and a qualified, compassionate team of nurses and allied professionals focused on you.
For patients in need of more specialized care, we offer our intensive care unit, which features 10 spacious patient rooms and the latest in monitoring equipment.


Our surgical department performs approximately 4,000 surgeries each year. It features six operating rooms and a recovery unit with nine beds.
We also have a 16-bed day surgery unit. All outpatient and pre-surgical testing is handled on the same floor for easy in-and-out access with an emphasis on privacy.
We perform a variety of procedures, including laparoscopic surgeries, joint replacements, cataract removal and lens implants, to name a few.


We have an array of highly sophisticated imaging technology available.

  • 64-slice CT scanner
  • MRI
  • Digital mammography
  • Nuclear medicine
  • X-ray
  • Ultrasound
  • Bone densitometry

Call 903-676-2165 for more information.


Our fully equipped laboratory operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, ensuring your tests are completed in a convenient and timely manner. Our lab is accredited by the American College of Pathologists.
Call 903-676-2121 for more information.

Cardiopulmonary care

We perform a number of testing procedures, as well as therapy services, to keep your heart and lungs functioning at optimal levels.


  • Pulmonary function testing
  • Blood gas analysis
  • EKG
  • Stress testing
  • Carotid artery ultrasounds

Other services

  • Respiratory therapy
  • Ventilator life support
  • Holter monitoring
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Pacemaker implantation
  • Cardioversion

Obstetrical services

Our obstetrics department helps deliver an average of 70 babies each month. We place a great deal of emphasis on the support and care of mothers and newborns.
The Family Birthplace offers:

  • Eight labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum rooms
  • 15-bed bassinet
  • Surgery suite for C-sections
  • Epidural pain management

Go to the ETMC labor and delivery main information section.

Gastroenterology lab

A variety of GI procedures are performed at ETMC Athens, including colonoscopies and endoscopies.
For more information, call 903-676-1013.

Special treatment options

  • Lithotripsy – shockwave therapy for kidney stones
  • Pain management procedures

Guest services

ETMC Athens offers the following services for our guests:

  • Public dining and vending
  • Internet access
  • ATM
  • Chapel
  • Gift shop
  • Telephone service
  • Television
  • Chaplains