A hospital as lovely as the people inside
Founded and built in 1940, Pittsburg Medical & Surgical Center affiliated with the ETMC Regional Healthcare System in 1983 and became ETMC Pittsburg. Though the hospital’s facility was showing its age, the team of dedicated men and women who staffed ETMC Pittsburg made sure the care they delivered was progressive, compassionate and technologically advanced.
In 2008, the ETMC system undertook the task of constructing a new hospital facility, one that would mirror the quality of care provided there. The new ETMC Pittsburg, which opened in September 2009, is located in a pastoral setting just outside the city on U.S. Highway 271 North.
Our hospital features a 25-bed nursing unit with private rooms, 16 clinic spaces, two surgical suites and a gastrointestinal laboratory. The emergency department includes six exam rooms, two observation rooms and a two-bay major treatment room.
Our campus also houses the Patty and “Bo” Pilgrim ETMC Olympic Center, a state-of-the-art health and fitness center. Strong community support overall played a significant role in making the “new” ETMC Pittsburg a reality. A capital campaign raised nearly $1.5 million to benefit the hospital.
Today’s ETMC Pittsburg
As part of our mission, we continually evaluate the healthcare needs of our community and look for ways to meet those needs. The new hospital was so successful in fact that almost immediately the need for even more space was apparent.
In February 2013, we broke ground for an expansion of our surgery department. Once complete, the area will house two rooms dedicated to gastroenterology and pain management procedures.
In recent years we have added services in response to community need as well, such as our coagulation monitoring clinic and extending the hours of our ETMC First Physicians clinic to evenings and weekends. Most recently, we have joined with Tyler-based Azalea Orthopedics to provide highly specialized orthopedic care at ETMC Pittsburg, allowing patients to stay close to home for treatment and rehabilitation.
ETMC Pittsburg serves as home to more than a dozen primary care providers, as well a number of visiting specialists in areas such as cardiology, orthopedics, pain management, urology, pulmonology, gastroenterology, neurology and podiatry.
ETMC Home Health serves patients in Camp County as well.