ETMC Quitman

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A state-of-the-art community hospital

ETMC Quitman was built to provide the people of Wood County with advanced care in a healing environment. Its doors opened in 2013, replacing the previous ETMC Quitman facility. As a certified critical access hospital, it features 25 private inpatient rooms, 24/7 emergency care and a range of medical services.

Part of the ETMC Regional Healthcare System, this new facility benefits from the shared resources of the most comprehensive health system in East Texas. This includes weekly health clinics from visiting specialists, high-caliber radiology services and access to Level I trauma center care.

content-quitman-doctor-patientETMC Quitman ranks high in patient satisfaction

A high nurse-to-patient ratio and in-house physicians ensure patients get the attention and treatments they need. This has led to favorable patient satisfaction scores. ETMC Quitman also has been recognized as one of the nation’s top hospitals for staff-to-patient explanation of medicine usage.

A range of medical services, close to home

It’s our goal for the people of Wood County to be able to receive as many of their healthcare needs as possible near home. For instance, the only gastroenterology specialist in the area treats patients at ETMC Quitman.

Here you’ll find a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services delivered by dedicated and compassionate professionals, including

ETMC also provides a variety of other medical programs in Wood County, such as ETMC Home Health, ETMC EMS and an ETMC Olympic Center in Mineola. To access any of our services, please call the ETMC First Physicians appointment line at 903-763-6220 or the hospital at 903-763-6300.

We offer visitors a warm welcome, a tasty meal and more

Helpful volunteers greet and direct guests as they enter the grand lobby, where a host of customer services can be found, including our peaceful chapel. One of the most popular features is our 70-seat indoor/outdoor cafe with coffee and snack bar, in addition to a full meal menu. It’s open to the public seven days a week from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Other guest amenities include free internet access and plenty of televisions and telephones for your usage. So come join us for a meal or one of our book, jewelry and gift shows, held by our hospital volunteers to raise scholarship funds for local youth seeking careers in healthcare. We’re always happy to welcome guests at ETMC Quitman.

ETMC Quitman staff among nation’s best in explaining medicine usage

Becker’s Hospital Review has ranked ETMC Quitman as one of the top 49 hospitals in the nation with the best staff-to-patient medicine explanation practices. The hospital placed seventh on the list with 81 percent of patients reporting that the hospital staff “always” explained medications before dispensing them on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey. The HCAHPS survey is a standardized national survey of patients’ perspectives of hospital care. The national average is 65 percent.

The rankings were based on data pulled by Becker’s Hospital Review from “Hospital Compare” (medicare.gov/hospitalcompare) covering the time period of January 2014 through December 2014, the most recent data available.

content-quitman-swindle-headshot“It is so important that patients be well-informed concerning their care, including the medicines they are taking. It is no surprise that our physicians and nurses are among the nation’s best, as they are all caring and compassionate providers.”
– Patrick Swindle, ETMC Quitman administrator

What is a critical access hospital?

In 2012, federal authorities granted ETMC Quitman critical access hospital status, a designation for hospitals that meet certain criteria – including being located in a rural area and offering 24/7 emergency care. This helped position ETMC Quitman as a true lifeline, contributing to the overall physical and economic health of Wood County.


gfx-cardiac-shape-logoThe heart program at ETMC Quitman is accredited by the Society of Heart Attack Prevention and Eradication. As a SHAPE international center of excellence, we’re committed to improving patient outcomes through the early detection and prevention of coronary artery disease, thereby reducing the number of heart attacks and deaths each year.