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Emergency Department Entrance Moved at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville
09/14/2011

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville announced today that the main entrance of the hospital, located off Graham Street, will now also serve as the entrance for the emergency department (ED). As of Sept. 4, the ambulance bay at the ED will no longer serve as the ambulatory entrance for the hospital.

“The main entrance at Texas Health Stephenville is an easier access point for our patients,” said Cindy McCarthy, chief nursing officer. “We are working to make it easier for patients to get assessed in a faster manner.”

Emergency patients can now enter the main entrance and be visually assessed by a triage nurse while registering. The nurse will determine the patient’s acuity and seek immediate care for patients who are deemed to be critical. Patients who are deemed to be contagious will be given masks and if appropriate, isolated.

“We feel this new process will help patients seeking emergency care,” said McCarthy. “The registration process will be faster and more convenient.”

About Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville is a 98-bed acute care, full-service facility serving Erath and surrounding counties since 1926. The hospital's services include inpatient and outpatient surgery, women’s services, advanced diagnostic imaging, and wound care. Texas Health Stephenville, an affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, has been recognized as a Nurse-Friendly Hospital and a Level IV Trauma Center. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org/Stephenville.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United States. The health system includes 24 acute care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with Texas Health Resources. It includes the Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial and Texas Health Harris Methodist hospitals, a large physician group, outpatient facilities, and home health, preventive and fitness services, and an organization for medical research and education.

For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org.

Doctors on the medical staff practice independently and are not employees or agents of the hospital.

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