Welcome to Texas Health Rockwall
Texas Health Hospital Rockwall is proud to serve the growing areas of Rockwall County, Kaufman County, Hunt County, eastern Dallas County, southern Collin County and outlying areas. Our caregivers live in these tight knit communities too therefore we have a particular interest in providing the best care possible for you - our neighbors, friends and family members.
You will see that our long-awaited expansion is well underway! This expansion, focused on a healthy future in this high growth area of North Texas, will double the size of our hospital adding more patient beds, a Level 1 NICU, Cardiac Cath Lab and expanding other departments including Labor & Delivery, OR and the emergency room.
When You Arrive
Everyone entering the hospital must meet the following guidelines and screening criteria:
- Everyone will be screened upon entry. Anyone exhibiting symptoms of illness will be asked to leave.
- Must be at least 16 years of age (no visitors under the age of 16)
- Wear a mask at all times, including inside patient rooms
- Follow social distancing guidelines of at least 6 feet distance from others.
- Practice good hand hygiene
- Follow signage and directions of hospital staff.
- Anyone not following these guidelines will be asked to leave.
Rest Time, 2-4 p.m. Daily
Texas Health Rockwall understands the importance of rest to the recovery and healing of our patients and has designated daily Rest Time from 2-4 p.m. During this time we will attempt to limit interruptions in patient rooms whenever possible. We will also encourage guests to conclude their visits or limit their conversations outside the patient room.
We know that having your loved ones with you is important. However, we are limiting the number of people in our facilities to protect patients and health care personnel.
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Café on the Courtyard
Located on the First Floor
Monday through Friday
Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Fresh Market Café
Located in the Café
Available at all times, the Fresh Market Café offers traditional vending options along with fresh fruit, sandwiches and healthy snacks. Credit cards and debit cards accepted.
For Your Safety
Be involved in your care. To optimize results for a speedy recovery, play an active part in your own health care by washing your hands. Hand washing is the most important way to protect against infection in the hospital.
Parking for patients and visitors is available near the front entrance of the hospital, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All parking is free of charge. The circular driveway in front of the hospital is designated for patient drop off and pick up only; cars may not be left unattended in the circle drive. We provide a cellphone waiting lot for your convenience.
Tobacco and Smoke-Free Environment
For the health and well-being of our patients, visitors, employees and physicians, Texas Health Rockwall is a tobacco and smoke-free campus.
We have services to accommodate and/or assist any need i.e. visual, auditory and language interpretation. Please do not hesitate to request any of these aids to assist during your stay.
Location: Hospital Lobby
Monday through Friday
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Kindred Gift Shop
With the online gift shop, loved ones can send gifts from anywhere. The online store has items that can be delivered to patients between the hours of 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday – Friday.
All patients arriving for surgery or a procedure inside the hospital should check in at the front desk of the main lobby. The admitting department is open Monday – Friday (5:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.).
Patients receiving a procedure or diagnostic service in our Women’s Imaging and Breast Center will check in at 3136 Horizon Road, #150.
For additional information, please call 469-698-1000.
Back & Spine
Back and spine pain are among the most common reasons for doctor visits and are a major cause of disability, lost work days and high health care costs. Thankfully, the orthopedic or neurologic spine specialists on the medical staff at Texas Health Rockwall can address these problems through a number of treatment options, including minimally invasive techniques.
Some of the common conditions treated include:
- Cervical spondylosis
- Cervical spondylolisthesis
- Cervical herniated disc
- Cervical stenosis
- Cervical radiculopathy
- Cervical myelopathy
- Lumbar spondylosis
- Lumbar spondylolisthesis
- Lumbar herniated disc
- Lumbar stenosis
- Lumbar radiculopathy
- Spinal fractures
- Compression fractures
The Cardiac Rehabilitation program is designed to help patients manage new or chronic heart conditions with the goal of improving quality of life and outcomes. Patient are carefully assessed to determine their current level of activity and function, medical history, occupational needs and leisure activities. From these assessments, the exercise physiologists and other health care professionals will determine individualized education and exercise plans. During each session, the staff will monitor the patient for improvements in cardiac performance, endurance and overall patient condition through ECG readings, blood pressures, heart rates, daily weights, and exertional ratings.
To schedule a cardiac rehabilitation assessment at Texas Health Rockwall, call 469-698-1685.
Texas Health Rockwall has a number of cardiologists on staff providing care ranging from diagnosis to procedures and follow-up care.
Expanding Cardiac Care in Rockwall
We are excited to announce that our expansion plans include adding a Cardiac Cath Lab. Learn more.
Cardiopulmonary Care and Evaluation
Texas Health Rockwall provides technical, diagnostic, therapeutic and educational services directed toward assisting the physician with the diagnosis and treatment of cardiopulmonary disorders. Additionally, Pulmonary Function Tests are available to evaluate how well the lungs take in and release air and how well they move gases such as oxygen from the atmosphere into the body’s circulation. The tests can diagnose lung disease, measure the severity of lung problems and may help physicians determine treatment plans for patients with breathing conditions.
The Endoscopy Lab at Texas Health Rockwall provides advanced treatment and diagnostic options for gastrointestinal and pulmonary procedures. Anesthesia services are scheduled with all endoscopy procedures to provide comfort and positive outcomes for our patients.
We offer the newest model endoscopes to view a patient’s gastrointestinal tract by minimally invasive means. All diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for gastrointestinal disorders of the esophagus, colon, stomach, pancreas, liver, gall bladder, and small intestine are performed by Certified Gastroenterology Specialists and Anesthesiologists along with Registered Nurses who are members of the Society for Gastroenterology Nurses Association (SGNA).
If a surgery is needed, there’s really nothing more important after surgery than a quick recovery. That’s why Texas Health Rockwall offers advanced, robot-assisted surgeries using the da Vinci Xi Surgical System. Some of the surgeries that can be preformed minimally-invasively include:
- Robotic rectopexy
- Bowel repairs
- Colectomy (resection and colostomy)
- Restorative proctocolectomy
- Ventral hernia and parastomal hernia repair with mesh
- Colon Resection
Texas Health Rockwall offers Emergency Services on a 24-hour basis. The Emergency Room is staffed by independent full-time physicians and nurses. Emergency Medicine physicians provide immediate evaluation, care and stabilization to patients with illnesses and injuries. Our Emergency physicians, nurses and technicians participate in ongoing continuing education programs to keep abreast of current trends and developments in emergency care.
Texas Health Rockwall offers high quality outpatient imaging services with well trained and experienced technicians who truly concern themselves with the patient experience.
Outpatient Imaging is available Monday through Friday during regular business hours; however, for your convenience we are able to accommodate a variety of schedules by offering evening appointments as needed. And because we know that getting results timely is important, our onsite radiologist is dedicated to providing prompt and accurate reports to the referring physician.
Digital processing allows our radiologist to view your images instantly and provide your physician a report for a quick diagnosis. Digital x-ray can be performed on a walk-in basis.
Our 64-slice CT scanner with 3-D imaging revolutionizes how physicians can detect and rapidly diagnose diseases. With the scanner, we obtain 64 pictures for every 360° rotation of the X-ray tube. This allows for much quicker scan time, which is extremely beneficial, especially when scanning pediatric patients.
Our open-bore scanner supports patient care through a unique bore design. Over 60 percent of exams are completed with the patient’s head outside of the bore, improving comfort and easing any claustrophobia issues. With a bore opening slightly more than two feet in diameter, the system also provides room for patients of size.
Texas Health Rockwall is also pleased to offer MRI with anesthesia for patients for whom that may be necessary. This may include patients with severe claustrophobia, movement disorders or other conditions that make remaining in one position uncomfortable or difficult.
Diagnostic Ultrasound is a medical imaging technique that uses inaudible sound waves to visualize organs and tissues of the body. The scans are performed by a sonographer. Besides providing the diagnosis, a radiologist can perform procedures such as biopsies with the guidance of ultrasound.
To contact the scheduling department, please call scheduling at 855-487-3926.
Patients facing the challenge of an acute, life-threatening injury or illness can take comfort in knowing that Texas Health Rockwall has a comprehensive Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Hospitalists (physicians dedicated to caring for patients in a hospital setting) provide expertise and care coordination along with experienced critical care nurses and a multidisciplinary team approach including cardiopulmonary services, physical therapy, social services and dietitian services. Plus, the ICU nurses provide safe, personalized, high-quality care for each patient and ensure comfort for their families.
Rockwall Women's Imaging & Breast Center offers a unique environment combining highly specialized, diagnostic care in a comfortable, calm and peaceful setting. Further enhancing the center are our experienced and compassionate caregivers, who take great pride in providing quality care and personal attention to each patient. Their passion for breast health and early detection of breast cancer is evident in the care they provide patients.
Mammogram and Services available:
- 2D and 3D mammograms
- 3D Total Breast ultrasounds
- Breast MRI
- Stereotactic and diagnostic ultrasounds
- Bone density scanning
3136 Horizon Road #150
Rockwall, TX 75032
When new parents choose to deliver their baby at Texas Health Rockwall they receive quality individual medical care along with a comprehensive education program. Additionally, our physicians, nurses, board-certified lactation consultants and clinical support staff have many years of training in maternity services. We are proud to be a Texas Ten Step facility!
Texas Health Rockwall offers:
- Complete obstetric care
- Spacious labor-delivery-recovery (LDR) suites for a comfortable birthing experience
- Newborn nursery with emphasis on family centered care and “rooming-in” which limits separation time and facilitates bonding between mother and baby.
- Breastfeeding support by highly trained staff as well as lactation consultant available both during hospital stay and on outpatient basis when needed.
- Childbirth education classes
- Neonatologists on staff in the nursery to provide observation and evaluation of newborns
- Level 1 Designation - Well Nursery with extended care for those little ones who need some extra time adjusting to life outside the womb.
The physicians on the medical staff at Texas Health Rockwall have a broad range of experience to help you decide what option is best for you. The caregivers at Texas Health Rockwall are committed to treat all of our patients as unique individuals, not just as a knee, hip or shoulder. Because each patient is different, with unique needs and expectations, we offer a broad range of treatment options for musculoskeletal disorders and injuries. Their goal is to help determine the best care option so you can return to your daily activities.
There have been many advances in the process of joint replacement in recent years, including improved materials that may allow joint replacements to last 20 to 25 years, or longer. Other improvements relate to the overall patient experience, making recovery easier and faster than it used to be. With the use of preoperative nerve blocks, pain pumps and minimally invasive techniques, patients may recover more quickly, with less pain than in the past.
Physical therapy is a critical part of the healing process. Texas Health Rockwall offers inpatient and outpatient therapy, both with a goal to help patients return to their regular daily activities following injury, surgery or a medical condition.
For patients experiencing a hospital stay, our experienced, licensed therapists evaluate each patient to create a plan of care based on their individual needs and goals for therapy. Recognizing that each patient is unique, our therapists communicate closely with other caregivers on the team including nurses, physicians and case managers to ensure continuity of care in planning for the patient’s discharge. Inpatient therapies may include:
- Physical Therapy (PT)
- Occupational Therapy (OT)
- Speech Therapy (ST)
Through a collaboration with Greater Therapy Centers, Texas Health Rockwall offers several outpatient physical therapy programs for your convenience in and around the Rockwall area. Physical therapists use non-surgical techniques to decrease pain, promote mobility and increase function. Some common conditions treated by physical therapy include (but not limited to) Sports-related injuries, post-therapy rehabilitation, arthritis, fractures, Spinal disk problems, muscle/tendon/ligament tears, strains, sprains, bursitis and tendonitis. Learn more.
The sports medicine program at Texas Health Rockwall is committed to enhancing the well-being of athletes of all ages in our community. The goal of our program is to reduce the time you are affected by an injury by helping get you to the care you need as quickly as possible.
The weight loss program at Texas Health Rockwall is proud to be a MBSAQIP Accredited Comprehensive Center! We are committed to your health and well-being and look forward to partnering with you to improve your health.
Our surgeons and staff are devoted to helping you find your solution to achieve your weight loss goals and live a healthier life. Because one solution does not fit all, we offer a variety of weight loss options including the latest NON-surgical device, the gastric balloon, as well as a comprehensive program of support, exercise and nutritional guidance. Our bariatric center is designed with the utmost care to ensure you are supported and comfortable throughout your journey.
Adolescent girls to senior women require care that recognizes their unique needs. Texas Health offers innovative options to treat the conditions that impact a woman’s life, at any stage with a focus on the well-being of the whole woman. A gynecologist on the medical staff at Texas Health Rockwall can help guide you in caring for yourself, no matter the stage of life, including:
- Well-woman exams
- Pelvic floor and incontinence
- Pelvic pain
- Heavy and irregular periods
- Vaginal infections
- Birth control
If a surgery is needed, there’s really nothing more important after surgery than a quick recovery. That’s why Texas Health Rockwall offers advanced, robot-assisted surgeries using the da Vinci Xi Surgical System. Some of the surgeries that can be performed minimally-invasively include:
- Tubal Ligation
- Ovarian Cystectomy
- Ectopic pregnancy - surgical management of
- Diagnostic Laparoscopy (for endometriosis)
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Cindy Perrin, President
Cynthia (Cindy) Perrin, FACHE, was on the initial construction and start-up team for Texas Health Hospital Rockwall. She was the inaugural Vice President, Patient Care Services/CNO when the doors opened in December 2007. Perrin was promoted to COO in 2010 and to her current role as President in February 2012. Her passion and dedication to “do what is right for the patient” is reflected throughout the halls and in the hearts of the staff that walk them. In those halls, every staff member is a caregiver, and everyone is family.
For Perrin, that family extends beyond the hospital walls to the community that Texas Health Hospital Rockwall proudly serves. In 2016, Perrin was instrumental in obtaining a waiver from CMS to allow expansion of the physician-owned hospital, doubling the size of the facility to better serve the community with additional capacity and added service lines. She has been honored to serve on the boards of numerous community agencies, closely affiliating with those serving similar missions. Perrin’s love for children inspired her to serve as a founding board member for The Children’s Advocacy Center for Rockwall County. The hospital’s participation in the county’s Sexual Assault Response Team and subsequent development of the hospital-based Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program closely followed.
Perrin began her career as a patient care tech while still in high school, quickly finding her way into the operating rooms as a scrub technician. She continued in that role through nursing school, earning an Associate Degree in Applied Science from McLennan Community College, Waco. Perrin later earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from The University of Texas at Arlington while achieving numerous leadership roles within surgical services. She promoted to executive leadership in 2001 and earned a Master of Business Administration degree in Healthcare Management from Phoenix University.
Perrin lives in Rockwall with her husband, Scott, and their Great Danes. As professional dive instructors they enjoy teaching scuba diving while traveling to remote islands in search of their beloved pelagics: the giant manta rays and whales in the Pacific. They also enjoy family time with their adult children and seven grandchildren, who are also learning to dive.
Tami Hlus, Chief Nursing Officer & Vice President of Patient Care
Tami Hlus, RN, MSN, NEA-BCVP, has been an integral part of Texas Health Hospital Rockwall since the doors opened in 2007. She began her career in Rockwall as the Director of Emergency and Critical Care Services. In 2011, she was promoted to her current role as the Vice President Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer.
A champion for safe, high quality care, Hlus has been instrumental in leading Texas Health Rockwall to achieve recognition as a CMS 5 Star hospital. Her passion for supporting caregivers and patients is evidenced by her commitment to hands-on leadership. She can often be found supporting departments throughout the hospital. Under her leadership, Texas Health Rockwall has implemented a Nursing Career Advancement Program to promote professional development, Shared Governance Councils to improve engagement, quarterly Daisy Award Recognition for extraordinary nursing and Relationship Based Care to support caregiver engagement.
Hlus has over 25 years of nursing experience. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and a Master of Nursing Administration from The University of Texas at Arlington. An advocate for continued education, she leads by example by pursing her Doctor of Nursing Practice - Executive Nurse Leadership degree from Baylor University.
Hlus lives in Heath with her two children who are involved in activities from volleyball to taekwondo and many things in between. She has a heart for patients and those in need and is active in multiple community organizations, including previous service on the board of Rockwall County Helping Hands.
Jason Linscott, Chief Financial Officer / Chief Operations Officer
Jason Linscott, CPA, serves as the chief operating and financial officer of Texas Health Hospital Rockwall, assuming the role in December 2018. Linscott joined Texas Health Hospital Rockwall as the Chief Financial Officer in April 2016. He oversees the business and ancillary services including, Imaging, Laboratory, and Pharmacy. Linscott has played an integral role in the $91M hospital expansion, overseeing all aspects of design and construction.
He previously worked in public accounting at KPMG in their healthcare sector. He joined Texas Health in 2011, serving in various roles within the accounting and finance department. He completed is undergraduate and master’s degrees in accounting from the University of Oklahoma.
Linscott currently serves on the Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee. He is an graduate of Leadership Rockwall Class of 2017. He previously served on the board of trustees for Providence Academy – Rockwall and currently serves as their Junior High and High School Football coach. He is also a member of Watermark Community Church Rockwall.
Outside of work, Linscott and his wife, Candis, enjoy spending time with their son, Liam, and three daughters, Penny, Josey, and Selah. He can be caught enjoying Oklahoma football during the fall.
Gary Bonacquisti, Chief Medical Officer
Gary Bonacquisti, M.D., FACHE, one of the founding partners of Texas Health Hospital Rockwall served as Chairman of the Board of Managers until 2008 when he was appointed as the first Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Bonacquisti is dedicated to the Rockwall community and surrounding areas as evidenced by his service as the county health authority from 2008-2020.
Dr. Bonacquisti’s loyalty and dedication to Texas Health Hospital Rockwall is unwavering. He works tirelessly in the areas of physician quality and recruitment to bring valuable service lines to the community.
Dr. Bonacquisti has over 27 years of Board-Certified Family Practice experience. He graduated AOA, with honors, from Rutgers- Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey and completed family practice residency at Hillcrest Medical Center in Oklahoma, as Chief Resident. He started practicing at Family Health Care Associates in 1994 and currently is a member of Texas Health Physicians Group.
Dr. Bonacquisti lives in Rockwall with his wife, Lynette, former Ms. New Jersey. They have two daughters, Laryssa, former Ms. Louisiana and Bryton, former Ms. Southlake. Dr. Bonacquisti loves spending time outdoors and when possible enjoys traveling through United States roadways on his Harley Davidson.
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Texas Health Hospital Rockwall is a joint venture owned by Texas Health Resources and physicians dedicated to the community and meets the definition under federal law of a physician-owned hospital. Doctors on the medical staff practice independently and are not employees or agents of the hospital.