Anjani Upponi, Marty Wiggins and Elmer G. Ellis accept a $60,000 donation to the ETMC Foundation to benefit the ETMC Growing Together Diabetes Day Camp from Freddie Sanchez. Sanchez, vice president of First Choice Cooperative, presented the check on behalf of the proceeds from the First Choice Cooperative vendor show and golf tournament held in the fall. The camp is held each summer in Tyler.More >>
ETMC Tyler has received full accreditation from the national Chest Pain Society as a Chest Pain Center with PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention). PCI refers to a variety of procedures used to treat patients with diseased arteries of the heart caused by a build-up of fats, cholesterol and other substances from the blood that can reduce blood flow and lead to chest pain or a heart attack. More >>
ETMC Tyler has purchased an autofluorescent bronchoscope to detect early signs of lung cancer. The OncoLIFE device replaces the plain, white light used in bronchoscopes with autofluorescent light. "Identifying abnormal tissue, even before it has become cancerous, could greatly increase survival rates for these patients," said Dan Perrine, director of pulmonary services at ETMC. More >>
ETMC Tyler is using new technology to accelerate patient care in the emergency department. A new electronic "whiteboard," that is commonly used in hospitals, has replaced the traditional dry erase "whiteboard" with handwritten entries. The system will improve the workflow of physicians and nurses and organize and keep track of patients better. The information is automatically displayed in real time.More >>
CyberKnife of Texas, a collaborative effort between the ETMC Regional Healthcare System and Tyler Neurosurgical Associates PA, celebrates its first year of operation in November 2007. The Cyberknife® Stereotactic Radiosurgery System, over a $4 million investment, can treat tumors in the brain, chest, spine, pelvis, and abdomen - virtually anywhere in the body - with sub-millimeter accuracy.More >>
ETMC has earned the Nurse-FriendlyTM hospital designation of the Texas Nurses Association, a superior achievement certifying the hospital as having the ideal nursing practice environment. ETMC joins an elite group of 31 hospitals in the state who have earned the three-year designation.More >>
Stephen Rydzak, M.D., F.A.C.P. received October 13, a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Texas at Tyler for his established reputation as an internist with the ETMC First Physicians and as a specialist in hyperbaric medicine.More >>
Treating tumors in East Texas just got revolutionary.
That's because it can now be done with no incision, no anesthesia and no pain.
Treatment is administered using a new machine called CyberKnife", it's at the ETMC Cancer Institute" in Tyler. It offers hope for patients whose tumors were once considered inoperable or untreatable More >>