Hospital merger in East Texas

By Lakecia Shockley - email

Posted by Ellen Krafve - email

HENDERSON, TX (KLTV) - There is a huge hospital merger intent in East Texas. Henderson Memorial Hospital announced that they will be affiliated with East Texas Medical Center. ETMC and Henderson Memorial say the affiliation agreement is a win for both hospitals and their East Texas patients.

"The whole idea is that we need to treat as many patients from Henderson in Henderson to make the services of the medical community so complete that they can accommodate the needs of the community," said Elmer Ellis, CEO of ETMC.

After the affiliation is complete, Henderson Memorial's new name will be ETMC Henderson. ETMC says they plan to invest 15 million dollars over the next four years in updating Henderson Memorial.