Hodgeman County Health Center offers a wide range of services to meet the healthcare needs of the communities in the area. From Emergency and Acute Care to Wellness, HCHC strives to provide a full spectrum of quality health care. In addition to these services offered at the main facilities, the Hodgeman County Health Center complex also includes Long Term Care, O'Shea Memorial Clinic, and Bramley Place Senior Lifestyle Community.
The Nursing Department is staffed 24 hours per day, seven days a week. There is always a Registered Nurse on duty with the help of at least one Licensed Practical Nurse or Certified Nurse Aide. The care is given in a caring and understanding manner to all patients. This allows you, the patient, to be cared for as a whole person, not just a case or number.
The Emergency Room, located in the Acute Care Wing of Hodgeman County Health Center was modernized and rededicated in 2005 and can handle more patients with greater speed and efficiency. This unit is always available for medical emergencies, however, if our facility is unable to handle the seriousness of a case, we have the ability to transport a patient by ground or air ambulance.
This department combines the traditional Laboratory and Radiology services. The department is able to obtain and process most tests ordered by your physician (bloodwork, etc.). Less common test specimens are collected and sent by courier to the nearest lab facility capable of handling them, and the results will be returned to your physician. The department is able to perform CT scans on-site as needed, MRI tests are available on-site on a weekly basis. A new Cardiac Stress Test system enables the staff to perform cardiac evaluations at the facility. Mammograms are available on a bi-weekly basis. Sonogram studies are available twice weekly and in case of emergencies. Routine x-rays are done as needed. Trained personnel are on-call and available 24 hours a day and seven days a week.
Surgical procedures are available at HCHC on a scheduled basis. Your physician will call the hospital and the case will be set up on the next available day. We normally do surgical cases once a week. Cases can be done using either local or general anesthesia. We give personal attention to each patient and their family members.
HCHC offers a full-service physical therapy department staffed by a Certified Physical Therapist Assistant Monday through Friday. A Registered Physical Therapist is in-house once a week. There is a wide range of modalities that can be ordered by your physician, including an initial evaluation. These range from exercises, hot/cold therapy, paraffin, and teaching home exercise routines.
HCHC has a Cardiac Rehabilitation Department linked to the Hays Heart Center. We have a Registered Nurse in the exercise area who directs the programmed activity while monitoring the patient's heart activity. This allows the patient to increase cardiac endurance under medical supervision. The rehab is located in the Physical Therapy Department.
The Wellness Center, located in HCHC's Physical Therapy Department, is a community-centered fitness facility open to anyone who joins the program. A variety of fitness equipment is available for use to members. We have a staff who will assist you in starting a fitness program suited to your needs.
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