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  • Hendrick Hospice Care named 2019 Hospice Honors recipient

    Hendrick Hospice Care named 2019 Hospice Honors recipient

    Posted: 06/07/2019

    Hendrick Hospice Care has been named a 2019 Hospice Honors recipient by HEALTHCARE first , a leading provider of billing and coding services, Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) surveys and advanced analytics. (CAHPS is a series of patient surveys rating healthcare experiences in the United States.) Hospice Honors is a prestigious program that recognizes hospices providing the highest level of quality as measured from the caregiver’s point of view. “I am proud of our dedicate...

  • Hendrick earns CEO Cancer Gold Standard™​re-accreditation

    Hendrick earns CEO Cancer Gold Standard™​re-accreditation

    Posted: 06/06/2019

    Hendrick Health System has earned CEO Cancer Gold Standard re-accreditation for maintaining a strong commitment to the health of its employees and satisfying the latest comprehensive requirements of the Gold Standard . “This accreditation showcases Hendrick Health System’s commitment to provide the highest quality of care in regards to the health of its employees and the fight against cancer," said Ali Holamon, senior practice manager for Hendrick Cancer Center. “Through the efforts of Hendrick Cancer C...

  • Hendrick Health System begins work on Community Health Needs Assessment

    Hendrick Health System begins work on Community Health Needs Assessment

    Community input requested

    Posted: 05/31/2019

    Over the next several weeks, Hendrick Health System will be conducting a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) to identify what the community considers to be the top needs of residents in medical care and access, mental health care and transportation services, as well as other areas. Hendrick has retained Crescendo Consulting to assist in the process of documenting top healthcare needs and how the community compares to other communities. Through a simple survey, the community can participate in the p...

  • Hendrick Cancer Center hosts celebration for cancer survivors, June 3

    Hendrick Cancer Center hosts celebration for cancer survivors, June 3

    Posted: 05/30/2019

    In honor of National Survivor's Day, Hendrick Cancer Center is celebrating survivorship by saying “Adiós” to cancer, Monday, June 3, in Hendrick Medical Center’s Shelton Building lobby, 2000 Pine St.  Cancer survivors and their families are invited to attend this come-and-go event, from 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., where they can connect with other survivors and learn about wellness, symptom management, nutrition and community resources. Major advances in cancer prevention, early detection and treatment hav...

  • May is Stroke Awareness Month

    May is Stroke Awareness Month

    Posted: 05/20/2019

    What health condition is 80 percent preventable? The answer - Stroke. During national Stroke Awareness Month, Hendrick Health System is encouraging the spread of stroke awareness, from prevention and risk factor management to symptom recognition and response. Identifying the risk factors is the first step. While age, genetics, ethnicity and gender cannot be changed, controlling other factors through lifestyle choices can greatly reduce the risk for stroke. Controllable Risk Factors High blood pressure D...

  • Hendrick celebrates opening of new medical plaza in Brownwood, May 24

    Hendrick celebrates opening of new medical plaza in Brownwood, May 24

    Posted: 05/19/2019

    Hendrick Health System will celebrate the opening of a new medical office building in Brownwood with a Ribbon Cutting and Open House, May 24, from 1-3 p.m. Hendrick Medical Plaza is located at 2371 Crockett Dr., Brownwood, adjacent to the Hendrick Surgery Center. A brief program and Ribbon Cutting is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. The 20,500 square-foot building includes multiple primary care and specialty provider offices, as well as outpatient services for physical therapy, imaging and cardiac testing, lab, ...

  • Hendrick named as one of the nation’s best places to work in healthcare

    Hendrick named as one of the nation’s best places to work in healthcare

    Posted: 05/16/2019

    Hendrick Health System has been selected by Modern Healthcare as one of the 2019 Best Places to Work in Healthcare. The award program identifies and recognizes outstanding employers in the healthcare industry nationwide. Hendrick is one of 18 Texas healthcare facilities included on this year’s list. “To be singled out as a top employer in the healthcare industry is a testament to our commitment for an empowered and satisfied workforce,” said Brad Holland, president and CEO for Hendrick Health System. “W...

  • Hendrick Health System receives ‘A’ for patient safety

    Hendrick Health System receives ‘A’ for patient safety

    Posted: 05/15/2019

    Hendrick Health System has been awarded another ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group ’s Spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade . The designation recognizes Hendrick’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing safer healthcare. The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit organization committed to improving healthcare quality and safety for consumers and purchasers, assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, inju...

  • Hendrick honors Michele Simmons as 2019 Nurse Manager of the Year

    Hendrick honors Michele Simmons as 2019 Nurse Manager of the Year

    Posted: 05/14/2019

    Michele Simmons, MSN, RN, CNML, was recently recognized as Hendrick Health System's Nurse Manager of the Year. Simmons first knew she wanted to become a nurse when she was only three years old. And at age 14, she began her nursing career as a nurse aide. Simmons continued her education, receiving her LVN and RN licenses, as well as earning a bachelor’s of science in nursing and a master’s degree in nursing with a focus in Leadership. Simmons began her career at Hendrick as a staff nurse and current...

  • Surgery Center celebrates milestone month

    Surgery Center celebrates milestone month

    Posted: 05/14/2019

    In April, Hendrick Surgery Center in Brownwood celebrated a milestone month with 115 surgical cases. This was the highest number of cases for the surgery center since it opened in May 2017. Hendrick Surgery Center offers same-day surgery for specialties including gastroenterology, orthopedics, gynecology, pain management, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, podiatry and plastic surgery.