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  • Hendrick continues participation in Medication Cleanout event on National Take Back Day, Oct. 26

    Hendrick continues participation in Medication Cleanout event on National Take Back Day, Oct. 26

    Posted: 10/14/2019

    The Abilene Fall Medication Cleanout is scheduled to coincide with National Take Back Day, Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center’s School of Pharmacy, located at 1718 Pine St. Since 2011, Hendrick Health System has been working with Texas Panhandle Poison Center, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center's School of Pharmacy, Abilene Police Department and Taylor Alliance for Prevention to keep residents safe by disposing of medications in an envi...

  • Hendrick welcomes Dr. Deal to Brownwood

    Hendrick welcomes Dr. Deal to Brownwood

    Comprehensive Orthopedic Care – James H. Deal, MD, Orthopedic Surgery

    Posted: 10/10/2019

    Hendrick Health System welcomes James H. Deal, MD, to practice orthopedics in Brownwood. Dr. Deal earned his undergraduate degree from Texas Tech University and medical degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock. After medical school, he completed an orthopedic surgery residency at Atlanta Medical Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Deal is married with two children. “I look forward to helping my patients overcome debility and injury to improve their quality of life,” said Dr. Deal....

  • Summer program at Hendrick beneficial to local students and organization

    Summer program at Hendrick beneficial to local students and organization

    Posted: 08/19/2019

    Each summer, local students have the opportunity to participate in Hendrick Health System’s Junior Volunteer Program. These volunteers are placed to work in various departments throughout the hospital, including Admissions, Central Supply, First Perk Coffee Cafe, Sterile Processing and the Gift Shop at Hendrick. “This program is a great opportunity for both the students and our employees,” said Marsha Brigman, manager for volunteer services at Hendrick. “The students are exposed to many career opportuni...

  • Hendrick Health System nationally recognized for advanced patient record environment

    Hendrick Health System nationally recognized for advanced patient record environment

    One of 63 organizations to earn highest distinction

    Posted: 08/19/2019

    Hendrick Health System has been nationally recognized for reaching Stage 7 for the Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) from Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). This designation is awarded to institutions that leverage information technology to maximize healthcare, and places Hendrick in an elite group with only 62 other U.S. healthcare organizations to have achieved the final stage. “The implementation of software technology and medical devices have allo...

  • Hendrick Regional Blood Center to close southside draw station, Aug. 30

    Hendrick Regional Blood Center to close southside draw station, Aug. 30

    Posted: 08/05/2019

    Hendrick Regional Blood Center will close its draw station located inside Hendrick Medical Plaza on Buffalo Gap Road on Aug. 30. “Thank you to our loyal blood donors who donated at our southside location,” said Amanda Wherry, coordinator for Hendrick Regional Laboratory and Blood Center. “Every donation saves lives in our community, and we appreciate our donors continued dedication to our mission.” The draw station is closing as a result of lower than expected donor visits, as well as space needs for ad...

  • Hendrick welcomes Dr. Gomez

    Hendrick welcomes Dr. Gomez

    Advocate for the Wellbeing of Children – Claudia Gomez, MD, Pediatrics

    Posted: 08/01/2019

    Hendrick Health System welcomes Claudia Gomez, MD, to Abilene. Dr. Gomez completed her bachelor’s degree in biology at Baylor University before earning her medical degree at Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara School of Medicine in Mexico. She completed a pre-internship at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, as well as a pediatric residency at Texas Tech University Health Science Center in El Paso. “I enjoy pediatrics because children are incredibly resilient. Seeing them get better and thrive is so rewardin...

  • Hendrick offers free health-related support groups for community

    Hendrick offers free health-related support groups for community

    Posted: 07/31/2019

    Hendrick Health System offers a variety of support groups for the community. Support groups bring together people who are going through or have gone through similar experiences. For many, a health-related support group may fill a gap between medical treatment and the need for emotional support. While Hendrick support groups vary in format and meeting dates, all offer a safe place for participants to connect with each other, engage in relevant discussions and learn new information and strategies. Click h...

  • Hendrick welcomes Dr. Udayakumar

    Hendrick welcomes Dr. Udayakumar

    Putting Patients First – Prabhu Deepak Udayakumar, MD, Rheumatology

    Posted: 07/23/2019

    Hendrick Health System welcomes Prabhu Deepak Udayakumar, MD, to Abilene to practice rheumatology. Dr. Udayakumar most recently served in Minnesota as a clinical assistant professor at the University of Minnesota and a staff rheumatologist at Fairview Clinics. Dr. Udayakumar completed his rheumatology fellowship and post-doctoral certificate in clinical and translational science at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. He earned his medical degree at Madras Medical College in India and served as chief residen...

  • Hendrick Health System earns multiple awards for cardiac and stroke care

    Hendrick Health System earns multiple awards for cardiac and stroke care

    Posted: 07/19/2019

    Hendrick Health System was recognized today during a special presentation for outstanding quality achievement in cardiac and stroke care. The 2019 recognitions include the Mission: Lifeline ® Silver Receiving Quality Achievement Award, the Mission: Lifeline ® NSTEMI Silver Quality Achievement Award and American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines ® Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. “We are proud to work for an organization ...

  • 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...