Anesthesia

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Palliative Care

For Employers

Cardiopulmonary

Imaging

Laboratory

Outpatient Specialty Clinic

Sleep Center

Wound Care Center

Uvalde Hospice

WorkSTEPS

Crossroads Behavioral Health

Physical Therapy

Outpatient Services

Inpatient Services

Women’s Imaging Center

Pre- Op Information

Education & Classes

Obstetrics (OB)

Speech Therapy

Anesthesia services are provided through EmCare, the nations leading anesthesia services company. To learn more about EmCare visit their website at www.emcare.com or click here.

For anesthesia employment inquiries, please contact:

Thomas J. Nordwick, FACHE                                          
Hospital Administrator/CEO
t.nordwick@umhtx.org
(830) 278- 6251 ext. 1131

Linda S. Walker, RHIA, CPMSM, CCS
Chief Physician Officer
l.walker@umhtx.org
(830) 278- 6251 ext. 1167

Uvalde Medical and Surgical Associates is a specialty physician practice with expertise in cardiology, general surgery, orthopeadic surgery, and sports medicine.

 

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Jack A. Conoley, M.D.
Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine

Sandra Boenig, D.O.
General Surgery & Breast Surgery

Jairo Ramirez, M.D.
Cardiology
​Palliative care focuses on the physical, psychological, and spiritual needs of patients and their loved ones who are living with life-limiting illnesses.

Palliative care can be provided at any stage of illness and integrated with all other medical treatments. Providing comfort, preserving dignity and promoting quality of life are all important to our team. The palliative care team is here for you if you need answers, relief, expertise, and individualized care.

Palliative care may be especially helpful if you:

  • Have a serious, life-limiting illness such as heart failure, advanced lung disease, cancer, AIDS, liver or kidney problems, neurological disease, or dementia
  • Have significant discomfort
  • Are seriously ill and facing questions about the future
  • Are confused about your medical conditions and choices

Services Provided

  • Treatment to relieve pain and other symptoms
  • Emotional and spiritual support
  • Excellent communication and coordination of care
  • Assistance and support treatment choices and decisions
  • Help in planning for care after the hospital

For additional information on our Palliative Care team, please contact (830) 278- 6691.

Our cardiac and pulmonary care department provides access to state-of-the-art cardiac diagnostics.

Cardiopulmonary services include:

  • Stress tests
  • Echocardiograms
  • Holter monitors
  • EKGs
  • Pulmonary function testing
  • Ambulatory blood pressure testing
  • Cardiac programs for heart and respiratory patients
Imaging services are available through the Radiology department

Our radiology department prides itself on having top-of-the-line equipment that rivals technology found in metropolitan facilities.

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Imaging services available include:

  • Bone densitometry studies (DEXA)
  • CAT scans
  • Digital mammography
  • MRI/MRA imaging
  • Nuclear medicine studies
  • Ultrasound imaging
  • Echocardiography
  • Stereotactic biopsies

Our radiology department is also home to the new Women's Imaging Center. Opened in April, 2014 the center provides a private, comfortable, and custom environment for women seeking preventative care and diagnostic imaging services.

For additional information on imaging services available, our imaging technology, or to schedule an appointment, please call (830) 278- 6251 ext. 1518.

The lab offers the following services:

  • Immunohematology (Blood Bank)
  • Blood pH and Gases
  • Clinical Chemistry
  • Diagnostic Immunology
  • Diagnostic Serology
  • Hematology
  • Coagulation
  • Urinalysis (UA)
  • Phlebotomy Services
  • Frozen Sections
  • Urine and Breath Alcohol Testing

To schedule an appointment or learn more about our laboratory services, please call (830) 278- 6251 ext. 1140.

The Outpatient Specialty Clinic provides an opportunity for patients in our service area to have access to specialty physicians locally. The clinic eliminates the hassle of traveling out of town to receive specialty services.

Service available through the Specialty Clinic include

  • Cardiology
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Nephrology
  • Podiatry
  • Psychiatry
  • Pulmonology
  • Pediatric Cardiology

Outpatient Specialty Clinic Calendar

 

For additional information on specialists that visit the Outpatient Specialty Clinic, please contact (830) 278- 6251 ext. 1430.

The Sleep Center at Uvalde Memorial Hospital conducts studies on patients to diagnose sleep disorders.

These studies can identify if a patient is suffering from sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome and bruxism. Sleep studies are typically conducted over a two night stay in which you will sleep in a private room and our trained professionals will monitor your breathing, heart rate and brain-wave activity. At the end of the study, a report will be provided to your physician.

For more information about the Sleep Center or to schedule an appointment, call (866) 575- 3372.

Wound healing is a complex process and when healing is disrupted, specialized intervention is often necessary.

The Wound Care Center takes an intensive, multi-disciplinary approach to focus on healing wounds as rapidly as possible and treating the underlying causes that compromise the healing process.

A surprising number of people require wound care at some point in their lives. A minimum of 15 percent of patients with diabetes will have chronic, non-healing wounds during their lifetimes. There are many other conditions that can contribute to non-healing wounds, such as peripheral vascular disease, arterial or venous ulcers, traumatic injury, radiation therapy, lymphedema, and complications following surgery. Wound care is a procedure to clean the wound and prevent or stop infection. It helps the wound heal better and faster. During the procedure, caregivers will clean the wound through a sterile technique.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Uvalde Memorial Hospital's Wound Care Center also offers Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) for treatment of problematic wounds, which benefit from the high-intensity oxygenation this therapy provides. HBOT is also used to treat the effects of radiation, poorly healing skin flaps and grafts, infected bone, decompression sickness and variety of other illnesses.

Uvalde Memorial Hospital Wound Care Center is an experienced provider of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in South Texas, providing exceptional care to patients since 1997. Currently, our Wound Care Center is proud to have 3 Hyperbaric chambers available to patients.

For more detailed information regarding both our wound care and hyperbaric treatment services, please call us at (830) 278- 6251 ext. 1377.

Hospice is a type and philosophy of care provided by a team of health care professionals who maximize comfort for a person with a life limiting illness by reducing pain and addressing physical, psuchological, social, and spiritual needs. Hospice aims to bring comfort, self-respect, and tranquility to people nearing the end of life.

Hospice Goals

  1. Relieve pain and symptoms
  2. Provide support and care to the patient and family

Services Provided

  • Physician home visits
  • Nursing care
  • Certified nurse aide services
  • Physical therapy services
  • Medical social services
  • Medical supplies
  • Medication for symptom management and pain relief
  • Nutritional and dietary counseling
  • Spiritual care for patient and family
  • Volunteer support
  • Bereavement and counseling support

Referrals

Referrals can be made by anyone.

For additional information on Uvalde Hospice or to make a referral, please call (830) 278- 6691.

WorkSTEPS is the leading provider of functional employment testing in the nation, and was founded to meet a critical employer need – to create a medically safe, legally compliant, scientific ,and objective means of matching a worker’s functional capabilities with the essential functions of the job.

Uvalde Memorial Hospital is a WorkSTEPS affiliated hospital and offers a suite of services including:

  • post-offer pre-employment testing,
  • post-employment testing which includes fit-for-duty testing,
  • functional capacity evaluations,
  • and sincerity-of-effort testing.

To learn more or schedule an appointment, please call WorkSTEPS at (830) 278- 6251 ext. 1621.

Crossroads helps patients deal with emotional and mental distress caused by life transitions.

Crossroads Behavioral Health Services is an outpatient program that provides customized treatment to adults 65 years of age and older suffering from mental and/or emotional decline.

Many times, life transitions make it difficult to experience a healthy and rewarding quality of life. Life transitions might include grief and loss, loss of independence due to the aging process, and/or health issues such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and arthritis.

Crossroads helps deal with emotional and mental distress of these transitions by providing quality of treatment in a safe, caring, and confidential setting.

Therapeutic group sessions provide patients the opportunity to examine, process, and manage stress related transitions.

Services Provided

Group Therapy                                     Family & Individual Therapy                           Coping Skills & Strategies                       Grief & Loss Resolution

Indicators Crossroads Might Be Right For You

  • Lack of Energy or Motivation
  • Avoiding Family and Friends
  • Change in Appetite
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Changes in Mood
  • Withdrawn
  • Constant Worry
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Confused Thinking
  • Feelings of Sadness and Loneliness
  • Loss of Interest in Daily Activities
  • Feeling Hopeless and Helpless

Recognizing signs and symptoms of emotional distress is an essential first step towards treatment and recovery. Crossroads provides clinical assessment at not cost to determine and individual's need for treatment. Patient will be under the direct care of the program physciatrist along with qualified, licensed staff who will provide customized care to help patients cope.

The rehabilitation team focuses on acquiring functional independence through rehabilitation, adaptation, or remediation. Quality of life and achieving maximum potential are our main patient concerns.

Physical therapy is used as treatment for a wide range of diagnoses including but not limited to:

Athletic or Musculoskeletal InjuriesWorkSTEPS or Employment TestingDegenerative Joint Disease
Rotator Cuff Injuries/RepairsDevelopmental DelayChronic Obstructive Cardio/Pulmonary Disease
Hand InjuriesBirth DefectsCerebral Palsy
Total Joint ReplacementsCarpal Tunnel SyndromeMultiple Sclerosis
Fractures of the ExtremityRheumatoid ArthritisMuscular Dystrophy
Amutation of Upper/Lower ExtremityOsteoporosisReflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome

There are many surgical services available at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. Depending on the surgical need a patient may stay at the hospital or potentially go home on the same day as the surgery takes place. Uvalde Memorial Hospital is privileged to have specialty surgeons, general surgeons, and family practitioners available to perform a wide array of procedures for patients.

Surgical Services Include:

  • Ophthalmology
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Podiatry
  • Dental
  • General Surgery
  • Gynecology
  • Breast

Pre-Operation Appointment

  • Contact our pre-op nurse to schedule a pre-operation appointment.
  • This appointment can be scheduled as soon as you have confirmed your procedure date with your physician.
  • Registration will be completed at your pre-op visit.
  • At your pre-op visit you will receive information concerning your procedure and be given the opportunity to speak with a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) about anesthesia you might receive.
  • Any pre-procedure tests (ex: labs, EKGs) will be done at this appointment.
  • You will be given a tour of the hospital and surgery facility.
  • You will be given the opportunity to ask any questions you may have concerning your procedure.

For additional information on surgical services or to schedule your pre-operation appointment, call (830) 278- 6251 ext. 1187.

There are many surgical services available at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. Depending on the surgical need a patient may stay at the hospital or potentially go home on the same day as the surgery takes place. Uvalde Memorial Hospital is privileged to have specialty surgeons, general surgeons, and family practitioners available to perform a wide array of procedures for patients.

Surgical Services Include:

  • Opthalmology
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Podiatry
  • Dental
  • General Surgery
  • Gynecology
  • Breast

Pre-Operation Appointment

  • Contact our pre-op nurse to schedule a pre-operation appointment.
  • This appointment can be scheduled as soon as you have confirmed your procedure date with your physician.
  • Registration will be completed at your pre-op visit.
  • At your pre-op visit you will receive information concerning your procedure and be given the opportunity to speak with a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) about anesthesia you might receive.
  • Any pre-procedure tests (ex: labs, EKGs) will be done at this appointment.
  • You will be given a tour of the hospital and surgery facility.
  • You will be given the opportunity to ask any questions you may have concerning your procedure.

For additional information on surgical services or to schedule your pre-operation appointment, call (830) 278- 6251 ext. 1187.

Opened in April of 2014, the Women's Imaging Center at Uvalde Memorial Hospital provides a private, comfortable, and custom environment for women seeking preventative care and diagnostic imaging services.

Digital mammograms, stereotactic biopsies, ultrasounds, and bone density studies are housed together in the Center. The center also has a private waiting room and sub-waiting and changing area. The center is conveniently located directly off of the main registration and emergency room lobby at the Kessler Drive entrance of the hospital.

The Equipment

  • The Philips MicroDose digital mammography unit is newly purchased and provides patients with access to top-of-the-line care. The unit produces less radiation than analog and other digital units. Requiring less compression and anatomically curved and warmed breast support the unit also leads to increased patient comfort.
  • The Hologic MultiCare Platinum Stereotactic unit provides cutting edge technology to perform breast biopsies.

Contact our Women's Imaging Center at (830) 278- 6251 ext. 1517 today for additional information about our services or to schedule an appointment.

Pre-op services are available Monday - Friday from 8:00am - 5:00pm. To schedule a pre-op appointment, call (830) 278-6251 ext. 1615.

 A pre-op appointment will allow you to complete the registration process for your surgical procedure prior to your surgery date. In addition, patients receive detailed information about their procedure, how to prepare, and what to expect following their surgery at this time. The pre-op appointment is an opportunity to ask questions about the procedure and become familiar with what to expect.

Education & Classes
Our childbirth class is designed to help parents prepare for the arrival of their newborn. Parents will feel comfortable knowing what to expect during the labor and delivery process and acquire the knowledge to care for the newborn baby at home.

This class provides important information about the development of your baby, anatomy of your body, nutrition, breathing techniques, and much more. This full day course for new parents and experienced parents is recommended to be taken two to three months before your due date. Your support person is encouraged to attend with you.

Classes are offered FREE of charge to the public.

Class Agenda-9:00am-3:00pm

  • Anatomy & Nutrition 
  • Preterm Labor
  • Labor and Roles of the Coach 
  • Pain Management
  • Breathing Techniques 
  • Breastfeeding 
  • Hospital Preparations 
  • Postpartum Recovery 
  • Postpartum Depression 
  • Infant Care
  • Anatomy & Nutrition

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For additional information or to sign up for a class, please call the Women's and Newborns' Center at 278-6251 ext. 1121.

 

Obstetrics (OB)
Whether it's your first child or an addition to your family, Uvalde Memorial Hospital is the right place to welcome your baby into the world.

Our maternity wing offers private birthing rooms allowing patients and their families to experience a feeling of home while they are here. Our labor and delivery rooms offer ample room for physicians and nurses to provide needed care and your family to provide support.

Our Specialty

Our caring, friendly staff will give you the personal attention and care you need to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Your care is managed by your doctor and our registered nurses. Registered nurses in the Women's and Newborns' center complete extensive training and all hold S.T.A.B.L.E. and PALS certifications amongst many others.

Education For You

  • If you are expecting, Childbirth Education Classes are held monthly free of charge.
  • If you are a new mom and have questions about yourself or your newborns, Mommy and Me classes are offered weekly free of charge

Please remember that our professional staff is just a phone call away.

For more detailed information regarding obstetric services or educational courses, please contact the Women's and Newborns' Center at (830) 278- 6251 ext. 1121.

Offering specialized speech services for all ages - from geriatric to pediatric.

Speech therapy is used as treatment for a wide range of diagnoses including but not limited to:

StrokeBrain InjuryDysphagia
StutteringAuditory Processing Disorders         
Articulation Disorders
Memory Deficits/Impairments         
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Language Impairments
Vocal Nodules/Polyps
Spasmodic Dysphonia
Cerebral Palsy
Parkinson's Disease
LaryngectomyAttention Deficit Disorder         
Apraxia of Speech
Vocal Fold Paralysis
Developmental Delays
Cleft Palate

*Symptoms may develop gradually or suddenly and anyone can develop a speech and language impairment.

Symptoms of Potential Therapy Patients:

  • Difficulty forming words
  • Slurred speech
  • Hoarse voice or voice disturbances
  • Difficulty understanding written or spoken words
  • Hearing loss
  • Inability to recall known words
  • Ongoing difficulty expressing certain sounds or words
  • Facial weakness following a stroke or head trauma
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Complications due to neuro-muscular disease

Obtain a referral from your doctor and call (830) 278-6251 ext. 1621 or fax the referral to (830) 591-0690.