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  • Hendrick offers less invasive procedure as alternative for at-risk heart patients

    Hendrick offers less invasive procedure as alternative for at-risk heart patients

    Posted: 12/05/2019

    Hendrick Health System is now offering high-risk cardiac patients a minimally invasive procedure to replace diseased aortic valves. Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) is a viable alternative for those patients who cannot undergo open heart surgery. “Because Hendrick is committed to bringing state-of-the-art technologies to our community, high-risk patients affected by aortic valve disease now have a surgical option for valve replacement,” said Dr. Joji Varghese, interventional cardiologi...

  • Hendrick Pulmonary Rehab offers free screening for COPD Month

    Hendrick Pulmonary Rehab offers free screening for COPD Month

    Posted: 11/22/2019

    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a leading cause of death in the nation, with more than 65 million Americans affected and millions more unaware they have it. COPD is an umbrella term used to describe progressive lung diseases, including emphysema, chronic bronchitis and refractory (non-reversible) asthma. To raise awareness of COPD, Hendrick Pulmonary Rehabilitation is offering free COPD screenings. “Patients often visit their doctors with complaints of shortness of breath, wheezing ...

  • Hendrick welcomes Dr. Olanrewaju

    Hendrick welcomes Dr. Olanrewaju

    Patient-Centered Medical Care – Oyewole Olanrewaju, MD, Family Practice

    Posted: 11/20/2019

    Hendrick Health System is pleased to welcome Oyewole Olanrewaju, MD, to our team of primary care physicians. Dr. Olanrewaju comes to Abilene from Southern California Permanente Medical Group in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. He received his medical degree at the University of Ilorin College of Health Sciences in Nigeria and served as family medicine chief resident at the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, as well as a member ...

  • Hendrick offers free education and assistance for Marketplace insurance enrollment on Nov. 22 and Dec. 6

    Hendrick offers free education and assistance for Marketplace insurance enrollment on Nov. 22 and Dec. 6

    Posted: 11/06/2019

    Hendrick Health System is offering two opportunities for the community to receive free education and enrollment assistance for Marketplace insurance plans. The Enrollment Educational Fairs are scheduled for Friday, Nov. 22 and Friday Dec. 6 in Hendrick Medical Center’s Shelton Building lobby, located at 2000 Pine St., from 4-7 p.m.  Certified application counselors from Hendrick will answer questions and assist individuals who wish to apply for Marketplace insurance plans. Participants should bring...

  • Hendrick Health System nationally recognized with ‘A’ for hospital safety

    Hendrick Health System nationally recognized with ‘A’ for hospital safety

    Posted: 11/06/2019

    Hendrick Health System was awarded an ‘A’ in fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction  recognizing achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization driven by employers and other purchasers of healthcare committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. “We are proud to be recognized again by The Leapfrog Group for our record of providing quali...

  • Hendrick celebrates opening of new outpatient rehab facility for children

    Hendrick celebrates opening of new outpatient rehab facility for children

    Posted: 11/04/2019

    Today, Hendrick Health System celebrated the opening of its new freestanding pediatric therapy gym. The 4,170 square-foot facility replaces the therapy gym that was housed in the Hendrick Center for Rehabilitation (HCR). “The opening of the pediatric therapy gym at Hendrick Center Rehabilitation is a dream come true for our patients and our therapists,” said Brian Bessent, vice president at Hendrick. “The hope to expand our services and have a dedicated space to serve the needs of the children in our co...

  • 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...