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  • Hendrick welcomes Dr. Rajendran

    Hendrick welcomes Dr. Rajendran

    Helping Patients Steer through Tough Times - Prejith Rajendran, MD - Nephrology

    Posted: 05/27/2020

    Hendrick Health System is proud to welcome the newest physician to our nephrology team, Prejith Rajendran, MD. Dr. Rajendran completed his medical education at the Academy of Medical Sciences, in Pariyaram, India, and Kannur University in Kerala, India. Dr. Rajendran served as research associate at North Shore Long Island Jewish Medical Center Renal Transplant Program and completed a residency in internal medicine at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in Elmhurst, New York. Following his residency,...

  • COVID-19 Lab Updates

    COVID-19 Lab Updates

    Posted: 05/12/2020

    The current COVID-19 pandemic has required every healthcare provider and medical service lines across the globe to quickly and radically change the way care is delivered. And because lab testing accounts for approximately 70 percent of all diagnoses, it’s vital that Hendrick Regional Laboratory remains at the forefront. From the collection of samples to the types of testing performed, Hendrick Regional Lab has worked tirelessly to provide the most-up-to-date services to the community. Hendrick Regional ...

  • Hendrick welcomes Dr. Goel

    Hendrick welcomes Dr. Goel

    Compassionate Inpatient Care – Bindu Goel, MD, Hospitalist

    Posted: 05/08/2020

    Hendrick is pleased to welcome Bindu Goel, MD, to Abilene. Dr. Bindu Goel earned her medical degree from Nilratan Sircar Medical College & Hospital, Calcutta University, in Kolkata, India, with extensive training in internal medicine, gynecology and obstetrics. Following medical school, she completed an internal medicine residency at Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center in Bronx, New York. Dr. Goel joins our hospitalist team and will provide inpatient care at Hendrick Medical Center. “As a physician, it is...

  • Hendrick continues to earn top grades for focus on patient safety

    Hendrick continues to earn top grades for focus on patient safety

    Posted: 05/01/2020

    As the nation continues to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more important than ever that hospitals focus on patient safety and help consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents and infections. To assist in this effort, The Leapfrog Group, a Washington D.C.-based organization aiming to improve healthcare quality and safety for consumers and purchasers, has released its new safety grades for Spring 2020, with Hendrick Health System earning the top grade of “A.” Develo...

  • Hendrick takes steps to expand access to local, mission-driven healthcare

    Hendrick takes steps to expand access to local, mission-driven healthcare

    Hendrick to purchase Abilene Regional Medical Center and Brownwood Regional Medical Center

    Posted: 04/27/2020

    Hendrick Health System has signed agreements to purchase Abilene Regional Medical Center (Abilene Regional) and Brownwood Regional Medical Center (Brownwood Regional) from affiliates of Community Health Systems, Inc. (CHS). The organizations anticipate finalizing the transactions by the fall of 2020, subject to state regulatory approval. “Throughout our more than 95-year history, we have met the healthcare needs of Abilene and surrounding areas,” said Brad Holland, president and CEO of Hendrick Health S...

  • Hendrick Health System’s COVID-19 Screening and Treatment tool improving testing efficiency

    Hendrick Health System’s COVID-19 Screening and Treatment tool improving testing efficiency

    Posted: 04/20/2020

    When Hendrick Health System announced its COVID-19 screening and treatment tool, no Taylor County residents had yet received a positive test result. Since then, hundreds of individuals have been assessed and tested for COVID-19 using the virtual system. With limited specimen collection supplies and no tests available in Abilene at the time of set-up, Hendrick leaders determined that offering a continuum of care tool would best meet the needs of its community, while maintaining the safest process for all...

  • Hendrick employees wear mask to protect themselves and others

    Hendrick employees wear mask to protect themselves and others

    Posted: 04/13/2020

    With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recent guidance urging Americans to wear cloth face coverings in public, Hendrick Health System is requiring all employees to wear masks to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. All employees in non-direct patient care roles, including administrators and nonclinical staff, will wear cloth masks. All medical personnel and staff members with direct patient care will wear masks and eye protection.  “We are all wearing masks to protect our co-wor...

  • Hendrick reports first confirmed COVID-19 patient

    Hendrick reports first confirmed COVID-19 patient

    Posted: 03/26/2020

    On Monday, March 26, Hendrick Medical Center was notified that a patient of high probability had tested positive for COVID-19. “Our entire staff has been working tirelessly behind the scenes preparing for the probability of COVID-19 in our community,” said Brad Holland. “For more than a month, our focus has been to ‘prepare for the worst and pray for the best.’ To date, our infection control department and COVID-19 task force actions have predominately been focused on infrastructure, supply chain, ...

  • Telehealth visits now available with Hendrick

    Telehealth visits now available with Hendrick

    Posted: 03/25/2020

    Hendrick Health System is now offering telehealth visits with Hendrick Provider Network (HPN) doctors and nurse practitioners, as well as Hendrick service lines, such as outpatient rehabilitation. Using the Hendrick patient portal FollowMyHealth, providers can conduct a video visit with new and existing patients. Patients must have an account with FollowMyHealth and be connected to Hendrick Medical Center and Hendrick Provider Network within the portal. Hendrick will contact patients first to ensure the...

  • Hendrick offers COVID-19 screening and treatment

    Hendrick offers COVID-19 screening and treatment

    Posted: 03/23/2020

    For the community’s safety and convenience, Hendrick has consolidated the screening through treatment process with our online COVID-19 Screening Tool. Text “covidhelp” to 325-216-4824 to begin. Anyone experiencing flu-like symptoms (fever, cough and shortness of breath) is encouraged to complete the online COVID-19 Screening. Patients may complete the online screening more than once, especially if symptoms have worsened. Based on your screening results, you will be given patient education or you will be...