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  • Hendrick welcomes Dr. Sweet

    Hendrick welcomes Dr. Sweet

    Patient-Centered Pain Management - James Sweet, MD, Pain Managment

    Posted: 07/29/2020

    Hendrick welcomes James Sweet, MD, to the Big Country to provide pain management care. Dr. Sweet is a graduate of Texas A&M University College of Medicine. He completed a residency in anesthesiology at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and a pain management fellowship at the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Louisville, Kentucky.  "I look forward to serving my community, getting to know my patients and helping people find relief from pain," said Sweet. He is excited to...

  • Hendrick Regional Blood Center offering COVID-19 Antibody Testing with Blood Donation

    Hendrick Regional Blood Center offering COVID-19 Antibody Testing with Blood Donation

    Posted: 07/20/2020

    Hendrick Regional Blood Center is now offering COVID-19 antibody testing at no-charge for donors who successfully donate. Beginning today, July 20, blood that is collected at our Blood Center or at one of our mobile blood drives, will be tested for coronavirus antibodies. The antibody test is a blood test designed to detect antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. This test is not designed for the diagnosis of acute infection, but can be used as an indicator that an individual has been ...

  • Hendrick Health System recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work in Healthcare"

    Hendrick Health System recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work in Healthcare"

    Posted: 07/19/2020

    Hendrick Health System has been selected by Modern Healthcare as one of the “2020 Best Places to Work in Healthcare.” “We are very proud to be included once again among such a prestigious group of healthcare organizations,” said Brad Holland, president and CEO for Hendrick Health System. “Creating and maintaining an engaged workforce is critical to everyone - our employees, our organization and our community. I believe the ‘Best Places to Work in Healthcare’ recognition reflects our daily commitment to ...

  • Types of COVID-19 Testing

    Types of COVID-19 Testing

    Posted: 07/17/2020

    Currently, there are two main types of testing associated with COVID-19. They include diagnostic tests and antibody tests. A diagnostic test is exactly that – a test used to diagnose active coronavirus infections. Healthcare facilities and providers use two different diagnostic tests to determine infection. The Molecular (RT-PCR)  test is the gold standard for diagnosing COVID-19. It detects the virus’ genetic material through a nasal swab. The collected sample is sent to a lab for results.  A...

  • Hendrick Regional Blood Center accepting Convalescent Plasma

    Hendrick Regional Blood Center accepting Convalescent Plasma

    Posted: 07/15/2020

    Hendrick Regional Blood Center is now collecting convalescent plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients. As part of a research trial overseen by Mayo Clinic, Hendrick is offering convalescent plasma therapy as an option for physicians treating individuals with severe COVID-19.   Studies show that antibodies develop in patients who have recovered from COVID-19. Through a special process, a donor’s blood is collected and separated– only removing the donor’s plasma. The rest of the blood components are ...

  • Hendrick Health System named 2020 Gallup Exceptional Workplace Award Winner

    Hendrick Health System named 2020 Gallup Exceptional Workplace Award Winner

    Posted: 07/07/2020

    Hendrick Health System has been recognized as one of the most engaged workplace cultures in the world, earning the 2020 Gallup Exceptional Workplace Award (GEWA) for the 14 th consecutive year. Hendrick is one of two organization worldwide that have received the award, formerly known as the Gallup Great Workplace Award, every year since its creation. The elite group of 38 award recipients have all built cultures where employees want to come to work, are driven by the organization’s mission and purpose a...

  • Hendrick Health System urges community to "Mask Up"

    Hendrick Health System urges community to "Mask Up"

    Posted: 07/06/2020

    With COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations rapidly increasing, Gov. Greg Abbott has issued a mandate to Texas residents to wear face coverings over the mouth and nose while in a business or building open to the public, as well as outdoor public spaces, whenever social distancing isn’t possible. Hendrick Health System has joined city leaders and local businesses in urging the community to Mask Up When You Head Out . Because cloth face coverings may prevent the person wearing the mask from spreading respira...

  • Recent surge of COVID-19 cases underscores importance of precautions

    Recent surge of COVID-19 cases underscores importance of precautions

    Posted: 06/26/2020

    Communities across Texas have been experiencing increased COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. Hendrick Health System is prepared and has been providing safe, quality healthcare, while reserving 15 percent of its capacity for possible COVID-19 patients. As a trusted healthcare partner, Hendrick has been vigilant in its preparations and safety precautions to keep patients, visitors and staff safe. National experts speculate the recent surge in positive cases could be attributed to poor adherence of socia...

  • Hendrick Health System to open urgent care clinics in Abilene and Brownwood

    Hendrick Health System to open urgent care clinics in Abilene and Brownwood

    Posted: 06/22/2020

    Hendrick Health System is pleased to announce plans to build three urgent care clinics – two in Abilene and one in Brownwood. Hendrick Urgent Care will provide fast, convenient medical treatment for injuries and illnesses, ranging from broken bones and cuts to ear infections and coughs. “Our state-of-the-art urgent care facilities will offer community access to quality treatment within the Hendrick system,” said Brad Holland, president and CEO for Hendrick Health System. “It never fails – you don’t get ...

  • Understanding the metformin recall

    Understanding the metformin recall

    Posted: 06/17/2020

    With so much publicity surrounding the recent voluntary recall on metformin, determining next steps can be difficult. To help alleviate the confusion, Hendrick Professional Pharmacy Manager Greg Young, has simplified information on the recall of this prescription drug used to control high blood sugar. Metformin is not the problem . Metformin, itself, is safe. The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) is concerned with an impurity that has been found in some batches of the drug. The impurity could be present...