5 STAR RATING

Posted by on Jan 2, 2018 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 5 STAR RATING

Glen Rose Medical Center received a 5 STAR rating for 2017, an honor less than 10% of hospitals in the nation receive. Texas has 651 hospitals, Glen Rose Medical Center was 1 of the 33 that were awarded the 5 STAR rating. The overall rating summarizes up to 57 Quality measures reflecting common conditions (heart attacks & pneumonia), timely and effective care, complications and deaths, as well as patient satisfaction scores. The overall rating ranges from 1 to 5 stars with the most common rating being 3 stars. GRMC has consistently rated 4 stars until the last comparison update where GRMC received 5 stars. Glen Rose Medical Center is extremely proud of this rating and are even more proud of the entire staff of Glen Rose Medical Center; they are the backbone of our hospital. To compare hospitals visit www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare, to view Glen Rose Medical Center’s current HCAHPS scores visit www.glenrosemedicalcenter.com, click on the about tab, scroll to Patient Satisfaction (click) and scroldown to HCAHPS...

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September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Posted by on Sep 11, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, Glen Rose Medical Center and Glen Rose Healthcare wants all the guys out there 40 and older to have a conversation with their primary healthcare provider about prostate health. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men worldwide. With early detection, it is very a very curable cancer, with a 5 year survival rate of almost 99%. So, what do you do about it? Set up, and keep an appointment with your doctor for a yearly …exam to cover wellness and men’s health issues. Have the conversation about signs and symptoms of prostate trouble, as well as the value pf a PSA blood test. Glen Rose Healthcare would like to help by offering a free PSA blood test for the month of September. Just stop by Glen Rose Healthcare doctor’s clinic, Monday-Thursday 9-4,a nd Friday 9-12 and ask for the PSA lab form, then proceed to the lab at Glen Rose Medical Center, no appointment...

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Glen Rose Medical Center Shows Off

Posted by on Jul 25, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Glen Rose Medical Center Shows Off

Glen Rose Medical Center is happy to show off two new passenger vans used for patient transport. Some of you may have seen the vans around Glen Rose and surrounding communities. The vans were made possible by a matching grant from the Texas Department of Agriculture, State Office of Rural Health and funds donated by the Dr. Roger E. Marks Healthcare Foundation, United Fund of Somervell County and the Glen Rose Lions Club. To qualify for the grant, funds had to be raised to m…atch the grant amount. The Dr. Roger E. Marks Healthcare Foundation held their first annual golf tournament in November of 2016 with a lofty goal of raising $25,000. With word out to other organizations the Glen Rose Lions Club and United Fund of Somervell County immediately responded with monetary commitments for any shortfall of the $25,000 goal which was necessary to qualify for the matching grant. The golf tournament was successful in raising more than half the needed funds necessary to qualify for the grant. The Glen Rose Lions Club and United Fund of Somervell County were ready to contribute the balance needed to make the vans a reality and benefit area patients. Glen Rose Medical Center is so appreciative of the hard work and generosity of the Dr. Roger E. Marks Healthcare Foundation, Glen Rose Lions Club and United Fund of Somervell County.        ...

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The Results Are In, Somervell County Is Awesome

Posted by on Jun 27, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Results Are In, Somervell County Is Awesome

We don’t like to toot our own horn, but we just can’t help it. As a community we came together on June 16, 2017 and did it again. Glen Rose Medical Center and 95.3 KOME teamed up for Mission 95 for the 3rd year, to help raise the awareness of the shortage of blood donations during the summer months. The community came out and donated more than 80 pints of blood. We are thrilled with the results.  Carter is happy and we are proud of Somervell County! Here’s the letter Carter BloodCare sent to the Glen Rose Reporter. Big thanks to all that supported the blood drive. Carter Letter  ...

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MISSION 95, 2017

Posted by on May 30, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on MISSION 95, 2017

Glen Rose Medical Center and 95.3 KOME have partnered for the 3rd annual Mission 95 blood drive.  The first year Carter BloodCare told us we were crazy, the second year they told us we couldn’t possibly do it again.  We love a challenge!  The past 2 years the residents of Somervell and surrounding counties have helped us pass our goal, collecting more than 200 pints of blood. Every donation saves 3 lives, this means with your help we have saved over 600 lives! Can you believe 30 minutes of your time and 1 pint of blood can save the lives of 3 people? This year we challenge you again! To sweeten the deal Carter will give each person that donates a free t-shirt, who doesn’t love a shirt that shows the world you saved a life. We will host the blood drive at the Somervell County Expo parking lot on Friday, June 16, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. If you would like more information about the blood drive tune in to 95.3 KOME or call Lisa Andersen at Glen Rose Medical Center at 254-897-2215 ext....

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May,National Stroke Awareness Month

Posted by on May 15, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on May,National Stroke Awareness Month

May is National Stroke Awareness Month. Learing how to spot a stroke is just as important as teaching your family CPR or what to do in the event of a fire. With stroke- just like a cardiac arrest or fire seconds count. F-Face Drooping: Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile. A-Arm Weakness: is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does on arm drift downward? S-Speech difficulty: Is speech slurred, are they unable to speak, or are they hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence like, “The sky is blue.” Is the sentence repeated correctly? T-Time to call 911: If the person shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 911 and get them to the hospital immediately. Additional signs include: sudden severe headache with no known cause: sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination: sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes; or sudden confusion or trouble...

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Zika Virus, what you need to know.

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Zika Virus, what you need to know.

Zika Virus, what you need to know. Glen Rose Medical Center is spreading the word about the Zika Virus. Zika is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquitos. These mosquitos bite during the day and night. Zika can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus. Infection during pregnancy can cause certain birth defects. There is no none vaccine or medicine for Zika. The top 5 things everyone needs to know about Zika … 1. Zika primarily spreads though infected mosquitoes. Zika can also be passed through sex from a person who has Zika to his or her sex partners. 2. The best way to prevent Zika is to prevent mosquito bites. * Use insect repellent with Deet. It works! * Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants. * Stay in places with air conditioning or window and door screens. * REMOVE STANDING WATER around your home. 3. Zika is linked to birth defects. Zika infection during pregnancy can cause a serious birth defect called microcephaly that is a sign of incomplete brain development. If you have a partner who lives in or has traveled to an area with Zika, do not have have unprotected sexual intercourse during your entire pregnancy. 4. Pregnant women should not travel to areas with Zika. If you must travel to one of these areas, talk to your healthcare provider first and strictly follow steps to prevent mosquito bites during your trip. 5. Returningt travelers infected with Zika can spread the virus through mosquito bites. If you get infected with Zika and a mosquito bites you, you can pass the virus to the mosquito. The infected mosquito bites other people, who get infected. Returning travelers should also have protected sexual intercourse or not have sex if they are concerned about passing it to their partners. For more information about Zika please refer to the Centers for Disease Control website at...

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Kickstart My Heart Success

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Kickstart My Heart Success

The Dr. Roger E. Marks Healthcare Foundation held the 3rd annual 1 Mile Fun Run, 5k & 10k timed race on Saturday, February 18, 2017. The sun was shining and the weather was absolutely beautiful. This year’s race was a success with 213 participants and 18 generous sponsors.  The Marks Foundation has designated the proceeds from this year’s race for the purchase of a new EKG machine for the Cardiopulmonary Department at Glen Rose Medical Center. The cardio department, sees and average 60-70 patients per month depending on cardio patient load. Cardiologists Dr. Deepak Patel and Dr. Andrew Miller see patients at Glen Rose Medical Center on Tuesday and Friday 8:30- 12:00. The Marks Foundation is excited to be a part of the growth at Glen Rose Medical Center and look forward to many more opportunities to provide medical equipment and scholarship dollars provided through donations and fundraising events.  Stay tuned for the Dr. Roger E. Marks Healthcare Foundation website and Facebook page, in the meantime to learn more visit the Glen Rose Medical Center website page under the About tab, opportunities to give  or call Lisa Andersen at...

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Are You Ready To Kickstart Your Heart?

Posted by on Feb 1, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Are You Ready To Kickstart Your Heart?

February is National Heart Health Month, Glen Rose Medical Center and Glen Rose Nursing and Rehab will host The Kickstart My Heart 1 mile fun, 5k and 10k timed race on Saturday February 18, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. (sign up at www.racedayeventservices.com , $25). All proceeds from the years race will benefit the Dr. Roger E. Marks Healthcare Foundation. The REM Foundation has committed the all monies raised from the event to  purchase an EKG machine for the Cardiopulmonary Department at Glen Rose Medical Center in recognition of Heart Health Month. The This type of event simply can not happen without gracious sponsors.  The Dr. Roger E. Marks Healthcare Foundation would like to thank the following for their contributions to this years race: Glen Rose Medical Center Glen Rose Nursing and Rehab LDL Educational Foundation Los Primos Mexican Restaurant & Cantina Glen Rose CVB First Financial Bank Cendera Funding, Lance Simmons Polished Family Dental, Glen Rose Hammonds BBQ Cherokee Rose Nursing and Rehab Performance Auto, Glen Rose Clark Real Estate Group, Lori Mills Goetz Physical Culture Center Karen Burroughs, M.D. Interim Home Health & Hospice Hospice Plus Century 21 Quad J Real Estate Lee Healthcare Crystal Plaster State Farm Simple Simons Pizza and Subs Moncrief Cancer Institute C6 Designs And last but certainly not least the volunteers that get up early and brave the chilly February morning to man a water stop and help with registration. THANK...

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2016, What a Year!

Posted by on Jan 6, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 2016, What a Year!

As we start 2017, Glen Rose Medical Center would like to reflect in several events of the past year. 2016 started out a little rough with the surprise partial payment from our major taxpayer (Luminant), causing a serious budget shortfall. The entire staff at GRMC pulled together by cutting hours, benefits and downsizing departments; we worked together to get thing s done. We worked hard to care for the people that matter most, our patients while never sacrificing quality of care. We can’t thank everyone enough for your continued support. In January the Dr. Roger E. Marks Healthcare Foundation (REM) elected a new board of directors, eager to begin fundraising to support the Dr. Roger E. Marks Healthcare Foundation Scholarship program and the capital needs of Glen Rose Medical Center. In February the REM Healthcare Foundation was host to the Kickstart My Heart 1 mile fun run 5k & 10k timed race. The Dr. Roger E. Marks Healthcare Foundation was able to donate proceeds from the race to purchase a Biodex Unweighing Machine for the Outpatient Therapy Department at Glen Rose Medical Center. With the purchase of the Biodex, GRMC was able to expand therapies for patients with paralysis, balance issues, knee and hip replacements. Many thanks to all the sponsors and participants that made this event successful. We look forward to the upcoming race on February 18, 2017. In April, Glen Rose Medical Center opened a second location for Outpatient Therapy in Pecan Plantation, next door to Pecan Family Medical Clinic. Our therapy department volume has dramatically increased with the second location in Pecan Plantation. May was another busy month for GRMC due to the election of 5 of 7 seats open on the Somervell County Hospital District Board. After the votes were tallied, 5 new board members were elected, and we welcome their enthusiasm to support GRMC. In June, partnering with 95.3 KOME we held the second annual Mission 95, Donate Life Day. With the support of our community we were able to donate over 100 pints of blood to Carter BloodCare, saving over 300 lives! Crazy, but all in a days work. The Dr. Roger E. Marks Healthcare Foundation helped give the Emergency Room at Glen Rose Medical Center a little facelift with a donation of a new exterior Emergency Room sign in September, making the entrance to the lobby of the ER more visible. October is a busy month in healthcare, at least for GRMC; we volunteer or host several events. GRMC volunteers at the Paluxy Pedal Bike Race, manning a refueling/rest stop for the participants. We usually see well over 200 participants at our stop. The United CO-OP also hosts their annual meeting and health fair in October for employees and CO-OP members. We generally screen a few hundred people and give 200 flu vaccines. To wrap things up in October, GRMC along with LDL Educational Resources hosted the annual Drive thru Flu, we start bright and early in front of Glen Rose Medical Center with a rambunctious group of GRMC nursing staff, CareFlite volunteers, Glen Rose Nursing and Rehab volunteers, NJHS and NHS students, LDL volunteers and a few other early risers to help keep things running smoothly, after all it takes a village to give over 400 flu shots in a few...

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