The Ballinger Memorial Hospital Ambulance Service offers patients and other municipalities many services. We provide ground transport for a large area of Runnels County and assist other local communities when the need arises. Our two new Ambulances are used not only for emergency situations, but to transport patients to other facilities and are readily available at local football games and various other events that take place in the county.
Our Emergency Services team is comprised of Director Mike Goetz, who has worked in EMS for over 20 years and two other full-time paramedics along with a dozen part-time paramedics who live and work locally in our community.
Our top of the line Ambulances were exclusively designed by the emergency medical department here at Ballinger Memorial Hospital which was overseen by Caroline Priddy, our former EMS director, who graciously sacrificed a great deal of time and effort in preparation for the two new emergency vehicles.
To provide our patients with the best patient safety, our ambulances consist of state of the art equipment such as hydraulic lift stretchers, modern defibrillators, and air bags that give Ambulance the highest safety rating.
With these innovative Ambulances, Ballinger Memorial Hospital Emergency Services has highly skilled paramedics and the supreme technology and tools to better serve our community and its needs.
The Ballinger Memorial Hospital provides local emergency care through our Emergency Room. Our ER is a Level IV Trauma Center and we are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. From a minor injury to a medical condition, our skilled board-certified physicians and ER trained nurses will evaluate you and your loved ones in a convenient, comfortable, and upscale environment. Our ER is located here in Ballinger and we will always be open and here when you need us.
Our Emergency Department team is overseen by our Chief of Medicine, Dr. Bradly Bundrant, who has worked in Emergency Room Services for over 20 years.
From the Ballinger Courthouse, head northwest on N. Broadway (Hwy 153) for 1.2 miles. Turn right on Avenue B. We are located on the corner of N. Broadway and Avenue B.
There are a variety of reasons why it may be necessary for you to wait for care and treatment. All patients are assessed and the sickest are treated first. The emergency department does not schedule appointments, so there is no control over how many patients arrive at a given time. You may arrive at an especially busy or critical time, and therefore experience a longer wait time. Your emergency provider may order tests or medications. Different from a doctor’s office, emergency department patients often must wait for the results of x-rays or tests before they are treated and discharged.
The Ballinger Memorial Hospital District offers in-patient hospital services for patients admitted to the hospital who are acutely ill. Our knowledgeable and skilled medical staff strive to maximize healing through the prompt detection of emergency situations and the prevention of complications associated with diseases and disorders. To help ensure positive outcomes, our medical staff collaborates with the patients and their families to develop an individualized plan of care to meet each patient's needs.
Our modern hospital rooms are furnished with contemporary furniture and include renovated bathrooms designed with patient needs in mind. The hospital rooms also include state-of-the-art equipment including a nurse call system, telemetry, non-invasive blood pressure machines, alarms, and other patient care equipment. Our staff utilizes an electronic medical record system when accessing or updating patient information.
Throughout the hospital stay, patients and their families are provided education about the patient's particular condition. In addition, education is provided on treatments, procedures, and medications that may help manage the patients' conditions.
Ballinger Memorial Hospital offers comprehensive healthcare services to meet the needs of families and individuals in our community.
The Ballinger Memorial Hospital Laboratory delivers a wide range of lab tests to help providers diagnosis and manage patient medical conditions in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. We provide comprehensive lab services to help accurately assess the medical conditions of each patient. Our onsite lab and innovative equipment means that results will be prompt and accurate, so that each patient can be treated and diagnosed in a timely and efficient manner.
Our laboratory team is comprised of a Board Certified Pathologist, an on-site Medical Technologist, along with several lab technicians who meet and exceed the high standards set by the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA).
The Ballinger Memorial Hospital Laboratory has been newly updated to better accommodate each patient's safety and privacy. The lab is wheelchair accessible and includes a patient phlebotomy chair that improves our patients' experiences.
Providers can send lab orders to the hospital lab and the results will be sent directly to your ordering provider. No appointment is needed for lab testing during regular business hours. Upon arrival to the hospital, patients will need to register at the front desk in order to have their laboratory tests completed.
The Ballinger Memorial Hospital Pharmacy is a department of the hospital which is responsible for the supply of medications to each patient. The Pharmacy provides the procurement, distribution, and control of all pharmaceuticals used within our facility. The pharmacy is also tasked with providing the hospital staff and patients with accurate, comprehensive information about drugs and their use and serves as its center for drug information.
The newest addition to our Pharmacy is the Omnicell. Omnicell is an automated medication dispensing system that helps create a safer, simpler medication process so that nurses have more time to care for our patients. Omnicell improves quality care by making sure our patients get the right medication every time. In addition, Omnicell provides enhanced medication tracking and it ensures medications are secure at all times. Omnicell delivers advanced interoperability between the patients' health record and the medication dispensing unit providing a resilient continuity of care and accurate patient charging. We are excited that we are able to provide our patients with the numerous innovative features of Omnicell.
The pharmacy department is headed by our Clinical Pharmacist, Beth Edington who is the director for the hospital pharmacy and the Keel Drug pharmacy. Beth works closely with the physicians with renal and clinical dosing of medications and ensures the correct dispensing, compounding, and distribution of medication to the patients. Beth leads a team of Certified Pharmacy Technicians who cover shifts at both the hospital pharmacy and Keel Drug providing our patients with seamless, superiority care at both locations.
The Ballinger Memorial Hospital Physical Therapy department provides individualized and evidence based treatment to address disorders related to a patient’s deficits and impairments. After a referral from a provider and an initial evaluation/assessment of your condition, our staff strives to provide personalized and professional interventions using a variety of one-on-one treatment techniques. A unique and detailed treatment plan related to your condition will be developed and delivered through therapy sessions to meet your particular functional goals and allow you to return to your normal, everyday activities at home and in the community.
The Physical Therapy Department helps to regain function through a hands-on clinical approach and exercise: strengthening, stretching, postural/gait training, neuromuscular re-education, balance activities, and other specified modalities and interventions such as Kinesiotaping, Pain Neuroscience Education, and Functional Dry Needling.
Our Physical Therapy team also provides these services for our in-patients through our Swing Bed Program. You get the same one-on-one care to help you come to be independent again.
Our Physical Therapy team consists of Susan Schwertner, PT, Johanna Lange, PT, DPT, Daniel Grimes, PT, DPT, and Kendra Jones, PTA.
Chronic Pain/Degenerative Conditions
Out-patient therapy sessions are scheduled in order to provide the highest quality of care and limit patient wait times.
The Ballinger Memorial Hospital Radiology Department provides a comprehensive range of imaging services using the latest imaging technology to diagnosis and treat patients in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. Our onsite imaging services and state-of-the-art equipment means that results will be prompt and accurate, so that each patient can be treated and diagnosed in a timely and efficient manner.
Our radiology team consists of Board Certified Radiologists and Registered Radiology Technologists who meet and exceed the high standards set by the Texas Department of State Health Services.
The Ballinger Memorial Hospital Radiology Department has been newly restructured to better accommodate each patient's safety and individualized needs. Each imaging room is wheelchair accessible.
Providers can send imaging orders to the hospital and the results will be sent directly to your ordering provider. Appointments are necessary in order to serve each patient with the highest quality and personalized care.
The Ballinger Memorial Hospital provides a Swing Bed program for patients in need of physical rehabilitation or skilled nursing care. This is an alternative to prolonged acute hospitalization or short term nursing facility placement. This may include IV therapy as well as physical and speech therapy. Our Swing Bed services are offered in an institutional setting to help you regain your independence to care for yourself at home. We are focused on your recovery.
The length of stay is dependent upon individual patient needs and progress. The average length of stay is 3-5 days, but Medicare will cover up to 20 days if necessary. Swing Bed is for continued care until the patient is able to return home or transfers to a facility for long term care.
The Ballinger Memorial Hospital Wellness Center is currently being revamped. The Wellness Center will be equipped with all new equipment when the revamp is complete. In addition, it will be at a new location.
Look back soon for updated details.