Coryell Health Receives 5 Star Rating for Hospital Care

Coryell Health is proud to announce Coryell Memorial Hospital is rated FIVE STARS by Medicare.gov Hospital Compare Star Rating. The patient survey rating measures patients’ experiences of their hospital care. Recently discharged patients were asked about important topics like how well nurses and doctors communicated, how responsive hospital staff were to their needs, and the cleanliness and quietness of the hospital environment. To learn more about Medicare’s Hospital Compare, visit https://www.medicare.gov/care-compare/.

National Hospital Week 2021

It’s National Nurses Week and a time to share our appreciation for nurses throughout our community. Nurses are health care heroes, touching our lives with expertise and compassion day after day, but especially deserving of recognition for their work throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

This week, Coryell Health celebrates the amazing individuals that are the backbone of healthcare.

Coryell Health celebrates National Hospital Week as an opportunity to thank all of the dedicated individuals – physicians, nurses, therapists, first responders, call center operators, food service workers, volunteers, and so many more – for their contributions. In this past year- our staff has responded to extraordinary events in extraordinary ways – these same efforts are leading us today.

– David Byrom, Coryell Health CEO

#NationalHospitalWeek2021 #TeamCoryellHealth

Ask Your Medical Practitioner About Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 can have serious, life-threatening complications, and there is no way to know how COVID-19 will affect you. And if you get sick, you could spread the disease to friends, family, and others around you. Please ask your practitioner about getting the vaccine during your next routine medical office visit.

Coryell Health Chief Nursing Officer, Heather Rambeau, Wins Honorable Mention 2020- TX Nurses Foundation Board of Directors

Congratulations Heather Rambeau, MSN, RN, Coryell Health Chief Nursing Officer, on receiving Honorable Mention from the Texas Nurses Foundation and Texas Nurses Association Board of Directors for their dedication, perseverance and compassion exhibited during this exceptional year. Please see the awards article: 20 for 2020 Nurse Awards | Texas Nurses Foundation and Texas Nurses Association

RehabLiving Residents & Staff Are Proud to Have Taken Their Shot at COVID-19

As healthcare providers, we commit each day to our organization’s mission to promote health and wellness of our residents, patients, fellow staff, our loved ones and our community. Right now we have a unique opportunity to help meet that mission through a single act- getting vaccinated against COVID-19.  #CoryellStrong #TakeYourShot at COVID-19. #CentralTexasStrong #UnitedWeStand

Schedule you and your adult loved ones 16+ for a COVID-19 Vaccine at CoryellHealth.org/Vaccine or call (254) 248-6381.

Completed Expansion & Renovation Project Opens Up New Assisted Living Residences at The Oaks

Coryell Health Assisted Living at the Oaks is part of a continuum of long term care services provided under the same roof with a combination of housing, personal care services, and health care designed to respond to individuals who need assistance with normal daily activities in a way that promotes maximum independence. Our assisted living program is a private pay program for people who are age 60 and over.  Services include assistance with bathing, dressing, meal preparation, housekeeping, social activities, transportation, and other activities of daily living.  The residence consists of partially furnished, private rooms. To find out if Assisted Living at the Oaks is right for your loved one, please call us at (254) 248-6293 or visit coryellhealth.org/assisted-living to learn more.

Coryell Health Adds Bariatric Surgeon to Existing Weight Loss Program

Obesity is a disease that can be treated through medical interventions, and Coryell Health is excited to welcome Dr. David Gochnour, weight loss and bariatric surgeon, to the team.  Scientific evidence shows that even a small amount of weight loss adds up to dramatic improvement in obesity related conditions as well as overall health. With the addition of Dr. Gochnour, as Coryell Health Bariatric Surgery and Weight Loss Medical Director, Coryell Health will now offer both a medical weight loss program (Ideal Protein), complemented by bariatric surgery, to maximize results and long term success.

Considering medical weight loss or bariatric surgery?

Call 855-2LOSEWEIGHT or 254-404-2555 for more information if you are overweight, and you’re ready to make a change.

To Protect Yourself, Your Coworkers, Your Patients, Your Family, and Your Community

To continue to control and suppress spread, we must take the fight to the virus, continue to stand together to tackle what is the greatest public health challenge of a generation. We have come so far, but it is not over. It is crucial to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus and protect individuals at increased risk of severe illness, including older adults and people of any age with underlying health conditions. When possible, get a COVID-19 vaccine. Also, take steps to reduce the risk of infection:

  • Schedule you and your adult loved ones 16+ for a COVID-19 Vaccine at CoryellHealth.org/Vaccine or call (254) 248-6381
  • Avoid close contact (within about 6 feet, or 2 meters) with anyone who is sick or has symptoms.
  • Keep distance between yourself and others (within about 6 feet, or 2 meters).
  • Avoid crowds and indoor places that have poor ventilation.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water.
  • Cover your face with a cloth face mask in public spaces.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with your elbow or a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw away the used tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Avoid sharing dishes, glasses, bedding and other household items if you’re sick.
  • Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces.
  • Stay home from work, school and public areas if you’re sick, unless you’re going to get medical care.

We are asking people to continue masking. We know that it works.

With respect to Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA-34, Coryell Health will continue to keep safety as the number one priority.  Masks will remain a requirement in all of our facilities, even after vaccination.  “Removing state mandates does not end personal responsibility,” Abbott cautioned. “Personal vigilance to follow the safe standards is still needed to contain COVID. It’s just that State mandates are no longer needed at this time.”

Our position to continue masks on all Coryell Health campuses is based on hard data and science, aligns with recommendations from the CDC, and the advice of leading medical and scientific leaders. Masking, hand washing, and staying home when sick are safety measures that have been proven to save lives. We are diligently working to vaccinate and protect our community against COVID.  The pandemic is not over, and our safety measures should not be, either. We urge you to continue to strive to protect those around you by following the CDC masking guidelines.