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Pipeline Workers Struck by Lightning Recognize Local Hospital for Superior Care

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Memorial Medical Center—San Augustine is being recognized by Encana Oil & Gas for providing “the highest caliber of health care” to several contractors who suffered effects from a lightning strike near a pipeline where they were working.  The contractors from Unix and Falcon Welding were working on an Encana owned pipeline when the pipeline was struck by lightning during a storm in June.  There were several men working near where the lightning struck and were taken to Memorial Medical Center – San Augustine.

Members from Encana including Bud Womack, Contract Construction Supervisor; Jason Carrier, Safety Coordinator; Amit Sharma, Team Lead; and Mike Morrow, Production Coordinator recently made a special trip to Memorial to say thank you on behalf of the men who were treated at Memorial Medical Center—San Augustine.  Among the Memorial employees recognized were Monica Roberts, CRTT; Darlene Williams, Administrator Memorial Medical Center – San Augustine; Hope Harrison, LVN; Barbara Hall, RN; and Christina Miller, RN.

About Memorial Health System of East Texas

As the largest health care system in the deep East Texas area, Memorial Health System of East Texas is a private, not-for-profit hospital that provides care to almost a quarter of a million patients each year.  Since its inception in 1949, Memorial Health System has paved the way for quality, innovative health care in East Texas.  In fact, Memorial consistently ranks among the nation’s best for exceptional health care and patient satisfaction. 
Memorial Health System of East Texas is comprised of four hospitals—Memorial Medical Center—Lufkin, Memorial Medical Center—Livingston, Memorial Medical Center—San Augustine, and Memorial Specialty Hospital, the only rural long-term acute care facility within the area.  Memorial offers a wide array of services, including the newly renovated Arthur Temple Sr. Regional Cancer Center, which consistently earns a three-year accreditation with commendation from the Commission on Cancer.  In 2009 the System opened the doors to the area’s first dedicated heart and stroke care center—the Cardiovascular & Stroke Center of East Texas.   With a partnership with The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Memorial provides an advance level of stroke care, while offering the latest in heart care from a highly trained team of heart surgeons and cardiologists.  Memorial was the first health care facility in Texas to acquire the DaVinci High Definition Robot for robotic assisted procedures in heart, lungs, kidneys and gynecology.  The hospital also is known for providing the area’s only comprehensive diabetes center—The Horace C. Polk Regional Diabetes Center.  Other centers of excellence include the Temple Imaging Center that offers some of the most advanced procedures in the area, including PET/CT scanning for cancer and Alzheimer’s, 64 Slice CT scanning, Open Bore MRI, 4D Ultrasound, and digital mammography. Other specialty areas include Orthopedic care, Women’s Services, Inpatient and Outpatient Rehabilitation, Homecare, Wound and Hyperbaric Therapy, Kidney & Diabetes Treatment, Sleep Disorders Treatment, Occupational Health and Express Lab. Memorial Health System of East Texas—founded and funded by the people it serves.

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