Texarkana Emergency Center Receives Perfect Score from Texas Department of Health Services


The Texarkana Emergency Center received a perfect score on a recent surprise inspection by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

The high score ranks Texarkana Emergency Center among the elite of stand alone Emergency Centers in the State.

Press Release:

Texarkana Emergency Center is proud to announce that we have received a 100 percent overall rating with zero deficiencies from the Texas Department of State Health Services. This accomplishment is the result of the dedication and tireless efforts of both our clinical and managerial staff.

The unannounced on-site survey was initiated on March 28, 2016. The state agency conducted thorough examinations into our clinical and radiology departments, lab, pharmacy, medical records, administration, physician files and patient satisfaction, as well as all other operational protocols. Texarkana Emergency Center joins the ranks of very few other free-standing emergency centers to receive a perfect rating. Our staff is excited to continue serving Texarkana and its surrounding areas, confident in our ability to provide superior patient care and treatment.

“We recently received a hundred percent rating with no deficiencies from the Texas State Department of Health,” said Leigh Ann Scates, RN, Director of Nursing at Texarkana Emergency Center. “This is a very rare occurrence and news we are excited to share with the community. We are very proud of our staff.  We want to thank the patients who have chosen us for their emergency care and we hope this news will encourage others to choose Texarkana Emergency Center.”

Texarkana Emergency Center is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, including CT scans, bedside emergency ultrasound, digital radiology and a full clinical laboratory. Our team of experienced physicians and emergency room nurses, CT and X-ray technicians and front office staff work 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to provide our patients with courteous and diligent care. For more information, visit www.texarkanaemergencycenter.com or call (903) 838-8000.

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