Clay County Memorial Hospital is accredited by the Texas Department of Health as a Critical Access, General Med-Surg Hospital. Its medical staff is comprised of highly qualified physicians most of whom are either board certified or board eligible in their areas of specialization. The nursing and technical staff is nationally-certified in specialty areas such as trauma care, advanced cardiac life support, certified emergency care, critical care, orthopedics and geriatrics. A wide spectrum of 24-hour inpatient and outpatient emergency services are available at Clay County Memorial Hospital.
We understand a hospital stay is a stressful time for both patients and their families. Our Activities Room offers a creative get away so your time here can be as comfortable as possible.
Cardiac rehabilitation is a customized program of exercise and education; designed to help you recover from a heart attack, other forms of heart disease or surgery to treat heart disease. Cardiac rehab is often divided into phases that involve monitored exercise, nutritional counseling, emotional support, and support and education about lifestyle changes to reduce your risks of heart problems. The goals are to help you regain strength, to prevent your condition from worsening and to reduce your risk of future heart problems. The patient receives continuous telemetry monitoring of their electrocardiogram and heart rate with frequent blood pressure checks.
Phase II is composed of 36 sessions for 12-18 weeks (2-3 days a week M-F). Various class times are offered allowing flexibility to fit the program to the patient's schedule. Each session lasts approximately one hour and consists of warm-up, 30 minutes of aerobic activity and a cool-down. The patient receives continuous telemetry monitoring of their electrocardiogram and heart rate with frequent blood pressure checks. The staff is trained in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and emergency equipment is on hand at all times.
Patients undergo an initial evaluation including physical examination, exercise stress test and resting EKG. From this information, an exercise prescription is individually formulated for each patient.
Cardiac education is provided to each patient and their family in order to facilitate learning and discussion about heart disease and the rehabilitation process. Nutrition classes are also provided by a registered nurse or dietitian.
The following individuals may be eligible for Phase II:
The goal of Phase III is to promote long-term lifestyle changes and adhere to an appropriate exercise regimen. Patients are independent in this phase. They monitor their own heart rate and workloads, and are supervised by the cardiac rehab staff.
Phase III consists of a lifelong program committed to encourage exercise and a healthy lifestyle to minimize recurrence of cardiac problems. It focuses on exercise that is unmonitored or performed without a heart monitor.
The staff monitors weekly blood pressure, heart rates while exercising, and provides a bi-annual progress report that updates medications, lab work and workloads.
It is for patients that have completed the Phase II program.
Phase III does not require a physicians referral.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Pulmonary Rehabilitation helps patients to better manage chronic lung disease. Patients who may benefit from pulmonary rehabilitation include those with emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and other types of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Symptoms such as shortness of breath can be improved through exercises learned in pulmonary rehabilitation. The key components of our pulmonary rehabilitation program include patient evaluation, pulmonary disease education, therapeutic exercise, and maintenance and follow-up.Top of Page
Clay County Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Department is one of the most experienced found anywhere. The staff has been tested and challenged by all types of accidents and illnesses treated at full service acute community hospitals. Clay County Ambulance Service is conveniently located on the Hospital Campus. The Emergency Department staff receives and interprets direct 12-lead electrocardiogram monitoring from field paramedic units to assure appropriate and timely delivery of emergency cardiac care. Helicopters are able to land on-site should patient transfers be required.Top of Page
The CCMH foundation was established to ensure quality medical care is available to everyone in the community. For more information, CLICK HERETop of Page
The gift shop is located in the main lobby. For more information, CLICK HERETop of Page
Clay County Home Health provides Medicare, Medicaid, and private pay patients with skilled nursing care, Physical, Occupational or Speech Therapy under direct doctor’s orders. All patients are provided with patient education to assist them in caring for themselves or family members to become more informed caregivers. Patients receive complete skilled nursing assessments, education and follow up as needed at each visit. The home health agency remains in contact with the patient’s physician providing updates on the patient’s progress.Top of Page
Approved private insurance, Medicare, Medicaid and PPO’s are accepted.Top of Page
CLIA certified lab performs a large variety of tests to assist physicians in the diagnosis, treatment and management of illness and disease. Registered Medical Technologists and Technicians are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.Top of Page
Evaluate, treat and care for hospital patients with breathing disorders. These conditions include patients with chronic lung problems, such as asthma, bronchitis and emphysema, but they also include heart attack and accident victims as well as people with cystic fibrosis, lung cancer or AIDS.
Assistment for patients and their families when the patient is unable or not quite ready to return home immediately after hospitalization from a major illness or surgery. Swing Bed patients receive exceptional skilled care with an emphasis on maximizing health and rehabilitation potential.
Respite care is designed to provide a secure, temporary residence with personal care services to persons whose usual residential status is interrupted.Top of Page
The Texas Poison Center Network provides a 24-hour helpline for any caller in need of medical assistance due to poisoning. Assistance is also available for questions concerning the possible toxicity of a product or medication. Phones are answered by pharmacists and nurses who have access to information on more than a million toxic substances and their antidotes. If necessary, the staff may refer callers to the nearest hospital and assist in the person's initial and follow-up care. TEXAS POISON CENTER NETWORK / Poison Help 1-800-222-1222.Top of Page
Using an advanced technology, CCMH can safely, accurately and painlessly measures bone mineral density.
CCMH has the equipment and personnel to perform the diagnostic test ordered by your physician.
High resolution (32 slice) unit provides high resolution images.
Radioactive isotopes are used to produce high quality images highlighting internal organs as well as any skeletal abnormalities. Through Nuclear Medicine Cardiac testing, we are able to image anatomical features of the heart as well as assess cardiac function efficiency.
Unit provides fast, comfortable exams and produces highly detailed images for clinical accuracy. Providing the services of mobile Echocardiography and MRI at CCMH, enables our patients to obtain needed testing in our community.Top of Page
Rehabilitation therapy is a “hands on” intervention of patient care administered by Licensed Therapists, educated in Physical, Occupational or Speech Therapy. These Therapists are responsible for rehabilitating patients of all diagnosis back to their prior level of function. Therapist and Therapist Assistants use a multitude of modalities and therapeutic exercises to assist them in the treatment of their patients. This department treats Inpatient, Outpatient and Home Health.Top of Page
Four specialists provide care in CCMH Specialty Clinic: Dr. Ved Ganeshram, Cardiologist; Dr. Eugene Pak, Neurologist; Dr. Phillip Dowd, Urologist; and Dr. Chester Williams, Podiatrist. Providing these specialty services at CCMH offers our community with a convenient alternative to traveling out of town.Top of Page
Surgery at Clay County Memorial Hospital is available 24 hours a day for routine (scheduled) and emergent procedures. The department has one surgery suite and one diagnostics room. Providing diagnostic and therapeutic surgical intervention in the following services: Orthopedics, General, Gastroenterology, and Urology. Our anesthesia provider is credentialed for the provision of local, regional and general anesthesia. They are also available for pain management consults.Top of Page
The Clay County Memorial Auxiliary, a volunteer organization, is an integral part of our hospital. For more information, CLICK HERETop of Page
The Forrester Wellness Center is available to the community as a place to realize individual health fitness goals. For more information, CLICK HERETop of Page