Kerrville, TX 78028
Eileen Toloza MD, FACEP
Peterson Regional Medical Center moved into its new 124-bed facility in April 2008. Named for local businessman Sid Peterson, this private hospital was named one of the “Top 20” Rural Community Hospitals in the nation—the only hospital in Texas on the list. It serves a primary service area of over 45,000 people.
Specialty backup includes Cardiology, ENT, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Hematology/Oncology, Nephrology, Neurology, Orthopedic Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Pulmonology, Radiology and Interventional Radiology, Urology, and Vascular Surgery. Hospitalists admit 85% of patients from the Emergency Department. Specialty backup does not include dialysis, Infectious Disease, Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, major trauma, Neurosurgery, Ortho-Hand, Ortho-Spine, or Pediatrics—Patient requiring these specialties are transferred to nearby San Antonio. STEMI patients are treated with TNKase within 30 minutes prior to transfer. Stroke patients who receive fibrinolytics or who meet criteria for arterial thrombectomy are also transferred to San Antonio.
- ED Volume: 29,000
- ED Beds: 20
- Patients/Hour: 1.8
- Admission Rate: 20%
- Transfer Rate: 4%
- Coverage: 10- to 11-hour physician shifts with 31 hours of total physician coverage per day, plus 2 overlapping 10-hour APP shifts per day
- Qualifications: BC/BP in Emergency Medicine preferred
- Documentation: Meditech pDoc (version 6.1)
- Excellent nursing staff with strong, experienced nursing leadership
- Results Pending Area