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. Stroke patients who receive fibrinolytics or who meet criteria for arterial thrombectomy are transferred to San Antonio after consultation with a Tele-Neurologist.
- ED Volume: 29,000
- ED Beds: 20
- Patients/Hour: 1.8
- Admission Rate: 24%
- Transfer Rate: 4%
- Coverage: 9-hour physician shifts with 27 hours of total physician coverage per day, plus 2 overlapping APP shifts per day
- Qualifications: BC/BP in Emergency Medicine preferred
- Documentation: Meditech pDoc (version 6.1) with optional (but recommended) Dragon
- Excellent nursing staff with strong, experienced nursing leadership
- Results Pending Area
Medical professionals in Kerrville enjoy a lifestyle that blends all the best aspects of rural, suburban, and urban life. With excellent housing, real estate costs, and state- and nationally-distinguished schools, Kerrville is the perfect hometown for families. Outdoor recreational activities such as flying, hunting, fishing, hiking, biking, kayaking, triathlons, and photography abound in this beautiful area of the Texas Hill Country. Since both San Antonio and Austin are within a one- to two-hour drive, Kerrville is a perfect choice for physicians who want to practice in a smaller community with metropolitan amenities nearby.