Smithville, TX 78957
ED Volume: 7,000
Amar Vira MD, RDMS
This level IV Trauma center serves the Central Texas communities of Smithville, Bastrop, Cedar Creek, and Schulenburg. Hospital services include Respiratory Care, Diagnostic Imaging, Laboratory, Inpatient Physical Therapy, Outpatient Surgical Services, and Inpatient Med Surg Services. STEMIs and traumas needing surgical evaluation or admission are easily transferred with one call to the Seton Transfer Center. Lab and Radiology services are available 24/7. CT scanning is available 24/7, and MRI is available in-house from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- ED Beds: 6
- Patients/Hour: 0.8
- Admission Rate: 6%
- Coverage: 12- and 24-hour shifts with 24 hours of physician coverage per day
- Qualifications: BC/BP in Emergency Medicine, or Family Practice/Internal Medicine boards with Emergency Medicine experience
- Documentation: T-Sheets and Healthland for computerized physician order entry
The picturesque small town of Smithville proclaims itself to be the “Heart of the Megalopolis,” being conveniently situated between Austin, San Antonio, Houston, and Bryan/College Station. (Austin is just 40 miles to the northwest). Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is just a short drive away, as are the new Formula One race track and gorgeous Buescher and Bastrop State Parks. Smithville itself has much to offer, including a charming historic district, the annual Festival of Light celebration, and an annual five-day Jamboree. In addition, Smithville has attracted its share of Hollywood limelight, having served as the backdrop for a number of movies including the 1998 Sandra Bullock film “Hope Floats.” It was the first city in Texas to receive the Film Friendly City designation from the Texas Film Commission.