Emergency Medicine Physician - Van Horn, TX
Level IV Trauma Center
5 ER Beds
Coverage: As Needed
Requires: ACLS, ATLS, PALS
Lab and X-Ray available 24/7; 16 slice CT
Patient Volume: 170 per month
Culberson Hospital is committed to providing quality healthcare through a team of dedicated medical providers and caring staff.
Culberson Hospital, a 14-bed critical access hospital, was built for the community of Culberson County in 1970. Since that time the medical staff and employees of the hospital have been dedicated to providing quality healthcare while treating patients like family. The community has recently seen the importance of accessible healthcare close to home as well.
As part of a Texas state hospital district, the voters of Culberson County passed a $7.5 million bond issue in 2009 as an investment in their community to help fund a 14,500 sq. ft. hospital addition that opened in the summer of 2010. The focus of Culberson Hospital is to provide emergency, diagnostic and acute healthcare services. To accomplish this, the new hospital addition is equipped with a state-of-the-art emergency suite as part of its Level IV Trauma designated emergency room and 10 new patient rooms.
Although the community has always been supportive of the hospital and rural health clinic, it was not always a smooth ride for Culberson Hospital. In 2003 the hospital district board responded to some operating issues by applying for and receiving designation for conversion to a critical access hospital, rural health clinic and responsibility for the operations of the Culberson County EMS (emergency medical services).
Today, hospital operations are managed by Preferred Hospital Leasing Van Horn, a professional rural hospital management company. Preferred and the Culberson County Hospital District Board have enjoyed a successful partnership since 2004 and the upturn in financial stability has allowed Preferred to invest in the hospital with updated equipment and quality healthcare professionals to stabilize operations.
Founded in 1980, Southwest Medical Associates is an established emergency department management group providing services to healthcare facilities throughout Texas. We are known in the industry for specializing in physician staffing for rural hospitals from low to high patient volume.
At Southwest Medical, no emergency department task is too large or too small. We customize the coverage of our clients based on their individual needs. This ranges from part-time “as needed” coverage to last-minute emergencies, flexible coverage supplementing staff physician schedules to full-time staffing.
The needs of rural hospitals and healthcare facilities are unique, and Southwest Medical understands this. That is why we have been a resource for rural healthcare for more than 30 years.
Why Southwest Medical?
- Quality ED staffing since 1980
- Custom need-based coverage
- Specialty-based physician recruitment
- 24-hour regional schedulers
- JCAHO-level credentialing
- TORCH corporate member
Our Mission: To be the best resource available for quality emergency department and clinic physician staffing at competitive rates; to promote customer service ensuring long term client retention; and creating jobs for dedicated and talented physicians.
The story of Van Horn, Texas, is the story of the frontier…of independence, opportunity and wide opens spaces. American Indians, Spanish explorers, pioneers and generals have reveled in the majesty of the Texas Mountains, inspired by the spirit and the promise of the West.
The story of Van Horn is the story of ordinary people with extraordinary dreams. it began ages ago as Indians roamed and horses ran free.
And it continues today. Generations after rail lines gave rise to a community, innovation and imagination drive the pursuit of the next American dream.
We invite you to walk in the footsteps of the frontier, experience the people and places that shaped a nation and take with you the inspiration, vitality and spirit of the West
The Town of Van Horn offers magnificent landscapes, abundant wildlife and an incomparable
night sky, all to be enjoyed year round in the West’s most hospitable climate. Visit Van Horn and take in the splendor and heritage of the Texas Mountain Trail Region.