Emergency Medicine Physician - Eagle Lake, TX
Level IV Trauma Center
25 Hospital Beds, 2 ER Beds
Patient Volume: 273 per month
Requires: ACLS, ATLS; Recommends: CME & PALS
Referral Centers: Memorial Hermann, Memorial Hermann SW Memorial, Methodist Sugarland Hospital, Texas Childrens- Houston, Richmond Bone & Joint
Lab and X-Ray NOT available 24/7- only on call
Cat Scan and MRI available, Tele-Radiology
Rice Medical Center is a Critical Access Hospital with inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical, and obstetric services. The hospital also provides 24 hour emergency service coverage, a variety of specialty clinics, and a swing bed unit program. RMC has the latest state of the art radiographic technology and surgical equipment, as highlighted in our description of departmental services.
Rice Medical Center is a district hospital and also recently entered a management agreement with Critical Access Healthcare (CAH). CAH was formed in 2007 to bring unique solutions to Hospital Districts and governmental entities related to rural community healthcare needs. This new partnership will enable the hospital to provide enhanced programs and services, staffing, even more updated technology, and new medical equipment and facilities for the patients we serve.
In addition to our hospital staff, RMC has a committed number of volunteers, both in the Pink Ladies, our auxiliary, and the Rice Medical Center Employee Volunteers. Both of those groups give countless hours of their time and money to support the hospital and its services. Without their efforts, as well as the committed involvement of our locally elected Board of Directors, the hospital would not have been able to make many of the continual improvements our patients enjoy today.
Whether you are coming to the hospital for the first time or have been a long-time supporter, we strive to make your experience here one of compassion and excellence. We not only hope that you receive the best care that we can provide, but that you also make it a point to tell your family, friends, and neighbours about RMC. We are here to serve your healthcare needs!
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.
Eagle Lake has long been an agricultural community. Rice is the major crop; however, cotton, grains, and cattle production are also important to the economy. Sand and gravel mines around Eagle Lake supply the materials for construction to a large part of southeast Texas. Today, Eagle Lake is diversifying its economy with a strong emphasis on bringing new industry into the area as well as helping existing business prosper and grow.
The rice fields, along with the largest private lake in the State of Texas, Eagle Lake, provide an attractive wintering ground for many migratory birds. The hunting industry that thrives each winter has earned Eagle Lake the title — "Goose Hunting Capital of the World."
In addition to the ducks and geese that winter in the Eagle Lake area, there are many other species of fowl that find an attractive habitat in the Eagle Lake area. At the Attwater’s Prairie Chicken Wild Life Preserve nearby, a major effort is being made to save the endangered species. The City has developed a nature area that includes an observation platform overlooking the lake. This provides the public with a view of the lake and the many birds, alligators and other wildlife that make's this beautiful lake their home. Eagle Lake truly is —"A Nature Lovers Paradise."