Bellville ED Celebrates 1-Year Anniversary
The C. Gaylen and Mary Ackley Emergency Department at CHI St. Joseph Health Bellville Hospital marked its one-year anniversary September 16. Dr. Aaron Buzzard, ED medical director, was featured as part of a half-page advertorial in the Bellville Times to commemorate the occasion.
“We are so fortunate to have a physician of Dr. Buzzard’s expertise leading our emergency medicine team,” said Trauma Coordinator Darlene Wood, RN, in the ad.
The article notes that the new 3,500-square foot ED saw 4,653 patients in its first year. The top six diagnoses during that time included chest pain, fractures, contusions, hypertension, sprains and COPD.
Buzzard said, “”I have had the opportunity to meet many local residents outside the realm of the Bellville ER,” Dr. Buzzard stated. “When the groundbreaking occurred, I was amazed at the number of people who attended the Saturday morning event and stayed to visit and introduce themselves. The grand opening of the ER last September was the same show of support from the community. It’s a pleasure to be a part of a community that shares the mission of CHI St. Joseph Health in keeping healthcare in the local community.”
In addition, Buzzard reports that St. Joseph Bellville recently passed its state trauma survey with zero deficiencies! The hospital will be recognized by the state in January.
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About Emergency Service Partners, L.P.
Founded in 1988, Emergency Service Partners, L.P. is a physician practice management group specializing in hospital emergency departments (EDs). The physician-owned and physician-managed partnership serves more than 35 EDs across Texas. In addition, ESP provides pulmonary, intensive care, sleep medicine, hospitalist, and ob/gyn hospitalist services in Central Texas.