To provide quality health care and services which are responsive to the needs of our community in the spirit of our founders.
To commit our compassion to significantly improving every dimension of healthcare in the community we serve.
For anyone that has needed the services of Lillian M. Hudspeth Memorial Hospital (LMH), it is evident in all aspects of care that the staff understands and lives by their mission and vision.
Operated by the Sutton County Hospital District, LMH is a critical access hospital licensed for twelve beds, and not only serves Sonora and Sutton County, but the surrounding area and those traveling I-10. It was just a few years ago, residents of the area had to travel to San Angelo to receive even the basic tests needed for healthy living. Today, LMH stands out as a regional leader in technology.
Hudspeth Hospital offers a high nurse-to-patient ratio providing quality care for all patients. It provides general medical care for inpatient, outpatient, and emergency room patients, and participates in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
Emergency room services are available on a 24-hour per day, seven-day per week basis.
A few of the available services include: Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Cardiovascular Services, GI Services, Physical Therapy, Imaging, and Laboratory.
The Sonora Medical Clinic offers five medical providers including three physicians and two mid-level providers. The clinic, located on the hospital campus is open Monday through Friday.
Hudspeth Hospital continues to serve the community after six decades and continues to advance the mission and vision by installing complete electronic health records in 2006 and completed three residential properties for professional recruitment and purchasing eight apartments in 2008 and 2009. These properties bring the total housing opportunity for recruiting to thirteen.
Construction of a 6.2 million dollar 8200 sq/ft facility to house MRI, GI lab/procedure space and mammogram was completed in October 2010. The Diagnostic Center provides for specialty clinics including cardiology, neurosurgical, nephrology and orthopedics. The facility includes women's imaging and a GI suite. Women's imaging suites includes digital mammography, ultrasound and breast capable MRI.
October 1, 2010 the hospital implemented Specialist on Call (SOC). SOC provides teleneurology services to support Sonora attending physicians in treating patients with stroke. This service coupled with the 64 slice helical CT scanner allows for early intervention and the use of clot buster drugs in reversing or limiting the effects of stroke.
In August 2011 the Sutton County EMS transitioned from a mostly volunteer service to a full time advanced life support service. The partnership between Sutton County and The Hospital District allows for this leap in EMS service. The operations will be managed by the Hospital District and both 911 and non-emergency transportation is available.
In 2012 two new programs were added to our every growing service line. In April Sports Medicine was added to our rehabilitation services. Two athletic trainers provide care and prevention to the Sonora ISD and surrounding county schools. This program integrates the local medical staff, visiting orthopedic surgeons, Wellness Center and the physical therapy staff to reduce and minimize athletic injuries. In addition to school activities the staff are available for consultation to weekend warriors as well.
On August 1, 2012, the Sutton County EMS, Hospital and Sonora Medical Clinic began offering services through the Community Paramedic Program. The Community Paramedic Programs offers services to our patient in their home that range from safety and preventive services to health monitoring and medication reconciliation. These services are provided free to the community and utilize the EMS personnel through a multidisciplinary quality program. The goal of the program is to improve compliance with health issues like diabetes and heart disease and to prevent falls, unnecessary emergency visits and readmissions.
Administration and staff continue to plan the future by providing the latest medical technology to the citizens and travelers in this region of Texas.
For more information, visit their site at www.sonora-hospital.org.