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YCH Provides Outstanding Services – Revolutionary Spine Surgery Performed

By June 4, 2020June 8th, 2020Uncategorized

Yoakum, TX, June 4, 2020 – For a small Texas hospital, Yoakum Community Hospital thinks big and provides services well beyond those of a small rural hospital mindset.

Recently, a revolutionary lumbar spine fusion procedure was performed right here, at 23-bed Yoakum Community Hospital.

“We don’t think or act like a small hospital,” says Karen Barber, Chief Executive Officer. “Our mission is to meet the evolving health care needs of our community by offering a broad range of inpatient and outpatient healthcare services, including specialty services and new technology whenever possible.”

Performed at Yoakum Community Hospital, the spine procedure in reference uses biocompatible, polymer stabilization technology that is free of metal and results in less blood loss and trauma for patients.

“We are thankful to have Steven Zielinski, MD, a board certified neurosurgeon, serve as one of our specialty physicians who rotate at our hospital and care for patients,” Barber added.

Several physician specialists come to the hospital, for the convenience of patients, and offer patient appointments at the Yoakum Community Hospital Outpatient Clinic. This innovative model allows patients access to specialty care — cardiology, nephrology, urology, orthopedics, neurosurgery and more — close to home as opposed to driving an hour or more for their healthcare. Patients also benefit from the latest medical technology delivered by highly skilled physicians, clinical and other staff.

“We are proud to collaborate with an array of specialists so that patients can receive advanced treatment locally without the need to leave the area,” says Barber. “We think uniquely, always with patients in mind, but never small.”

For more information about the Yoakum Community Hospital’s Outpatient Clinic, please visit us at www.yoakumhospital.org/services/outpatient-clinic or call Central Scheduling at (361) 293-9638.

For more information about the revolutionary procedure performed by Dr. Zielinski, please click the link below or call (254) 732-3987! Local surgeon first in USA to perform revolutionary new lumbar spine fusion 

About Yoakum Community Hospital

Yoakum Community Hospital, Yoakum, Texas, is a 23-bed, critical access hospital that has been serving area communities since 1922. The hospital provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services, including laboratory, rehabilitation, imaging, emergency, general medicine, diabetes education, treatment for sleep disorders, surgery and more. Yoakum Community Hospital has been recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the “100 Great Community Hospitals” based on quality of care and service to the community.  For more information, visit www.yoakumhospital.org.

About Community Hospital Corporation – HELP WHERE HOSPITALS NEED IT®

Community Hospital Corporation owns, manages and consults with hospitals through three distinct organizations – CHC Hospitals, CHC Consulting and CHC ContinueCARE, which share a common purpose to guide, support and enhance the mission of community hospitals and healthcare providers. Based in Plano, Texas, CHC provides the resources and experience community hospitals need to improve quality outcomes, patient satisfaction and financial performance. For more information about CHC, please visit www.communityhospitalcorp.com.