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Hospital Officials Discuss Reasons For Proposed Tax Increase

September 07, 2018

In the recent public hearing held to facilitate comments from the community about Wilbarger County Hospital District’s proposed tax rate for tax year 2018, a number of individuals requested clarity about the necessity of the increase. Hospital leaders said the increase is directly linked to three key areas.

Public Hearing on Tax Rate Rescheduled

August 24, 2018

Due to a clerical error in the previously published Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Increase, Wilbarger General Hospital is rescheduling the two public hearings on the proposal to increase the 2018 property tax rate for the Wilbarger County Hospital District.

Harris Shines in August WGMG Provider Spotlight

August 17, 2018

Our Wilbarger General Medical Group Provider Spotlight for August shines on Family Nurse Practitioner Veronika Harris, MSN,RN,FNP-C. Veronika joined the WG Medical Group in June of 2017. Her office is located in the Doctors Clinic, 4301 College Drive. The office phone number is 940-552-1170.

WGH Board of Directors Propose Tax Rate Increase

August 16, 2018

A special meeting of the Wilbarger General Hospital Board of Directors was held Tuesday, Aug. 14, and at that time directors voted to increase the 2018 property tax rate to $0.270000 per $100 valuation.

CEO Tenders Resignation

July 10, 2018

Wilbarger General Hospital will soon begin a search for a new chief executive officer after Claudia A. Eisenmann tendered her resignation Monday morning. “I have enjoyed every minute of working with every member of the team at Wilbarger General and I truly value the way in which we worked together to elevate the standard of care, service, and operating performance of our organization,” Eisenmann said in a statement released Monday afternoon.

Health Fair To Be Held June 28

June 19, 2018

The annual Health Fair sponsored by Wilbarger General Hospital and the Wilbarger County Health Coalition will be held Thursday, June 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Empire Room of the Wilbarger Auditorium.

Pain Science Education Program To Be Offered

May 30, 2018

At one time or another, everyone has suffered some sort of physical pain. However, there are some who suffer from constant pain. In other words – pain is normal, living in pain is not. For those individuals who live in pain, understanding their pain could be extremely beneficial and that is why Wilbarger General Hospital will be hosting a Pain Science Education Group in June.

Family Physician Joining WG Medical Group

May 25, 2018

The Wilbarger General Medical Group will be gaining a new family practice physician next month, as Dr. Kida Thompson will join the group and begin seeing patients on Monday, June 4. Her office will be located in Suite 200 of the Doctors Clinic, and residents can already make appointments by calling 940-553-2892.

WGH Partnering With Vernon Farmers Market For Program

May 09, 2018

In an effort to increase the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables among Vernon’s most vulnerable residents, Wilbarger General Hospital, in partnership with the Vernon Farmers Market Association, will be launching a Fruit & Vegetable Prescription Program, a novel approach designed to help those at-risk for lifestyle related illnesses to take more control over their health.

WGH To Host Health Talk Express

April 16, 2018

Starting later this month, Wilbarger General Hospital and the Wilbarger County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be presenting a new program “Health Talk Express – Walk-N-Talk” which will be held at the hospital Walking Trail.

Harris, Walk-In Clinic Moving Offices

March 09, 2018

In an effort to bring all of the Wilbarger General Medical Group healthcare providers closer together in the Doctors Clinic, the Walk-In clinic and Veronika Harris’ family practice clinic are moving from their current locations to the west end of the building.

WGH Foundation Art of Caring Gala A Success

February 23, 2018

Over 100 guests enjoyed dinner and dancing at the first ever “Art of Caring Gala” a fundraising event held by the Wilbarger General Hospital Foundation that brought in over $20,000 for the foundation. The gala was held Saturday, Feb. 10, in the Empire Room of the Wilbarger Auditorium.

WGH Earns National Awards

November 15, 2017

Each year two organizations, The Chartis Center for Rural Health/iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health, join to recognize top rural hospitals across the nation in a number of key categories. For 2017 Wilbarger General Hospital has been recognized for excellence in the categories of Quality, Outcomes and Patient Perspective (Satisfaction).

Hospital Looking Toward The Future

October 20, 2017

There comes a point when every business or company that has been in operation for over 40 years has to take a look at its infrastructure and see what changes may, or may not, need to be made for it to remain viable in the future. That point is now for the administration and board of directors of the Wilbarger General Hospital.

Hospital Purchases New Endoscopy System

October 13, 2017

In an ongoing effort to upgrade its medical equipment, Wilbarger General Hospital recently purchased and installed new high-definition digital endoscopy equipment in its surgery department. The equipment has the latest digital technology and WGH is the first hospital in the country to have this system from Fujinon.

Hospital, Medical Group Sign Contract With BCBSTX For State Insurance

October 04, 2017

Despite some state employees and others receiving letters to the contrary, Wilbarger General Hospital and the Wilbarger General Medical Group have signed a contract with Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBSTX) to serve members of the state’s HealthSelect plan, WGH Chief Executive Officer Claudia Eisenmann has announced. The state’s HealthSelect Plan provides insurance for employees, retirees and dependents of state agencies and some higher education institutions.

New Program Aimed To Help Stop Spread of Germs

September 08, 2017

Wherever there is sickness or disease there is going to be germs, and wherever there are germs there is going to be the potential to spread those germs. That is why hospitals and physician offices work so hard to make sure their environment is as clean and sterile as possible. While Wilbarger General Hospital’s infection rate is well below the national average, a new program will be implemented in September in an effort to promote patient safety and help eliminate those hospital acquired infections.

Walk-In Clinic Expanding Hours

August 23, 2017

In an effort to provide health care services when residents of Wilbarger, Foard, Hardeman and Tillman counties, and the surrounding area, are in need of after-hour care, the Wilbarger General Hospital Walk-In Clinic is expanding its hours.

New Nurse Practitioner Joins WG Medical Group

July 17, 2017

The Wilbarger General Medical Group has expanded, as family nurse practitioner Veronika Harris has joined the group and has opened a family practice.

Hospital Purchases New Patient Beds

July 05, 2017

With an eye toward improving patient safety and comfort, Wilbarger General Hospital recently purchased 14 new beds for inpatient rooms on the 3rd Floor, along with five new stretchers for the Emergency Room and three new stretchers for the Surgery Department.

Providers, Hospital an Option for Veterans Under Choice Program

June 02, 2017

Wilbarger General Hospital’s plan to be the health care hub for residents of Vernon and the surrounding area has multiple phases. While the phase to bring more physicians and nurse practitioners to Vernon will soon be complete, the phase to make primary care and disease prevention easily accessible to residents continues.

Safety Check For Child Car Seat

April 19, 2017

There will be a safety check for child car seats at Wilbarger General Hospital on Thursday, April 27.

Hospital Upgrades Medication Dispensing Cabinets

March 24, 2017

Wilbarger General Hospital has implemented a new medication dispensing system that is the first of its kind to be implemented in Texas. The new system is the Omnicell XT Automated Dose Dispensing Cabinet, which is more efficient, safe and flexible than its predecessor.

New Company Providing ER Physicians

March 15, 2017

With its eye on improving the health care service residents of Wilbarger, Foard and Hardeman counties receive when they walk through the door, Wilbarger General Hospital has made a change in its Emergency Room. After years of using the company EmCare to provide physicians for the ER, Wilbarger General has made the decision to partner with Texas-based Concord Medical Group.

WGH To Host Eat Smart, Live Strong Classes

February 17, 2017

Wilbarger General Hospital is partnering with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service on a four-part health education program entitled Eat Smart, Live Strong.

CEO Discusses Hospital Plans

February 13, 2017

Wilbarger General Hospital CEO Claudia Eisenmann recently went on the This, That & the Other, program on Vernon's local radio station, KVWC, and talked about the progress the hospital has made as well as future plans.

Open House to be Held for New Providers

February 08, 2017

To celebrate the addition of three new health care providers to the Wilbarger General Medical Group, Wilbarger General Hospital will have a come-and-go Open House on Thursday. The Open House will give residents an opportunity to welcome general surgeon Dr. John Lang and Family Nurse Practitioner Kimberly Babb to the community, as well as welcome Dr. Travis Lehman back to his hometown.

General Surgeon Dr. Lang To Open Office

February 05, 2017

The Wilbarger General Medical Group is expanding and one of the newest members to join the group’s medical staff is general surgeon Dr. John Lang. Certified by the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Lang specializes in colon and rectal surgery, specifically endoscopy, laparoscopic surgery and management of inflammatory bowel disease.

Kimberly Babb To Begin Seeing Patients

February 05, 2017

Family Nurse Practitioner Kimberly Babb is one of the newest additions to the Wilbarger General Medical Group. After earning her LVN and RN licenses, Kimberly continued her education at the University of Texas in Arlington. She received her bachelor of science degree in nursing, and then went on to earn her MSN Family Nurse Practitioner degree from Walden University.

Dr. Lehman To Open Practice

February 05, 2017

Dr. Travis Lehman, Board Certified in Internal Medicine and a Vernon native, is returning to his hometown to become Wilbarger General Hospital’s Medical Director and to also see patients in his internal medicine practice.

Radiology to Begin Offering Low-Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening

January 26, 2017

Beginning on Feb. 1, the Wilbarger General Hospital Radiology Department will begin offering Low Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening. This preventative screening measure is to lung cancer what a mammogram is to breast cancer when it comes to detecting cancer at its earliest stages.

Lehman, Lang & Babb Joining WG Medical Group

January 18, 2017

When Claudia Eisenmann joined Wilbarger General Hospital as Chief Executive Officer, she said it was immediately obvious the region needed more health care professionals to serve the population. That is why she established as her first priority the recruitment of new physicians and mid-level practitioners. The first physician to join the newly formed Wilbarger General Medical Group was Dr. Sesan Olutu, a Board Certified Family Practice Physician, who began his practice in Vernon in July of 2016. Since then, Eisenmann has announced the addition of two more board certified physicians and one nurse practitioner who will be joining the medical group.

Claudia Eisenmann, Wilbarger General CEO, Named Game Changer for 2016

January 10, 2017

Eighteen months ago Claudia Eisenmann was introduced as the new CEO of Wilbarger General Hospital. Her tenacious and upbeat, never-quit attitude, was the injection that Vernon needed. These achievements which brought the hospital back from the edge of bankruptcy to again becoming a vital part of the community earned Eisenmann a nomination as a Game Changer for 2016.

Diabetes a Silent Disease

November 23, 2016

There are several diseases that can attack the body for months before it gets to a point where the disease is finally noticed, and one of those silent attackers is diabetes. With November being National Diabetes Month, this is a perfect time to increase awareness of the disease as well as provide information to those who have diabetes on how to manage the disease and live longer, healthier lives with the disease.

Golf Tournament Benefits WGH Foundation

September 28, 2016

Despite partly cloudy skies and a forecast of rain, 56 golfers hit the course at the Hill Crest Country Club Saturday morning for the 1st Annual Wilbarger General Hospital Foundation Charting the Course Golf Tournament and battled it out in a close race with only eight strokes separating first and last place.

Family Practice Physician Dr. Sesan Olotu Opens Office

September 16, 2016

During the first week of September, Wilbarger General Hospital welcomed Dr. Sesan Olotu to the Wilbarger General Medical Group and since that time the family practice physician has been busy accepting new patients of all ages.

Hospitalist Program to Begin Aug. 15

August 11, 2016

Wilbarger General Hospital is excited to announce that the facility is preparing to launch another new service to benefit the community and the local medical staff. The service is called a Hospitalist Program and is quickly becoming the standard for inpatient hospital care throughout the United States.

Secure entrances at WGH

July 22, 2016

All outside entrances into WGH, except for the front door and the ER entrance, are now locked for security purposes. This includes the north entrances by the Rehab and Lab Departments. Anyone coming into the hospital must enter through the front doors or the ER entrance.