Goodall-Witcher Hospital Services
We provide a broad spectrum of medical services to care for you and your family at Goodall-Witcher Hospital. From x-ray and general surgery, to maternity care and emergency room services, our experienced medical staff provides the quality care your family deserves.
Medical and Surgical
We understand that even the smallest procedures can seem overwhelming. Our doctors are determined to provide in-depth surgical services with caring and concern for our patients and their families. Our dietary, rehab and social services ensure our patients get the best care, both inside our hospital and after they leave. Surgeries are offered in both an inpatient and outpatient setting.
Obstetrics and Nursery
Adding a little addition to your family can be both exciting and a bit intimidating. Many rural hospitals no longer offer labor and delivery services, but we feel that having your baby close to home gives you peace of mind throughout your entire pregnancy. Goodall-Witcher provides the best of technology in a comfortable setting. Both natural and Cesarean deliveries are available in our special birthing rooms. We provide and encourage childbirth education and new parent education.
Discharge Planning Program
When it is time to go home or you are ready to transition to another level of care, our discharge planning team will work with you and your family on a “roadmap” to get you from where you are today to the place you want to be with your health. Our discharge planning team consists of a nurse assigned to you and your care plan, a social worker, and therapists and other medical staff involved in your care.
The Skilled Nursing Program
Our Skilled Nursing (Swing Bed) Program provides an extended care option for patients who are recovering from an injury or illness and are not yet able to care for themselves at home. Some of our patients in the program are recovering from hip and knee replacements, have had several repeated stays in the hospital, or have wounds that won’t heal.
Our caring team of nurses, physicians, therapists, dieticians and pharmacists make evaluations and then design a plan just for you, so you can return home more quickly! Our Swing Bed Program is designed as a “transition” between acute care and returning home, and is often covered by private insurance and Medicare.
We take surgery seriously at Goodall-Witcher. Whether the procedure is routine or an emergency, our Board-Certified general surgeon and the anesthesia team works with each patient to make the experience as comfortable as possible. Our Surgery Center is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, and our highly qualified staff is available for colonoscopies and other endoscopic procedures.
(Physical, Speech, and Occupational Therapy)
Our therapy team works in conjunction with our medical staff to help patients regain independence with the activities of daily living. Whether a patient has just had knee replacement surgery and needs physical therapy to walk correctly, or a patient needs speech therapy after a stroke, our therapists have the education and experience to successfully transition patients back to a life of quality. Our patients come for sessions in our rehab department adjoining the hospital, and our therapists visit patients in the hospital, the nursing home and in patients’ own homes.
Our on-site laboratory oversees testing for both the Clifton Medical Clinic and Goodall-Witcher Hospital. The laboratory department is approved by Medicare and is under the direction of a Board-Certified pathologist. Our lab is equipped to meet both our medical staffs’ and patients’ demanding schedules, and results are usually available within hours. We have many tests available from urinalysis to blood chemistry, so patients don’t have to travel to larger hospitals to get the answers they need. We also offer transfusion services (blood and blood products).
Goodall-Witcher Hospital brings the best of modern healthcare to its patients with some of the most state-of-the art digital imaging equipment. This enables us to diagnose injuries and illnesses quickly. Our Radiology/X-ray Department offers three major divisions: Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Ultrasound. We provide basic x-rays and have the ability for more in-depth procedures such as brain and thyroid scans. Our Ultrasound machine performs a variety of scans from fetal monitoring to echocardiograms. Computerized Axial Tomography (CAT) scanning, digital mammography, and bone density exams are also available at Goodall-Witcher Hospital. Our highly-trained staff performs each diagnostic test with care and accuracy, and welcomes any questions patients may have about each procedure. Our radiology staff is under the direction of a Board-Certified radiologist.
Sometimes life seems overwhelming for our patients and their families after a major surgery or illness. Our social services department is available to act in the best interests of our patients and direct them to resources for the best healthcare possible. Our social worker may educate our patients and their families about additional services such as home health, nursing home placement, in-home medical equipment, adult protective services and government agencies for financial assistance. Acting as a liaison between physicians and patients, one of the programs our social worker oversees is the Free Medication Program. This program assists patients who qualify in getting the prescriptions they need at no out-of-pocket cost. Our social services department will answer any questions you may have prior to, during, or after your stay at Goodall-Witcher Hospital and Goodall-Witcher Nursing Facility.
RESPIRATORY THERAPY SERVICES
Our Respiratory Therapy Department helps patients improve their pulmonary health. We use highly-specialized equipment such as a pulmonary function unit, a blood gas unit, pulse-oximeter, ultra-sonic nebulizers and volume ventilators to help our patients improve their breathing and overall lung capacity. Our registered respiratory therapist and our team of highly-trained respiratory technicians ensure patients understand their care plan and administer therapy sessions and treatments throughout their stay at Goodall-Witcher Hospital.
Our Pharmacy Department is an essential member of our medical team at Goodall-Witcher. Our registered pharmacist provides consultation to physicians and nurses and directs a team of highly-trained pharmacy technicians. The team monitors each patient’s drug therapy while staying in the hospital, and they also educate family members about the medications prescribed and any possible side effects.
Our Medical Records Department keeps records of each patient’s stay in the hospital. Patients may request copies of their medical records by submitting a written release of private health information.
Our active medical staff at Goodall-Witcher includes physicians specializing in family practice, internal medicine, surgery, and radiology. Our consulting staff is comprised of more than 40 doctors and dentists from most major specialties.
Goodall-Witcher’s ER is staffed with physicians and nurse practitioners, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our nurses are specially trained to care for the very sick and severely injured, and our medical staff responses quickly to the ever-changing needs of these patients. Goodall-Witcher Hospital is a designated Level 4 Trauma Facility by the State of Texas Health Services Department, and our helipad is available to transfer specialty cases by air if needed.
We understand that it is difficult for our “littlest patients” to remain…patient! That’s why we have a special area designed with them in mind. Visit our KidKare Program located in the lobby of our Clifton Medical Clinic, and you will find toys, movies and games. We also have an entertainment cart for patients in our hospital, and it offers a television with a VCR, a DVD player and a Xbox.
No longer do our patients at Goodall-Witcher have to be admitted to the hospital to receive essential healthcare services. We provide most laboratory, radiology and select surgical and diagnostic procedures on an outpatient basis.
Performing heart surgery is only half the battle in getting cardiac patients back to a full, active life. Goodall-Witcher has designed a cardiac rehabilitation program to help patients regain strength and endurance after a heart attack or heart-related surgery. Candidates for the program include patients who have had a heart attack in the last 12 months, coronary bypass surgery, heart valve repair/replacement, coronary angioplasty/stinting, stable angina, and a heart or heart and lung transplant. The program is broken into two parts: exercise training, to help patients strengthen muscles and regain energy, and education and counseling, to teach patients ways to change unhealthy habits. Our cardiac rehab team works specifically with each patient, helping them set and achieve goals all along the way. Many of our patients see a significant difference in chest pain and shortness of breath, feel stronger and less stressed, and add years to their life. The program is managed and run by a nurse practitioner and a RN. For more information please call (254) 675-8322 ext. 7350.
Sleep is one of the basic building blocks for overall good health, and a lack of it can be fatal. That is why Goodall-Witcher Healthcare Foundation now offers sleep studies right inside the hospital. No longer do patients have to travel to the metro to get the diagnostic testing they need! We schedule the sleep study for each of our patients in the Clifton Medical Clinic where our sleep study coordinator will work with you and your schedule. Generally the study is conducted over two sessions, or two separate nights. The first evening is set aside for a skilled sleep technician to monitor a patient’s sleep cycle. This includes monitoring brain waves, heartbeat, blood oxygen level, eye movement, chin, respiratory effort, nasal/mouth breathing, and leg movement. Depending on the results of the first night’s study, a second study may be ordered. If equipment like a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine is deemed necessary to help a patient sleep better, a second night of study will allow the technician to monitor the patient and make sure all of the equipment’s pressures are correct. Sleep studies are not painful, and many of our patients didn’t realize they were not sleeping well or at all until having a study. Oftentimes sleep studies are covered by your insurance. Speak with our sleep study coordinator in the Clifton Medical Clinic to find out more.
Located in the hallway joining Goodall-Witcher Hospital to the Clifton Medical Clinic, our cafeteria provides continental breakfast and lunch to staff and guests. A full soup and salad bar, sandwiches and a hot meal is provided daily on the lunch menu. There are also many al a carte items to choose from during both breakfast and lunch. Our vending machines are open 24 hours a day for the convenience of our guests. Free coffee and iced tea is also available.
The cafeteria hours are:
Breakfast: 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Complimentary coffee and tea are available all day