ETMC Quitman Hospital Celebrates Grand Opening


East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System and the Wood County Central Hospital District recently celebrated the opening of the new, state-of-the-art ETMC Quitman facility.

The spacious lobby houses all the components and services patients and guests will need when arriving: reception and registration; clinic, diagnostic and outpatient waiting; dietary and public dining; access to administration and meeting the lobby and the Level IV trauma center.

Reflecting the environmental nature of Wood County with its woods and waters, the finishes throughout the new hospital include natural materials such as wood, stone and live trees and plants.

The ETMC First Physicians clinic in Quitman now is housed inside the hospital, with space for eight providers, approximately 10,000 square feet for offices and exam rooms. Four providers are on staff: Dr. Beverly Waddleton; nurse practitioner Kimberley Lowry, RN, FNP, family medicine; Dr. Rick Martinez, internal medicine; and Dr. Annelise Ribeiro, pediatrics.

“We are excited to provide all these services under one roof,” said Warren Robicheaux, administrator of ETMC Quitman. “It offers great convenience for the patients and better coordination of care for our providers. Everyone benefits.”


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