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Mark Kimball, President and CEO of St. Mark's Medical Center
Mark Kimball, President and CEO of St. Mark's Medical Center

St. Mark's Medical Center Announces New Emergency Services Partnership with Southwest Medical Associates, Inc.


Release date: October 26, 2021

La Grange, TX - St. Mark's Medical Center (SMMC) is pleased to announce a new emergency services partnership with Southwest Medical Associates, Inc., effective Nov. 1, 2021.

Based in Rockport, TX, and founded by a rural hospital administrator, the 41-year-old organization is a two-time winner of "Vendor of the Year," presented by the Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals.

"We are thrilled to secure the services of Southwest Medical Associates' level of expertise in managing our emergency room," said Mark Kimball, President and CEO of SMMC. "Their knowledge and experience with rural hospitals will be instrumental in our ability to offer essential, emergency care to the community, and being 100% in-network with all payors makes the care affordable."

The group offers board certified emergency medicine physicians, an in-depth quality review process, and 24/7 support to the hospital to ensure things run smoothly. "We are pleased to begin this partnership with St. Mark's Medical Center," said Bryce Hughes, VP of Development with Southwest Medical. "They are already an excellent healthcare provider to the community, and with our tested care model and acceptance of all payors, we feel confident that we can improve the patients' experience even further."

St. Mark's Medical Center, one of the top 100 Rural and Community Hospitals in the United States as ranked by the Chartis Center for Rural Health, is a 65-bed, 100,000 sq. ft., community hospital serving residents of Fayette County and surrounding communities. At St. Mark's Medical Center, patients benefit from the latest medical technology along with comprehensive healthcare from highly skilled physicians, nurses and professional staff. Services include cardiac rehabilitation, wound care, orthopedic care, inpatient and outpatient care, a 24-hour emergency department, outpatient/elective surgeries and procedures, as well as laboratory and imaging services.

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