|Welcome to Gonzales Healthcare Systems Emergency Department
New Physicians in the Emergency Room at Gonzales Healthcare Systems
Providing excellent emergency care with kindness and compassion
Jim Brand, MD - Manager
In an ongoing effort to accommodate growth and the ever-changing medical needs of Gonzales County, Gonzales Healthcare Systems (GHS) is pleased to announce that Victoria Emergency Associates is providing physician coverage for the Emergency Department of GHS as of September 1st.
Victoria Emergency Associates was founded by Dr. Jim Brand in 2002. Dr. Brand began practicing Emergency Medicine in 1976 and received board certification in Emergency Medicine in 1993. After graduating from Duke University he completed medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He has been Medical Director of the Emergency Department at DeTar Navarro Hospital since 1991 and has served as Chief of Staff of DeTar Healthcare System in Victoria Texas for the past year. Dr. Brand’s primary area of interest in emergency medicine is implementing the most cost effective solutions to provide high quality, patient oriented emergency medical care.
Roland Medellin, M.D. will be serving as the Medical Director of the Emergency Department (ED) at GHS. Victoria Emergency Associates group has been providing physician coverage since September 1, 2012 for the hospital’s ED. Emergency Department physician coverage is just as it implies, physicians specially trained in Emergency Medicine contracted to provide and oversee the care of patients that arrive at GHS with in an emergency medical condition.
GHS has worked closely with Dr. Brand and the physicians in his group to establish a strong working relationship between the physicians, nurses and team members in order to provide the best patient care possible.
Gonzales Healthcare Systems is a progressive system of personalized healthcare services committed to being the provider of choice by delivering superior, appropriate care to improve quality of life. GHS is fully accredited by the Texas Department of Health and offers emergency care, surgical services, home health services, and rehabilitation services. Memorial Hospital is a Level IV Trauma Facility For more information visit http://www.gonzaleshealthcare.com or call 830-672-7581.
|Our 24-hour emergency room, surgery, and intensive care units are in place to assure that whatever the emergency, we can help. We are equipped with 7 beds, including two trauma rooms, two observation rooms, two exam beds and one triage room.
We know that family and friends of the patient are concerned, so we work to keep these guests informed and as comfortable as possible in our newly renovated ER lobby.
Our goal is to provide you with quality care. Patients and families who experience a crisis are often anxious. We understand that you want to receive care as soon as possible, and that’s just what we’re prepared to do – provide you with emergency care when it counts.
If there is anything we can do for you while you are in the emergency department, please let us know. We want to make your experience with us as comfortable as possible.
Thank you for choosing Gonzales Healthcare Systems and giving us the opportunity to serve your health care needs.
Emergency - Frequently Asked Questions
Your pathway as a patient:
From arrival to being seen by the physician
- Placed in bed when available
- Seen by primary nurse
- Seen by primary physician
- Await test or x-ray results
- Discharged, admitted or transferred
Carl Jenkins, R.N., Director of Nursing
(830) 672-7581 ext. 281