Kevin Herrington Harvey Testimony before the Texas Senate HHS Hearing
For 5 Days, Altus Emergency was the Only Healthcare Facility Open & Operational in Hardin County
Kevin Herrington, TAFEC Board member and President of Altus Emergency Centers gave a solid testimony at the Texas State Capitol on November 8th, 2017 about the importance of Freestanding Emergency Centers in Texas. The following is a video clip from the Texas State Capitol, Senate Committee on Health and Human Services Interim Charge Hearing followed by highlights from his testimony.
A decision was made to stay open and serve the community, because of this decision, lives were saved.
VIDEO CLIP of Kevin Herrington's Testimony
Kevin Herrington’s Testimony on Freestanding Emergency Centers During Hurricane Harvey.
Altus Emergency Centers President Speaks at the Texas State Senate About Harvey’s Impact Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.
President of Altus Emergency Centers, Kevin Herrington, MBA, FACHE, spoke openly at the Texas Senate HHS Hearing making it clear that “we are fully capable of handling all types of emergencies.”
During Hurricane Harvey, Lumberton just North of Beaumont became an island. Due to the decision of remaining open, prepared and operational, Altus Emergency Center Lumberton became the only healthcare facility in Hardin County to take 911 calls during five of the most crucially impacted days of Harvey.
We worked multiple days, 6 – 8 days straight with the supplies that we had on our hand which were for about 3 days of supplies. – KH.
Although requests were made on several occations for additonal supplies and were refused all times, “We were able to provide for ourselves the additional days of supplies through other sources.” Today, the residents of Hardin county are grateful for the care Altus Emergency Centers delivered during Harvey.
Among the patients treated, there were life and death cases.
The types of patients that we would see were critical patients, they were traumas, electrocutions, broken bones an oxygenated patient on a respirator. 49% of the patients were on compensated care.