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10/18/05 - Lufkin

East Texas Hospital Recognized For Excellence

by Ramonica R. Jones

An East Texas hospital is now ranked among the top five percent of all hospitals in the nation. Woodland Heights Medical Center is also number one in northeast Texas for pulmonary care. The hospital received the honor from HealthGrades, the country's leading provider of independent hospital ratings.

Woodland heights got five-star ratings for overall pulmonary services, ranking the hospital among the ten best pulmonary care programs in Texas.

CEO Lance Jones said, "Without a doubt, it's superb physicians, superb nursing staff, superb diagnostics and ancillary folks. It's really the whole team coming together, and that's been our secret for the last four or five years with the cardiology program [and] with many of the programs that we have here at the hospital."

For the third straight year, Woodland Heights was also recognized for excellence in cardiac services. The hospital got a five-star rating for its treatment of heart failure.

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