San Angelo Community Medical Center and Shannon Medical Center are two hospitals that provide healthy outlooks to thousands of patients each year. San Angelo Community has been a part of this region since 1929, while Shannon Medical was founded in 1932. Both offer a variety of important health-care services to San Angelo residents and beyond.
San Angelo Community Medical Center
San Angelo Community Medical Center is a 171 bed, general acute care hospital. With more than 850 employees and 175 physicians on the medical staff, it serves a 13-county region in the Concho Valley. Medical services include a heart and vascular center, Level III-A neonatal intensive care unit, heartburn treatment center, orthopedics, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, oncology, sports medicine, and a 24/7 emergency department. Community also operates a 4,000 member nationally recognized health club.
Shannon Medical Center
Shannon Medical Center serves as a health-care provider for the Concho Valley and surrounding region and features 421 licensed beds. With more than 200 providers and 2,400 employees, Shannon also features a women’s and children’s hospital, the St. John’s campus, an ambulatory surgery center and several convenient clinic locations. Its medical services include the AirMed 1 helicopter, Level 3 Trauma Center, newly expanded cancer center, dedicated stroke unit, diabetes treatment, inpatient psychiatric care, pulmonary rehabilitation, a senior health center, sleep center, and West Texas Sports Medicine.
Cardiac Care at Both Hospitals
San Angelo Community and Shannon Medical both have top cardiology programs. San Angelo Community offers an accredited Chest Pain Center, meeting stringent heart-care standards 24/7. The program includes a board-certified cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon and board-certified cardiologists forging new paths in the world of cardiac care. Meanwhile, Shannon Medical Center features the region’s largest cardiologist program, with eight cardiac surgeons offering 24/7 care.
Wound Care at Both Hospitals
Both facilities provide some of the most advanced wound care treatment in all of Texas. The treatments offered include hyperbaric chambers where patients breathe 100 percent oxygen (instead of normal 21 percent) to accelerate healing and advanced laser techniques used to save limbs. Besides traumatic and surgical wounds, physicians at San Angelo Community and Shannon Medical are also experts in treating ulcers, vein insufficiencies and vascular issues.
Laura Bush Institute for Women's Health
The Laura Bush Institute for Women's Health's newest addition operates in conjunction with Angelo State University School of Nursing and Allied Health, located inside the newly established Community Wellness, Development and Engagement Center. Research at the Institute will focus on women's health issues and be primarily done by students and faculty from the ASU's departments of Nursing, Physical Therapy and Psychology.