Health Care Services
The City's vision is to continue to develop and maintain a strong partnership with Scott & White, Providence Healthcare Network, and Hillcrest Hospitals. The closest hospital to Robinson is Scott & White-Hillcrest Medical Center, which is located on the northwest side of Interstate Highway (IH) 35 across from the western side of the City's boundary.
One goal of the local medical community is to promote a trauma center within the Robinson City limits for the convenience of the Robinson residents as well as other communities further east of the City. Healthcare is a major determinant of quality of life and the ability to participate fully in the community. The City of Robinson recognizes the importance of healthcare for all its residents. Its medical health community consists of the following: 1) Robinson Family Health Care, 2) Dr. Michael Stones, 3) Ratcliff Family Chiropractic Clinic, 4) Fitness Centers – 3D and Fit for Life, and 5) Dentists–Stonewood Dental Clinic and Dr. Robert Graf.
The City of Robinson encourages healthy and active lifestyles by increasing access to recreational facilities and open space. To continue encouraging City residents to adopt healthy and active lifestyles to improve their general health and well-being and increase their number of healthy years lived, the City seeks to improve the access, availability, and quality of the recreational facilities, programs, and activities to meet the needs of the citizens of Robinson.
The following narratives about the City's partnership with East Texas Medical Center, as well as the McLennan County Public Health District, Scott & White Healthcare, and the Providence Healthcare Network give a full picture of the quality of healthcare provided to Robinson and its surrounding areas.
East Texas Medical Center
East Texas Medical Center (ETMC) Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is one of the nation's largest rural ambulance services, as well as one of its most progressive and fastest growing providers. ETMC EMS team members respond to emergencies large and small every day. Based in Tyler, Texas, with locations throughout the region, ETMC EMS serves more than 15 counties and close to 15,000 square miles. ETMC EMS operates a fleet of 107 ambulances and three helicopters. The organization has established and operates one of the most sophisticated emergency communication systems using global positioning satellite technology.
The City of Robinson has an agreement with ETMC EMS to provide ambulance services to the City's residents. Seven cities – Bellmead, Beverly Hills, Hewitt, Lacy-Lakeview, Robinson, Waco and Woodway – originally entered into an InterLocal Agreement establishing a regional EMS system for the provision of emergency and non-emergency ambulance service in April 1984. Each city also established ordinances creating the regional EMS system with oversight from an EMS Review Committee with representatives from each of the cities. In March 1991, the InterLocal Agreement was amended to provide the Advanced Life Support (ALS) paramedic ambulance service.
Since 1984, the EMS system has been served by a single ambulance service provider as an exclusive operating service area. However, the EMS system could be served by multiple providers being permitted to operate. To date, the cities preferred to have a single, exclusive provider.
Baylor/Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center
Baylor/Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center has been synonymous for more than 100 years with excellence in diagnosis, care and treatment. As Baylor/Scott & White continues to transform itself, keeping pace with the fast-changing world of healthcare and medical technology, the institution's mission and vision reflect a continuing commitment to comprehensive and trusted healthcare. The mission is to provide the most personalized, comprehensive, and highest quality healthcare, enhanced by medical education and research. The vision for Baylor/Scott & White will be the most trusted and the most valued name in American Health Care.
Developed from this vision, is a fully integrated, non-profit collaborative health system. Scott & White's 12 hospitals and hospital partners, numerous facilities, and more than 60 clinics spanning across 29,000 square miles of Central Texas all work under the trusted name of Baylor/Scott & White. Baylor/Scott & White employs more than 13,000 employees, 900 physicians and scientists, and is the primary clinical teaching facility to approximately 400 medical residents and fellows in training at the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine. All understand that Scott & White Healthcare holds a high level of quality and service to patients.
Providence Healthcare Network
The Providence Healthcare Network was born and built on compassion. Founded in 1905 by the Daughters of Charity as a ministry to the suffering, compassion has remained Providence's driving mission over decades of growth and development. The Providence Healthcare Network proudly serves as a member of Ascension Health, the nation's largest Catholic and largest nonprofit health system. Providence commits itself to serving all persons with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable.
Providence is a comprehensive healthcare network that provides the best physicians and staff with leading edge equipment and facilities. It's this commitment to the best care that drives its vision and results in Providence consistently being recognized and certified for excellence in healthcare. The catholic health ministry is dedicated to spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of individuals and communities. Providence Healthcare Network strongly believes in community involvement and building long-lasting relationships with other non-profit organizations and local businesses.
Central Texas Health Care System
The Central Texas Veterans Health Care System (CTVHCS), accredited by the Joint Commission, is comprised of two large Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers located in Temple and Waco. Located on its Waco campus, CTVHCS has one of the largest inpatient psychiatric facilities and one of only 12 Blind Rehabilitation Centers in the country. CTVHCS serves a Veteran population of more than 252,000, covers 35,243 square miles and 11 congressional districts in 39 counties.
The Waco Campus Offers multi-VISN referral facility for chronically mentally ill patients, national referral facility for blind rehabilitation, primary care services for veterans in Waco area, behavioral Health services including; individual, group and family counseling, and programs such as Tobacco Cessation. It also offers handicapped accessibility: full and easy access for all veterans, personal care such as; highly qualified primary care providers, specialty care referrals to the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, laboratory; blood drawing services available, and prescriptions; routine prescriptions processed through the mail or My HealtheVet.