St. Mark’s Rural Emergency Hospital (REH) Status Approved
St. Mark’s Medical Center (St. Mark’s) received Federal approval as a Rural Emergency Hospital (REH) designation, part of a longer term solution pursued by the St. Mark’s Board of Directors to continue providing healthcare services to Fayette and Lee counties.
Among the first hospitals in Texas to convert to the REH model, the new status provides St. Mark’s with a 5 percent increase in Medicare reimbursements plus a monthly facility fee that helps address operational cost increases in areas such as labor and supplies.
Services at St. Mark's available under the REH designation include:
24x7 Emergency Services
Imaging and X-Ray
Cardiovascular Imaging Center
Wound Care; and
NEWS: St Mark's Medical Center and newly formed Hospital Center of Excellence (HCOE) have expressed their intent to transfer operational control of the hospital to HCOE. A due diligence process is underway. For early information, read the June 30, 2023 HCOE press release.