We are greatly honored to have been recognized by Governor Greg Abbott and Lady Cecilia for our hard work and efforts in helping mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the state of Texas. Since Texas Emergency Hospital was designated as a Vaccination Hub in January 2021, the hospital has provided nearly 50,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
People from across the county, state of Texas other states and countries have received their vaccination at Texas Emergency Hospital. All of this was possible thanks to the dedication of our staff who worked tirelessly providing care to our patients and community.
At the peak of the vaccination effort, about 1000 doses of vaccine were being administered daily at Texas Emergency Hospital Vaccination Hub. Vaccinating such a large number of people in a short period of time required a lot of resources, new hires, coordination, and teamwork. Our staff did a fantastic job, as they handled the process with great care, responsibility and dedication.
The designation as a vaccination hub was possible through the effort of Patti Foster, COO for Texas Emergency Hospital, who contacted State Representative Ernest Bailes and US Representative Brian Babin to obtain vaccinations for the staff. The response from these representatives was quick and in just a few days, not only did we get the vaccinations for our staff, but the hospital was designated as a vaccination hub.
Shortly after this, a call center was put in place to set up the appointments. More than 57 phone lines were implemented to handle all incoming calls. Additionally, a large number of COVID-19 technicians were hired to assist in the vaccination process. For our CEO Michael Adkins, the success of the vaccination hub demonstrates the need for EHS hospitals in the Cleveland community.
Currently, in addition to the Pfizer vaccine, Texas Emergency Hospital has added the Moderna vaccine and is offering booster shots for people 18 years of age and older who were vaccinated six or more months ago. To make an appointment for a vaccination or a booster shot, call the hospital call center at 281-806-7370 or 281-806-7380.
The Cleveland hospital developed a reputation as the vaccine hub where the average arrival-to-leave time was about 35 minutes, a stark contrast to the hospitals where people were queueing up in lines for hours.