Bastrop ER Saves Mother and New Born

New Bastrop ER Saves Mother and New Born

In A Medical Emergency, Time Is Everything.

On November 7, 2018 Mary Cadena arrived at Physicians Premier ER in Bastrop, Texas at 9:00pm. She travelled 18 miles to the ER from Elgin, Texas. At 9:20pm, Mary spontaneously delivered a five-week preterm baby boy. Mary suffered significant post-partum hemorrhaging and required critical care in order to survive. Her scheduled delivery location was in Austin, about an hour’s drive from Elgin through Austin traffic or 25 miles.

Physicians Premier ER Bastrop, which opened its doors September 2018, provided Mary with vital resuscitation and the medications necessary to save her life. Additionally, its medical care partners, PHI Helicopter Service, were able to deliver additional blood products via private car to the ER facility as helicopters were grounded due to weather. Once stabilized a few hours later, Mary was transported via a maternal transport team and her 6 lb. baby boy via a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit transport team to Seton Medical Center in Austin, Texas.

Treating ER Physician, Dr. Joe Aldrich, confirmed, “We don’t normally deliver babies in the ER; however, Mary made the right choice and did not second guess her situation. We are glad she was able to get to us as quickly as she did. Both Mary and her son were released a few days later and are doing well.”

Physicians Premier ER facilities treat hundreds of patients each year, such as Mary, who have Medicare, Medicaid, or Tricare without any compensation. Unfortunately, many patients with these types of insurance completely avoid closer and safer freestanding emergency centers like Physicians Premier because these ERs are not currently recognized by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

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