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Since 1977, Lavaca Medical Center has provided quality medical care to our local communities.  Over the years, our hospital has expanded its services to offer a more advanced approach to care, close to home.  Learn about our services below.

Emergency Services

24 hours/day – 7 days/week

The Alton C. Allen Emergency Department at LMC has 3 regular ER beds and 2 separate Trauma Rooms. The Emergency Department handles more than 3,600 visits per year.

Imaging Services

The Lewis Allen, Jr. Imaging Center at LMC offers:

Bone Density:  Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
CT Scan:  Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m./or as scheduled
Mammogram:  Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Ultrasound:  Monday – Friday 9:30 am. – 5 p.m.
Nuclear Medicine:  Tuesday/or as scheduled 
Diagnostic Studies:  Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m./or as scheduled


Monday 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Tuesday 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Wednesday 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Monday 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Friday 1p.m. – 5 p.m.
*Nuclear Medicine imaging system:  Millennium MG (TM) & Xeleris 3.1 (TM) workstations, both manufactured by GE Healthcare.  The system provides exceptional image quality and fast image acquisition.  Nuclear medicine imaging is unique in that it documents organ function and structure, in contrast to diagnostic radiology, which is based upon anatomy.  Some nuclear medicine imaging capabilities include:  visualizing heart blood flow/function, assessing lungs for respiratory/blood flow problems, analyzing bones, identifying gallbladder function/inflammation, identifying bleeding in the bowel, locating areas of infection, measuring the thyroid, localizing lymph nodes, determining size/shape of liver/spleen, and calculating the strength of heart muscle.

→ Download the Imaging Brochure

Inpatient Services

LMC has a 25-bed critical access medical care unit. The unit is staffed by Registered Nurses and Licensed Vocational Nurses 24 hours a day/7 days a week. Hospitalist/Nurse Practitioner, Lauren Kutac, FNP-B, and Nurse Practitioner, Ben Psencik, APRN, FNP-C, are on staff Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. to assist clinic physicians with inpatient care.

Laboratory Services

Lavaca Medical Center offers a full service lab for outpatient and inpatient diagnostic needs.

Outpatient Laboratory Hours:

Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturdays 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Nursing Outpatient Services

LMC provides various treatments for managing patient care close to home. Please use the Treatment Services link below to learn what type of treatments are offered at LMC.

Outpatient Services Hours:

Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

→ Download Treatment Services Information brochure

Ambulatory Services

Lavaca Medical Center Ambulatory Services include Outpatient surgical procedures performed by local and visiting specialists.

Therapy Services

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Physical Therapy Staff Group Photo

Click the links below for more information about LMC’s available therapy services.

 Therapeutic Services include:

Click the link below to view the LMC Therapy Services brochure.

Rehabilitative Services at LMC Brochure

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Offered through the Lavaca Medical Center Health & Wellness Center, Pulmonary Rehabilitation is a program for those that have been diagnosed with a chronic lung disease.  The program gives patients the ability to lead a fuller and more satisfying life, at their highest functional capability.

Pulmonary Rehab Can Help Many Chronic Lung Conditions Including, But Not Limited To:

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Asthma
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary Hypertension

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Referral Form – Physician Use Only

Contact Information:

Kayla Sralla, RRT – Pulmonary Rehabilitation Coordinator & BBC Facilitator

(361) 798-3671, Ext. 1396


Please see the link to the LMC Pulmonary Rehabilitation brochure below for more information. 

Choose the Better Breathers Club link to learn more about LMC’s pulmonary support group.

Fitness Services

“We’re More Than Just a Gym.”
The Fitness Center located in the Lavaca Health & Wellness Center is a medical-based fitness facility that not only serves fitness needs, but the overall health and wellness of its members. Whether you are a beginner or a fitness buff, the fitness center has a wellness program for you!
Fitness Center Amenities:

  • Treadmills
  • Stationary Bicycles
  • Recumbent Bicycles
  • Stair Climbing Machines
  • NuStep Steppers
  • Elliptical
  • Indoor Heated Saline Pool
Fitness Center Hours:

Monday – Thursday 5:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday 5:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Call: 361-798-3671, Extension 1472

More Information

Please see the link to the Health & Wellness brochure below, or download the class schedule for more information.

LMC Outpatient Cardiac Pacemaker Clinc

Pacemaker Follow-Up Checks:

2nd Monday of each month

Call For An Appointment:

(361) 798-3671 Extension 1420

Cardiac Pacemakers:  MDT & St. Jude Devices

Single Chamber Pacemaker:  Seen 3 months post device implantation & then every 12 months following

Dual Chamber Pacemaker:  Seen 3 months post device implantation & then every 6 months following

Implanted Defibrillator:  Seen 3 months post device implantation & then every 3 months following

Patients may be seen as needed for issues with pacemaker functioning.

Please Note:

  • A Physician’s Order is needed for the check-up
  • Appointments are scheduled in 15-minute blocks
  • Appointments conducted by Charlene Ulman of St. Jude Medical

What Will an Appointment Entail?

  • Ultimate result:  check the performance and function of patient devices
  • Programmers are used to download information from patient devices that will generate a report for the cardiologist
  • Information that will be checked:  the device leads, how much energy is needed to make the heart beat, the safety margin, and length of time before a battery change is needed for the device
  • Arrhythmias and changes in heart rate can also be detected