Since 1978, Gonzales Healthcare Systems has been taking care of Gonzales County’s health needs from its facility on Sarah DeWitt Drive in Gonzales.
On Wednesday, Nov. 29, the administration and staff of GHS invite the public to join in celebrating Gonzales Healthcare Systems’ 45th anniversary from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the GHS Outpatient lobby. There will be snacks, memories and words from CEO Brandon Anzaldua and the members of the GHS Board of Directors. There will also be displays of historical information and memorabilia from the hospital.
“Celebrating 45 years of unwavering commitment to community health and well-being, Gonzales Healthcare Systems stands as a beacon of excellence, compassion, and innovation,” Anzaldua said. “Since its inception, the organization has been dedicated to providing high-quality, patient-centered care, fostering a healthier community.
“As we mark this milestone, we reflect on the countless lives touched, milestones achieved, and the enduring impact Gonzales Healthcare Systems has had on the health landscape. Here's to four and a half decades of healing, growth, and a future filled with continued dedication to the well-being of the patients we serve.”
In addition to Gonzales Memorial Hospital, the flagship of the organization, GHS also includes Sievers Medical Clinic-Gonzales, which just celebrated its 30th anniversary; Sievers Medical Clinic-Waelder; Sievers Medical Clinic-Shiner; Surgical Specialty Clinic; Outpatient Infusion & Nursing Services; Rejuvenate Med Spa, THRIVE Healthplex; Occupational & Community Health Services; Memorial Hospital Home Health Agency; Physical, Occupational, & Speech Therapy Services; the Gonzales Healthcare Systems Foundation and more.
The hospital itself includes 33 beds, including obstetrics/labor & delivery, with an inpatient area staffed round-the-clock with registered nurses and LVNS, designed to care for patients suffering from an illness or recovering from surgery until their physician deems they are well enough to be discharged. For patients needing a higher level of attention and care, a special care unit is available.
The hospital also offers 24/7 laboratory services, respiratory, diagnostic imaging and nutritional consultations with a registered dietician. Plus the dining room continues to excel under the leadership of food service manager Toni Gonzales, who began working for GHS at the old location in 1978, moved to the current location when it opened and has been there ever since!
“Ever since our last anniversary celebration, we’ve seen remarkable changes,” said Holly Danz, director of marketing for Gonzales Healthcare Systems. “We added a rural health clinic in Shiner, we’ve added specialists to our outpatient specialty clinic, we withstood the COVID pandemic and cared for patients with unwavering strength.
“Most recently, we transitioned to a new electronic medical records software which allows for greater efficiency when patients are seen in any of our facilities as all of their previous visits/screenings/etc. can be viewed in one place at one time. We look forward to the construction of a new surgical wing as we start 2024.
“Every change and upgrade we take on truly has the patient in mind,” Danz said. “We want to be the healthcare provider of choice for our community, and we want to offer those patients the amenities they would experience in urban facilities. Patient care and patient experience drives every decision our organization makes.”