Peterson Health Celebrates National Men’s Health Month with Popular Annual Event

Peterson Health Celebrates National Men’s Health Month with Popular Annual Event

KERRVILLE – – June is Men’s Health Month and Peterson Health joins other health care providers, public policy makers, and organizations in the effort to heighten awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of health issues relevant to men. For the sixth year in a row, Peterson Health will host a 2-hour educational session geared toward men but open to both men and women interested in the hottest topics related to men’s health.

“The Men’s Event” will be held on Tuesday, June 27th, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the Ambulatory Care Center (ACC) main classroom located at 260 Cully Drive in Kerrville. Physicians will be speaking and answering questions on important health topics and explaining how these topics impact men. A light meal will be provided at 5:30pm then presentations start at 6:00pm. Participants will enjoy each topic as they rotate through the schedule. The 2017 presenters are as follows:

  • Dr. Ryan Veurink, Orthopedic Surgeon – Joint Health (Knee, Hip and Shoulder)
  • Dr. De Los Santos, Pulmonology – Trends in Sleep Medicine
  • Dr. Thomas Shaw, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation – Managing Back Pain
  • Martha Davis and Jim LeRoux, Peterson Health Outpatient Therapists – Outpatient Therapies for Men’s Health

The panel of PRMC medical staff physicians will focus on specific topics in their areas of expertise but emphasize that they will be flexible in their presentations and allow time to answer questions on a number of health issues. Peterson Health is extremely grateful for the physicians who have donated their time and expertise to make this event possible.

Lisa Winters, Director of Marketing says that although the event was created with men in mind, a spouse, friend, or family member is also welcome to attend. Adds Winters, “Women have a great influence over the family’s healthcare. This annual event provides great information for both men and women interested in the latest trends in men’s health and ready to learn about the great services and resources our area physicians have to offer.” The Men’s Event is free and includes a light dinner and event souvenir. Registration opens at 4:30pm and the dinner service will start at 5:00 pm. Seating is limited so pre-registration is required.

For more information or to register please call 830-258-7411 or reserve your spot via email at Reservations will be taken up to noon Friday, June 23rd.

Hospital Week!

May 8 – 12 is Hospital Week. We invite all of our employees to this week’s daily celebrations to thank you for all you do!

Go Further with Ford Night

Kerrville, TX – Peterson Regional Medical Center Foundation (PRMC) announces a gift of $1,000 from Ken Stoepel Ford Lincoln which is the result of the recent event that combined community fund raising, “American Idol,” and the promotion of the all-new Ford Fusion.

Local residents attending the “Go Further with Ford Night” were given the opportunity on November 15th to win a VIP experience and attend a live taping of “American Idol” which begins in January as well as experience the all-new For Fusion.

“We all want to be a part of something bigger, and “Go Further with Ford Night,” was our way of offering the community a chance to give back to our hospital, an opportunity to win a unique VIP “American Idol” experience and see of Ford’s new products, the all-new Ford Fusion,” according to Terry Massey, Ken Stoepel Ford general manager.

Jim Wilson, Glenn Andrew, and Diane Green, Foundation Board members and Annual Giving Tri-chairs, said the funds will be applied to the new Peterson Pioneer Giving Program which supports the purchase of new equipment and development of new programs and support the educational endeavors at Peterson Regional Medical Center.

Pat Murray, President & CEO, PRMC, stated, “We are proud of the pioneering spirit of the Stoepel Family and Ken Stoepel Ford Lincoln. As in the early days of the Hill Country, the answer to the future of healthcare for the Hill Country lies in buidling strong relationships-pioneers like Ken Stoepel Ford Lincoln to help ease the burden and lighten the load!”

Peterson Regional Medical Center is a private, not-for-profit community health system that serves residents of eight Hill Country counties. The modern, 124-bed medical center anchors a 35-acre campus that includes the region’s premier ambulatory care center.

For more information about Peterson Regional Medical Center, please call 830-258-7628 or visit our website at


State Recognized Program Celebrates Start of 5th Year

KERRVILLE, TX – Peterson Health celebrates the start of its fifth year of the highly successful Community Art Lending Program. The art program, displaying local and regional artists at Peterson’s Outpatient Rehabilitation Department at the Ambulatory Care Center (ACC), has delighted both staff and patients and continues to grow each quarter. Located at 260 Cully Drive, adjacent to the main hospital, artists are invited to lend their works for three months at a time. Artwork is displayed down the main hallway from the reception area toward the rehabilitation gym, which is one of the most busy and frequented hallways in the facility.

This fall, Peterson Health was selected as a Texas Hospital Association Member Showcase, a best practices or great idea award winner, and was recognized at the annual healthcare convention in Austin in January. Other hospitals across the state have inquired about starting a similar art lending program based on the success of Peterson’s program.

The staff is calling for new artists to submit work for display in the new quarter which runs April, May, and June. Artists interested in submitting art for consideration should submit photos of available framed pieces no later than Monday, April 3rd.

Open to all Hill Country artists, including high school and university students, the Peterson Community Art Lending Program assists in the promotion of talented artists and offers the patients receiving care in the unit, along with their supportive families and the staff, the stimulation and energy and inspiration of an artistic environment while in our facility for healing.

If you are a local artist or photographer and would like to participate this year, simply email photos of available pieces to Lisa Winters at or call (830)258-7628.

Peterson Regional Medical Center, TX Bond Rating Outlook Revised To Positive On Improving Financial Profile

Primary Credit Analyst:

Patrick Zagar, Dallas (1) 214-765-5883;

Secondary Contact:

Kevin K Holloran, Dallas (1) 214-871-1412;


DALLAS (S&P Global Ratings) Feb. 24, 2017– S&P Global Ratings revised its outlook to positive from stable and affirmed its ‘BBB+’ long-term rating on the Kerrville Health Facilities Development Corp., Texas’ series 2015 fixed-rate hospital revenue refunding bonds issued for Peterson Regional Medical Center (PRMC).

“The outlook revision is based on PRMC’s improving financial profile and favorable market position,” said S&P Global Ratings credit analyst Patrick Zagar. The revision reflects the hospital’s growing liquidity in relation to long-term debt and solid financial performance through the first six months of fiscal 2017–rebounding from a weaker fiscal 2016. We also considered PRMC’s continuing net patient revenue growth and days’ cash on hand strength.

We assessed PRMC’s enterprise profile as adequate, characterized by a dominant market position within a primary service area (PSA) with a relatively small population but strong growth projections. The assessment is also based on the hospital’s steady patient volumes and well-qualified management team.

Concurrently, we assessed PRMC’s financial profile as strong due in part to robust day’s cash on hand, improving debt metrics, and maximum annual debt service (MADS) coverage generally near 4x. The hospital’s weakened performance in fiscal 2016–which generated coverage of just 2.7x–was largely due to increased contract nursing expenses, which we believe management has adequately addressed. We consider PRMC to be a small hospital (as defined by net patient revenue of less than $125 million); however this threshold will likely be surpassed in fiscal 2017.

The positive outlook reflects PRMC’s robust financial profile–which compares favorably with ‘A-‘ rated providers–as well as its favorable volumes and market position. Despite the hospital’s smaller size and PSA population, we believe PRMC’s falling debt and strong balance sheet adequately compensate for these risks and provide the hospital with some flexibility to respond to potential operational challenges.

Given the unexpected loss in fiscal 2016, we believe PRMC needs to establish a multi-year trend of positive operating performance prior to a rating upgrade. We would consider a higher rating if PRMC achieves its budgeted targets and also sees continued balance sheet accretion in the form of stable to improving liquidity and no additional debt. Furthermore, we would expect the hospital to at a minimum maintain its current enterprise profile strengths.

We could revise the outlook to stable if operations tighten such that MADS coverage falls below 3.5x or margins are no longer commensurate with an ‘A-‘ rating. We would view such variability in performance as a credit characteristic more appropriate for the current rating. Moreover, any decline in balance sheet metrics could result in a revision of the outlook to stable.

PRMC owns and operates a 124-bed (98 acute-care beds and 26 rehabilitation beds in service) facility in Kerrville, about 65 miles northwest of San Antonio.

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Board member of Kerrville’s Peterson Regional Medical Center named to statewide Texas Healthcare Trustees board


(AUSTIN ­- April 26, 2017) Mark H. Armstrong, member of the board of trustees at Peterson Regional Medical Center in Kerrville, has been elected to the Texas Healthcare Trustees board, a statewide organization for those serving on the governing boards of hospitals and health care systems in Texas. His two-year term was effective January 1, 2017.


“We are excited to have Mark serve on the THT board. We have worked with him over the years through THT’s Certified Healthcare Trustee program and the Healthcare Governance Conference. We know he will provide great leadership and expertise to our organization,” said Shirley Robinson, CAE, president/CEO of the Texas Healthcare Trustees.


A board member of PRMC since 2011, Armstrong is also currently the president of The Lakehouse Restaurant group, and is an active member in the Kerrville community. He has served in board leadership positions with the Kerrville Area Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club of Kerrville and Kerrville Economic Improvement Corporation. He is a graduate of Richmond College in Dallas and Louisiana State University.



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