In an ongoing effort to accommodate growth and the ever-changing medical needs of Wilson County, Connally Memorial Medical Center (CMMC) is pleased to announce that Victoria Emergency Associates is providing physician coverage for both the Emergency Department and the Inpatient Medical/Surgical Unit of CMMC as of August 1st.

Victoria Emergency Associates was founded by Dr. Jim Brand in 2002. Dr. Brand began practicing Emergency Medicine in 1976 and received board certification in Emergency Medicine in 1993. After graduating from Duke University he completed medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He has been Medical Director of the Emergency Department at DeTar Navarro Hospital since 1991 and has served as Chief of Staff of DeTar Healthcare System in Victoria Texas for the past year. Dr. Brand’s primary area of interest in emergency medicine is implementing the most cost effective solutions to provide high quality, patient oriented emergency medical care.

Dr. Brand will be serving as the Medical Director of the Emergency Department (ED) at CMMC and his group has been providing physician coverage since August 1, 2011 for the hospital’s ED. Emergency Department physician coverage is just as it implies, physicians specially trained in Emergency Medicine contracted to provide and oversee the care of patients that arrive at CMMC with in an emergency medical condition.

Dr. Brand will also coordinate the Hospitalist program.  A “hospitalist” program allows physicians specifically trained in the care of hospital inpatients to treat patients who are admitted to the hospital for care.  Many physicians treat patients in their offices and choose to refer, or admit, their patients to an inpatient specialist known as a Hospitalist.  These physicians work full time in the hospital and are available to admit and oversee the care of patients from the Emergency Department and from physicians’ offices. 

CMMC has worked closely with Dr. Brand and the physicians in his group to establish a strong working relationship between the physicians, nurses and team members in order to provide the best patient care possible.

Connally Memorial Medical Center is a progressive system of personalized healthcare services committed to being the provider of choice by delivering superior, appropriate care to improve quality of life. CMMC is fully accredited by the Texas Department of Health and offers emergency care, surgical services, home health services, wound and hyperbaric oxygen care, and rehabilitation services.  For more information visit or call Katie Etringer at 830-393-1311.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]