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Tele-Pulmonary & Critical Care Services

PRESS RELEASE: Access Physicians and MRMC Launch Tele-Pulmonary and Critical Care Service
Partnership gives Matagorda County residents 24/7 access to high-quality pulmonary and critical care close to home.

 February 2, 2021 (Bay City, Texas) – Matagorda Regional Medical Center (MRMC) is partnering with the nation’s leading multispecialty telemedicine physician group, Access Physicians, to bring tele-pulmonary and critical care to its patients.

Through the partnership, health care providers at MRMC can connect with an Access Physicians, board-certified pulmonary and critical care specialist via secure, high-resolution technology in minutes. On-site respiratory therapists, nurses, and other physicians have access to the highest level of consultation to diagnose and treat patients requiring mechanical ventilation and with congestive heart failure, serious infections, and other life-threatening conditions.

“Access Physicians prides itself on working with forward-thinking hospitals to enhance the delivery of clinical excellence locally,” Chris Gallagher, M.D., CEO, Access Physicians. “Matagorda County residents rely on MRMC to be there for them, no matter their health care needs or challenges. With our partnership, the care teams at Matagorda Regional can keep that promise.”

“We are extremely excited to partner with Access Physicians to enhance the level of care provided at MRMC,” said J. Warren Robicheaux, CEO of Matagorda Regional Medical Center. “Access Physicians will provide our hospital with 24/7 365 day a year Tele-Pulmonary and Critical Care coverage enabling our hospital to keep more patients closer to home and improving access to care.”

“Launching a new critical care service during a global pandemic is not for the faint of heart,” said Aaron Fox, MRMC’s Chief Business Development Officer and Executive Sponsor of the project. “Our IT, Pharmacy, ICU, and Med/Surg teams pulled together to ensure a seamless rollout, and we began providing our patients with a higher level of care within minutes of launch. I couldn’t be more proud of our teams or more impressed with Access Physicians’ streamlined workflows and expert support leading up to the launch.”


Access Physicians is the leading multispecialty physician group committed to clinical excellence through telemedicine. Founded by physicians, the company is one of the largest providers of acute subspecialty telemedicine, deploying 240 telemedicine programs at hospitals in 22 states and providing care for nearly 2 million high-acuity patients in some of the hardest-to-serve healthcare environments. Core clinical service lines include Pulmonary & Critical Care, Acute Stroke & General Neurology, Hospitalist Medicine, Cardiology, Infectious Disease & Antibiotic Stewardship, and Maternal Fetal Medicine. Access Physicians is endorsed by the Texas Hospital Association, Iowa Hospital Association, ShareCOR, a subsidiary of the Louisiana Hospital Association, and TMSI, a division of the Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals. More information at


Matagorda Regional Medical Center, a part of the Matagorda County Hospital District, was established in 1965. The health system includes an acute care hospital, a stand-alone wellness and outpatient rehabilitation center, a closely-aligned multi-specialty medical group, and three community health clinics. The district also provides management and support services to partner organizations throughout the region and serves as the local health authority for Matagorda County, Texas. More information at

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