In 1981, Bruce Purdy, MD, built Muleshoe Family Medicine Clinic, that is still in the same location across the street from the hospital, 701 S. First Street. Dr. Purdy and Dr. Allgood started taking call from 5pm-11pm and weekends, helping the hospital to secure state designation for an Emergency Department.
Muleshoe Area Medical Center purchased Muleshoe Family Medicine and Medical Clinic of Muleshoe in the late 1990s. Both clinics are now operated by the hospital as provider-based federally designated Rural Health Clinics.
Dr. Purdy continues to practice at Muleshoe Family Medicine Clinic. He sees patients at the clinic from 8:00 a.m., to 5:00 p.m. For an appointment, please call: 806-272-7531.
Medical Clinic of Muleshoe is staffed by Kenneth Burk, D.O. and Suzanne Bunker, PA-C. The clinic recently relocated to newly renovated space inside the hospital, with the closest access through the front door on the south side of the hospital. Hours of operation are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For an appointment, please call: 806.272.7544.
Muleshoe Area Medical Center operates a Level IV Trauma Center, open 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week. The Hospital provides routine and life saving care, stabilizing patients who may need to be transferred to another facility.
Physicians and mid-level providers on the staff of the hospital provide coverage to the Emergency Department. These providers and nursing staff are certified in Advanced Trauma Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support.
Outpatient Services include Laboratory, Radiology and Physical Therapy departments.
The Laboratory offers a wide range of tests and is staffed by qualified personnel with degrees in Medical Laboratory Technology.
A new 16-slice CT scanner installed in Radiology provides the medical staff with detailed diagnostic information in less time than the old 4-slice unit and with a reduction in patient radiation exposure of up to 40 percent. The six radiological technicians who staff Radiology are also trained to operate the department’s bone densitometry and general X-ray services.
Two licensed physical therapists staff the Physical Therapy Department at Muleshoe Area Medical Center. Physical and occupational therapy services are available on an outpatient basis and are a major component of care provide to patients admitted to the Swing Bed Program. Download a copy of our Swing Bed Brochure PDF
Muleshoe is licensed for 25 acute care beds, all of which may be used as “swing beds” or skilled nursing beds. As a result, the hospital can care for many inpatients with acute and chronic medical conditions such as heart attacks, congestive heart failure, pneumonia and influenza, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, etc.
In addition, the Swing Bed Program allows patients – discharged from Muleshoe or any other hospital following an acute illness, injury or surgery – who still need time and physical therapy to heal and strengthen before going home.
The hospital’s Swing Bed Program eases the transition from acute care to home by providing patients with access to highly trained and caring medical professionals right here in Muleshoe! Download a PDF of our Swing Bed Brochure.
Hospital staff follows nationally recognized evidence based guidelines and core measures to help ensure the highest quality of care levels.
Patient satisfaction is measured through participation in a standardized national survey of hospitals called HCAHPS, the first national, standardized, publicly reported survey of patients’ perspectives of hospital care.