About Us

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About Us

Altus Lumberton first opened its doors in December of 2013 as the most advanced Emergency Center in the area. After years of service and continued growth, we are now the Hardin county branch of the state of the art Altus Hospital.  Altus Lumberton Hospital continues to be the main headquarters of the Altus Emergency Center group and will continue to uphold its mission of providing the best emergency care to all patients with onsite cutting edge emergency medical technology, in-house ER Physicians, and in-house billing including a patient advocate.

Our Commitment to the Community

“It is our responsibility to not only care for the residents in their hour of urgency but to educate and promote good health habits to prevent accidents and health.”

In the course of these years servicing this lovely community, we have come to know and love each of its members. We think and treat our patients like family because that is what we have become. We continuously strive to enrich the lives of those we serve. From donations to flood victims, the promotion of healthier lifestyles and cancer awareness drives, our organization, including our dedicated doctors, nurses, technicians, and administrative staff, is passionate about helping our community.

Our Purpose Statement

To serve the members of our community, family, and friends by providing an ideal family-oriented environment that results in a superior patient experience based on a sense of comfort and better health. By doing this, we help further our organization’s goal of providing our patients with a higher standard of patient care, surpassing that of our competitors, and increasing our presence in the communities we serve.

Altus Hospital Care and Services

It is this passion that led to the decision to extend the services of our Lumberton emergency center. As Hospital, we can now expand our services to include:

  • In-Patient Care (Overnight Stays)
  • 24/7 Emergency Care With No Lines
  • In-House Local Certified Doctors
  • Imaging Center (CT Scan and X-Ray) Now Available to Referral Patients
  • Pediatric Focused Rooms
  • Patient Advocate
  • On-Site Clinical Laboratory
  • Excellent ER Technology Available 24/7

Meet Our Team


Kevin Herrington, MBA, FACHE


Kevin Herrington began as an Administrator for Altus in early 2007, and has successfully managed several facilities since construction. His efficiency and innovation quickly earned him promotion to Vice-President, followed by Regional Senior Vice-President. With 20 years of experience in healthcare, Kevin currently oversees operations, as well as the development and direction of all future projects. In addition, he has cultivated leadership among future healthcare executives by providing internship opportunities at Altus. Kevin has earned both a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology and a Master’s in Business Administration, currently holds the status of Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives, and is a member of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.

He is the proud parent of two sons.

Degree: MBA, FACHE

Areas of Expertise: Operations, development, direction and leadership

Experience: Over 20 years in healthcare management

Contact: kherrington@altushealthsystem.com

Richelle Blackburn

Vice President of Operations

Obinna Ononobi, MBA, MHA

Vice President of Business Development and Marketing Strategy

Reagan Gillespie, RT(R)

IT Manager & Public Relations

Sara Reyes, RN, BSN

Director of Nursing

About the Community We Serve

Lumberton is a vibrant family-oriented community of about 13,000. This lovely city nestled in southeast Texas near the Gulf Coast and Louisiana border is a hidden gem.

The foundation of the town lies in its strong family values. Proof of which is its low crime rate (58% lower than the national average), and the high standard of education, test scores in Lumberton public schools are 67% higher than the US average.

At Altus Lumberton Hospital, we pride ourselves on the quality of care we provide our patients. In keeping with the Lumberton way of life, at our facility there will never be a shortage of smiling faces and helping hands. Everyone working at our facility is proud to be an active member of this community, and we look forward to serving the people of Lumberton for many years to come.