Welcome to Texas Health Kaufman
For more than 40 years, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Kaufman has served the communities of Kaufman, Crandall, Forney, Gun Barrel City, Mabank, Terrell and surrounding areas. As a nationally recognized facility for quality improvement, we can meet your health care needs close to home.
Parking & Transportation
Free parking is available for all patients and visitors on the Texas Health Kaufman campus.
For more information on where parking is available, view or print a copy of the adjacent campus map.
- One visitor per day for patients who do not have COVID-19 or are not suspected of having COVID-19.
- Visitors may be allowed depending on the COVID status of the mother and support person. There is no restriction on visiting hours. Visit the full visitor policy for more information.
Neonatal ICU (NICU)
- Two parents/guardians are allowed to visit with no restrictions as long as neither parent/guardian has tested positive for COVID-19. Visit the full visitor policy for more information.
- No visitors in treatment areas of the Emergency Department unless needed to support with disability or impairment needs.
- No visitors. One visitor, but only if needed to support outpatient minors with disability or impairment needs.
For safety, positive/suspected positive COVID-19 patients will not have visitors.
Note: Dining Options currently limited; Gift Shop temporarily closed.
Location: First Floor
Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Saturday – Sunday: Noon - 1 p.m.
People of all faiths are welcome to use the chapel, located on the first floor. If you need a chaplain, please ask the nurse or call 972-932-7200.
Denise Claussen, Chief Operating and Nursing Officer
Denise Claussen, M.S.N., R.N., is vice president, chief operating and nursing officer at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Kaufman.
Claussen has been chief nursing officer at Texas Health Kaufman since 2011, leading a team of 95 nurses and overseeing the hospital’s wound clinic, pain clinic and pharmacy.
She has more than 30 years of experience in nursing and nursing administration. Claussen began her career as a staff nurse at Community General Hospital in Sterling, Illinois. Over the years, she has held nursing leadership roles in Illinois, Iowa, Florida, Louisiana and Texas. Before joining Texas Health Kaufman, she served as senior director of perioperative services at Children's Medical Center of Dallas. She was also previously administrative director of surgical services at Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital.
Claussen is active in the community, serving as parish nurse at Four Mile Lutheran Church in Mabank and as a board member of the Trinity Valley Community College in Kaufman. She also provides teaching and clinical assistance with the Genesis Center and St. Luke’s health ministry, and she volunteers at Norville Center, a children’s emergency shelter. She is also a frequent public speaker and consultant on surgery innovations, administration and best practices in surgical throughput.
She received a master's in nursing from the University of Dubuque and a bachelor's in nursing from the University of Tampa.
Mark William Sij, Chief Medical Officer
Mark William Sij, D.O., is the chief medical officer at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Kaufman.
In this role, Sij works closely with hospital and physician staff leadership to promote clinical excellence and safety in patient care. He also works with Texas Health leadership around the system to advance clinical initiatives.
Under his leadership, Texas Health Kaufman has received a quality care financial reward from the Healthcare Quality Incentive Demonstration project and has been named a QUEST Top Performing Hospital. Sij specializes in internal medicine and also serves as the medical director for Your Health Team, Home Health Care and Bridgeway Hospice.
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