Hopkins County EMS Receives American Heart Association Award
Jul01

Hopkins County EMS Receives American Heart Association Award

Hopkins County EMS has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Silver Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks. Hopkins County EMS provides 911 ambulances to approximately 6500 requests for service annually in Hopkins and Delta Counties in Northeast Texas. “EMTs and paramedics play a vital part in the system of care for those who have...

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Hospital Seeks Express Care Location
Jun23

Hospital Seeks Express Care Location

The Hopkins County Memorial Hospital Board is moving slowly toward setting up Memorial Express Care or urgent care for so-called minor emergencies. Monday night the board asked questions of Wayne Cooper, owner of the Radio Shack Building, a possible site for Express Care. Questions dealt with insurance, maintenance, taxes, utilities and parking. The board indicated negotiations on a lease should continue. The board also got a CHRISTUS...

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“Updated” Memorial Hospital Partners with CHRISTUS Health
May29

“Updated” Memorial Hospital Partners with CHRISTUS Health

Hopkins County Memorial Hospital Board of Directors has announced the selection of CHRISTUS Health as its proposed partner in the ongoing management and operation of the hospital.  The organizations have signed a non-binding letter of intent, taking the first step toward finalizing their relationship. When the deal is completed, CHRISTUS Health will acquire the majority share of and will manage the hospital, clinic, and related...

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Hospital Not Damaged; Used Generators Briefly
May25

Hospital Not Damaged; Used Generators Briefly

Monday evening ended with a reminder of peace and beauty. A rainbow arched across the southeastern sky as the storm clouds continued their eastward trek across the state. Specific storm damage stretched from the Sulphur Springs Airport on Highway 19 to Joe Bob’s Convenience Store on Church Street. Hopkins County Memorial Hospital, although in the path of the storm, did not sustain damage. For a short time the Hospital did use a...

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Appraisal District Mails Notices to Some Property Owners
May22

Appraisal District Mails Notices to Some Property Owners

Earlier this month, notices went out to property owners whose property had had a significant change in value. Those who disagree with the findings of the Hopkins County Appraisal District Office have a deadline approaching to register a protest and seek a change. Residents have until June 4th to question or challenge the appraisal. Notices were only sent to those whose value increased, new owners,  or if the property owner had...

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National Healthcare Month: EMS
May21

National Healthcare Month: EMS

This is a special week for Emergency Medical Service or EMS. Two local veterans of EMS Danny Wilburn a paramedic and shift captain and Jim Sanderson a paramedic and shift captain discussed EMS on KSST’s Good Morning Show with Enola Gay Thursday morning. Sanderson has been with EMS for 16 years. Wilburn has been with EMS since 1993.   Danny Wilburn said EMS doesn’t do many outside events during National Healthcare Month due...

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EMS Week at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital
May21

EMS Week at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital

May 18-24 is EMS Week at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. Our hospital employs 23 full-time paramedics and four EMS dispatchers, plus part-time and specialized workers. Director of Communications and Security Brent Smith is EMS Chief. Paramedics Danny Wilburn and Jeff Sanderson (pictured) are two of three “Shift Captains” along with April McGuffy. At Memorial Hospital, there were 6600 calls for EMS during 2014. Share...

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Eagle Scout Donates Benches to Hopkins County Memorial Hospital & Clinic
May15

Eagle Scout Donates Benches to Hopkins County Memorial Hospital & Clinic

Yesterday, May 14, 2015, Eagle Scout member Drew Sant donated multiple handmade benches to the Memorial Garden at the Hopkins County Memorial Hospital & Clinic. Sant chose to craft the benches as part of his Eagle Scout requirements.   Share...

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HCMH Continues to Refine Customer Service
May14

HCMH Continues to Refine Customer Service

It’s Hospital Week on KSST Morning Show and Anitha Sanderson, Director of Medical-Surgical Pediatric Floors at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital and Sherry Moore, Marketing Director at Memorial, were guests. Sanderson supervises approximately 70 nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants. She has worked at HCMH over 8 years. Moore says the local hospital continues to promote and refine customer services to make a patient’s stay more...

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