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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...

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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....

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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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May is Women’s Health Month!
May11
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Memorial Hospital Board Hears Reports; Pursues Lease
Apr28

Memorial Hospital Board Hears Reports; Pursues Lease

Although March revenue was up, the deductions and expenses for Hopkins County Memorial Hospital created a little more than a one million dollar loss to the hospital district for the month, according to Donna Wallace, hospital CFO. She said that cash-on-hand is holding strong with 83-days of cash-on-hand.  The hospital board met Monday night in the hospital plaza board room for their regular March meeting. During the meeting, the board...

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Hospital Adds Neurologist
Mar24

Hospital Adds Neurologist

The long search for a neurologist has ended for Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. Hospital CEO Michael McAndrew told the board Monday night that Dr. Vikas Pandey had signed and sent back an agreement with the hospital. Chief Medical Officer Dr. Chris Gallagher said he expected Dr. Pandey to start work in mid-July or August 1 at the latest. He added the hospital was very lucky to have him. They have been searching for three years. In...

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