DOL Gives Memorial Clean Bill of Heath; Board Hears 4-Star Assessment from HCAHPS
Jan26

DOL Gives Memorial Clean Bill of Heath; Board Hears 4-Star Assessment from HCAHPS

A 4-Star rating for Hopkins County Memorial Hospital from the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems was an encouragement to Chief Administrator Michael McAndrew and the hospital board Monday night, January 25, 2016, during their monthly board meeting. The HCAHPS survey contains 21 patient perspectives on care and patient rating items that encompass nine key topics: communication with doctors, communication...

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Partnership, Consultants Will Strengthen Memorial Hospital
Jan21

Partnership, Consultants Will Strengthen Memorial Hospital

When Hopkins County Memorial Hospital began the process of partnering with CHRISTUS medical group, local hospital administration and the board knew CHRISTUS had an East Texas strategy. CHRISTUS and Trinity-Mother Francis Hospitals announced an intent for merger January 7th of this year. “It came as no surprise,” stated Michael McAndrew, Memorial Hospital Chief Administrator. Not only had Memorial Hospital been notified of the pending...

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Express Care Open Seven Days A Week
Jan14

Express Care Open Seven Days A Week

Kalee Kirk, Physician’s Assistant and Sherry Moore, Director of Marketing at Memorial Hospital were guests on the Good Morning Show with Enola Gay to talk about the new Express Care urgent care clinic. Since opening on January 7, the clinic has seen an increasing flow of patients including 21 on the first Saturday of operation. Kalee, PA Colby Cross and Dr. Darrell Peirce are seeing patients seven days per week, treating...

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Trinity Mother Frances to Become Part of CHRISTUS Health
Jan07

Trinity Mother Frances to Become Part of CHRISTUS Health

TYLER, TX (January 7, 2016) – Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics (TMFHC), announced today that it has signed a letter of intent to become part of CHRISTUS Health, an international, faith-based, not-for-profit health system headquartered in Irving, Texas. This joining of two prestigious health systems will greatly strengthen both organizations, improving access to care for patients and expanding each organization’s service...

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First Day for Express Care Clinic
Jan06

First Day for Express Care Clinic

A new clinic has opened on 1339 S Broadway in Sulphur Springs called “Express Care.” This new clinic opened Tuesday January 5. The new clinic is an extension of the Hopkins County Memorial Hospital, and will treat the more common cases. “We will be providing family practice services here,” Jana Shaw said. “Your chronic care management will be done with one of our primary care physicians, or if it’s...

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Memorial Hospital’s Express Care Opens for Business Tuesday
Jan04

Memorial Hospital’s Express Care Opens for Business Tuesday

Combining humor and the serious, Memorial Hospital CEO Michael McAndrew welcomed the public to an open house and ribbon cutting Monday afternoon for Express Care, an Memorial health clinic established on the south side of Sulphur Springs in what was once the Radio Shack building. McAndrew stated his confidence in the Express Care staff as he pointed out those utilizing the services would receive both good care and speedy care at the...

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Memorial Hospital Announces First Baby of the New Year
Jan04

Memorial Hospital Announces First Baby of the New Year

First baby of the new for Hopkins County Memorial Hospital was born at 3:07 a.m. Friday, January 1. Six (6) pound 15 ounce, 20 inches long, Hazelle Lee Ny’Kole Jeffery Grigsby joins her five (5) brothers and three (3) sisters. Her parents are Charmine Jeffery and Floyd Grigsby.   Share...

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Express Care Open House Monday, Opens Tuesday
Jan02

Express Care Open House Monday, Opens Tuesday

An Open House and Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting are set for Express Care, 1339 South Broadway, Sulphur Springs. The Open House is from 5 until 6 p.m. The Ribbon Cutting is at 5:15 p.m. The event offers the public the opportunity to meet the staff of the Memorial Hospital clinic. The Express Care Clinic will open for business on January 5th. Express Care is owned and operated by Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. The urgent care...

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Memorial Hospital Board Hears Positive Reports
Dec30

Memorial Hospital Board Hears Positive Reports

At the year’s end, CHRISTUS Health and Hopkins County Memorial Hospital continue to slowly move toward an agreement.  Hospital CEO Michael McAndrew says there is no significant disagreement between the two.  He says a meeting will be set up to talk with some Texarkana doctors about how things work concerning Ethics and Religious Directives.  Both sides are focused on a March 31 agreement date. Memorial Hospital has hired a CMS...

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New Family Medicine Doctor Has Area Connections; He Arrives This Summer
Dec17

New Family Medicine Doctor Has Area Connections; He Arrives This Summer

Dr. Robert Cooper will be joining the Hopkins County Memorial community this summer. Dr. Cooper, a graduate of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, will practice family medicine locally. Dr. Cooper chose Sulphur Springs based on his connection to the Northeast Texas area. He was recently featured in an article published by the American Academy of Family Physicians. In October, Dr. Cooper’s father, Blake...

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