SIA Report Commends Hospital, Directs Response to CMS Survey at Monday Night Board Meeting
May24

SIA Report Commends Hospital, Directs Response to CMS Survey at Monday Night Board Meeting

During Monday night’s Hopkins County Memorial Hospital Board meeting, the board swore in Joe Bob Burgin to another term, honored outgoing member Ralph Preuss, and heard compliments regarding the hospital and staff from Greely, the company serving the Systems Improvement Agreement(Hospital Receives Extension of Medicare/Medicaid Program) that will answer the questions of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services raised in October,...

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Hopkins County EMS Receives AHA Mission:Lifeline EMS Gold Award
May20

Hopkins County EMS Receives AHA Mission:Lifeline EMS Gold Award

Hopkins County EMS has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks. Hopkins County EMS provides 9-1-1 ambulances to approximately 6500 requests for service annually in Hopkins and Delta Counties in Northeast Texas. Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST elevation myocardial...

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Commonplace Surgeries at Rural Hospitals are Safer, More Economical
May19

Commonplace Surgeries at Rural Hospitals are Safer, More Economical

Rural hospitals are facing the threat of closure but a recent study calls in question national policies that set medical and surgical rates for these hospitals. According to findings published in the May 17, 2016 Journal of the American Medical Association having a commonplace surgery may be safer when done in a rural hospital compared to a suburban or city hospital. The research reviewed 1.6 million surgeries performed at 828 rural...

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“The Beat Goes On” Themed Gala Set for January 2017
May18

“The Beat Goes On” Themed Gala Set for January 2017

2016-2017 Lights of Life Campaign Chairs, Sam and Sher Sevier announced the campaign & gala theme, goal and projects to the committee at the first campaign meeting which was held on Tuesday, May 17th at noon at the Southwest Dairy Museum.   The committee was excited to learn the theme of this years Gala: THE BEAT GOES ON. Long time Gala Designer Kent Smith explained the vision of the gala decorations to the committee.  “Gala...

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9-1-1 “The Connection” Saturday May 21
May16

9-1-1 “The Connection” Saturday May 21

Emergency Medical Services and the Sulphur Springs Police Department are joining forces to Celebrate EMS and Law Enforcement Weeks with 9-1-1 “The Connection” Saturday, May 21st, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Celebration Plaza. The event features activities for the entire family. Share...

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HCMH Celebrates National Hospital Week
May12

HCMH Celebrates National Hospital Week

A hospital is more than a place where people go to heal, it is a part of the community that fosters health and represents hope. From providing treatment and comfort to the sick, to welcoming new life into the world, hospitals are central to a healthy and optimistic community. That’s the message organizers are touting with the 2016 National Hospital Week theme “Health Care from the Heart.” “National Hospital Week, first and foremost,...

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Daehn’s Essay Chosen by Nursing Leadership Group
May05

Daehn’s Essay Chosen by Nursing Leadership Group

Forty-six (46) essays with the topic “Caring is the Essence of Nursing” were submitted by high school students in the area. The essays were written as a precursor to National Nurses Week 2016. Miranda Daehn’s essay was chosen as the top essay (see below) by the Nursing Leadership group at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. Miranda is in the Heath Science program at Sulphur Springs High School and recently decided to enter the health...

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Graduate Medical Education Opens with Local Family Medicine Residency Program
Apr27

Graduate Medical Education Opens with Local Family Medicine Residency Program

In April the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) awarded accreditation to a new Family Medicine Residency program that will be located here in Sulphur Springs. Residency training is required after medical school to prepare young physicians to enter the specialty of their choice. During residency, young physicians gain clinical experience under supervision. Residents are gradually afforded more independence and...

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One Last Hurdle; Two Doctors Moving to Metroplex; Appointments to New Board: Memorial Hospital Board Met Monday Night
Apr26

One Last Hurdle; Two Doctors Moving to Metroplex; Appointments to New Board: Memorial Hospital Board Met Monday Night

“Beyond patience,” is the description Memorial Hospital CEO Michael McAndrew uses for not only his feeling but that of others as each day moves Hopkins County’s lone hospital and CHRISTUS closer to partnership. Tuesday morning’s email may have presented the best news yet as only one obstacle stands in the way and an email that McAndrew had yet to study when KSST interviewed him regarding the Monday night hospital board meeting may...

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Hospital Seeks Junior Volunteers
Apr25

Hospital Seeks Junior Volunteers

Hopkins County Memorial Hospital is now taking applications for the Junior Volunteer Program. A limited number of spots so please turn in applications by May 31st. Junior Volunteers must be 14 years old or have completed the 8th grade.  First come first serve basis, there are only a limited number of spots. Junior Volunteers are allowed to observe/volunteer in different areas of the hospital (Such as front desk, gift shop, business...

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