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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Sevier’s Seize Opportunity to Give Back to Community
Apr19

Sevier’s Seize Opportunity to Give Back to Community

Gloria Mitchell, Donna Rudzik and Polly Swatsell, 2015-2016 Lights of Life Campaign & Gala Chairs have officially passed the chairmanship torch (Lights of Life signature gala tree) off to the 2016-2017 Chairs, Sam and Sher Sevier. “2016 starts a new decade for the Hopkins County Health Care Foundation as we begin preparing for the 21st anniversary of the Lights of Life tree lighting and the 11th anniversary of the Gala.  We are...

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Church Street Clinic Offers Primary Care for Self-pay, Indigent Care Program
Apr18

Church Street Clinic Offers Primary Care for Self-pay, Indigent Care Program

Church Street Clinic, 100 Medical Circle, is a primary care clinic that is available to those who do not have insurance or are participating in the Hopkins County Indigent Care Program. The clinic, which serves 8-year olds and older, is open for walk-ins and appointments Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Eric Metzger, FNP-C, will work with you and your family based on your individual medical needs. Treatment of abrasions,...

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Midnight Riders MC Sulphur Springs 3rd Annual Illness Rally being held May 14th 2016
Apr13

Midnight Riders MC Sulphur Springs 3rd Annual Illness Rally being held May 14th 2016

The Midnight Riders MC Sulphur Springs 3rd Annual Illness Rally is scheduled for May 14th at Highwayman Ink, 1783 St Hwy 19 S in Sulphur Springs, Texas.  This year’s Rally for Illness is to help alleviate some of the travel and medical expenses for Karen Phillips, a waitress suffering with stage 4 double lung, throat, thyroid, and lymph node cancer, and Lauren Hill, a young mother who has leukemia.  The event will include a...

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Memorial Hospital leads in nursing moms
Apr11

Memorial Hospital leads in nursing moms

Hopkins County Memorial Hospital has another feather in it’s cap.. being among 30 hospitals in a Breastfeeding Collaborative and taking a lead in the success of that project. Since 2015 when Memorial joined the Collaborative, the Perinatal Department reports that rates of mothers who were breastfeeding their babies when they left the hospital has gone from less than 20% to over 70%. It is being shown that babies who nurse...

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Memorial Hospital and Clinic Served by 42-Volunteers
Apr11

Memorial Hospital and Clinic Served by 42-Volunteers

by Lakan Johnson We have 42 volunteers who worked at total of 11,361 hours in the last fiscal year.  Our volunteers work in such areas as the Gift Shop, OB, Day Surgery, Wound Care and also at Memorial Clinic, the Information Desk and the Outpatient Desk filling important roles supporting our staff members and assisting our customers.  The amount for Texas (average) that a volunteer’s time is worth is $24.66 per hour so the total...

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Another Week to Wait
Apr04

Another Week to Wait

Although Hopkins County Memorial Hospital Board set a called meeting for noon Monday, April 4, hoping to finalize the proposed partnership with CHRISTUS , they will meet again next Monday, April 11 with the same hope. In an executive meeting early last week, the local board addressed 11 questions to CHRISTUS. During a meeting last Thursday, nine of those 11 questions were answered but two remain (see story here). CHRISTUS had not...

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Memorial Hospital, CHRISTUS Could Finalize Agreement Monday
Apr01

Memorial Hospital, CHRISTUS Could Finalize Agreement Monday

Hopkins County Memorial Hospital is nearing completion of an agreement with CHRISTUS. It could happen as early as Monday, April 4. In an executive meeting earlier this week, the local board addressed 11 questions to CHRISTUS. During a meeting Thursday night, nine of those 11 questions were answered but two remain. The local hospital board has set a meeting for this next Monday at which time, Chief Administrator Michael McAndrew is...

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