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Surgery Options at Memorial Hospital
Aug31
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Hospital Board Questions Additional Surgery Center; Negotiations with CHRISTUS Continue
Aug29

Hospital Board Questions Additional Surgery Center; Negotiations with CHRISTUS Continue

At Monday night’s meeting of the Hopkins County Memorial Hospital Board, a figurative curtain was pulled back at one point revealing what negotiations may be like as the board and CHRISTUS Health attempt to hammer out an partnership agreement. CHRISTUS, affiliated with the Catholic Church, recently raised an ethical and religious directives question because of sterilization surgeries such as tubal ligations and vasectomies done...

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Lights of Life Chairpersons Announce Half-Marathon Signup
Aug28

Lights of Life Chairpersons Announce Half-Marathon Signup

The Lights of Life co-chairs announced Thursday on KSST’s Morning Show the second annual Lights of Life Half Marathon coming up Saturday, October 3. It will get underway at 7:30 a.m. from Celebration Plaza.  Last year Run Chair Holly Ragan was able to attract a large number of runners to the event.  Individuals can register for $75.  Price for a two-person team is $80 and for a four-person team is $100.  Those who register...

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Hospital Board Considers Budget, Tax Rate
Aug25

Hospital Board Considers Budget, Tax Rate

The Hopkins County Memorial Hospital Board approved its organizational chart, operating budget, personnel and capital budget during a regular board meeting Monday night. The vote was unanimous.  The budget proposes to keep the tax rate the same at 25-cents per $100 of valuation.  Hospital CFO Donna Wallace said the budget begins with 62 days of cash on hand.  Combined clinic and hospital revenue is $157-million.  The budget actually...

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2014-15 Lights of Life Campaign Funds  Increase Services at Memorial Hospital!
Aug11

2014-15 Lights of Life Campaign Funds Increase Services at Memorial Hospital!

A new EMS 1st Response Vehicle Has Arrived, Additional Telemedicine Units Increase Patient Services & Flex Coils Improve Imaging!  Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 11:45am, Memorial Hospital Main Entrance,  –  The Health Care Foundation board of directors, Brian & Leesa Toliver, 2014-2015 Lights of Life Chairs, Michael McAndrew, CEO Memorial Hospital and Brent Smith, EMS Director celebrate the arrival of the new first response...

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Saltillo, Sulphur Bluff Schools Make Big Gains in Taxable Values
Jul28

Saltillo, Sulphur Bluff Schools Make Big Gains in Taxable Values

Last Thursday the Hopkins County Appraisal District Office sent out certified net taxable values to 15 government entitles with property in the county.  The entities use these figures to prepare budgets. For schools, they got two sets of figures.  Voters are expected to increase the homestead exemption in school districts from $15,000 to $25,000 in November.  Unless the state steps in, Sulphur Springs ISD will see a 1.19% decrease in...

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Dr. Miller Celebrates 50 Years as Licensed Physician
Jul27

Dr. Miller Celebrates 50 Years as Licensed Physician

Dr. William Mark Miller, a Physician at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital, celebrated his 50th Anniversary as a Licensed Physician today, July 27, 2015. He earned his medical degree in 1965 and began working at the Hopkins County Memorial Hospital at the age of 27, where he has been ever since. “I graduated from medical school about 50 years ago, and then I started an internship and residency in Fort Worth at a charity hospital...

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Lights of Life Events Highlight Fall Schedule
Jul20

Lights of Life Events Highlight Fall Schedule

Most people are familiar with the Health Care Foundations’ Lights of Life tree lighting and Gala that raise funds for Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. The past year or so, mini-events have been added to bring in even more funds and add to the fun. The Director of the Foundation Jackie Thornton was joined by this year’s three co-chairs for the Lights of Life and Gala campaign who discussed some mini-events coming up on...

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Hopkins County EMS Receives American Heart Association Lifeline Silver Award
Jul16

Hopkins County EMS Receives American Heart Association Lifeline Silver 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. Brent Smith, Director of EMS at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital said Hopkins County EMS is dedicated to making our EMS agency among the best in the country, and AHA’s Lifeline program is helping us accomplish...

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TeleMedicine at Memorial MultiSpecialty Clinic (video)
Jul15
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