Tuesday was a new day for the local hospital as it sheds the old name Hopkins County Memorial Hospital and becomes CHRISTUS Mother Francis-Sulphur Springs. The formal event took place at noon in the Medical Plaza Conference Room on the hospital campus. Tim Kelty, Chairman of the Hopkins County Hospital District Board and Chairman of the CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Francis Hospital-Sulphur Springs Board welcomed those present as he call the occasion a celebration.
Kelty said the change is about the future generations. He stated that Christus Health was chosen as a partner based on common goals with the desire to provide high quality health care, strength for the local hospital. Kelty called the move a part of his legacy as a member of the board, a board that his father had served on in years past. He said the work would carry out the goal of the mission statement for the new work to “… carry on the healing ministry of Jesus Christ.”
Kelty and CHRISTUS CEO Ernie Sadau addressed those present: