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Meet Brent Smith, Hopkins County EMS Director
Oct09

Meet Brent Smith, Hopkins County EMS Director

Brent Smith loves his job and is pleased with the many ways in which Emergency Medical Services is being recognized across the State for the services it renders to the public. But he is especially pleased with the professional level of care and the continuity of services that Hopkins County EMS renders to persons in need of emergency transport and medical care. In fact, according to Brent, “our EMS vehicles are like a mobile...

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Smith: Hopkins County EMS Receives American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline EMS Recognition
Jun02

Smith: Hopkins County EMS Receives American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline EMS Recognition

Brent Smith, director of Hopkins County EMS services, explains to Hopkins County Hospital District Board the process that went into the EMS service receiving gold plus recognition through the American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline EMS program. Hopkins County EMS has earned the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS gold plus recognition, according to Hopkins County EMS Director of services Brent Smith. The...

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Emergency Management Officials Give Update On COVID-19 Reporting, Impact In Hopkins County
Nov09

Emergency Management Officials Give Update On COVID-19 Reporting, Impact In Hopkins County

Hopkins County and Sulphur Springs Emergency Management officials, along with the Local Health Authority will soon be increasing the amount of COVID-19 data included in the COVID-19 reporting for Hopkins County. The county officials also gave a quick update on the COVID-19 situation in Hopkins County, and how it is impacting the community as a whole as well as emergency responders and law enforcement personnel. Reporting Changes In...

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Hospital District Board Approves Tax Abatements, CEO Raise, Resolution
Oct31

Hospital District Board Approves Tax Abatements, CEO Raise, Resolution

Hopkins County Hospital District Board of Directors approved a number of items on the October agenda, including tax abatements for 2 businesses, a raise for the CEO and a resolution for acquisition of 2 nursing homes. Personnel, Property Matters The HCHD Board started their meeting in the manner board meetings typically end, with an executive session to discuss real estate matters and to conduct a performance review and compensation...

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HCHD Will No Longer Provide COVID-19 Testing Reports
Aug14

HCHD Will No Longer Provide COVID-19 Testing Reports

If you’re curious about how many COVID-19 tests are being conducted in Hopkins County, don’t expect to receive any local updates anytime soon. Hopkins County Hospital District Hopkins County Hospital District will no longer be providing testing updates. HCHD COO/EMS Director Brent Smith, in a news release distributed by Hopkins County Emergency Management Friday afternoon, cited the numerous testing variables as obstacles...

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Hospital District Budget Workshop Scheduled; Officials To Seek Financing For New EMS Station
Aug13

Hospital District Budget Workshop Scheduled; Officials To Seek Financing For New EMS Station

At an Aug. 12 meeting, Hopkins County Hospital District Board of Directors Wednesday heard a 2-month financial report, took another step toward construction of a new EMS station and consulted with an attorney during an executive session. Hopkins county Hospital District Board of Directors Aug. 12, 2020 meeting EMS Station The hospital board at the Aug. 12 meeting gave HCHD Board President Kerry Law and HCHD CEO Folwell the OK to...

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Hopkins County Testing Update: 1,799 Tested – 1,583 Negative, 185 Positive, 32 Pending
Aug06

Hopkins County Testing Update: 1,799 Tested – 1,583 Negative, 185 Positive, 32 Pending

Nearly 1,800 COVID-19 tests have been conducted on Hopkins County residents over the last 144 days, with 184 test results coming back positive and 1,583 negative for novel coronavirus 2019, according to Aug. 6 testing update provided by Hopkins County Hospital District COO/Hopkins County EMS Director Brent Smith. Hopkins County COVID-19 screenings and positive cases Overall, that’s 49 additional Hopkins County residents testing...

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July 24 COVID-19 Update: 1 New Case, 64 Active Cases In Hopkins County
Jul24

July 24 COVID-19 Update: 1 New Case, 64 Active Cases In Hopkins County

July 24 marks the 5th straight day this week and 18th day this month that new positive COVID-19 cases have been reported for Hopkins County. At 4:45 p.m. July 24, Hopkins County Emergency Management officials reported they had received notification of 1 new COVID-19 case for Hopkins County. There have been no new recoveries since July 20. positive COVID-19 result There continued to be two patients in the COVID-19 unit at CHRISTUS...

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Hopkins County COVID-19 July 17 Testing Update: 1,573 Tested, 1,362 Negative, 104 Pending
Jul17

Hopkins County COVID-19 July 17 Testing Update: 1,573 Tested, 1,362 Negative, 104 Pending

A new record was set over the last week for number of new positive COVID-19 cases, with 26 new cases reported as of the regular Hopkins County COVID-19 testing report prepared by Hopkins County Hospital District COO/EMS Director Brent Smith at 10:30 a.m. July 17. However, as was the case 1 week ago, that number, had increased within a few hours of the July 17 report, with the announcement of additional cases by Hopkins County...

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Hopkins County COVID-19 Testing Update: 1,050 Negative, 83 Positive, 381 Pending
Jul11

Hopkins County COVID-19 Testing Update: 1,050 Negative, 83 Positive, 381 Pending

Over the last 8 days, there have been 381 additional tests conducted for Hopkins County residents; 16 tests results were positive and 59 negative for COVID-19, according to data reported by Hopkins County Emergency Management officials and the weekly Hopkins County COVID-19 testing updates provided by Hopkins County Hospital District COO/EMS Director Brent Smith. Hopkins County COVID-19 cases and recoveries since March Ten of the 16...

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