HHSC To Expand Visitation Options At Long-Term Care Facilities
Sep17

HHSC To Expand Visitation Options At Long-Term Care Facilities

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today directed the Texas Health and Human Services Commission to expand visitation options for eligible nursing, assisted living, and intermediate care facilities, home and community-based service providers, and inpatient hospice, effective Thursday, Sept. 24. HHSC’s updated emergency rules will allow a designated essential caregiver to provide supportive, hands-on care to facility residents who do not...

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Governor Announces Expanded Occupancy Levels For Some Texas Businesses, Services
Sep17

Governor Announces Expanded Occupancy Levels For Some Texas Businesses, Services

Executive Order Re-Authorizes Elective Surgeries For Majority of Texas Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Texas is expanding occupancy levels for select businesses and services and re-authorizing elective surgeries for a majority of the state. Plans for both are outlined in 2 new Executive orders. Texas Governor Greg Abbott Executive Order No. GA-30 expands occupancy levels for restaurants, retail stores, office...

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3 Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinics Offered For CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic Patients
Sep17

3 Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinics Offered For CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic Patients

By Holly Ragan, Market Development, CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs, [email protected] CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital-Sulphur Springs front entrance and covered awning Are you an existing patient of CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic? Take advantage of our drive-thru flu shot clinics on: Friday, September 18, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.Thursday, September 24, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, October 2, from 2 p.m....

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DSHS, TEA Launch Webpage With Texas Public Schools COVID-19 Case Data
Sep17

DSHS, TEA Launch Webpage With Texas Public Schools COVID-19 Case Data

The overall number of COVID-19 cases reported by Texas public schools was reported Sept. 17 on the Texas Department of State Health Services website. Beginning Sept. 23, Texas Education Agency, working in collaboration with DSHS, will weekly provide public schools COVID-19 case data by school district on the TEA website. The reported count of on-campus student cases of COVID-19 in the state’s public schools is 2,344 out of an...

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Hopkins County Sept. 17 COVID-19 Update: 5 New Cases Reported, 59 More Tests Conducted
Sep17

Hopkins County Sept. 17 COVID-19 Update: 5 New Cases Reported, 59 More Tests Conducted

For the second day in a row, Hopkins County/Sulphur Springs Emergency Management officials reported 5 new positive COVID-19 cases, but no recoveries, and the number of patients in the COVID-19 unit at the local hospital doubled. New daily positive COVID-19 results for Hopkins County At the current rate of increase in COVID-19 cases, Hopkins County’s cumulative COVID-19 case count is likely to rise above 300 within the next week....

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5 New, 67 Active COVID-19 Cases Reported Sept. 16 For Hopkins County
Sep16

5 New, 67 Active COVID-19 Cases Reported Sept. 16 For Hopkins County

Hopkins County seemed to be on the headed in the right direction with COVID-19 this week, going 4 days without any new reports of Hopkins County residents testing positive for COVID-19 but news of 7 patient recoveries following the weekend. positive COVID-19 result The reprieve ended Wednesday, however, when Hopkins County/Sulphur Springs Emergency Management were notified of 5 new lab-confirmed positive molecular COVID-19 cases,...

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Chris Meltsakos Welcomed As New Orthopedic Surgeon
Sep16

Chris Meltsakos Welcomed As New Orthopedic Surgeon

Business News — Sept. 15, 2020 By Holly Ragan, Senior Market Development, CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital-Sulphur Springs, [email protected] Sulphur Springs, Texas, Sept. 8 – CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs has ONE mission: To Extend the Health Ministry of Jesus Christ.   Are you an Uninsured Female over 40? The Hopkins County Healthcare Foundation wants to help you! The Foundation is...

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Free COVID-19 Testing Offered At Civic Center
Sep15

Free COVID-19 Testing Offered At Civic Center

Free COVID-19 testing is offered at the Hopkins County Regional Civic Center daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Saturday, September 19, 2020, according to Hopkins County/Sulphur Springs Emergency Management officials. Since testing resumed at the Civic Center on Sept. 7, 380 tests have been performed at the Civic Center. The tests are molecular swab tests. Sample of the registration link on GoGetTested.com Symptoms or direct exposure...

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CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital-Sulphur Springs Appoints New Healthcare Foundation Director
Sep15

CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital-Sulphur Springs Appoints New Healthcare Foundation Director

By Holly Ragan, Market Development, CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs, [email protected] Sulphur Springs, Texas, September 15, 2020 – CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs and the Board of Directors of Hopkins County Healthcare Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Shannon Barker as the organization’s Foundation Director. Hopkins County Healthcare Foundation is a non-profit...

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Age Ranges Of COVID-19 Patients Reported Sept. 14, Along With Daily Case Updates for Hopkins County
Sep14

Age Ranges Of COVID-19 Patients Reported Sept. 14, Along With Daily Case Updates for Hopkins County

Hopkins County/Sulphur Springs Emergency Management officials today, along with the daily case counts provided an updates report regarding ages of COVID-19 patients in Hopkins County. As of Monday, people ages ages 61 and older made up the 22 percent of Hopkins County residents ho have tested positive for COVID-19, the largest percentage of any of the groups. In second were people ages 31-40. Tied for third largest group at 14 percent...

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