This week we celebrate nurses! National Nurses Week 2020 is Wednesday, May 6-Tuesday, May 1 and celebrates nurses and their role in society. It also raises awareness about nursing as a possible career choice and educates the public about the kind of work in which nurses are involved.
The week coincides with the birthday of Florence Nightingale, a nurse who became famous for treating wounded soldiers during the Crimean war, and for her work in establishing nursing as a profession in its own right. Nightingale also founded a nursing school in 1860, providing the first type of professional nursing establishment in the world.
Thank you, nurses!
HOSPITAL VISITATION UPDATES
For the safety and health of the community and our ministry, CHRISTUS Health is screening all associates and visitors to our hospitals to help lessen the risk of infectious disease transmission among our patients, associates, and guests.
• One entrance to hospital through Emergency Department 24/7,
• One visitor per patient,
• Visitors must be between the ages of 16 and 65 years old,
• All visitors are screened at the door, including a temperature taken,
• All associates are screened at each shift, including a temperature taken,
• Visiting hours are 7 a.m.-7 p.m. (subject to change), and
• All hospital visitors are required to wear a mask. Visitors should bring their own mask; homemade cloth masks are acceptable.
CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic Urgent Care at 1339 South Broadway St. in Sulphur Springs, is temporarily closed. Anyone needing to be seen by a physician may walk in at CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic Primary Care at 105 Medical Plaza, or to schedule, call 903-885-3181.
If you are showing signs or symptoms of COVID-19, call our COVID-19 Hotline at 800-458-4559, Option 9, to be screened and instructed on how to proceed.
As always, if it is emergent, present to the Emergency Room or call 9-1-1.
We want to reassure our patients that CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic and CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital continue to be a safe place to receive your care, and we encourage you to follow up with your regular healthcare needs. For any reason you cannot come into the clinic, or do not feel comfortable, virtual visits and telephone visits are available. Contact your provider to discuss all of the many options for accessing care.
As a reminder, at CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital–Sulphur Springs, we are performing scheduled surgeries and procedures. Contact your healthcare provider for more information.
Every month our hospital offers free virtual classes for new and expectant moms: The childbirth class taught by Certified Nurse Midwife Deb Logan is the first Monday of every month 6-8 p.m. The breastfeeding class taught by Lactation Consultant Kristi Couch, RN, is the first Tuesday of every month 6-8 p.m. For more information, call 903-439-4091.