Celebrating National EMS Week

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Since 1983, Hopkins County Hospital District has operated the Emergency Medical Service for Hopkins County. The award-winning EMS crew works 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, and currently provides ambulance coverage to Hopkins, Delta, Franklin and Rains counties.

Hopkins County EMS have been recognized with the Lifeline Gold Plus recognition by the American Heart Association for four consecutive years, whose program mission is “designed to showcase Emergency Medical Service organizations across the nation for excellent STEMI care,” according to the AHA website. (A STEMI is the term cardiologists use to describe a classic heart attack.)

EMS Week brings together local communities and medical personnel to honor the dedication of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of the medicine’s “front line.”

Thank you, Emergency Medical Service providers!

HOSPITAL VISITATION

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.

3D MAMMOGRAPHY NOW SCHEDULING

We are excited to announce the soft opening of our Ruth & Jack Gillis Women’s Center at CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs. Using our new Hologic Genius 3D Mammography with biopsy equipment purchased with funds raised by the Hopkins County Healthcare Foundation, we are now performing 3D mammograms right here in Sulphur Springs. There are plans to host a grand opening of the new addition very soon. For more information, call 903-439-4325.

STAFF

In conjunction with the addition of our Women’s Center and our 3D mammogram capabilities, we are excited to introduce the newest member of our radiology team, Dr. Daniel Bennett.

Dr. Bennett is a board-certified radiologist who has practiced in East Texas for over 20 years. He has recently joined forces with Tyler Radiology Associates, a 22-physician radiology practice, that has been providing services to CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Sulphur Springs for the past 3 1/2 years. He enjoys the interventional aspect that radiology provides, specifically, breast imaging and intervention including biopsies and drainage procedures. It is with great enthusiasm that he will be joining the Sulphur Springs community with new tomosynthesis with stereotactic capabilities.