February is heart health month

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CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Sulphur Springs has one mission: To extend the health ministry of Jesus Christ. In honor of American Heart Month — the month of February — we extend an invitation for you to attend our free lunch and learn on Thursday, Feb. 20.

Advanced Heart Care and CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital Health System have delivered heart care in Northeast Texas for over 40 years. Together, we will continue providing leading-edge heart care to the communities in which we serve. Available right here in Sulphur Springs hospital is our team of heart specialists at Advanced Heart Care made up of cardiologists and electrophysiologists, our state-of-theart Cath lab, Pulmonary Medicine, Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, and Heart Attack Care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We look forward to helping you take an active role in your heart health with our team approach for your care.

We are excited to host the second annual Health Heart Lunch and Learn Thursday, Feb. 20 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Plaza Conference Room at 113 Airport Road. (The conference room is the first door on the left when you enter the building.) The event will feature departments of the hospital dedicated to heart patients, as well as speaker Dr. V. Ram Aligeti, cardiologist, who will teach attendees how to maintain a healthy heart, explain the heart catheterization procedure and share which heart services we provide right here in Sulphur Springs.

A light lunch will be served. We will follow up with a tour of our hospital Cath Lab. Anyone is welcome to join!

NEW ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY STAFF

Beginning Wednesday, March 4, Joshua Stein, MD, orthopedic surgeon will be coming to CHRISTUS Trinity Orthopedic Clinic-Sulphur Springs twice each month to host clinic and perform surgeries in support of Dr. Rich Graves, who is here full-time.

For more information or to schedule with our orthopedic team of specialists, call the office at 903-885-6688.

COMMUNITY PREPAREDNESS

CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital-Sulphur Springs is prepared for any active cases of coronavirus that may come through our clinics or hospital. All of our infection prevention practices will be effective for not only the Novel Coronavirus, but also for our influenza transmission prevention. Per CDC guidelines, if you have traveled to China recently or have had close contact with a person known to have the 2019 –nCoV (Coronavirus) illness and are experiencing fever or symptoms of lower respiratory illness-cough or shortness of breath, contact your primary care physician for further guidance.

Please note: Influenza remains the highest risk to our patients and communities at this time.