Safe Summer Measures
The July heat is here! With temperatures predicted to be in the triple digits this weekend, be aware that heat related injuries are a real threat. Heat exhaustion and heat stroke result from prolonged exposure to high temperatures, usually in combination with dehydration, which leads to failure of the body’s temperature control system. Common symptoms include nausea, seizures, confusion, disorientation, and sometimes loss of consciousness or coma. Symptoms that do not go away in a reasonable amount of time by going to a cool place, drinking water, or loosening clothing can indicate the onset of serious medical issues like heat exhaustion or heat stroke. With therise in temperatures, it is best practice to be prepared and seek medical help immediately when required. Summertime is fun – but the heat-related illness is nothing to joke about.
For the safety and health of the community and our ministry, CHRISTUS Health is screening all associates and visitorsto our hospitals to help lessen the risk of infectious disease transmission among our patients, associates, and guests.
- (1) Entrance to hospital through Emergency Department 24/7
- (1) Visitor per patient
- Visitors must be between the ages of 16 years-old 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 7am to 7pm (subject to change)
- ALL hospital visitors are required to wear a mask. Visitors should bring their own mask; homemade cloth masks are acceptable.
3-D 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 3-D 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.
CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic Urgent Care, located at 1339 S. Broadway St. in Sulphur Springs, is now OPEN. The Urgent Care hours will be Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm, and Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 2pm. The phone number to reach Urgent Care is 903.951.1001.
Do you have back or neck pain? Pain medicine physicians are part of a rapidly growing specialty that takes a multidisciplinary, integrated approach to treating all types of pain. Many patients come to us suffering from back and neck pain, painful joint or muscle conditions and nerve pain in the arms and legs. Each patient goes through an evaluation and assessment that leads to a highly personalized level of care. If you want help with your pain, call Dr. Matthew Johnson, at the CHRISTUS Trinity Pain Management Clinic in Sulphur Springs at 903.885.1740.
CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic, in conjunction with CHRISTUS Sports Medicine program is providing sports physicals for all school athletes from any school district. The physicals are available at the CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic in Sulphur Springs Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm. The cost is $25 and appointments may be made by calling 903.885.3181.
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. Please contact your provider to discuss all of the many options for accessing care.
Article by Holly Ragan, Christus-Sulphur Springs Mother Frances, Senior Market Development