Weekly CHRISTUS Mother Frances-Sulphur Springs Report for September 4th, 2020 by Holly Ragan
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.
- (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.
The CHRISTUS Comprehensive Wound Healing Center at Sulphur Springs
Under the direction of Dr. Scott McDearmont, our wound healing team provides specialized treatment of complicated, non-healing wounds of any kind. Our goal is to heal wounds, promote early recovery, prevent hospitalization, and avoid prolonged or permanent disability and amputations restoring your quality of life through individualized plans. Advanced healing therapies such as Hyperbaric Oxygenation are available as well. To reach our Wound Care team, please call 903.438.4670.
Foot Specialists of Tri-County founder, Dr. Lanhuong Pham, Podiatrist (or more commonly known as a foot and ankle specialist), would like to announce the addition of a second provider, Dr. Joel Robinson. Dr. Pham has expanded the practice from Winnsboro into Sulphur Springs. Dr. Pham and Dr. Robinson will see patients in Sulphur Springs and Winnsboro. She also has privileges at our hospital and can do any procedures or surgeries that are necessary as an outpatient option, or for our patients in the hospital. If you have foot or ankle pain, or other concerns about your lower extremities, contact Foot Specialists of Tri-County office at 903.885.2754, or visit their website at www.healthyfeeteasttexas.com.
Dermatology & Skin Cancer Surgery Center will be opening an office in Sulphur Springs and accepting patients under the care of Roxanne Swafford, FNP. She will begin seeing patients on October 1, at 1228 Church St. Suite D. To schedule your appointment, call 972.390.9002 and select “Option 1”. You may also schedule online at www.mdbarrows.com.
If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms such as fever, shortness of breath, cough, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, chills, muscle pain or headache, or diarrhea, please call your provider for either a face-to-face appointment or a telemedicine consultation. If your provider determines you need to have a COVID-19 test, they will send you to the appropriate outpatient location for testing. If you are experiencing an emergency, please present to the Emergency Room. At this time, we are preserving our Emergency Room COVID-19 tests for those who are experiencing an emergency. Otherwise, we would ask that you follow the steps above. If you do not have a healthcare provider, CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic welcomes new patients. Please call 903.885.3181 to talk to one of our associates about setting up an appointment.
Don’t Delay Care:
We want to be perfectly clear – CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances remains a safe place for all to receive quality care. Go to the Emergency Department or call 9-1-1 if you are urgently ill. While COVID-19 is new, our processes and procedures in place for infection prevention and preventing the spread of illness are not. To learn more about COVID-19, go to ChristusTMF.org or www.cdc.gov.
Article by Holly Ragan, Christus-Sulphur Springs Mother Frances, Senior Market Development