Home Local News Weekly CHRISTUS Mother Frances-Sulphur Springs Report for October 2nd, 2020 by Holly Ragan

Weekly CHRISTUS Mother Frances-Sulphur Springs Report for October 2nd, 2020 by Holly Ragan

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Flu Shots:  Drive-Thru Clinics available for CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic patients

Are you an existing patient of CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic?  Take advantage of our drive-thru flu clinic on Friday, October 2, from 2pm to 4pm.  You do not need to call ahead, but should be an existing patient, and bring your insurance card with you.  The location of the drive-thru is the circle drive under the awning, directly in front of the hospital by the main entrance.

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. 

  • (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.

Local Services

Wound Care

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy was first used in the military to treat divers and flyers with ‘the bends’ and altitude sickness. Scientific study has shown benefits of hyperbaric oxygen for many common medical conditions. Diabetic wounds, chronic infections in the bone and failed amputation flaps are common approved indications for hyperbaric oxygen treatment.

Dr. Scott McDearmont is a board certified surgeon with training at UT Southwestern in Dallas and 25-years’ experience. He has recently joined the team at the comprehensive wound healing center at CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital in Sulphur Springs.

“It is extremely gratifying for our team to see the profound results from hyperbaric oxygen treatment. Our patients and their families have sometimes been dealing with these wounds for weeks, months or even years.”

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy functions to deliver a higher concentration of oxygen to tissues. The patient is in a chamber under 2x atmospheric pressure breathing 100% oxygen. This therapy also helps activate substances and proteins in the blood that assist with wound healing.

“We are expanding the ability for our team to offer hyperbaric oxygen treatments here in Sulphur Springs. It is a very exciting time for our patients,” said Dr. McDearmont.

Dr. McDearmont and the team at CHRISTUS are accepting new patients at 115 Airport Road in Sulphur Springs. Ask your health care provider or home health nurse to provide a referral or call 903-438-4670 for an appointment.

Dermatology

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 10, 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.

The CARE Unit:  Inpatient Rehabilitation

CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs Inpatient Rehabilitation provides a comprehensive rehabilitation program of the highest quality in order to improve the functional independence of those we serve.  Some of the conditions we treat include amputations, brain injuries, knee and hip replacements, hip fractures, Parkinson’s disease, spinal cord injuries, and stroke.  Opened 24/7, we provide around the clock nursing care, three hours of therapy per day, physical, occupational, and speech therapy, and social work/discharge planning to return home.  If you believe you or a family member may benefit from an inpatient rehab stay, please contact us at 903.438.4570 for more information.

COVID-19

Experiencing Symptoms?

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.

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