Home Local News Weekly CHRISTUS Mother Frances-Sulphur Springs Report for December 18th, 2020 by Holly Ragan

Weekly CHRISTUS Mother Frances-Sulphur Springs Report for December 18th, 2020 by Holly Ragan

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CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs was awarded an ‘A’ in the fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Gradea national distinction recognizing CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs’ achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care.  This is the hospital’s third consecutive ‘A’ safety grade.

Local Blood Drive:  Save a life, get a food voucher, and enter for a chance to win a car!

What is a better gift for Christmas, than to give the gift of blood?  The blood supply is extremely low, and the need is great.  CarterBloodcare will be hosting a blood drive on Wednesday, December 23 from 9am to 3pm in the CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs.  The CarterBloodcare bus will be parked in the hospital parking lot, and every donor will receive a holiday food voucher, and be entered for a chance to win a Chevrolet Trax.  For more information on how to sign-up, call/text 800.366.2834 or visit:

https://ww3.greatpartners.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/120339

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.

Clinic Services

Urgent Care

CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic Urgent Care, located at 1339 S. Broadway St. in Sulphur Springs, is open.  The Urgent Care hours are Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm, and Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 2pm.  The phone number to reach Urgent Care is 903.951.1001.  The Urgent Care offers rapid COVID-19 tests, with results in 15 minutes.

Orthopedics

We are proud to offer the newest technology in total knee replacement treatment, Stryker’s Mako® Robotic-Arm Assisted Total Knee Application. The Mako Total Knee application is a treatment option designed to relieve the pain caused by joint degeneration due to osteoarthritis, and is another way to demonstrate our commitment to outstanding joint health.  Have questions about the latest technology and whether you may be a candidate?  Schedule an appointment with our local Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Chris Meltsakos, by calling 903.885.6688.

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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