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Weekly CHRISTUS Mother Frances-Sulphur Springs Report for February 19th, 2021 by Holly Ragan

by Front Porch News

 

 

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 encourage you to check on your heart! 

For a flat rate of $75, you can have a Coronary Calcium Screening.  To see if you require a referral and/or to schedule, call our team at 903.438.4543.  It could save your life. 

Blood Plasma Donation Interest

If you have had COVID-19, but not yet received the Covid-19 vaccine, and would be interested in donating plasma, please contact Holly Ragan via email at holly.ragan@christushealth.org for more information.  Blood supplies are in a shortage, and all donations would be greatly appreciated.

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.

Coloring Contest/Naming Contest for Kindergarten through 5th Grades

CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs has a new family member… the Mako robotic surgical assistant.  We are asking for all local students from Kindergarten through 5th grades to enter a coloring sheet and come up with a name for our new robot.  Students should work with their teachers to enter their submissions.  The top 5 finalists will be shared on Facebook, and the community will vote on the winning name.  The winner will get to meet the robot, have a pizza party, and we will post their photo in the newspaper with the robot and our Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Chris Meltsakos, who will be using the robotic assistant to work on patients’ knees.  We look forward to all of the great ideas – please note:  the deadline is March 15th.

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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