Home Local News Weekly CHRISTUS Mother Frances-Sulphur Springs Report for April 23rd, 2021 by Holly Ragan

Weekly CHRISTUS Mother Frances-Sulphur Springs Report for April 23rd, 2021 by Holly Ragan

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The current blood shortage is the worst in decades – We need your help!

Carter Bloodcare is hosting a blood drive in the CBC bus at CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs in the front parking lot on Saturday, May 1 from 9am to 1pm, and again on Wednesday, May 19 from 9am to 3pm.  Call or Text (800) 366-2834 or visit their website at www.carterbloodcare.org.  Type “O” donations are in high demand.

COVID Vaccines Available

Contact Holly Ragan at 903.439.4033 to schedule an appointment for a Pfizer vaccine.  The 1st dose will be on April 28, and the 2nd dose will be on May 19.

 

Hospital Visitation – *UPDATED

We continue to ensure a safe and compassionate process for families and essential support persons to visit patients, while preventing person-to-person transmission of infectious diseases in our acute care settings. All visitors will continue to be screened to make certain they do not fit a COVID-19 profile, based on CDC guidelines. To safely regulate access to patient care areas within our hospital, visitor screening stations are placed at the entrance of our facilities.

 

Please note the following guidelines:

  • Visitors must acquire masks themselves prior to entering our facility; cloth masks are acceptable
  • Masks must cover both the nose and the mouth
  • Visitors must pass screening before entry
  • Emergency Department entrance open 24/7
  • Main Entrance open 7am to 2pm, Monday – Friday
    • Gift Shop open
  • 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 9pm
    • COVID Unit limited to (1) visitor (age 16 and over)
    • ER and ICU limited to (2) visitors
    • ALL hospital visitors are required to wear a mask. Visitors should bring their own mask; homemade cloth masks are acceptable.

 

Effective March 17, 2021

We will no longer restrict the number of visitors per patient, however, we strongly encourage to limit visitors to ONE (1) essential support person and for all other visitors – continue utilizing virtual communication through mobile devices to monitor your loved ones in our care.

Clinic Services

Women’s Health

We are prepared to support each woman’s healthcare needs at any stage of life.  Whether you come in for a routine gynecological exam, preparing to give birth, or need treatment for a disorder, we offer an outstanding breadth of services and treatments.  Our provider team includes Darryl Doughtie, MD; Martin Fielder, MD; and Certified Nurse Midwife Deb Logan.  To schedule an appointment, please contact their office at 903.439.4917.

Planning to deliver your baby at our hospital?  We want to help you prepare every step of the way.  Every month our hospital offers FREE virtual classes for new and expectant moms:  The Childbirth class taught by Certified Nurse Midwife Deb Logan is the first Monday of every month from 6pm to 8pm.  The Breastfeeding class taught by Lactation Consultant Kristi Couch, RN, is the first Tuesday of every month from 6pm to 8pm.  For more information, please call 903.439.4091.  Look for our booth at the local event hosted at Hill Chiropractic on May 7th!

Urology

Did you know we can take care of almost all of your medical specialty needs right here in Sulphur Springs?  Just one of many is our Urologist Dr. Loren Ost, and his Nurse Practitioner Leah Irving.  Dr. Ost and Leah see patients who have concerns of the urinary system in both male and females, as well as the reproductive organs of the male.  They are located at 113 Airport Road, Suite 300, and may be reached by calling 903.885.1770.

Orthopedic Surgery

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.  For questions about your joint pain, and the Mako option, contact the office of our very own Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Chris Meltsakos, by calling 903.885.6688.

COVID-19

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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