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Weekly CHRISTUS Mother Frances-Sulphur Springs Report for May 14th, 2021 by Holly Ragan

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Inspiring Hope through Healing

National Hospital Week is May 9-15, and is an opportunity to highlight our hospitals, health systems, and health care workers and the innovative ways they are supporting the needs of their community members, especially during the pandemic.

TO ALL THOSE WORKING IN AMERICA’S HOSPITALS AND HEALTH SYSTEMS, THANK YOU!

COVID Vaccines Available

Contact Holly Ragan at 903.439.4033 to find out about future vaccine schedules.

Hospital Visitation

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.

Awards

CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs was awarded an ‘A’ in the spring 2021a national distinction recognizing CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs’ achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care.  This is the hospital’s fourth consecutive ‘A’ safety grade.

Environmental Services

When it comes to infection prevention, our Environmental Services Team (EVS) are the first defense.  Donnie Lewis, Department Manager for the EVS team at CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs, does an excellent job leading the 31-member team, who have been consistent in following best practices for infection prevention.  While already noted as being one of the cleanest facilities in the region, the EVS team has added extra steps and added every recommended process necessary throughout the COVID-19 crisis.  We want to say a very special THANK YOU for their efforts in ensuring our patients and associates safety!

Clinic Services

Urgent Care

CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic Urgent Care, located at 1339 S. Broadway St. in Sulphur Springs, is now OPEN.  The Urgent Care hours will be Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 9am to 5pm.  The Urgent Care is closed on Tuesdays and Sundays. The phone number to reach Urgent Care is 903.951.1001.

Pain Management

 

Do you have back or neck pain?  Pain medicine physicians are part of a rapidly growing specialty that takes a multidisciplinary, integrated approach to treating all types of pain.  Many patients come to us suffering from back and neck pain, painful joint or muscle conditions and nerve pain in the arms and legs.  Each patient goes through an evaluation and assessment that leads to a highly personalized level of care.  If you want help with your pain, call Dr. Matthew Johnson, at the CHRISTUS Trinity Pain Management Clinic in Sulphur Springs at 903.885.1740.

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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