Home Local News Weekly CHRISTUS Mother Frances-Sulphur Springs Report for May 21st, 2021 by Holly Ragan

Weekly CHRISTUS Mother Frances-Sulphur Springs Report for May 21st, 2021 by Holly Ragan

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National EMS Week 2021

Since 1983, Hopkins County Hospital District has operated the Emergency Medical Service for Hopkins County. The award-winning EMS crew works 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, 365-days a year, and currently provides ambulance coverage to Hopkins, Delta, Franklin, and Rains counties.  Hopkins County EMS have been recognized with the Lifeline Gold Plus recognition by the American Heart Association for four consecutive years, whose program mission is, “designed to showcase Emergency Medical Service organizations across the nation for excellent STEMI care,” according to the AHA website.  [A STEMI is the term cardiologists use to describe a classic heart attack.

EMS Week brings together local communities and medical personnel to honor the dedication of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of the medicine’s “front line”.

THANK YOU, Emergency Medical Service providers!

COVID Vaccine Clinic


CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs will host a COVID Vaccine Clinic at the Morning Chapel Missionary Baptist Church (208 Fuller Street) on Saturday, June 5, 2021 from 9am to 12pm.  The shots will be the single-dose, Johnson & Johnson vaccine.  No appointment required. 

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.

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!

Wound Care

The Comprehensive Wound Healing Center at CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs is growing and expanding our services to our patients’ right here in Northeast Texas.  Dr. Scott McDearmont, a general surgeon with 25 years’ experience, is seeing patients five days a week for wound healing evaluations in Sulphur Springs.  His years of experience in surgery are a valuable asset in treating wounds that are difficult to heal.

“My philosophy of care has always been patient centered.  The patient and their family are the most important voices in our medical decision making process. The highest quality and safest care possible is our goal and our promise to our patients,” said McDearmont.

Hyperbaric oxygen treatment, HBOT, is a modality that gives several types of wounds a better chance to heal when other more traditional modalities are not successful.  Plans are in the works to expand our ability to provide this limb saving treatment to even more patients. In addition, several skin substitute products are available to our patients to help difficult wounds heal.

Diabetic wounds, vascular wounds, traumatic wounds, burns or any other chronic non-healing wound can benefit from the specialized care provided by Dr. McDearmont right here at home in Sulphur Springs.  Call 903-438-4670 to schedule 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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