CHRISTUS Care on demand
CHRISTUS Health has expanded access to healthcare across all departments in Texas and Louisiana with the launch of CHRISTUS On Demand Care. These virtual visits allow patients to meet with a CHRISTUS Health caregiver via live video from their smartphone, tablet or computer for their urgent care needs from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at 7 p.m. every day of the week, including Saturday and Sunday, and even on public holidays. This service complements scheduled virtual visits that are already in high demand and available to new and existing patients.
Designed specifically for a consumer’s healthcare needs, CHRISTUS on-demand healthcare providers can treat anything from allergies to rashes to the flu, all from the comfort of one place and of a time convenient to the user. The virtual tour allows someone to be placed in a queue and seen by the first available CHRISTUS board certified provider. If further tests such as blood work or consultations are needed, CHRISTUS On Demand Care can also help facilitate referrals and provide other helpful instructions.
There is no additional cost associated with a CHRISTUS On Demand Care visit. Almost all major medical insurance covers these visits. Depending on the insurance plan, you may have a copayment, but it’s like seeing a provider in a traditional office. Medicare and Medicaid also currently cover virtual visits like CHRISTUS On Demand.
To schedule CHRISTUS On Demand Care, visit christushealth.org/virtual-medicine or access your MyCHRISTUS account (formerly known as “MyChart”) and click on virtual visit or On Demand Care. Look for the launch of our MyCHRISTUS app, coming soon!
The DAISY Foundation was created in 2000 by the family of Patrick Barnes. He died at the age of 33 of complications from ITP. Like many families you see every day who are going through this kind of horrific loss, the Barnes family wanted to find a way to turn their grief into something positive and do something that would honor the very special man that was Patrick. Over dinner right after Pat’s death, they coined DAISY – an acronym for diseases attacking the immune system.
As they pondered what the DAISY Foundation would do, they kept coming back to the one positive thing they had clung to during Pat’s 8 weeks of illness: the incredible care he and the whole family had received from Pat’s nurses, even when he was completely sedated. . The family was so impressed with the clinical care provided by Pat’s nurses, and they were overwhelmed with the level of compassion and kindness his nurses brought to Pat’s bedside day after day. The family came to understand that communication and caring for Pat was a very important part of the clinical care provided by the nurses.
Because of their experience, the Barnes family believe that nurses are unsung heroes in our society who deserve far more recognition and honor than they receive. They decided to find a way to say thank you to the nurses. So Pat’s wife, Tena, parents, Bonnie and Mark, and other family members established the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. There are now 2,000 healthcare institutions in fifteen countries that have pledged to honor their nurses with the DAISY award.
CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System launched the DAISY program in early 2017. The award is given quarterly to the top nomination, chosen by a panel of direct care nurses from each of our seven sites. All nominations are blind so no one knows who has been nominated until the winner is chosen.
Congratulations to candidate: Taylor Beasley, RN, from our Med/Surg department.
COVID vaccination clinics
Net Health continues to offer adult and pediatric COVID vaccines at 100 Medical Circle in Sulfur Springs. They will provide vaccines from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily every four weeks as listed: July 25-29, August 22-26, September 19-23, and October 17-21. No appointment is necessary.
Number of beds – 402 – CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Tyler
Number of beds – 8 – CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – South Tyler
Number of beds – 25 – CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Jacksonville
Number of Beds – 96 – CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulfur Springs
Number of beds – 25 – CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Winnsboro
Number of beds – 94 – CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Rehabilitation Hospital
Number of beds – 96 – CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Louis and Peaches Owen Heart – Tyler
Number of beds – 51 – Tyler Continue CARE Hospital at CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital
Contributed by Jennifer Heitman