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CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital News 7/5

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One of our pharmacists, Pejman Pirmoradi, recently traveled to Ethiopia on business and had the honor of meeting with the Ethiopian Minister for Women and Social Affairs, Dr Ergoge Tesfaye. She told him about her goal of donating one million books to the capital’s Abrehot library. While Ethiopia is a rich country, there is a lot of poverty. Pejman has pledged to donate £100,000 to the effort. We would like to ask the community to help collect books for Pejman to send to Ethiopia. Books can be used or new, for all ages. We collect books from the hospital. You can contact pejman.pirmoradi@christushealth.org with any questions. If you would like to make a monetary donation, we have established a fund through the Hopkins County Healthcare Foundation. You can write a check and allocate it to the “Ethiopian library”. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Specialty Clinics: Wound Care

Diabetic wounds, vascular wounds, traumatic wounds, burns, or any other chronic non-healing wound can benefit from the expert care provided by Dr. Scott McDearmont right here in Sulfur Springs.

Dr. McDearmont is a board-certified surgeon with 25 years of experience. He recently earned his Certified Wound Specialist designation from the American Board of Wound Management. He is the only wound care provider in our service area with this certification.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is one of the modalities we offer in our comprehensive wound care clinic. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy gives several types of wounds a better chance of healing when other, more traditional modalities are not successful. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy works to deliver a higher concentration of oxygen to the tissues. The patient is in a chamber under 2x atmospheric pressure breathing 100% oxygen. This therapy also helps activate substances and proteins in the blood that help wound healing. Diabetic wounds, chronic bone infections, and failed amputation flaps are commonly approved indications for hyperbaric oxygen treatment.

Dr. McDearmont and the CHRISTUS wound care team are accepting new patients at 115 Airport Road in Sulfur Springs. Ask your health care provider or home nurse for a referral or call 903-438-4670 for an appointment.

Future event

The Hopkins County Health Care Foundation (HCHC) is hosting the wildly popular Designer Handbag Bingo. Tickets and sponsorships are now available for this event to be held Thursday, August 4 at the Hopkins County Civic Center. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and bingo play begins at 6:00 p.m. This event is an opportunity to support the initiatives of the HCHC Foundation while enjoying a girls’ night out at bingo. To purchase tickets or to sponsor, go to handbagbingo22.givesmart.com and for more information, email hopkins.county.healthcare.foundation@christushealth.org or call 903-438-4799 or 903-335-0705.

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

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