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CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital News of 05/24

Remembrance Day

In honor of our fallen heroes this Memorial Day, we say THANK YOU. May these heroes always be remembered for their contribution to setting our nation free.

“There is no greater love than this: to lay down your life for your friends. – John 15.13

Remembrance Day Security

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of the summer season. Many will take their first dip in the lake or pool, have their first barbecue or go on a long weekend drive.

Unfortunately, Memorial Day weekend can be one of the busiest weekends for our emergency department. Nobody’s vacation plans include a trip to the hospital, so keep an eye out for potential safety hazards so you can have a safe and fun weekend vacation:

1. Stay hydrated and drink responsibly:

-While our weekend is looking for milder temperatures, most people don’t notice how quickly they can become dehydrated with outdoor activities like biking, running, or swimming. It is important to make sure that you track your water intake.

– Drink alcohol in moderation and do not operate a car, boat, ATV or other heavy machinery after ANY alcohol consumption. Make a plan for a designated driver ahead of time and stick to it.

2. Avoid burns from grills and fires:

-Make sure the grill has been thoroughly cleaned

-Do not wear loose clothes when cooking

-Never light your grill or fire with lighter fluid, and make sure your propane is turned off and the coals are completely out when you’re done

– If a fire gets out of control and you don’t have a fire extinguisher, call 911 immediately. Do not try to put out the fire yourself.

3. Prevent drowning:

-Try appointing someone as a lifeguard rather than assuming that one of your partygoers is watching the swimmers.

-Never leave a child unattended around water.

-Make sure young children are within easy reach in the pool.

– Never drink alcohol while swimming or supervising swimmers.

-Ask children to wear life jackets at all times while boating

4. Drive carefully

– Buckle up! Make sure you have all the correct car seats and that they are properly installed. A whopping 50% of passenger vehicle fatalities go unchecked.

-Prepare before you go: Before you hit the road, make sure your car is safe to drive.

– Drive without distraction: put your phone away until you reach your destination.

-To slow down. Speeding is the number one factor in 25% of all road deaths.

-Designate a sober driver or arrange alternate transportation if you are consuming alcohol.

* Disclaimer: This advice is not official medical advice. In an emergency, dial 911.

Inpatient Hemodialysis Now Available

We now offer hemodialysis to inpatients who are battling end-stage kidney disease while in hospital. This is an effort to keep patients and their families in the community by avoiding being transferred for their hemodialysis needs. We are delighted to be able to offer this service. Registered Nurses Dana Ingram and Brigitte Zeigler are leading this effort.

For questions about the CHRISTUS Mother Frances – Sulfur Springs Inpatient Dialysis Program, please contact Dana Ingram at 903-438-4409 or

COVID vaccination clinics

Net Health offers pediatric and adult COVID vaccines at 100 Medical Circle in Sulfur Springs. Net Health will provide vaccines from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily every four weeks as listed: May 31-June 3, June 27-July 1, July 25-29, August 22-26, August 19 to September 23 and from October 17 to 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