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CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital News of 07/26

Please join us for a ribbon cutting

Please join the CHRISTUS Institute of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine with CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulfur Springs at the Gerald Prim Football Stadium for a ribbon cutting of the CHRISTUS Mobile Athletic Training Facility made possible through the Hopkins County Healthcare Foundation and a generous donation from Alliance Bank! The grand opening will take place on Monday, August 1 at 9:15 a.m. at Gerald Prim Stadium, 1200 Connally St, Sulfur Springs. We hope to see you there! Look for an invite soon for a MATR Tour and Back Door to be held before one of SS Wildcat Football’s home games in August.

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic has opened its Maternal Fetal Medicine Clinic in Sulfur Springs. OBGYN physician Dr. Martin Fielder says, “Having high-risk maternity care here in Sulfur Springs means our highest-risk pregnant patients won’t have to leave the county to receive specialty care. Leveraging our extensive experience in telemedicine, CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic can now offer access to Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialists in Tyler, TX to our patients in the Sulfur Springs service area. They will use the latest 3D/4D ultrasound technology generously donated by our Hopkins County Health Care Foundation to assess and care for our high-risk mothers. High-risk pregnancies include such things as those involving a mother with a complicated disease process like diabetes, heart disease, or who has suffered recurrent pregnancy loss. There are those that involve an unborn baby or babies with a difficult diagnosis like congenital heart disease or a genetic disease, or those where both mother and baby are affected by complex conditions. Our providers at CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic will work to provide these patients with the care they need.

women’s health

We are ready to meet the health needs of every woman at every stage of her life. Whether you are coming for a routine gynecological exam, preparing to give birth, or need treatment for a disorder, we offer many services and treatments. Our supplier team includes Darryl Doughtie, MD; Martin Fielder, MD; and certified nurse midwife Deb Logan. To make an appointment, please contact their office at 903.439.4917.

The birth house

At CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital Sulfur Springs, we want to be there to help celebrate one of life’s milestones: the birth of your baby. We created the Birthing Center with your family in mind. Our friendly and experienced doctors, midwives and nurses are ready to provide you with the care you need before you give birth, during your stay and after your baby is born.

NICU Level II (32+ weeks) with

· Dedicated doctors and local pediatricians ready to care for your newborn

Maternal Tier II designation

Before you give birth: Free virtual classes on childbirth and breastfeeding are held monthly. You can also schedule a visit to our Women’s Birthing Center. For more information on classes and tours, please call 903.439.4091.

During your stay: CHRISTUS has LDRP rooms for one room throughout your stay. Our goal is to make you feel the comforts of home during your labor and birth experience with an “at home” experience. We offer different labor pain options, including nitrous oxide, and have new state-of-the-art birthing beds.

After the baby is born: We have planned a special meal just for mum, and a gift for your little one. We also have a support group for moms! Call or text Kristi Couch for more information at 903.348.4767 or find us on Facebook: Breastfeeding is the Best Support-BIBS. You don’t have to be breastfeeding to join, all moms are welcome!

Need a COVID Booster?

Net Health is offering adult and pediatric vaccines and boosters this week at 100 Medical Circle in Sulfur Springs. You can enter from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily (July 25-29). No appointment is necessary. They will continue to offer this clinic every four weeks as noted: July 25-29, August 22-26, September 19-23, and October 17-21.

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!

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