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CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs Provides the Following Medical Services:

 Day Surgery

Today, many surgical procedures which once required hospitalization are performed as “Day Surgeries”. The patient pre-admits the day before surgery, they return to the hospital and are discharged the same afternoon. Not only is this more economical, but it also allows the patient to recover in the comfort of their own home. Procedures commonly performed are: Cataract Removal, Tonsillectomy, Hernia Repair, Breast Biopsy, Orthopedic, Podiatry, Oral, Bilateral Tubal Ligation, and Urological.    The Day Surgery Department handles all pre-admits for inpatient surgeries, and pre-admission on OB patients.

Emergency Department

The Emergency Department at Memorial Hospital, a designated Level IV Trauma Center, is staffed 24 hours a day with Registered Nurses (R.N.) and physicians specializing in emergency care. State-of-the-art equipment, laboratory and x-ray services enabling us to provide emergency care of all levels, within our capabilities, to an average of 1400 patients per month. Patients requiring immediate specialized care are stabilized and transferred to a tertiary facility.

Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Since 1983, HCMH has operated the Emergency Medical Service for Hopkins County. The Memorial Hospital EMS staff works 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  Memorial Hospital’s EMS department is composed of full time Paramedics, and a part-time staff of EMT’s, Intermediates and Paramedics.  A fleet of 5 ambulances are available to serve the needs of Hopkins County with three ambulances being staffed 24-hours a day.  Two crews are stationed at Memorial Hospital and one crew is stationed at the Southside station.   Hopkins County EMS currently provides ambulance coverage in Delta County with two ambulances and staff housed in Delta County.

For emergency service, please call 911. For non-emergency transports, call 885-1141 and for additional information about EMS and their services, please call 885-7671.

Hospice at Memorial

Hospice at Memorial provides care for terminally ill patients and their families. It is a hospital-based, physician-directed, nurse-coordinated home care approach to the special needs of the dying patient. Hospice philosophy promotes quality of life and assists the patient to die at home with dignity. Services of the hospice team include:

  • Skilled Nursing Care
  • Home Health Aides
  • Social Workers
  • Spiritual Counselors
  • Trained Volunteers
  • Bereavement Counseling

For further information relating to admission criteria, cost or referrals, please contact Hopkins County Hospice at 903-438-4448.

Laboratory & Pathology

The HCMH Laboratory is open 24 hours a day, and is equipped with modern laboratory testing equipment for on-site blood, urine, and other medical tests. We have services available for chemistry, hematology, microbiology, blood banking, urinalysis, coagulation, and serology tests. In addition, we provide pathology and cytology services for diagnostic purposes.

Obstetrics/Perinatal Unit

The Women’s Pavilion provides a wonderfully  progressive environment for the arrival of the area’s newest citizens.  This addition includes eight Labor-Delivery Recovery-Postpartum (LDRP)  Rooms that let new moms experience the entire birthing process in one spacious, home-like suite, as well as four post-partum rooms, and a recovery room.  There are two operating rooms dedicated exclusively to obstetrical services.

Babies born in the Women’s Pavilion benefit from the extended care our upgraded Level II nursery can provide.  For the uncomplicated delivery, rooming-in is offered, allowing mothers to keep infants with them in their rooms, or exercising the option of having our nurses maintain a watchful eye in the nursery  while the mothers rest.  Fathers are invited to visit at any time while other family members and friends will enjoy generous visiting hours.  The comfortable, safe atmosphere of the Women’s Pavilion encourages family involvement at a time which we believe, to be the most special of times.

Physical Rehabilitation Services

Memorial Hospital provides comprehensive inpatient services including Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy Services.  Inpatient services are provided seven days a week.  Outpatients are seen Monday-Friday by appointment.  Orthopedic, neurological and wound care services are available as well as services for the home bound.


The Radiology Department services include Diagnostic X-rays, Mammography (Accredited by American College of Radiology),  Nuclear Medicine, Computerized Tomography, Vascular Doppler, Sonography and Open MRI.

Respiratory Therapy/EKG

Our Respiratory Therapy services are available around the clock and include:

* Aerosol, IPPB, & Oxygen Therapy

* Incentive Spirometry

* Chest Physical Therapy

* Continuous Mechanical Ventilation Support

* Electro-Diagnostic services include:

* Pulmonary Function Studies

* Electro Cardiogram

* Cardiac Stress Tests

* Holter Monitoring

* Electroencephalogram, Sleep Studies

Consultation Available with Pulmonologist

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program is a six week program two days a week for
patients diagnosed with a lung disease.

Cardiac Rehab is offered three days a week for patients diagnosed with heart

Sleep Studies

Sleep studies are performed in a comfortable, home-like setting where patients are attended to by technicians trained in sleep disorders. While sleeping, the patient’s heart rate, breathing patterns,
oxygen levels, brain wave activity and other key indicators are monitored.

Nuclear Stress Testing

A nuclear stress test is an assessment of the blood flow to the heart and is a non-invasive means of detecting the presence and/or significance of coronary artery disease.

Pulmonary Function Testing

Pulmonary function tests can help a physician diagnose a range of respiratory diseases, and are a group
of procedures that measure the function of the lungs, revealing irregular breathing.

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