KETR

Hopkins County Memorial Hospital

My friends at KETR brightened my day and my stay in the hospital with beautiful floral arrangement.
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Time. This has an entirely new meaning for this red headed newspaper editor/radio reporter who has never missed a deadline or a beat. Thankfully I am home recovering, recuperating and trying to get back to a new “normal.” A new deadline has been established. When you are forced to stare an illness in the face you realize how important time and life is. I found my fight song against congestive heart failure and am hoping I have “more fight in me.”

Hopkins County Memorial Hospital Board members look on while Board President Tim Kelty tells the history of the hospital.
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On Friday Hopkins County Memorial Hospital Board of Directors returned from executive session of a special called meeting to announce the proposed partnership with CHRISTUS Health in the management and operation of the hospital. “We believe in establishing relationships along with our partnerships in our communities,” said CHRISTUS Health CEO Ernie Sadua to the full board room of guests. “The key is the commitment to our vision statement continuing the mission of healing the people of Hopkins County and expanding the reach of high quality, compassionate health care already provided here.”

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More than 2,600 hospitals across the nation, including 219 in Texas, have been issued letter grades through the nonprofit quality-improvement organization Leapfrog Group , ranking hospital safety.