Hopkins County Memorial Hospital

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.