Hunt Regional Healthcare

Kim Saenz, the director of the Hunt Regional Healthcare Emergency Center in Commerce, discusses reports that emergency room visits are increasing across the country because high insurance deductibles prevent people from seeing primary-care physicians.  Another factor, she says, is the rising cost of medication.

Hunt Regional Healthcare Registered Nutritionist Sally Rhodes discusses the proposed new federal nutrition guidelines, which are in the final phase of review.  Controversy continues over the recommendations for dairy products, cholesterol and other foods.  The new guidelines will be adopted before the end of the year.

Bras for the Cause, Greenville, Texas
Bras for the Cause, Greenville, Texas

Pud Kearns of Housewarmers of Greenville and one of the leaders of Bras for the Cause says Monday and Tuesday are the days to submit the artfully and whimsically designed bras, with the annual fund raising event scheduled for Thursday evening, October 8, in downtown Greenville.  The money raised goes to help cancer patients in Hunt County, and this year the organization is hoping to fund a UV light sterilization unit for Hunt Regional

Hunt Regional Healthcare
Hunt Regional Healthcare

Kim Saenz, the emergency department director of the new Hunt Regional Medical Center at Commerce, says the new facility on Highway 50 has seen a 30% increase in patients over the previous Commerce hospital.  She says more patients are coming from nearby communities such as Campbell and Wolfe City, helping to take pressure off the emergency room at the Hunt Regional hospital in Greenville.

Texas A&M University-Commerce

Commerce Mayor Dr. John Ballotti says ground breaking should take place soon on a new CVS Pharmacy on State Highway 24/50 near Whitley Hall, the Texas A&M University-Commerce high-rise dormitory.  Already underway near the same location is construction of the new Hunt Regional Healthcare emergency-care facility.

Hunt County voters will decide the fate of a bond measure in the upcoming Nov. 5 election. If approved, the bond would fun new emergency-care facilities in Commerce and Quinlan. In this audio clip, Hunt Regional Healthcare CEO Richard Carter explains the plans.

Hunt County to Public: No Meningitis Cases

Oct 16, 2012

GREENVILLE - As the tainted steroid scare causing an outbreak of fungal meningitis across the U.S. expands, officials at Hunt Regional Healthcare say they’ve not purchased or used the drug.

Daniel Starks / KETR

COMMERCE - UPDATE 3:49 pm – Lisa Hill, director of development and communications for Hunt Regional Healthcare, tells us the facilities director who reported the alleged gunman “walked right by him” as the man sat on a bench outside the Commerce hospital’s front entrance.