HCMH Update
By Sherry Moore

*Diabetes Support Group Monday, October 9, at 7 p.m.

The Diabetes Support Group will meet on Monday, Oct. 9, at 7 pm in the Plaza Conference Room of the Memorial Medical Plaza. The speaker for the evening will be Dr. Andrew Stypko, new physician for the Wound Care at Memorial Center, along with Sharon Alexander, Clinical Coordinator for the center. Topics will include: diabetic foot ulcers, hyperbaric treatment, a tour of the Wound Care Center, delayed wound healing and the importance of glucose control in healing.

*Open House and Silent Auction raises $1,657 for Hospice Patients

At noon on Sep. 6, Hopkins County Hospice celebrated the move to a new location at 1228 Church St. in a ribbon cutting ceremony by the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce. The ceremony was followed with an open house that lasted until 6 p.m. More than 400 people came through the facility.

During the event, a silent auction took place. Retailers from all over Sulphur Springs donated items that included a guitar, a Baldwin Organ, and cosmetics. Area restaurants also donated gift certificates as door prizes and auction items.

We are very grateful to these fine contributors: McKay Music, Flowerland Florists, Brookshire Supermarket, The Floor Cleanic, Korth Naturals, Lee’s Hallmark, Lou Nell’s, Merle Norman, Timeless Jewelry, Good News Christian Bookstore, Just Say “I Do”, Martin’s Optical, Bon Worth, Circle E, M&F Western Products, Wal-Mart, Danna’s Home Decor, The Shipping Zone, Tractor Supply, Health Unlimited, AABCO Medical Supply, Beall’s, Blades, Everything Unique, Smellalicious Candles, LoveMugs, Winkfein Crafts, Cruz Medina, K-Bob’s, Shirley Kight, Don Young, Furr’s, Chili’s, Chicken Express, Los Mochi’s, Brumley’s Uniforms, and TaMolly’s, just to name a few. 

The silent auction fundraiser netted $1,657 which goes to Hospice patient care. We want to be sure to patronize these fine folks and while you’re in there, tell them thanks for helping. Special thanks to Shirley Kight who not only helped during the open house, but also donated a beautiful painting she created. Thanks also to Thomas Kight, Johnny and Betty Stewart, Donna Webb and the many others who contributed their time and energies to making the open house and silent auction such a wonderful success.

*Memorial Hospital EMS/Marketing and Pilot Club Sponsor Safety Assemblies in October

Halloween Safety Assemblies will be held at area schools during the month of October. The Pilot Club will bring their puppet theater and do a 15 minute safety skit, and then Andy the Ambulance will take the stage to make sure kids remember how they can stay safe as they trick or treat this year. The dates for the assemblies are listed below:

  •  Oct 6 at Saltillo – 10 a.m.
  •  Oct.6 at Lamar – 1 p.m.
  •  Oct. 12 at Bowie – 9:30 a.m.
  •  Oct. 17 at ECLC – 9 & 9:45 a.m.
  •  Oct. 24 at Austin – 9 a.m.
  •  Oct. 27 at Travis – 9 a.m.

*Johnnie Masters Gift Shop

Come and shop at the “Best Kept Secret” in Hopkins County. The Johnnie Masters Gift Shop is now carrying lots of new items that include: coasters, special recognition plates, grand-o-grams, baby handprint and footprint kits, baby signature frames and lots more. If you need a unique gift why not support the Volunteer Auxiliary. 

The Johnnie Masters Gift Shop volunteer staff invites you to visit the gift shop. All proceeds from the gift shop are used to purchase needed items for the hospital and to fund scholarships for hospital employees. The gift shop is located in the front lobby of the hospital. 

*Mark Your Calendars

Health Fair for Community, Senior Citizens Center, Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. More info to follow.

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