The cardiac services team at Hunt Regional Medical Center has treated around 150 patients since the grand re-opening of the hospital’s cardiac catheterization lab in June. In addition to left and right heart caths, the staff reports that stent placements are also among their top three most frequent procedures performed.
Vaccinating our children is commonplace in the United States. But many adults don’t know which vaccines they need, and even fewer are fully vaccinated. For example, in 2014, only 28 percent of adults ages 60 and older had received a shingles vaccine and only 20 percent of adults older than 19 had received a Tdap vaccine.
Four local high school seniors were honored at luncheon as recipients of the R. Irvin Morgan Scholarship. The R. Irvin Morgan Scholarship honors the late Dr. Morgan who was the longstanding chief of pathology at Hunt Regional Medical Center in Greenville.
Feeling normal during cancer treatment can be challenging, particularly for a woman who has undergone breast cancer treatment. Bras for the Cause wants to help bring that beautiful feeling back, starting with “Table Talk,” a new event for 2017. Hosted at the Texan Theater, the luncheon is scheduled for June 20 and will feature an open panel discussion led by Barb Horan.
Hunt Regional Healthcare announced the re-opening of the cardiac catheterization lab at Hunt Regional Medical Center in Greenville at a press conference June 1. The cath lab will benefit patients with on-site, rapid diagnosis and treatment, which can save lives and reduce heart damage.
Hunt Regional Healthcare hosted their first Leaders in Employee Wellness event May 9 at the Texan Theater. The event honored area human resources personnel, school district nurses, safety managers, and other wellness professionals.
Hunt Regional Healthcare nurses Andrea Gray, LVN, and Tara Rodriguez, RN, were announced as the 2017 Nurses of the Year this month. A peer-selected award, each year Hunt Regional nurses choose one exceptional nurse to honor as Nurse of the Year during National Nurses Week. This year, a tie resulted in the co-awarding of Gray and Rodriguez.
When you or someone you love is living with a mental health concern, sometimes it’s a lot to handle. Navigating life with a mental health condition can be tough, and the isolation, blame, and secrecy that is often encouraged by stigma can create huge challenges to reaching out, getting needed support, and living well.
A celebration was held April 19 in honor of Hunt Regional Emergency Medical Center at Quinlan being open for one year. Since opening its doors in March 2016, the full-service freestanding emergency department has treated more than 15,400 patients.
There is a major outbreak of mumps in Texas. Measles, Mumps, Chickenpox, Pertussis and Rubella were once common childhood illnesses, although adults can get them as well. According to the National Institutes of Health, vaccines have just about wiped the diseases out, but not completely, and there are sometimes localized epidemics.