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.
Hunt Regional Healthcare offers several support groups for the community. These groups can provide a place for patients and their families to interact with others going through a similar health situation. There is no charge for the meetings and registration is not required.
Applications for the annual R. Irvin Morgan Scholarship are now being accepted. The Morgan Scholarship is funded by Hunt Regional Healthcare medical staff, in partnership with the Hunt Regional Healthcare Foundation. The scholarship was established in honor of the late Dr. Morgan, the longstanding chief of pathology at Hunt Regional Medical Center.
Each year on March 30, Hunt Regional Healthcare recognizes National Doctors’ Day—a day to celebrate the hard work and care provided by the physicians in our hospital and in private practices throughout our communities.
The Twelfth Annual Music is the Best Medicine Foundation Gala, hosted by the Hunt Regional Healthcare Foundation, was held Thursday, March 9. Foundation friends and sponsors filled the Sam Rayburn Student Center ballroom at Texas A&M Commerce-University to hear headlining quintet The Quibble Brothers and show their support for healthcare in Hunt County.
It's the type of cancer no one wants to talk about. But according to the American Cancer Society (ACS), colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of death from cancer. The good news? If everyone age 50 and older were screened regularly, six out of 10 deaths from colorectal cancer could be prevented.