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Gala Proceeds Benefit Hopkins County Citizens

For twenty-six years, the Hopkins County Health Care Foundation has had one goal: to improve healthcare in Hopkins County. We have come a long way, baby! The Foundation has funded millions of dollars of medical equipment, projects, and technology through the local hospital and hospital district.

The Foundation has saved lives and positively impacted local healthcare, but the Foundation Board of Directors realizes that additional health resources are needed locally. That is why they continue to champion the local healthcare cause. Through events and direct solicitation, they raise funds to reinvest in ways to improve Hopkins County citizens’ access to health-related resources right here in Sulphur Springs.

For 2024, the Foundation has selected two worthy projects located at CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs. CMF-SS infection prevention, April Gammill requested $15,000 for a portable handwash training station. It is the latest and most accurate way to train people to wash their hands properly. It models all the steps for the proper time and allows a qualified person to repeat the process. The trainee must try again if they miss an action or didn’t perform for the required number of seconds.

At the request of the Foundation’s Executive Committee, Paul Harvey, president and CEO of the CMF-SS, provided information about the current surgical needs and the expansion of the hospital’s surgical services wing. Data provided showed the exponential growth of modalities and procedures performed in each modality. The surgical area usually serves three to four times more patients than they built for accommodations.

After seeing the current conditions and reviewing the community’s growing needs, the Foundation Board of Directors voted to allocate $250,000 toward the multimillion-dollar expansion.

Gala attendees will enjoy An Evening in Tuscany by dining on a Tuscan-themed meal, dancing to a live band, bidding on exceptional live and silent auction items, and playing a local favorite, Heads and Tails. This fun night will allow the Foundation to keep funding projects that will make Hopkins County a healthier place to live and work.

To purchase a sponsorship or tickets, visit the 2024 Gala website They will auction live and silent items and add other offerings, so check back often.

The Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. Gifts may be tax-deductible as allowed by the IRS. All funds raised improve healthcare in Hopkins County.

For additional information, please get in touch with the Hopkins County Health Care Foundation at 903-438-4799 or


April Gammill, CHRISTUS Mother Frances – Sulphur Springs infection preventionist, is
videotaped explaining the benefits of the SureWash Go Hand Hygiene Training Station. Follow
the Hopkins County Health Care Foundation on Facebook and Instagram to stay up-to-date on
the Gala and other activities of the Foundation.