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Hopkins County Health Care Foundation’s Snowflake Funds Critical Care Bed

Snowflakes adorn the windows of the Johnnie Masters Gift Shop in the entry to CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs. These snowflakes helped to fund a critical care bed for the hospital’s ICU department.
ICU Director Alyssa Flatt (center) and her staff show-off the new Stryker Critical Care Bed.

Sulphur Springs, TX: The Hopkins County Health Care Foundation is offering a huge thank you to the local community for supporting this year’s Snowflake Campaign! The campaign raised over $7,500 and recognized over 75 individuals with snowflakes.

As a means of saying “thank you,” the Foundation is using funds raised through the Snowflake Campaign as well as a matching gift of $10,000 from the CHRISTUS Foundation and a $7,700 grant from the healthcare providers to purchase one new state-of-the-art critical care bed to be used by CHRISTUS Mother Frances – Sulphur Springs’ ICU department.

“We are so excited to have this new bed in ICU! This bed really helps patients to heal and improves outcomes. Thank you to the Foundation and all the donors who have made this possible,” shared Alyssa Flatt, ICU director of CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs.

This new bed will provide the latest technology for patient care and safety. Not only does it protect the patient by reducing bedsores and fall risks, but it also keeps both patient and hospital associate safe by aiding with turning and repositioning the patient. In addition, it helps to calm the patient by playing music, and it can speak to the patient in 26 languages.

The Foundation will continue to raise funds for four additional critical care beds. In addition, CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs is also purchasing five new beds so that all ten ICU rooms will feature a new critical care bed.

Foundation Board Chair Maleta Reynolds appreciated the community for its support. “No matter how great our needs have been the past twenty-five years, the citizens of Hopkins County have provided funds and encouragement. Thank you to those who donated to the Snowflake Campaign this year. Each of those gifts has made this new ICU bed possible.”

The Stryker Critical Care Bed typically costs $34,900 each. However, CMFH-SS negotiated a discount bringing the cost to $21,900 each. With the funds raised through the Snowflake Campaign, the matching gift, and the health care providers’ donations, Hopkins County citizens will benefit from a new ICU bed.

If you are interested in donating toward purchasing the remaining four critical care beds, please get in touch with the Hopkins County Health Care Foundation, an IRS 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization, at 903-438-4799.