Donations needed at red kettles in Fannin County
Posted: 7:30 AM - BONHAM,TX---Red kettle donations across Texoma could have a big impact on the Salvation Army in Fannin County.
DENISON, TX -- Texoma Medical Center plans to open a new wing on the seventh floor by the end of the year, hospital officials announced Wednesday.
Officials say the need for expansion comes from an increase in demand they've seen since opening the new hospital in 2009.
"We've actually grown about 22 percent year over year with deliveries. As a result of that we need more beds for the pediatric patients as they get older," said CEO Ron Seal.
The hospital plans to add 38 beds on the floor. It'll be part pediatric unit and part medical surgical patient rooms.
"We're extremely blessed that we're not only able to add services, but we're also adding beds and specialty care to our facility," he said.
The expansion will add 100 new jobs.
Mayor Jared Johnson said the city already sees a direct impact from the hospital - which he said will only continue to grow.
"It's important as we look to recruit other businesses, we want to make sure that we tout that we have great health care for their employees, so as they come into the region their employees will have good health care."
Seal said they're also seeing more patients come from as far away as Paris and Ada.
"Our focus is on quality first. And then we're gonna follow that by additional growth," he said.
But in the mean time he said they're at full capacity.
"We need the beds, so we've talked to all the contractors, said you gotta get us in quickly, so they're gonna work extra time and we should be in by mid-December," he said.
After they complete the 7th floor, they'll start construction on the 8th floor, Seal said.
Posted: 12/02/2013 - DURANT, Okla., Dec. 2, 2013 – Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, Okla., a AAA Four Diamond resort and entertainment destination, is welcoming Captain Sig and Edgar Hansen from the Deadliest Catch on Friday, Dec. 6 from 7-10 p.m. at Gilley’s. The event is free to the public.
Posted: 12/02/2013 - Four local people recently completed at least 34 hours of training and 2 hours of courtroom observation in order to become volunteer advocates for children in foster care. The Honorable Judge Lauri Blake administered an oath to the new CASA volunteers in the 336th District Court after training was complete. New child advocates include Priti KC, Mary Norris, Dave Gehalo and Chantal Carey.