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ERMC: Making communities healthier Hospital requires 24/7/365 teamwork

Bob Honeycutt – At Ennis Regional Medical Center, we know that it takes around-theclock efforts and dedicated teamwork to provide the highest quality care for our neighbors and achieve our mission of Making Communities Healthier. Every spring it is our privilege to celebrate our healthcare providers and community partners and honor the hard work they […]

Around Town – Free EISD Physicals at ERMC

Free EISD physicals at ERMC-Free Ennis ISD Sports & Ennis High School Marching Band Physicals are being offered at Ennis Regional Medical Center, 2201 W. Lampasas, Ennis, TX 75119. All 7th, 9th and 11th grade Ennis ISD athletes and marching band students are now required to have a UIL approved sports physical. All paperwork must […]

Ennis turns purple on April 3 – Mayor recognizes Relay for Life with edict

Katie Rose, ACS Rep, and Angela Jones, RFL of Ennis Event Lead, pictured here with Mayor Angie Juenemann, accepted the proclamation. Ennis Mayor Angeline Juenemann issued a proclamation honoring the efforts of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life effort worldwide. In her decree she also designated Wednesday, April 3, as Relay for Life Purple […]

Good Things Continue at ERMC – CEO Bob Honeycutt says Its About the Team

Like the protagonist Colonel “Hannibal” Smith of the 1980s action-adventure television series The A-Team, Bob Honeycutt loves it when a plan comes together. The Chief Executive Officer at Ennis Regional Medical Center (since September of 2017) is all about an alliance of leadership whose combined effort results in very good endings. It was Hannibal Smith’s […]

Measles – Symptoms, Treatments and Causes

A respiratory tract viral infection commonly found in children. Extremely rare (Fewer than 1,000 cases per year in US) Transmitted through saliva Usually preventable by vaccine Diagnosis doesn’t require lab test or imaging Can often be self-treated Can last several days or weeks It is a contagious viral infection and can spread through the contact […]

Our Point of View – Organization advocates for help for rural healthcare

Rural Hospitals suffering due to Inadequate Medicaid Payment for Care-There is a fascinating convergence of rural interests and politics as we approach the 86th state legislative session. Take November’s election results in deep red Bosque County as an example: local voters carried Ted Cruz by 80%, but also approved a new hospital district tax by […]

Restoring the Soul, Just Add Water

Courtesy photo/ Lisa Lowe, Lisa Lowe, an administrator with the EISD, is an avid kayaker. She paused long enough on Tuesday to shoot the sunset on the western edge of Lake Bardwell. “As one goes through life, one learns that if you don’t paddle your own kayak, you don’t move.” ~ Katherine Hepburn Read stories […]

Overcoming Barriers to Disease Treatment

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Some benefits of growing older

Many people are quick to think of growing older in a negative light. Although there certainly are some side effects of aging that one may wish to avoid, people may find that the benefits of growing older outweigh the negatives. Seniors are a rapidly growing segment of the population. In the United States, the Administration […]

Mosquito control efforts begin

The City’s Department of Health Services began testing for the presence of the West Nile Virus and other mosquito related diseases back in May. So far this year, over 150 random mosquitoes sample pools have been collected. To date all of the city’s mosquito sample pools have tested negative for West Nile and any other […]

Group meets to discuss reducing underage drinking and driving

Texans Standing Tall is the statewide coalition committed to creating healthier and safer communities in which underage alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use have no place. We are a leader in promoting evidence-based environmental prevention strategies and maintain strong partnerships with local coalitions, institutions of higher education, state agencies, individuals, statewide non-profits, and other health […]

Hope for Tomorrow caregiver workshop slated June 9

On Saturday, June 9, 2018, the Dallas and Northeast Texas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will host a caregiver wellness workshop to include The Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease, Understanding Dementia Related Behaviors and Improv Techniques at First United Methodist Church in Ennis. With an expected increase of 29% of Texas residents 65+ suffering from Alzheimer’s […]

McDonald’s plans to make Happy Meals healthier worldwide by 2022

McDonald’s has pledged to make its Happy Meals more nutritious. The fast food giant announced Thursday that by the end of 2022, at least 50% of Happy Meals listed on menus worldwide will have caps of 600 calories, 10% of calories coming from saturated fat, 650 mg sodium and 10% of calories coming from added […]

Patient satisfaction up at ERMC

Dr. John Sullivan and Klebe Brumble promote a family atmosphere at ERMC. A dramatic rise in patient satisfaction and a 70 percent increase in surgeries over the past year reflect the quality of care and friendly approach. Patient experience at Ennis Regional Medical Center has improved notably over the past year and a half, especially […]

Do you have to sweat to get a good workout?

Between hot yoga and steamy cycle classes, there are a lot of great workouts from which to choose in order to reach your fitness goals. And, we want to be efficient. So, we’re asking the question: Do you have to sweat to get a good workout? For some fitness fanatics, it’s not even a question. […]

Boy becomes pen pals with therapy dog

DALLAS – Hospitals can be a scary place for any child, but Oscar Bennedsen has come to expect the pokes, and sometimes, the pain. At nine years old, he’s had two prolonged hospital stays and multiple check-ups. “I’m nervous and kind of scared because I think I’m going to get shots, which I hate,” said […]

Amazon, JPMorgan Chase, Berkshire creating new health care company

SEATTLE – Amazon, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway and the New York bank JPMorgan Chase are teaming up to create health care company “free from profit-making incentives and constraints.” The business giants offered few details Tuesday and said that the project is in the early planning stage. “The ballooning costs of (health care) act as a […]

First dose of medical marijuana is legally delivered to a young girl in Texas

A 6-year-old Texas girl made history on Thursday. The Central Texas girl, who suffers from intractable epilepsy, became the first person in Texas to receive a legal delivery of medical marijuana grown and produced here in the Lone Star State. Doctors prescribed for her the low-THC cannabis oil, in the hopes it could help. “For […]

Surge of flu cases puts strain on antiviral drugs

Several family physicians in North Texas are reporting that they’re running low on the flu vaccine and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Tamiflu, the antiviral medication used to treat the flu is flying off the shelves at local pharmacist Steve Vincent from Garland said once upon a time, he got a […]

Are vitamin-enhanced waters healthier than regular water?

We all love to be a part of the latest craze, but just how beneficial is it for your health? Nutrient boosting waters have been around for years, with brands like Propel, Gatorade, Vitamin water and more promising to boost your health. However, in a study published by TIME magazine, scientists say all this hype […]

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