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CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic Expands Primary Care, Surgery Offerings to Texarkana Community

CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic continues to expand services to both primary care and specialty providers across the Texarkana region with the addition of two new physicians. By adding surgeon Michael Bortz, M.D. and family medicine physician Matthew Ramage, M.D., the CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic is able to expand family medicine care and surgery to provide needed services in the Texarkana community.

A Message to Our Community: Texarkana hospitals and county health authorities actively managing COVID-19 and counting on the community’s help to reduce the spread

The number of COVID-19 patients in the Texarkana and surrounding region has increased significantly in the past weeks, resulting in rising hospitalizations. Like area residents, we are concerned about this trend. First, we want to assure our community we have been and will continue to work together to respond to this pandemic. Both hospitals have worked diligently to ensure safe and accessible healthcare for all in need. We communicate regularly and are confident in our abilities to provide safe care to all with compassion and professionalism.

Deborah Gortney

Surviving Cancer in the Midst of COVID 19

The W. Temple Webber Cancer Center at CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System is celebrating National Cancer Survivors Day differently this year. Following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to postpone or cancel public events, the Cancer Center will not host an in-person event this year – but still encourages our community to celebrate cancer patients and those who care for them this Sunday, June 7, 2020, for National Cancer Survivor Day.

Prevent Stroke by Knowing Your Risks

Stroke is becoming more common in the United States, and recent statistics reveal that close to 3-percent of the population has had one. Unfortunately, incidences of stroke, along with cancer and heart disease, are leading causes of mortality across the nation but more so in the region including Texarkana and surrounding counties.