Auxiliaries give activity reports

Published Saturday, July 4, 2015
By Messenger Staff

The presidents of the Wise Regional Health System auxiliaries presented annual reports to the WRHS board Monday night.

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Board approves development of new surgical hospital

Published Saturday, May 9, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Wise Regional Health System will soon be developing a new surgical hospital in Denton County.

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Contracts, hospital admin worry doctors

Published Wednesday, April 29, 2015
By Brian Knox

A possible change in a contract for anesthesia services at Wise Regional Health System could effect two of physicians' roles on the Medical Executive Committee, and it has raised concerns among a group of physicians.

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WRHS unveils new fitness facility plans, budget

Published Wednesday, March 25, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

The footprint of Wise Regional Health System in Decatur will soon grow even larger with the construction of a new fitness facility.

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Mister Burkhart’s Brain: Radiosurgery targets tumor, spares crucial tissue

Mister Burkhart’s Brain: Radiosurgery targets tumor, spares crucial tissue

Published Saturday, March 7, 2015
By Bob Buckel

It was the mid-1960s. Robert Burkhart and 164 other young men were on their way to Vietnam in a C-130 cargo plane, strapped down with all their gear.

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Sleep Wellness Center at Wise Regional

Published Saturday, February 14, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Products/services: sleep studies, sleep medicine

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Heart Health: Bridging the gap – CHF 360 program helps patients improve on their own

Published Wednesday, February 11, 2015
By Bob Buckel

Loretta Harris is a shining example of the effectiveness of Wise Regional Health System's CHF 360 - a comprehensive follow-up program designed to help patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) stay on the road to recovery once they get out of the hospital.

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Sleep Wellness Center opens doors

Published Saturday, February 7, 2015
By Jake Harris

There is a new clinical option for Wise County residents who have trouble sleeping and can't figure out why.

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Wise Regional switches partners; Demand for access to bank account not acceptable

Published Wednesday, January 28, 2015
By Bob Buckel

Last October, Wise Regional Health System made a deal to buy three nursing facilities owned by Sava Health Systems.

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Comfort and joy: Hospital auxiliary pillow project has another record-setting year

Published Saturday, December 27, 2014
By Brian Knox

When you are in the hospital recovering from surgery, a small measure of comfort can go a long way. The members of the Wise Regional Health System Auxiliary make sure of that.

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Hospital takes over 2 more nursing facilities

Published Saturday, December 27, 2014
By Bob Buckel

Wise Regional Health System will acquire two more nursing facilities - but a brief discussion revealed some board members are nervous about the system's entry into that business.

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WRHS to operate Bridgeport clinic

Published Saturday, December 13, 2014
By Bob Buckel

A plan by Wise Regional Health System to move its Community Health Clinic operation from Decatur to Bridgeport has been scuttled by restrictions in the Bridgeport hospital's bond covenants.

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Wise Regional takes over nursing operations

Published Wednesday, October 29, 2014
By Bob Buckel

The directors of Wise Regional Health System voted Monday night to affiliate with seven nursing facilities in the area - at their request.

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Wise Regional gears up for Ebola

Published Wednesday, October 15, 2014
By Messenger Staff

As national attention on Ebola intensifies in the U.S., and additional cases are identified, Wise Regional Health System in Decatur is taking precautions to make sure the hospital's staff is prepared should there be a suspected case.

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Walker named Chief Medical Officer

Published Saturday, September 27, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Dr. Jon Walker of Bridgeport recently celebrated 25 years of service as a family medicine doctor. Now there's more to laud.

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Hospital board approves acquisitions, appointments

Published Saturday, August 30, 2014
By Bob Buckel

The staff, board and facilities at Wise Regional Health System all experienced a little growth as a result of Monday night's board meeting.

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Wise Regional performs its first therapeutic plasma exchange; Patient doing well following lifesaving procedure

Published Saturday, August 23, 2014
By Alyssa Yancey

John Foster of Chico was the first patient to receive a therapeutic plasma exchange at Wise Regional Health System in Decatur.

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Wise Regional hires architect for Fit-N-Wise facility

Published Saturday, August 2, 2014
By Bob Buckel

Wise Regional Health System has hired an architect to begin design and engineering work on the new free-standing Fit-N-Wise building to be constructed on the hospital campus off Farm Road 51 South - just north of the current facility.

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Wise Regional to acquire nursing facilities

Published Wednesday, June 25, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Wise Regional Health System will acquire and operate two nursing facilities in Fort Worth after action at a Monday meeting of the hospital's board of directors.

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Education, not moderation: Assault on diabetes focuses on lifestyle

Published Saturday, June 21, 2014
By Bob Buckel

"Moderation in all things, and all things in moderation." That may be a good philosophy in some ways - but it is not Dr. Brad Faglie's motto.

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