LUFKIN, TEXAS (June 1, 2015)…The CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial Volunteer Auxiliary recently donated 18 Welch-Allyn Suretemp Thermometers to Memorial’s Emergency Department. The gift, worth more than $2,500, is just one example of the many items the Auxiliary donates throughout the year. Christine Hargis, RN; Randy Ward, RN; Sharon Kelley, Volunteer Coordinator; Pasty Weems, Volunteer; Sarah Page, Volunteer; Angela Hess, RN, Director of Emergency Services; Amanda Nylund, MD; Stephen Bennett, RN, Trauma Coordinator; Kathy McNeese, RN and Lisa Hanson, Scribe; show off a couple of the new thermometers. The thermometers are mounted permanently in each room of the main emergency department and are readily available when needed for each patient.
About CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial
Memorial provides more than a quarter of a million patient services each year and has a longstanding history of providing quality, innovative health care in East Texas.
With hospitals in Lufkin, Livingston, San Augustine and Memorial Specialty – the area’s only long-term acute care hospital – CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial provides millions of dollars in charity care and community support each year. Our mission is to nurture the healing ministry of the Church, supported by education and research. Fidelity to the Gospel urges us to emphasize human dignity and social justice as we create healthier communities.
Memorial offers a wide array of services, including the area’s first dedicated heart and stroke care facility and radiation oncology at the Temple Cancer Center. It is also known for the area’s only comprehensive diabetes, heart and stroke education center. Other specialty areas include imaging, orthopedic care, women’s services, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, homecare, wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy, kidney & diabetes treatment, sleep disorders treatment and express lab.