Many common surgical procedures can be performed in Jacksboro without the travel time to larger cities.
Surgery of any
type can be a scary thought, but when you have a hospital you know and a
medical team you trust, the process can seem much more comforting. At Faith Community Health System (FCHS), a
specialized medical and rehabilitation team is available to help develop a plan
that makes local healthcare a convenient choice over the hassle of traveling to
nearby communities for the same service.
health-related services, convenience is an important factor to consider when
patients choose to have elective surgeries,” says Frank L. Beaman, CEO of FCHS.
“That’s what is good about Faith Community Health System. We’re close to home
and centrally located for many in the region, making rehabilitation and
follow-up appointments easy.”
explains that for rural residents, distance to healthcare facilities are
important based on their condition. He says that the hospital is positioned
perfectly in the region, providing convenient access to comprehensive
post-surgical services, reducing stress on patients and their loved ones.
services at FCHS are brought to you by Dr. Shivum Agarwal, Dr. Surinder Aujla,
Dr. Alfred Santos, and Dr. Jeremy Johnson. These four doctors are well-trained
in their field of expertise.
team performs many procedures including gallbladder, appendix removals,
biopsies, cesarean section (c-section), colonoscopy, gynecologic procedures,
hernia repair, select dermatology procedures, and many other general surgical
procedures may be performed with endoscopes or laparoscopes, which enable the
surgeon to view inside the body without having to make large incisions. The benefits of these techniques include
shorter hospital stays and recovery times.
Dr. Robert Cooper, Chief Medical Officer at FCHS, says that it is best to follow the recommendations of your physician when general and elective surgery is required.
explains that many patients opt to delay having surgeries for various reasons,
but doing so could prolong any physical, mental, or emotional harm.
“We are very
blessed to have access to such a comprehensive array of surgical services here
in Jacksboro,” Dr. Cooper says. “Many rural communities across the state and
country for that matter are severely underserved when it comes to healthcare.
Fortunately, we have one of the best rural hospitals in the state.”
state-of-the-art surgical department was top-of-mind when designing the new
Faith Community Hospital, which opened in 2015. Beaman says that the facility
has come a long way over the years with the addition of new technology and
requiring rehabilitation services following their procedures, FCHS also has a
physical therapy department that is now providing physical, occupational,
cardiopulmonary, & speech therapy.
“Being able to
provide the healthcare capabilities our region needs are important for us,”
Beaman says. “No matter your stage in life, rest assured that Faith Community
Health System can care for you with the right team, the right equipment, and
the right location.”
Talk to your
doctor about choosing the best facility for your surgical procedure. For more
information on Faith Community Health System and local healthcare capabilities,
visit www.fchtexas.com or call 940-567-5528.
About Faith Community Health System
Founded in 1958, Faith Community Health System (FCHS) provides
healthcare services for residents of Jack County. Anchored by Faith Community
Hospital, the local healthcare provider offers a wealth of medical services,
including in-patient care, minor surgeries, obstetrics, a Level IV 24-hour
trauma center and advanced radiology services (including CT & MRI
scanning), an outpatient lab, physical therapy, social services, minor surgical
services, patient education, 3 rural health clinics and more. FCHS now serves
patients from a new $28 million,
87,000-square-foot replacement hospital facility and $2 million,
10,000-square-foot wellness center. For additional information, please visit
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