Fall Sports Clinic – Faith Community Rural Health Clinc | Jacksboro

If you need sports-related medical care, stop by our Fall Sports Clinic for a no-cost visit.

Your insurance will only be billed if x-rays or other medical equipment is needed.

Call Faith Community Rural Health Clinic | Jacksboro 940-567-5528 for more information.

Every Saturday Noon – 2 p.m. • Walk-ins seen in order of arrival.

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Faith Community Health System Recognized for Quality Laboratory Services

Local healthcare provider demonstrates commitment to delivering superior patient care.

In a commitment to continue to provide superior healthcare programs and services to the region, Faith Community Health System (FCHS) has announced that the hospital’s clinical laboratory has met all criteria for Laboratory Accreditation by COLA, a national healthcare accreditation organization.

Laboratory accreditation is given only to laboratories that apply rigid standards of quality in day-to-day operations, demonstrate continued accuracy in the performance of proficiency testing, and pass a rigorous on-site laboratory survey. The laboratory at FCHS has earned COLA accreditation as a result of a long-term commitment to provide quality service.

“Since moving into our new hospital facility just a few short years ago, we knew that having something new was not enough,” says Frank L. Beaman, CEO of FCHS. “Our team has been working tirelessly to ensure our patients are treated with world-class service, and this accreditation helps reinforce that commitment.”

COLA is a nonprofit, physician-directed organization promoting quality and excellence in medicine and patient care through programs of voluntary education, achievement, and accreditation. In 1993, COLA was granted deemed status by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide laboratory accreditation.

As a leading laboratory accreditor in the nation, COLA is the only laboratory accreditation provider that operates its accreditation program in accordance with a quality management system certified to ISO 9001:2015 standards. This means the organization offers unique, standardized programs and staff dedicated to satisfaction and laboratory quality. Their surveyors and technical advisors are guided by a coaching approach and uncomplicated quality engineered processes. Laboratories of all types and sizes are evaluated and mentored to produce accurate test results and meet Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) regulations.

COLA is backed by an impressive coalition of respected healthcare organizations, including the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Medical Association, the American Society of Internal Medicine, and the American College of Physicians.

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Jacksboro Herald Gazette Readers’ Choice Awards

Faith Community Health System is proud of our employees!

Congratulations to Mackenzi Eberly on receiving the Jacksboro Herald-Gazette Readers’ Choice Award for Best Nurse Practitioner in Jack County.

Congratulations to Erika Crutcher on receiving the Jacksboro Herald-Gazette Readers’ Choice Award for Best Family Doctor in Jack County.

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Surgical Services at Faith Community Health System

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.

“Like many 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.”

Beaman 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.

Surgical 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.

Our medical 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.

Many 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.

Dr. Cooper 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.”

A 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 physicians.

For patients 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 www.fchtexas.com.

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Faith Community Health System Welcomes Dr. Alfred Santos, MD to the Team!

Dr. Santos, MD is our new Wound Care Physician in the Wound Care Clinic on Wednesdays at Faith Community Hospital. As well as, General Surgeon at Faith Community Rural Health Clinic | Alvord on Fridays.

Dr. Alfred Santos, MD – About Me:

What aspect of your job do you enjoy most?

Watching God get patients well!

Your role at Faith Community Health System:

Surgeon and Wound Care Physician

What do you like to in your spare time?

Study medicine, study the bible, and play music – piano

Words to the community:

Stay healthy!

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FCHS + Peyton’s Project Advocate for Rattlesnake Awareness

Local healthcare system raises awareness of venomous snakes
in Jack County and ways to respond if a snakebite occurs.

As families spend more time outdoors this time of year, it is important to be aware of the dangers of snakebites. Knowing what to look out for and how to respond in the unfortunate instance of a rattlesnake bite can make the difference between life and death.

In Texas, more than 150 species and subspecies of snakes are known to call the state home. Of those, only 15 are potentially dangerous to humans because of their venom. In Jack County, rattlesnakes are the most common venomous threat.

Faith Community Health System (FCHS) is raising awareness of snakebite preparedness this summer by once again partnering with Peyton’s Project, a nonprofit organization whose goal is to educate the public about the reality – and dangers – of rattlesnakes.

We often find that snakebites happen so fast, victims do not know what hit them until it is too late. Being able to respond quickly and appropriately following a snakebite is critical, especially for people in rural communities like Jack County.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 7,000 people report snakebites each year, of whom approximately five percent die. Fortunately, seeking immediate medical attention can prevent death or serious complications.

Symptoms following snakebite can vary. The first step following snakebite is to look for a pair of puncture marks at the center of the wound. Redness, swelling, and severe pain around the bite will immediately develop. The victim may quickly experience nausea, increased sweating, labored breathing, and possibly even numbness or tingling around the face or limbs.

Snakebites happen fast but trying to see and remember the color, shape, and pattern of the snake can be crucial to the appropriate treatment method.

According to the CDC, a tourniquet should never be applied to a snakebite wound. Snake venom can often cause massive swelling of the affected area and destroy red blood cells.

If you block the blood flow, you are essentially trapping dead blood cells in the affected area or limb, which can cause more harm to the victim than the bite itself. Any constricting shoes, clothing, or jewelry should be removed following snakebite.

You should also not slash the wound with a knife, suck out the venom, apply ice, immerse the wound in water, or drink alcohol or caffeinated beverages. The best course of action is to remain calm to slow the spread of venom and lay or sit with the bite below the level of the heart while you wait for emergency medical help.

The partnership between FCHS and Peyton’s Project is not only educational but essential to help Faith Community Hospital always maintain vials of antivenin.

We are proud – and fortunate – to continue our partnership with Peyton’s Project that greatly benefits our community.”

In the event of a snakebite, you are urged to call 911 or get to a hospital as quickly as possible. Although deaths from snakebites in the region are rare, the side effects can be unpleasant.

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About Faith Community Health System

Faith Community Hospital is a community hospital serving the residents of Jack County, Texas. We offer a wealth of medical services including inpatient care, minor surgeries, obstetrics and other health care services.

Rural Health Clinics

Alvord Clinic
115 East Bypass US Highway 287
Alvord, Texas 76225

940-427-2858

Bowie Clinic
1010 N. Mill St.
Bowie, TX 76230

940-872-1121

Jacksboro Clinic
215 Chisholm Trail
Jacksboro, TX 76458

940-567-5528

Contact Us

If you need to contact us for general inquires or comments, please use the methods below. For emergencies, please dial 911.

215 Chisholm Trail Jacksboro, Texas 76458
940-567-6633
https://www.fchtexas.com/