Annie’s room will be unveiled

Sulfur Springs, Texas – The Hopkins County Healthcare Foundation Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the imminent unveiling of Annie’s Room, located at Medical Plaza and part of CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulfur Springs. Annie’s room will be officially inaugurated on Tuesday, November 15 and the ceremony will begin at 3:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

Hopkins County Health Care Foundation

Annie’s bedroom was made possible by a generous donation from Leesa and Brian Toliver, in honor of their granddaughter, Annie.

Annie’s parents, Jonathan and Sally, learned while pregnant with Annie that the unborn baby had a congenital heart defect. This required Sally to make frequent trips out of town to visit a team of specialists for checkups.

Thanks to the 2022 Lights of Life Gala, the Foundation was able to purchase a 4D video ultrasound machine that will be used by patients in this same situation to benefit from telemedicine and to alleviate the stress, difficulties and expenses of frequent travel. out of town for doctors. appointment. This allows a Sulfur Springs doctor to coordinate care with the CHRISTUS Trinity Maternal-Fetal Medicine Program, located in Tyler, while saving the expectant mother from traveling.

When physicians from the CHRISTUS Trinity Maternal-Fetal Medicine Program need to discuss a diagnosis, treatment, or follow-up with parents, a room is needed for the physician’s televisit. This room needs a big screen, comfortable seating, and the ability to close off the room so parents can converse with doctors uninterrupted.

The Tolivers, realizing what a benefit it would be to parents in Hopkins County, graciously offered to fund the hall and name it after young Annie.

To learn more about the Foundation or about funding opportunities to support local health care, contact the Hopkins County Health Care Foundation, an IRS 501(c)3 nonprofit, at 903-438-4799.

Dora W. Clawson