Press Room

Heat Illness and Safety

July 6, 2021

When the sun comes out to play, many of us make plans to do the same. The summer months bring the promise of backyard barbecues, pick-up games in the park and wasting away lazy afternoons in the water.

LifePoint Health Announces Agreement to Acquire Kindred Healthcare

June 21, 2021

LifePoint Health and Kindred Healthcare today announced they have entered into a definitive agreement for LifePoint to acquire Kindred Healthcare. The combination of LifePoint Health and Kindred Healthcare will create a leading diversified healthcare delivery network with expanded services, resources and expertise to grow and invest in community healthcare while advancing LifePoint’s mission of Making Communities Healthier.

Your Health Now: 4 Simple Ways Men Can Take Control of Their Health Today

June 1, 2021

There is a long-standing perception that women tend to focus on their health more than men do. Unfortunately, it’s a perception that rings all too true. A survey cited in a 2019 article from AARP found that only half of the men surveyed get regular check-ups and 72 percent preferred household chores over going to the doctor.

Hospital Week - May 9, 2021 - May 15, 2021

May 9, 2021

Our healthcare heroes are a living example of our mission of Making Communities Healthier.® For your commitment. For your care. For never giving up. We can’t thank you enough. Celebrating Hospital Week on May 9-15

Nurses Week - May 6, 2021 - May 14, 2021

May 5, 2021

The critical role our nurses play in Making Communities Healthier® has never been more clear than this past year. This Nurses Week, we salute our nurses for all that they do to care for our patients and protect the health of our community.

Taking Care of Yourself in a Post-Pandemic World

April 5, 2021

Life has changed in ways both big and small over the last year. Plans were suspended and priorities shifted as we cautiously made our way through a situation that we had never experienced, much less imagined would happen.

Governor Abbott Mask Mandate

March 4, 2021

March 2, 2021 Governor Greg Abbott issued an Executive Order (GA-34) lifting the mask mandate in Texas and increasing capacity of all businesses and facilities in the state to 100 percent.

Why I Got The COVID-19 Vaccine

March 2, 2021

For most of us, this past holiday season was unlike any other we have experienced. Instead of the typical hustle and bustle of holiday parties, family gatherings and being surrounded by those we love – this year was just different. I know for me personally, I missed our annual holiday family gatherings.

Is It Time for a Colonoscopy?

March 1, 2021

Do you remember when you used to put on your favorite bell bottoms and disco dance the night away? If you do, then it’s probably time to think about a routine colonoscopy screening.

Monoclonal Antibody Treatment

January 22, 2021

Parkview Regional Hospital is proud to offer bamlanivimab/casirivimab and imdevimab therapy, a new monoclonal antibody treatment for eligible positive COVID-19 patients.

2021 Healthy Start

December 29, 2020

A new year is always an opportunity for a fresh start. A new beginning. That’s one of the big reasons so many of us set New Year’s resolutions. Turning the page on the calendar gives us a chance to turn the page on unhealthy habits, resolve to be better, healthier versions of ourselves and look to the future with hope for what’s to come.

Holiday Stress

December 7, 2020

With its myriad joyful and time-honored traditions, the holiday season is a cherished time of the year for many. Unfortunately, it can also be a stressful and emotionally trying time, especially for those juggling numerous obligations or coping with the loss of a loved one. And as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in our community and across the country, we are finding ourselves rethinking how we celebrate this year, which could create new challenges and potentially stressful situations.

Diabetes Awareness

November 4, 2020

If you aren’t living with diabetes, there’s a good chance that at least one of the friends or loved ones who you’ll see this upcoming holiday season is affected by the disease. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 30 million people in the U.S. – or one in 10 – have diabetes.

Blood Donation

November 4, 2020

Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood – but only about 10 percent of those who are eligible to give actually make a blood donation each year. Donated blood is a necessary part of helping patients cope with a wide variety of conditions, including burns, trauma, heart surgery, cancer, organ transplants and more. A one-time blood donation can save the lives of up to three people.

COVID-19 Holiday Guidance

November 4, 2020

The final two months of the year are traditionally filled with a number of opportunities to celebrate with family, friends and co-workers. Of course, 2020 has been anything but a traditional year, thanks in no small part to the ongoing pandemic.

EMS Minutes Fall 2020

October 16, 2020

Keeping Your Guard Up: Making Health and Safety a Priority During COVID-19

Parkview Encourages Vaccinations

September 30, 2020

To minimize the spread of influenza this fall and winter, Parkview Regional Hospital is encouraging all employees, medical personnel and community members to get vaccinated as soon as possible. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends annual flu vaccination for everyone six months and older, with any age-appropriate flu vaccine.

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

September 28, 2020

Our daily schedules can be tough to juggle. Especially when there is that “one more thing” to try and fit in. Especially now, when we have a new set of COVID-19-related challenges to navigate, like video work calls, shifting school schedules and more. But if you’re a woman age 40 or older, there’s one extra thing you should make time for – an annual mammogram. It’s one hour, once a year that could save your life.

Don't Take a Chance with Your Health - Get Vaccinated for Flu Season

September 8, 2020

It is hard to believe that in the coming weeks, the temperature will begin its downward trend, and the fall season will already be upon us. This also means that flu season is just around the corner – a period which usually peaks between December and February but can last as late as May. Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness and can even lead to death in certain situations.

Universal Masking

July 17, 2020

Parkview Regional Hospital is taking every precaution to keep our patients and staff safe, and prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our facilities. For this reason, we are following the CDC recommendation and state/county mandate, that anyone who enters our facility must wear a face mask at all times.

How the Pandemic made Parkview Regional Hospital Better

June 29, 2020

In recent weeks, I have been reflecting on the unprecedented challenges that our community and our team at Parkview Regional Hospital have faced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. More specifically, I’ve been intentionally looking for every possible silver lining in a time when – let’s face it – we all need some positive news.

Safe for the Summer: Tips to Help You Stay Protected and Healthy While Enjoying the Season

June 26, 2020

With summer officially here, chances are you’re hoping to take advantage of the season’s many opportunities to get outside and enjoy nature. And while it’s important to remember that COVID-19 is still here and we should be doing everything we can to stop the spread of this virus, taking a break to get outside, soak up some vitamin D and enjoy a little fun in the sun can do a world of good for your physical and mental health.

Parkview Regional Hospital Eases Visitor Restrictions

May 26, 2020

At Parkview Regional Hospital, our top priority is safeguarding the health and wellbeing of our patients, providers, employees and community. We continue to closely monitor the prevalence of coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community and follow state and federal guidance as we adapt our operations to safely care for and support our patients.

Maintaining a Clean & Safe Environment

May 18, 2020

Parkview Regional Hospital is committed to providing a clean and safe care environment, and we are taking all precautionary measures to safeguard our staff, providers and those we serve against the spread of illness. Our hospital is clean and safe – just like it always has been! One of the core elements of properly managing infectious diseases is the cleanliness of our physical facility. We partner with a national environmental services vendor to keep our hospital current on the most effective cleaning and disinfection protocols available in healthcare today.

National Hospital Week

May 11, 2020

Parkview is proud to join the American Hospital Association and healthcare organizations around the country in celebrating National Hospital Week, which is observed May 10-15. Each May, National Hospital Week provides an opportunity to pause and honor the millions of healthcare professionals who dedicate their lives to taking care of people in their greatest times of need, and to recognize the positive difference hospitals and healthcare organizations make in the communities they serve.

Maintaining Your Health, Ensuring Your Safety

May 8, 2020

As healthcare providers, patient wellbeing is our chief concern every day of the year. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, part of how we kept our community safe was limiting elective and non-urgent procedures at Parkview Regional Hospital.

National Nurses Month

May 6, 2020

Parkview is proud to join the American Nurses Association (ANA) in celebrating National Nurses Month this May, in an expanded recognition of the positive impact our nurses have on the health and well-being of our community. National Nurses Week – observed annually May 6-12 – honors the men and women around the country who have dedicated their lives to caring for those who are at their most vulnerable and in need. This year, as the invaluable contributions of nurses have gained increased awareness amid the fight against COVID-19, that celebration is being extended into a National Nurses Month.

Parkview Regional Hospital to Resume Elective and Non-Urgent Surgeries and Procedures

May 4, 2020

Parkview announced today that it is taking the appropriate steps to safely resume some elective and non-urgent surgeries and procedures that were previously rescheduled out of an abundance of caution amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The decision to reschedule procedures when clinically appropriate was made in accordance with federal and state guidance, and aimed to help preserve critical resources in the event of a surge of COVID-19 patients in the community. Today, current projections indicate a lower than expected volume of COVID-19 in the region, which means less strain on healthcare resources.

Robert Rupp Appointed CEO of Parkview Regional Hospital

May 3, 2020

Parkview Regional Hospital (PRH) today announced that Robert Rupp has been appointed chief executive officer (CEO), effective May 4, 2020. He replaces Bob Honeycutt who has transitioned to another hospital within the LifePoint Health network. Rupp will also assume the role of CEO of Ennis Regional Medical Center (ERMC) located in Ennis, Texas.