COVID-19 cases rapidly increase in Hill County

Editor: Shannon Cottongame January 19, 2022 A rapid rise in COVID-19 cases is causing closures and disrupting normal operations at schools and businesses throughout the county. As of Friday, January 14, the county had recorded 496 positive cases over the previous 14-day period, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). A week … Continue reading COVID-19 cases rapidly increase in Hill County

Hill Regional’s new vaccine clinic days, booster criteria

Submitted by Hill Regional Hospital January 12, 2022 Effective immediately, Hill Regional Hospital has moved its COVID-19 vaccine clinic to Thursdays from 1 to 3 p.m. We would appreciate your making an appointment online by visiting the website, http://www.hillregionalhospital.com. After choosing to make an appointment for a new vaccine or a booster, when you enter … Continue reading Hill Regional’s new vaccine clinic days, booster criteria

Hill Regional Hospital welcomes new doctor to speciality clinic

January 5, 2022 Hill Regional Hospital is pleased to welcome Dr. David Masel to Hill County, specializing in neurological surgery. Dr. Masel, of Specialty Care Clinics, is board certified in neurosurgery. He has been practicing in the medical field for over 30 years. He is well-versed in complex surgical procedures involving the brain, spinal cord … Continue reading Hill Regional Hospital welcomes new doctor to speciality clinic

HCSO Investigates Shooting Death Of Man At LW State Park

Editor: Shannon Cottongame The Hill County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the shooting death of a 31-year-old man at Lake Whitney State Park that occurred Wednesday night, December 22. According to the sheriff’s office, deputies responded to a 9-1-1 call at approximately 11:23 p.m. regarding a shooting at a campsite. Units from Whitney Police Department, Whitney … Continue reading HCSO Investigates Shooting Death Of Man At LW State Park

Health checks set for World Stroke Day

Editor: Shannon Cottongame October 27, 2021 Friday, October 29, is World Stroke Day, and “I will not have a stroke.” is the theme for this year. Hill Regional Hospital is partnering with Walmart to provide free blood pressure checks at the Hillsboro Walmart from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The hospital will also provide informational … Continue reading Health checks set for World Stroke Day

New vaccine schedules at Hill Regional

Submitted by Hill Regional Hospital October 20, 2021 In the continuing increased interest of people wishing to receive a booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech (Pfizer) vaccine, and for those who desire a first or second vaccine of either the Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson shots, Hill Regional Hospital is continuing to offer our vaccine … Continue reading New vaccine schedules at Hill Regional

Area officials warn that hospital transfers are becoming difficult

Editor: Shannon Cottongame August 25, 2021 The latest surge of COVID-19 cases is straining the resources of medical facilities throughout the area and the state. Hill County Judge Justin Lewis said Friday, August 20, that he had been informed that with elective surgeries canceled, Hill Regional Hospital's pre-op area was being used to care for … Continue reading Area officials warn that hospital transfers are becoming difficult

State denies Hill County’s request for free testing site

Editor: Shannon Cottongame August 18, 2021 Hill County's request for the return of a free COVID-19 testing center has been denied by the state amid the latest increase in cases. Hill County Judge Justin Lewis said that the county was told it would be responsible for paying for the site, and that cost was approximately … Continue reading State denies Hill County’s request for free testing site

Hill Regional announces restrictions on visitation

Editor: Shannon Cottongame August 18, 2021 Hill Regional Hospital announced Friday, August 13, that it is restricting visitation at the hospital due to the current high COVID-19 infection rates in the county. Effective immediately, Hill Regional Hospital will no longer allow visitors in the Emergency Department, Surgery or the Medical/Surgical Department without prior approval from … Continue reading Hill Regional announces restrictions on visitation

Hill Regional Hospital Celebrates one-year anniversary

Hill Regional Hospital Employees Gather To Celebrate One Year Under New Ownership Submitted by Hill Regional Hospital August 4, 2021 Raji Kumar, CEO of Hill Regional Hospital, saw the importance of having a community hospital for Hill County and the vital role it plays in the health and welfare for people living in the area. … Continue reading Hill Regional Hospital Celebrates one-year anniversary