Happy Doctor’s Day

National Doctors’ Day is March 30
Join FCHS in celebrating medical providers here at home and across the nation.

If there is one thing the past year has taught us, it is how much we rely on our physicians to keep us healthy. The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly changed the way many in America and around the world view doctors’ work.

Doctors are healthcare professionals without a doubt a cornerstone of any community’s healthcare, including here at home in Jack County. That is why Faith Community Health System (FCHS) is joining a nationwide appreciation campaign showing support for all of our healthcare medical providers by celebrating National Doctors’ Day on March 30.

Doctors’ Day was first observed in 1933 when Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond, proposed a celebration to show appreciation for physicians’ work and their role in saving lives. Eudora was inspired by the anniversary of the first use of anesthesia by Dr. Crawford W. Long in 1842.

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution in 1958 commemorating the special day. With Congress’s approval in 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed a declaration that officially designated March 30 as National Doctors’ Day.

FCHS has had a long history of serving the community. Tracing its roots back to the late 1950s, the regional healthcare provider has remained resilient by continually growing to meet local medical needs. In addition to family practice, physicians offer medical services in a variety of specialties at the hospital and four rural health clinics in Jacksboro, Bowie, Alvord, and Graham.

Focusing on the healthcare needs of the community continues to be a priority. That is why FCHS continually monitors local health trends for physician recruitment.

A highly trained team of physicians serves the community all year long in a comprehensive breadth of medical specialties. Join in showing appreciation for these essential health care providers:

Chief Medical Officer/Emergency Room Director

Robert Cooper, M.D.

Trauma Director

Shawn White, M.D.

General Surgeon

Alfred Santos, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon

Scott Smith, M.D.

Radiologist

Luke Burton, M.D.

Faith Community Rural Health Clinic | Alvord

Family Practice/OB

Jeff Ailling, M.D.

Family Practice

Kelly Tibbels, M.D.

Nurse Practitioners

Susan Hansford-Orsburn, FNP-BC

Justin Farrar, FNP-C

Faith Community Rural Health Clinic | Bowie

Internal Medicine

Gary T. Evans, M.D.

Josh Evans, D.O.

Family Practice

Delbert McCaig, D.O.

Family Nurse Practitioners

Cynthia Robertson, FNP-C

Jana Brady, FNP-C         

Faith Community Rural Health Clinic | Graham

Family Practice

Aaron Purdy, M.D.

Jeremy Johnson, D.O.

Family Nurse Practitioners

Rachael Creel, FNP-C

Kari Bullard, FNP-C

Amanda Miller, FNP-C

Jessa Davis, FNP-C

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Samantha Purdy, CPNP

Lisa Lunsford, CPNP

Physician Assistant

Richard Higgins, PA-C

Faith Community Rural Health Clinic | Jacksboro

Family Nurse Practitioners

Jessica Coker, FNP-C

Cathy Gresham, FNP-BC

Mackenzi Eberly, FNP-C

Family Practice/Obstetrics

Shivum Agarwal, M.D.

Erika Crutcher, D.O.

Jeremy Johnson, D.O.

Brent Shepherd, M.D.

Endocrinology/Internal Medicine

James Dunn, M.D.

While Doctors’ Day is just a date on the calendar, know that FCHS is grateful every day for the amazing service of physicians here at home and across the nation.

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Front Reception Area of FCH Dedicated in Memory of Faye Lewis

In loving memory of Faye Lewis, Faith Community Health System’s Foundation & Board dedicate the front reception area where she worked in her memory.

“Faye was the face of the hospital welcoming everyone with her warm smile, it is only fitting that we dedicate the front reception area in her memory,” says Frank L. Beaman, FCHS CEO. “We all know that Faye is in a better place and will be greatly missed.  Her charm, warmth and genuine goodness will always be remembered by those she touched.”

Faye started working for Faith Community Hospital in 1992 where she worked as an Administrative Assistant. She was loved by so many patients along with coworkers. “Code Sonshine” is what she was best known for at Faith Community Hospital and she will be missed by all that walk through the hospital doors.

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Department Spotlight: Therapy Services, Tim Carpenter

About Me:

I am originally from North Carolina and came to Texas with my wife that I met in college.  I love TEXAS   We have 4 amazing sons (Zac-29, Kyle-26, Brayden-22 and Bryce-18) and 2 grand children and 1 on the way (1 boy, 1 girl and 1 boy on the way in June.)  I consider myself so blessed in my life and my career.   A great day for me is Golf and my kids and grand kids. 

Your role at Faith Community Health System:

Director of Rehabilitation/Wellness, Physical Therapist

What aspect of your job do you enjoy the most?

I have always enjoyed treating patients and helping them reach their goals.

Job qualifications and certifications?

Licensed Physical Therapist

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Spend Time with Family

G O L F !!!!!!!!!!

Words to the community:

This is a great community.  Love it here.  This is a Wonderful Hospital and am so excited to be here.

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Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week

Comprehensive program helps area residents with cardiopulmonary conditions breathe easier.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week is celebrated annually, beginning on the second Sunday in March. The awareness campaign’s goal is to educate individuals about pulmonary rehabilitation’s role in enhancing the quality of life for those with lung disease. This year, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week is observed March 14-20.

Individuals who have suffered from chronic lung disease know all too well how the simplest tasks can be quite challenging. With COVID-19, some people can experience lasting lung damage and breathing difficulties. When it comes to breathing efficiency, pulmonary rehabilitation at Faith Community Health System (FCHS) can help patients of all ages breathe easier.

Pulmonary rehabilitation is a medical program where a team of specialists works directly with each patient to develop a customized therapy plan consisting of exercise and education – all designed to help you rebuild and maintain lung function to breathe efficiently.

Your primary care provider might recommend pulmonary rehabilitation if you are experiencing chronic breathing difficulties because of some medical conditions, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), such as emphysema or chronic bronchitis; interstitial lung disease, such as sarcoidosis and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis; and cystic fibrosis.

When it comes to COVID-19, some individuals can have trouble breathing because of the infection. Often, the virus causes damage to the walls and linings of the air sacs in your lungs. Those who have recovered from coronavirus can still have lingering breathing challenges months later.

Your primary care might also recommend pulmonary therapy following lung surgery to help you recover faster and more efficiently.

When you begin pulmonary therapy, rehab specialists will first begin by generating baseline statistics on how well you can breathe through a series of lung function tests. This process examines how much air you breathe and how efficiently your lungs deliver oxygen to your blood.

In addition to examining your physical abilities, the rehab team might also record other measurements through a blood screening, mental health, exercise schedule, and general nutrition.

Thorough documentation of your performance throughout the program allows healthcare professions to understand better your lungs’ strength along the journey to breathing efficiency.

There are many components to a comprehensive pulmonary rehabilitation program. Based on your condition and a custom recovery plan, a program may include exercise training, nutritional counseling, and education on lung function and breathing strategies.

Throughout the program, your progress will be monitored and compared to your baseline stats. The data gathered at the end of your prescribed treatment plan will determine how you have improved and the next steps.

Pulmonary rehabilitation is not a cure for lung disease and may not wholly relieve one’s breathing difficulties. Instead, the program is designed to help patients breathe more comfortably, reduce pain, and improve quality of life.

A primary care’s referral is required to begin pulmonary therapy. Medicare and most Insurances cover the cost of the program.

For more information, talk with your doctor to see if pulmonary therapy is right for you, or call FCHS cardiopulmonary rehabilitation department at 940-216-2258.

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COVID-19 Update & Vaccine Registration

To Our Residents and Patients,

We have just completed our “year of Covid-19” that started in March 2020 and fought by your side through it all. We consistently stuck to the CDC and DSHS guidelines, followed our state association legal guidance and worked together collaboratively, even when it was not popular and often criticized.

First and foremost, our prayers go out to the individuals and families who have lost loved ones or seen harm due to this malicious virus. We know it was hard, but we also saw the good in our community as you reached out to help those in need. This is not entirely over, but it seems we have made it through the worst, and should all appreciate that we did it together.

We congratulate all of you for keeping our infection rate low in Jack County. All of the decisions were made and continue to be made with your best interest in mind, including not adding to the fear by exaggerating stories, reporting misleading statistics, or over-testing. We started the fight with you, and we are going to see you through to the end.

We are doing everything in our power to receive and dispense as many vaccines as possible.  We have given every single dose that we have received with ZERO waste, while even vaccinating our school district staff members and many of the elderly. Our vaccine clinic out at Twin Lakes Activity Center is operating extremely efficiently and will remain open as we continue receiving more vaccines. Please find our Jack County Vaccine Clinic Online Registration form on any of our social media accounts to place yourself or any loved ones 18 and older on the list. Stay tuned through social media for more vaccination information as it becomes available.

Our purpose is to serve you, 

Jack County, City of Jacksboro, Jacksboro ISD, and Faith Community Health System

COVID-19 Vaccine Registration: https://form.jotform.com/210326861203142?fbclid=IwAR2IHtAsIFEgrImk8u4Qqnusg7mULGXpaZDX2lnLnM5ihPBXlnRD6QG9DsM

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SFWC Spotlight: Joe Copeland

About Me:

My name is Joe Copeland. I am almost 10 years married to my beautiful high school sweet-heart, Lorna, and father to the most perfect little three-year-old, Presleigh Jo. I grew up in Eastland, Texas and finished my Exercise Physiology degree at Hardin Simmons University in Abilene.

What aspect of your job do you enjoy the most?

My job is VERY rewarding. I get to see people’s lives changed dramatically every single day. The fact that I get to play a small part in that is very gratifying. I love helping people lose weight but my favorite thing is when a client tells me how they were able to get in the floor with their grandbabies and get back up or chase their kids around without getting winded. To me, that’s true wellness. I also LOVE building relationships with our members and getting to know them on a personal level. We truly do have a family here and are invested in each other’s lives. It’s so much fun!

Your role at Faith Community Health System:

I was hired in 2014 as the Wellness Director to help FCH build, plan, and implement our beautiful Swan Family Wellness Center. So before the wellness center opened I stayed busy by planning everything that goes into the wellness center, running bootcamps, Zumba classes, and personal training sessions out of Twin Lakes Activity Center. Once we opened the doors of SFWC, we already had a huge following and just continued to build our base here! Since then, I’ve continued to oversee operations of the wellness center, train clients one-on-one, coach clients virtually, teach classes, community outreach and education, wellness challenges, and other duties as assigned!

What do you like to do in your spare time?

What is spare time?? Lol

Whenever I’m not playing with PJ, I love any sort of outdoor activity! Golf, disc golf, slow-pitch softball, ultimate Frisbee, etc…I’m also not one to turn down a good Netflix series binge! I am also a musician so I enjoy playing any type of music on my guitar or bass!

Do you have any sort of special talents or gifts?

Like I said previously, I am also a musician. In high school, I was in a Christian rock band called Unleaded. I played the electric guitar and “screamed”. We were actually really good and were able to professionally record two CD’s. After high school we split ways and a few of us started playing worship music. We played in youth camps and retreats all over Texas and couple camps in New Mexico and Colorado. Music is definitely one of my biggest passions.

Job qualifications and certifications?

I am a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, an industry gold standard certification for the fitness, wellness, and performance world. I also have specialty certifications in Fitness Nutrition, Functional Movement, Functional Training, and Lifestyle Medicine. In a world FULL of false and misguided “fitness advice” (from Instagram mainly), continuing my education and learning updated science is very important to me!

Words to the community:

I am so blessed to be a small part of the Jacksboro community. Even though I don’t live here, I truly feel like a part of the Jacksboro family. I’ve loved getting to know people and have made lifelong friends! Thank you, Jacksboro, for accepting this Eastland Maverick into your town! If you need any help at all with your health and wellness, I’d love to help you!

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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 76225940-427-2858

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

940-872-1121

Graham Clinic
1005 State Hwy 16 South
Graham, Texas 76450

940-282-2512

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/