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HHS Commissioner to Visit HCHD Oct.3


By Alton Porter

Residents concerned about reopening the hospital in Crockett are encouraged to attend a meeting with the executive commissioner of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHS) Tuesday, Oct. 3. Executive Commissioner Charles Smith of HHS will visit and tour the Houston County Hospital District (HCHD) facility in Crockett beginning at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday and all concerned citizens are welcome to attend to voice their concerns and emphasize the importance of a hospital in Houston County, according Deborah Blackwell, president of HCHD's Board of Directors. Rep. Trent Ashby of the Texas House of Representatives (Dist. 57) also will attend the meeting, Blackwell said. "We would like to invited the community to come out to show their support for the hospital and express to the commissioner how important it is to us. The meeting will be informal and those who have concerns will be given the opportunity to share them." The meeting will be held in the main lobby of the hospital building, located at 1100 E. Loop 304, Crockett.


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