While you can order a brisket or pulled pork sandwich or a barbecue plate, what sets Denison’s Old Mining Camp apart are the innovative things Darrell and Rebecca Harris come up with to utilize their smoked meats.Continue Reading →
These delicious sandwiches look as good as they taste. Stuffed with flavorful spices, every ingredients brings something to the table. Rosemary olive oil, garlic, salami and the roasted chicken fit nicely between slices of your favorite artisan bread.Continue Reading →
With our Safe Place Infant Abduction System we protect our youngest patients more effectively, monitoring infant and pediatric patients assigned to the Women and Children Center. Kids will be kids, and the system is designed to alert the staff when our curious and energetic pediatric patients get to close to an exit, when new parents wander too close to exit doors, or if security bands are tampered with or removed without authorization. These actions trigger a complete lock down of the unit to include the elevators.Continue Reading →
Anxiety and nervousness sometimes play a role in a dog’s behavior while it’s at the groomers, but Lamb’s persistence and consistency help ease new clients. “No muzzles here. Love, patience, and patience work 98 percent of the time. We like for a groomer to have the same dog each time, which helps them get comfortable and easier to handle. Biting is an occupational hazard, but we don’t keep aggressive dogs here.”Continue Reading →
With a consistent flooring color palette as a foundation, the designers created a neutral palette of base wall colors and a different set of accent colors for each floor. Finding one’s way in a large building such as a hospital can be difficult and place-making can create “visual landmarks” or architectural elements that are easily identifiable among typically repetitive corridors.Continue Reading →
For caregiver communication, technology is the nurse’s friend. A sophisticated patient call system has features that allow patients to better convey their requests to the nurse. The nurse-call hand-held device has message options. The patient can press either a general request button or need-specific button for pain medication, water or toileting requirements. The call system has specific tones to alert the staff. Long gone are the days of the “call bell.” When life-threatening emergencies occur, nurses have only to press a nearby button to activate the hospital’s emergency response team.Continue Reading →
The hospital moves patients from one floor to another every day, and ambulances transport patients regularly, but moving an entire hospital all at once was clearly out of the ordinary. TMC treated the move as if we had been hit with a significant disaster and had to do a full patient evacuation.Continue Reading →
Faithful to our vision, embracing our objectives of safety, compassionate care, and efficiency, we met our goal: operating rooms designed for patient safety in a staff-friendly futuristic environment. This was accomplished by high-level integration systems, shelving suspended from the ceiling to house equipment for surgical cases, high-definition video, flat-panel monitors, state-of- the art LED lights with cameras, computers, automated medication delivery systems, in-room video monitoring and direct access communication to a secure station.Continue Reading →
Almost every patient admitted to TMC will receive at least one medication during their stay. In fact, we dispense approximately 1.6 million doses of medication annually. That’s almost 4,000 doses a day.
And with over 3,000 different medications in TMC Pharmacy Department, you can understand why our motto is “Think Patient Safety First.” It is […]Continue Reading →
The primary focus of Environmental Services is cleaning the facility, which is an around-the-clock responsibility. At any given time, EVS Techs, as they are called, can be found cleaning anything from a patient room to a public restroom and lots of flooring in between. Although the types of areas to be cleaned vary widely, the goal remains the same, to provide a clean environment that is safe from an infection-control perspective and one that is aesthetically appealing.Continue Reading →
Featured Archive Story
By Dan Acree
Almost daily I receive an invitation to join a social or business network. Ninety percent of the time I opt-in and take the few minutes to respond and connect. When I don’t respond I feel guilty. I feel compelled to check “yes” or “no.” But sometimes the note just lies on my desk (opened, read, not responded to) or I eat it (trash).
The year was 1956. Bootlegging was the number one crime in Grayson County and a way of life in Sherman and Denison. Thirsty drinkers were willing pay for their liquor, and a bootlegger could double his money hauling hooch up US 75, the two-lane ribbon of concrete that connected Sherman to Dallas.
By Dan Acree
If you look closely at the closing credits of some television documentaries now being broadcast on the new Smithsonian Channel, you’ll see the name of Sherman writer Gene Lenore. Lenore is listed as writer or co-writer on five shows produced for the Smithsonian Channel by Fiveson Entertainment of Virginia.
Looking for the Printed Version?You can find a complete set of Texoma Living! Magazine in the library at Austin College.
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By Edward Southerland on December 1, 2006
Just over half a century ago the Jet Age dawned, but it’s been just 25 years since the rich and famous decided that private aircraft was the only way to fly. Today, there are some 219,000 non-commercial airline, non-military airplanes in the U.S., according to the General Aviation Manufacturer’s Association (GAMA), a trade organization that trades those things.
By Dan Acree on October 1, 2010
Tucked away off Taylor Street in Sherman is a hidden house of horror. Next door to a snow cone stand, and within sight of Fairview Park, the old Anderson Slaughterhouse has been gutted and transformed into its own spookier, creepier twin.
By John Lightle on December 15, 2009
Cabbage and kale—sounds good, but these plants are not for eating. They are ornamentals, and along with a wide variety of other bedding plants just getting started, they are the Wilson’s crop. These and the pansies. Yup, pansies. Right now they have greenhouses full of pansies just waiting to find a new winter home. “Pansies are tough,” Wilson said. “They like the cold.” Perhaps it’s time to reconsider the little flower’s image.