Special to the E-T

Your local hospital has gone social! Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville can now be found on Facebook and is currently asking community members to join in the conversation about health tips, community events, educational opportunities and general health and wellness. The hospital’s page is at www.facebook.com/TexasHealthStephenville.

“Health care continues to evolve and Facebook is just another way that we hope to connect patients with information on healthy lifestyles,” said Christopher Leu, president of Texas Health Stephenville. “There is such a wealth of health information online these days we hope to provide a portal for individuals to learn about the latest offerings in the community and trends in medicine.”

The hospital’s Web site, www.TexasHealth.org/Stephenville, also offers many resources, including a living will and other medical documents, information about service lines offered at the hospital, the option to email a patient, and a health encyclopedia. The Web site features a Find a Physician option where individuals can look up area physicians, including information on their backgrounds and what insurance the physician accepts.

In addition to the hospital’s presence on Facebook, Texas Health Resources overall has a Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TexasHealth. For more information on the system’s social media venues, visit www.TexasHealth.org/SocialMedia.