Over the past few months communities have recognized their family, friends, or neighbors that work in healthcare. They have noticed the sacrifices healthcare workers and their families have had to make by putting themselves at a higher risk to be there for those who need it. Every year these same healthcare workers are recognized during national holiday weeks like hospital week, nurse’s week, and many more. These holidays are designed to celebrate each departments specialty and the work they do. This year healthcare workers should be very proud of their work, and what they do for the district and the communities [...]
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There is a lot going on, and CCHD understand that you may have lots of questions and concerns about what to do if you need to just have a checkup or prescription change. That is why they have separated their office hours to make the clinic still feel like a safe place to come. “We want to reassure all of our patients that we are following all proper cleaning techniques and taking every precaution after each patient,” said Linda Aguero, Clinic Director at CCHD. “We have spilt our Monday through Friday clinic hours to see the ‘well’ patients in the [...]
Each year Castro County Healthcare (CCHD) recognizes their employees for their years of dedication and service to the Hospital District. This year, CCHD had 115 combine years of service recognized at their afternoon banquet on January 22, 2020. On that day, Jolene Schulte was recognized for 45 years of service, Gloria Hinojosa and Hortensia Ramirez for 20 years, Jamie Blasingame and Vicenta Martinez for 10 years, and Benny Navarro and Cathy Wilcox for five years. When you speak to anyone who has worked at CCHD, especially one of these seven who were awarded will mention the ‘family’ like environment that they [...]
Country View Living (CVL), the new long-term living facility, in Dimmitt, TX is having another CNA class, starting in January 2020. CVL has already held four CNA classes this year (2019) and have had a 100% passing rate. A CNA is an important piece of the workflow at CVL. Nurses depend heavily on the CNA’s when it comes to the resident’s care. CNA’s are the nurses and doctors ‘eyes and ears’ during their shift. The CNA class is taught by two nurses in the Castro County Hospital District, Raneta Patton, RN and Charge Nurse, and Tonya Ethridge, RN. If you have [...]
‘Plug into the Power of Rural’ is a mantra for National Rural Health Day on November 21, 2019. National Rural Health Day was founded by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) as a way to showcase rural America, increase awareness of rural health-related challenges, and promote the efforts of those who are addressing those challenges. An estimated 57 million people – nearly one in five Americans – live in rural and frontier communities throughout the United States. An assessment by The Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals (TORCH), states that in the 1960s there were [...]
Country View Living, the long-term living facility in Dimmitt, TX, has dedicated time in educating young professionals on how to be a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). They have held four CNA classes, with a 100% passing rate. These classes are taught by two Registered Nurses (RN) who work at Country View Living (CVL) and have worked for the Castro County Hospital District (CCHD) for many years. Raneta Patton, a RN and Charge Nurse, was an instructor for the CNA course. She has been working with CCHD as a nurse for six years, but also began working with CVL when they [...]
Country View Living (CVL), the newly opened long-term living facility, in Dimmitt Texas is reaching out to offer their service and high quality of care to not only Castro County residents, but the surrounding area as well. The new state of the art facility that opened in March of 2019, offers more than your average long-term living community. They have opened their doors not only to people who need care, but to the community as well. They have done this by offering the only Starbuck’s Coffee within 48 miles of Dimmitt, TX and the surrounding communities. In addition, Country View [...]
Plains Memorial Hospital (PMH) offers patients extended care for a smoother transition through their Swing Bed program. Swing Bed can serve each patient differently, especially for extended care following an extensive surgery, neurological disorders such as stroke, generalized weakness due to certain chronic condition, and when someone no longer needs acute care but they are not quite ready to go home. The Recovery Near Home program (Swing Bed) at Plains Memorial Hospital allows them to receive the extended care they need without the need to change facilities. It is a unique program that acts as a bridge between the hospital [...]
On April 27, 2019, the Plains Medical Foundation hosted their fourth Hats and Heels Gala at Sunrise Farms in Nazareth, Texas. The 2019 Gala was also a record setting year in sponsorship donations and earnings for the Castro County Hospital District. The Plains Medical Foundation is in its 18thyear, established in 2000, and continues to assist with the financial needs among the communities and patients served by Plains Memorial Hospital, newly opened Senior Living Facility, Country View Living, The Medical Center of Dimmitt, and the numerous departments within the Castro County Healthcare District. “It is great to see how each year [...]
Castro County Healthcare wants to extend educational material to the community that will not only improve their health, but help them understand why their provider’s will either prescribe or not prescribe them antibiotics. “A common cold and a bacterial infection are very different,” stated Linda Aguero, Clinic Director. “Your common cold or flu is a viral infection and antibiotics will not work.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises patients and their families to use antibiotics only when necessary to further reduce antibiotic resistance, the spread of superbugs, and protect patients from any antibiotic side effects. [...]