Every year in March the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics focuses on healthful eating, because March is National Nutrition Month. By making more nutritious eating decisions, and engaging in physical activity you can make a difference in your health, and healthy habits. Castro County Healthcare District (CCHD) offers a healthy living and weight-loss program, called Ideal Protein. The program is designed to help every individual reach their goals and teach you how to make healthier choices to help create a healthy lifestyle. “Eating right doesn’t have to be hard,” said Jamie Blasingame, Ideal Protein Coach. “Ideal Protein is designed to help [...]
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If you have driven by the new long-term care and senior apartment living facility, Country View Living (CVL), this past week you may have noticed more cars than usual. The facility that was recently built at the intersection of Butler Blvd. and Front Street in Dimmitt, Texas opened their doors to the public on March 11, 2019, inviting them to come and enjoy a cup of coffee. It is no regular cup of coffee though, it is Starbuck’s Coffee. In February 2019, CVL announced that construction on the facility had been completed but were waiting on inspections to be scheduled before [...]
Coming back to where it all began is Yesenia Carnero’s story. The 2015 Dimmitt High School graduate returns to Dimmitt, TX for a job opportunity at the new long-term and assisted living facility, Country View Living, as the Culinary Director. “I knew I wanted to come back to Dimmitt and bring my talent to this town,” said Carnero. “Country View Living is a perfect fit and start for me.” Carnero always had the vision of coming back to Dimmitt. With the goal of making a difference somewhere with the ability to showcase her talent in the kitchen. She is getting to [...]
Wouldn’t it be awesome to win a scholarship just by taking some time to donate blood? Well you are in luck, because the February Community Blood Drive in Dimmitt with Coffee Memorial Blood Center is doing just that. When you donate blood, you will not only receive a “Be Awesome!” blood donation t-shirt, there is also a scholarship opportunity for any 2019 graduates. Any graduates of 2019 that donate blood between February 1 and March 31 qualify for a drawing to win one of four $1000 scholarships. These scholarships are good for any university, community college, trade school or technical school. [...]
Construction has been completed on Country View Living (CVL), the new senior living facility for Castro County Hospital District (CCHD). The furniture and equipment have been delivered and setup along with the Starbucks kiosk. The landscaping will be completed by March 20, 2019 according to Paradise Landscaping from Lubbock, Texas. CCHD is waiting for the Texas Department of Health and Human Services to schedule a life safety inspection according to Laura Kimball, Administrator for CVL. The life safety inspection is a scheduled inspection that will last three to four days. They will check the electrical, mechanical and fire systems along with [...]
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. [...]
Castro County Healthcare (CCHD) recognized 175 years of service last Thursday, January 24at their Years of Service Reception. The employees that were honored had each reached a milestone in their careers at CCHD, ranging from five to 30 years of service. Their hard work over the years have not only allowed exceptional service to the community, but they continue to provide that service with enjoyment. “Castro County Healthcare provided then, and continues to provide such awesome medical service to our community,” said Guila Barrios, a 10-year honoree and Welch Rehab Admission Clerk. “It is rewarding in that every day I [...]
Construction of a new long-term care and assisted living facility in Dimmitt, Texas is quickly coming to an end. Castro County Hospital District is building and will be responsible for the new facility, Country View Living. The 45,000 square foot facility featuring a separate chapel, rehab area, fitness room, salon, community room and six outdoor patios will accommodate just about every need of the residents. The facility has a total of 54 beds and five assisted living apartments. There are 26 private rooms and 14 semi-private long-term care rooms. Each wing has a nurse’s station for continuous monitoring of all residents. Castro [...]
A New Year means a new Biggest Loser Contest at Castro County Healthcare District. Starting on Monday, January 21, 2019 you can join the contest that will challenge you to lose the most weight against your friends, family, coworkers, or maybe even a stranger. This year is “bigger” and better with more prizes and more time to drop the pounds. The Biggest Loser Contest will last for 13 weeks, ending on Friday, April 19, 2019. After that date, they will announce the three winners who lost the most weight (all weight information will be strictly confidential and only percentages lost will [...]
The Medical Center of Dimmitt is proud to announce that they now offer a new program known as Adult Safety Net (ASN). This program provides low-cost vaccines to persons 19 years of age and older who do not have health insurance. The program was created by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Immunization Unit to increase access to vaccination services in Texas for uninsured adults. This helped raise the immunization coverage levels and is helping improve the health of Texans. Just like infants and children, adults need vaccinations too. Adults are just as much at risk for contracting vaccine-preventable [...]