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 [...]
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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 [...]
Castro County Healthcare along with the Plains Medical Foundation would like to invite you to help them light up the community. This is the Foundation’s seventh annual Lights of Joy Celebration and this celebration of joy gives people a chance to honor and donate in memory of someone close to them. Your gift to Lights of Joy will turn the hospital into a twinkling celebration of life. Join CCHD to remember friends and family members, honor loved ones, and to enrich the programs offered at Plains Memorial Hospital and the Medical Center of Dimmitt. This is a great way to brighten [...]
On December 5, 2018, Castro County will be having their Community Blood Drive at the Senior Citizen’s Building from 3PM to 7PM. By giving blood you will receive a limited edition long-sleeved t-shirt, and a Sausage Dawgs with Queso. During your busy day, you can still make it to the blood drive by scheduling an appointment with Coffee Memorial Blood Center. Schedule today by calling 806-331-8833 or visit yourbloodinstitue.org. You can also save time by going online and answering the pre-donation questions to get yourself through the waiting line even faster. By doing this it gives you an opportunity to make [...]
Castro County Healthcare is proud to recognize the innovation, quality of care, and dedication of health professionals and volunteers in our community during National Rural Health Day 2018. National Rural Health Day falls on the third Thursday in November each year and recognizes the efforts of those serving the health needs of over 60 million people across the nation. “Our dedicated employees, physicians, and volunteers set us apart because they believe in service, quality healthcare in our community,” said Linda Rasor, CEO Plains Memorial Hospital. “We believe in providing a personal, family-oriented environment that helps meet the needs of our patients.” [...]
This week, November 12 – 16 is Antibiotic Awareness Week. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is advising patients and their families to use antibiotics only when necessary to further reduce antibiotic resistance, the spread of superbugs, and protect patients from side effects from antibiotics. During U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week and throughout the year, CDC promotes Be Antibiotics Aware, an educational effort to raise awareness about the importance of safe antibiotic use.The Be Antibiotics Aware initiative educates the public about when antibiotics are needed, when they are not, how to take antibiotics appropriately, and potential side effects of antibiotics. CDC encourages patients [...]
Castro County Healthcare introduces Cologuard DNA stool testing through the Medical Center of Dimmitt. This DNA stool testing is intended to screen adults of either sex, 50 years or older, who are at average risk for colon cancer. Cologuard is also covered by Medicare. Cologuard was approved by the FDA in August of 2014. It is not for everyone and is not considered a replacement for diagnostic colonoscopy or surveillance colonoscopy in high – risked individuals. So how does it work? Cologuard uses a special kind of innovative technology, called sDNA, also known as stool DNA. Through the sDNA technology they [...]
Castro County Hospital District is pleased to announce their partnership with Luby’s Culinary Services, a foodservice division of Luby’s Inc., that provides foodservice operations at healthcare, business and industry and higher education facilities. Luby’s Culinary Services will be the foodservice provider for Country View Living resident’s and the community. “We are very excited about partnering with Luby’s and opening our home to the community to enjoy as well” said Laura Kimball, Country View Living’s Administrator. “This will not only give Dimmitt another place to dine but will help our residents continue to feel like they are a part of the community [...]
Don’t wait till fraud happens! The fight can begin now to protect yourself against fraudulent Medicare Card activities. Castro County Healthcare District wants to help you prepare and know what to look for. Medicare has begun sending out new Medicare cards. This means there could be a whole set of new scams. Be aware that Medicare or Social Security will not call, text, or email to tell you they are issuing these new cards, reprocessing cards, or assigning new numbers. If you are a current Medicare participant, know that all notifications of these changes will be sent by postal mail. Remember [...]