Country View Living is offering a free fitness membership to anyone 65 years and older in Castro County. The only requirement for those who are eligible for the membership is that you take time to make a resident’s day. This could be by saying hello, giving a hug, or going to visit one of the residents. “We are excited to be able to provide this service to our senior community,” said Laura Kimball, CVL Administrator. “It is another way we can bring in the community to our facility, allowing our residents to still feel a part of the community.” Wednesday, May [...]
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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 [...]
The Medical Center of Dimmitt spotlights Liliana Aguilar this month for her dedication to providing compassionate care to the Castro County Community. Liliana has been providing this care to Castro County since July of 2016 with Dr. Shanley. “I decided to get into nursing for my kids,” said Lilana. “I wanted to be more educated about health for my kids and what to do if they got sick.” Her passion for nursing may have started with her kids, but she also loves to see the difference nurses make in a patient’s life, and how much they can help the patients. She [...]
Jessica de Lima wins $375.00, a $50.00 Academy gift card, and a $10.00 Starbuck’s gift card by losing 10.05% in weight during CCHD’s 2019 Biggest Loser Competition. Lima competed against 25 other participants who signed up, but only 10 of those came to the final weigh in and had a chance to win. The 26 participants started their journey in weight loss on January 21, 2019 by signing up and paying the $25.00 to participate. All money collected is awarded to the top three finishers, and this year we added $10.00 Starbuck’s gift cards to the top three, and a $50 [...]
Country View Living continues to complete their next steps in becoming a licensed skilled nursing facility. In March, CVL was waiting for the state to come and complete their health inspection, the last point they needed on their check list. On April 18, 2019, CVL passed their health inspection becoming a licensed skilled nursing facility. Upon completion CVL has been in contact with the state department waiting for their inspection to be process so they could begin admitting the 40 residents on their waiting list. On April 29, 2019, CVL was given the signal that they were good to go, [...]
The American Occupational Therapy Association has declared the month of April as Occupational Therapy Month. The Castro County Healthcare District through the Welch Rehab Center has one occupational therapist, Mary Crow, and one occupational therapist assistant, Christina Pantoja. “They are a group of young professionals full of drive, knowledge and constantly continuing their education in their field,” said Guila Barrios, Welch Rehab Admission Clerk. “Seeing our patients healing and feeling better about themselves and their health is a rewarding part of my job.” Occupational therapy is a profession that helps people across all lifespans to do the things they want and [...]
The Medical Center of Dimmitt would like to spotlight one of their nurses, Nadia Reyna, for her dedication to providing compassionate care to the Castro County Community. Her love of helping people is what drew her to a career in nursing. Nadia has been at the Medical Center of Dimmitt for 13 years. “Everyone is like family,” said Reyna. “We take care of each other.” Reyna became a part of CCHD’s family in April 12, 2006. Prior to her employment at CCHD she worked for Runningwater Draw Care Center in Abernathy, Texas for 10 years. She is currently Susan Hochstein, FNP-C [...]
On March 26, 2019 Castro County Hospital District (CCHD) proudly presented their new long-term and senior living facility, Country View Living (CVL), to the community, with an exciting grand opening. Over 600 people from Castro County and the surrounding area came to see the 60-bed facility. The grand opening event began at 2:00pm on Tuesday with a ribbon cutting and then speeches from Jim Bradford, Chairman of the Board of Directors for CCHD and Henry Ramaekers, recently retired Chairman of Board of Directors for CCHD. Both spoke of the exceptional staff and care that will be provided at CVL and following [...]
This week, March 24 through March 30, is National Physicians Week and Castro County Healthcare (CCH) invites the community to help honor their three physicians. March 30 also honors them on National Doctor’s Day. These national holidays are to honor our physicians and all the work they do for their patients and the community of Castro County. It is through their hard work and dedication that we are kept healthy. CCHD invites you to thank them for doing that for you and your loved ones. CCHD strives to hire physicians that work towards their vision statement, “to be better than the [...]
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 [...]