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.”
CCHD invites the community to help them celebrate their healthcare team by taking the time to thank them for their service and show appreciation for all they do to ‘provide high quality, ethical, and cost-effective health care services’ to the community.
The focus of National Rural Health Day is the “Power of Rural”. CCHD has worked hard to encompass what this movement stands for by providing care to those in the community by offering the services you need at home in your rural community.
Plains Memorial Hospital services include: Swing Bed, Nursing, Lab, Radiology, Respiratory Therapy, and emergency care, such as the EMS services and the ER. Their rehabilitation program through Welch Rehab offers Occupational, Physical, and Speech Therapy. Welch Rehab also offers a fitness program to the community for a small fee. Plains Memorial Hospital also hosts Hands of Hope, a community service program for Castro County and the surrounding area.
The Medical Center of Dimmitt offers many services as well. Those include our clinic, chronic care management, women’s health, and a Telepsych program offered through Forefront Telecare. This allows patients to have a personal video conference with a psychologist in their local medical facility.
Also, offered through the Medical Center of Dimmitt are monthly visits by Michael B Farr, DO an Orthopedic surgeon at Covenant Health in Plainview, Kuldip S. Banwait, MD a Gastroenterologist at Panhandle Gastroenterology in Amarillo, and Kevin Jones, DO a Cardiologist with Covenant Health in Plainview.
CCHD also hosts the weight management program, Ideal Protein, that has assisted numerous community members in losing weight and improving their health. The Dimmitt Ideal Protein group has lost over 1,200 total pounds in a year.
CCHD is also growing for the community by providing a new long-term and assisted living facility, Country View Living. They are expanding what it means to be “rural” with this facility. Partnering 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. With the Luby’s partnership came the opportunity to add Starbucks and Fuddrucker’s Express. Both additions to Country View Living are ways in which CCHD is working to progress the community they serve.
“Castro County Healthcare is always here to take care of our rural community and the people we consider family,” said Debbie Underwood, HR Director at Plains Memorial Hospital.
For additional information about National Rural Health Day, visit www.PowerofRural.org.