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 they serve.

“The staff of the Castro County Hospital District concern for our patients and residents during this time of Covid-19 is nothing but outstanding,” said Nathan Flood, CEO. “They have taken the increased risk of possible exposure in stride and have put even greater energy and thought in how we take care of our patients and residents to decrease the risk of Covid-19.”

There have been many changes with procedures to help decrease the risk of exposure during COVID-19, but the staff at CCHD has not let that decrease their quality of work. They have stayed committed to the care of the community, especially those who can be at a higher risk like our elderly loved ones.

“We are extremely proud of our dedicated staff during this COVID-19 pandemic,” said Laura Kimball, Administrator at Country View Living, CCHD’s long-term care facility. “They are working hard to keep our elderly safe and continue to provide the upmost care for the residents of Castro County.”

Throughout all the changes the heart of these workers has not decreased, because at Castro County Healthcare you are not only a patient, you are a friend’s mother, a daughter’s child, you are family.

“What makes the nurses I work with so very special is they not only treat the sick’s illness or the injured wounds, they also treat the broken heart and the tired soul,” said Dana Cobb, CNO. “I truly feel our community is lucky to have such a wonderful and amazing group of nurses, aides, unit clerks, and all those that make up our staff.  They are the soldiers for your health.”

If you see a healthcare worker, thank them, and next year when the pandemic is hopefully over, remember them. For more information on how you can donate or help Castro County Healthcare contact us at 806-647-2191.

Below are the National Holidays in which we celebrate those in the healthcare industry. Some are happening soon, or just ended!


National Nurses Week – May 6 – 12, 2020

Hospital Week – May 10 – 16, 2020

National Skilled Nursing Care Week – May 10 – 16, 2020

National Rehabilitation Week – 3rd full week in September each year

Physical Therapy Month – October

National Radiologic Technology Week – During the Week of Nov. 8th each year

National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week – April 19-25, 2020

Occupational Therapy Month – April