Dana Cobb named CCHD’s Chief of Nursing Officer

//Dana Cobb named CCHD’s Chief of Nursing Officer

Castro County Hospital District is pleased to announce the promotion of Dana Cobb, RN to the position of Chief of Nursing Officer (CNO).

Cobb has worked for CCHD for 20 years holding many positions including; Home Health Aide, RN for Home Health and Hospice, and has been a Charge Nurse with Plains Memorial Hospital. Cobb is certified in the Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN), and CPR.

She is excited about this new chapter and the opportunity to advance her career. As CNO she will be responsible for patient care, management, resource management, and fiscal management of Plains Memorial Hospital nursing staff.  Moving to the position of CNO, Cobb believes is the perfect progression for her to still serve the community, and another way for her to use her nursing skills.

“I look forward to continue serving this community in my new position at Plains Memorial Hospital,” said Cobb. “[Castro County Healthcare] is home. Caring for the people in our town, and all the people I work with are like family. The icing on the cake if you will.”

After moving to Castro County in 1976 with her family, Cobb attended Hart Jr. High and Hart High School. Continuing her education, she took courses at Texas Tech University and West Texas A&M University. In December of 1997 she graduated from Amarillo College with an Associate Degree in Nursing, passing her State Boards to be a Registered Nurse (RN) in February of 1998.

In her spare time, Cobb attempts to garden, maintain her mother’s yard, and is always working to expand her knowledge for the future. She is currently enrolled at the University of Texas Arlington (UTA), seeking her Bachelors in Nursing.