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Healthy Life from the Start

August is National Immunization Awareness Month and it is a good reminder that everyone needs vaccines throughout their lives. Start early and get vaccinated during pregnancy. Finding out you are pregnant is a life changer. During your pregnancy, your mind is full of baby names, nursey colors, gender reveal party themes and ideas, and what you should be taking and eating; but you should be thinking about what vaccines you need. Vaccines are not just to protect you against diseases while pregnant, but are for your future child. Vaccinations while [...]

August 15th, 2018|

Healthy Eating Made Simple with Ideal Protein

Success stories, working out, healthier lifestyle, on-the-go food, or simple to follow; whatever your reason for considering a weight loss program is, let Castro County Healthcare in association with Ideal Protein help you achieve your goals. In July of 2017, Castro County Healthcare had their first Ideal Protein participant, Deana Beames. As of Friday, August 10, 2018, the CCHD Ideal Protein Program has lost a total of 1,132 pounds combined between all participants, with Beams 70 pounds lost included. “After years of struggling with diets this is the only one [...]

August 15th, 2018|

Safety in School Zones

It is that time again! The time to start another exciting year of school and it begins with the memorable first day of school preparations. Castro County Healthcare wants to remind you and your child(ren) the importance of safety in school zones. It is never too early to prepare your kids for the school zone, rather your child walks, rides a bike, gets dropped off by you or rides the school bus, there is key safety precautions to take. Since school zones bring high congestion from school buses, children walking, [...]

August 15th, 2018|

CCHD offers DOT Physical Examinations

Castro County Healthcare District offers Department of Transportation (DOT) Physical Exams. The DOT exam is required for anyone operating a commercial vehicle. The exam is to determine that the driver has the capability to successfully complete the duties of commercial driving. DOT Physical Exams must be conducted by a certified medical professional. This is important for any Castro County School employee to have if they will be driving a bus. The State of Texas requires all school bus drivers to pass an annual DOT physical. Here are a few examples [...]

July 26th, 2018|

The Medical Center of Dimmitt Spotlight: Carole Hopson

Castro County Hospital District (CCHD) strives in providing you comfort during your visits to the Medical Center of Dimmitt because it is not only someone helping you, but it is a familiar face, it is family. Carole Hopson, LVN (Licensed Practical Nurse) started working for Plains Memorial Hospital in 1981 as a ward clerk. She then went on to receive her CAN (Certified Nursing Assistant) before being encouraged to get her LVN in 1985. “It was in 1977 when I delivered my first child at Plains Memorial Hospital that I [...]

July 26th, 2018|

Be the Early Bird on your Back-To-School Checklist

As August approaches, so does preparing your children for their back-to-school requirements. Since August can be a busy time for wellness exams you can help your family by scheduling an exam earlier and avoid the back-to-school rush. Castro County Healthcare encourages parents to make sure their children are up to date on their immunization before they start school in August. The Medical Center of Dimmitt can also print you a copy of your child’s immunization record for only $5.00 per print. There can be numerous viruses and diseases at school. [...]

July 25th, 2018|