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There is Power in Rural Health Care

‘Plug into the Power of Rural’ is a mantra for National Rural Health Day on November 21, 2019. National Rural Health Day was founded by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) as a way to showcase rural America, increase awareness of rural health-related challenges, and promote the efforts of those who are addressing those challenges.   An estimated 57 million people – nearly one in five Americans – live in rural and frontier communities throughout the United States. An assessment by The Texas Organization of Rural [...]

November 20th, 2019|

100% Passing Rate in Country View Living’s Certified Nursing Classes

Country View Living, the long-term living facility in Dimmitt, TX, has dedicated time in educating young professionals on how to be a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). They have held four CNA classes, with a 100% passing rate. These classes are taught by two Registered Nurses (RN) who work at Country View Living (CVL) and have worked for the Castro County Hospital District (CCHD) for many years.   Raneta Patton, a RN and Charge Nurse, was an instructor for the CNA course. She has been working with CCHD as a nurse [...]

November 13th, 2019|

November Clinic Spotlight – Tracy Aguero

This month the Medical Center of Dimmitt recognizes Tracy Aguero as their November Spotlight. Tracy has been working alongside Peggy Birkenfeld, FNP-C, since May 23, 2019 as her certified clinical medical assistant.   Tracy previously worked at the Hereford Regional Medical Center, however the Dimmitt native always wanted to work in her community and help care for all the familiar faces that come through.   “The most rewarding part of my job is knowing that I make a difference in my patients care,” said Tracy.   A major part of [...]

November 13th, 2019|

CCHD Welcomes New Physician, Dr. Refugio Alvarez

Castro County Healthcare (CCHD) is excited to announce Dr. Refugio Alvarez, a new physician at the Medical Center of Dimmitt and Plains Memorial Hospital. Dr. Alvarez has been working in the hospital ER for a few months but has also been seeing patients by appointment at the Medical Center of Dimmitt since October 1, 2019.   Previously, Dr. Alvarez was working for a company that had ER coverage at hospitals, mainly in smaller, rural areas. This led him to working with CCHD, and during this time he became drawn to [...]

October 21st, 2019|

The Medical Center of Dimmitt October Spotlight: Ruth Lara

The Medical Center of Dimmitt is recognizing one of their front-line workers this month. Ruth Lara is the October Clinic Spotlight at the Medical Center of Dimmitt.   Ruth has been with the Medical Center of Dimmitt since April of 2019. She may be a familiar face to many because prior to working for CCHD she worked at El Taquito, a now closed Mexican food restaurant in Dimmitt, for three years.   “I loved working with people at my old job,” said Ruth. “I wanted to continue to do so, [...]

October 17th, 2019|

Welcome Back Dr. Matos

Castro County Healthcare welcomes back one of their own, Dr. Gregorio Matos. Dr. Matos worked for CCHD in October 2011 for 10 years, and left when CCHD closed down their surgery department.  He is still a large supporter of the healthcare district through the Plains Medical Foundation by attending the Hats and Heels Gala every other year.   “I wanted to come back to Dimmitt and Castro County Healthcare because of the town and the people here,” said Dr. Matos.   Prior to returning back to CCHD, Dr. Matos worked [...]

October 1st, 2019|