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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|

September Clinic Spotlight: Rita McDaniel, BSN, RN

The Medical Center of Dimmitt recognized their Chronic Care Manager, Rita McDaniel, BSN, RN, as their clinic spotlight for the month of September. Rita has been with CCHD since April 2018, and is dedicated to all her patients, and strives to provide each one with the best care possible.   “I truly enjoy caring for all our patients,” said Rita. “I am here to help alleviate some of the stress patients can experience, thus allowing them to focus on healing and enjoying life.”   As the Chronic Care Manager Rita [...]

October 1st, 2019|

Buy a Starbuck’s Drink and Earn Money for your School

Country View Living, the long-term living community in Dimmitt, Texas, is so thankful for Dimmitt and the surrounding communities patience during construction and initial opening of the facility. Now Country View Living wants to give back! During August 2019, CVL will give back $1.00 per purchase of a Starbucks Drink to the surrounding school districts to help purchase supplies for their school.   Today, August 1stis the first day you can purchase a Starbuck’s Drink and earn a dollar for your school. The event will end on Saturday, August 31, [...]

July 31st, 2019|

From Plains Memorial Hospital to Assistant Director of Nursing at Country View Living

Proud is the perfect word that describes Marcella Martinez’s, ADON-RN, feelings for Country View Living, and what it has offered Castro County and the surrounding communities. Martinez has been with Castro County Hospital District (CCHD) for the past 14 years, and is now expanding her management skills as the Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) at Country View Living, the new long-term facility in the CCHD family.   She has always had a love of caring for people, from her years in the Emergency Room at Plains Memorial Hospital, as well [...]

July 31st, 2019|