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March Clinic Spotlight: Linda Aguero

Behind every successful team is a successful leader. The Medical Center of Dimmitt is spotlighting their leader, Linda Aguero, Clinic Director for the month of March. Linda has been with CCHD for seven years and has held multiple positions during that time. She started with the hospital on the floor as an RN (Registered Nurse) and moved to Charge Nurse and ER Nurse. After three years at the hospital she was asked to fill in at the clinic and has loved it ever since. She began as Dr. Altenberg’s nurse, [...]

March 19th, 2020|

February Clinic Spotlight – Luz Fernandez

The Medical Center of Dimmitt has an exceptional team that helps patients from the time they enter the clinic, to being referred to a specialist, if needed. Have you ever wondered who sets up the referral appointment for you? This month the Medical Center of Dimmitt is spotlighting their Referral Clerk, Luz Fernandez.   Luz has been working as the Referral Clerk at Castro County Healthcare for six months. Her long-term goal is to become a Registered Nurse (RN), and she felt working at Castro County Healthcare would help her [...]

February 26th, 2020|

American Heart Month & Heart Disease

February is not only the month of ‘Love’ but is American Heart Month. This year marks the 56th consecutive American Heart Month. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, heart disease is the number one cause of death for men and women in the United States. American Heart Month provides awareness and the importance of taking care of your heart year-round. Cardiovascular disease (heart disease and stroke combined) kill about 2,300 people a day. Youth are being diagnosed with heart disease earlier than ever due to obesity [...]

February 4th, 2020|

Combined 115 Years of Service at CCHD

Each year Castro County Healthcare (CCHD) recognizes their employees for their years of dedication and service to the Hospital District. This year, CCHD had 115 combine years of service recognized at their afternoon banquet on January 22, 2020. On that day, Jolene Schulte was recognized for 45 years of service, Gloria Hinojosa and Hortensia Ramirez for 20 years, Jamie Blasingame and Vicenta Martinez for 10 years, and Benny Navarro and Cathy Wilcox for five years. When you speak to anyone who has worked at CCHD, especially one of these seven [...]

February 4th, 2020|

January Clinic Spotlight – Jackeline Gonzalez

The Medical Center of Dimmitt is filled with many familiar faces, but there are also a few new ones. One of these newer faces was the January Clinic Spotlight, Jackeline Gonzalez, medical assistant to Sheila Higgins, FNP-C.   Jackeline joined the CCHD team back in July of 2019 and works as a medical assistant and her job includes but is not limited to carrying patients concern and meeting patients satisfactory need with their physician. She works closely with everyone in the clinic, and see’s the value of their teamwork at [...]

February 4th, 2020|

Welcome the New Swing Bed Coordinator at CCHD

Castro County Healthcare has a new, but a familiar, face directing the Castro County Swing Bed Program. As of December 2019, Monia Ann Venhaus, RN became the new Swing Bed Coordinator at Castro County Healthcare (CCHD). She has been with CCHD for about a year but was primarily covering night shifts with the Plains Memorial Hospital Nursing staff.   Monia Ann brings 28 years of nursing experience into her new title, as well as many certifications such as; Emergency Patient Management, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Trauma [...]

January 14th, 2020|