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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|

Become a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) at Country View Living

Country View Living (CVL), the new long-term living facility, in Dimmitt, TX is having another CNA class, starting in January 2020. CVL has already held four CNA classes this year (2019) and have had a 100% passing rate. A CNA is an important piece of the workflow at CVL. Nurses depend heavily on the CNA’s when it comes to the resident’s care. CNA’s are the nurses and doctors ‘eyes and ears’ during their shift. The CNA class is taught by two nurses in the Castro County Hospital District, Raneta Patton, [...]

December 24th, 2019|

December Clinic Spotlight: Isabell Castillo

Do you ever wonder who is on the other side of the phone helping you schedule your appointment at the Medical Center of Dimmitt? One of our employee’s, Isabel Castillo, is a Clinic Registration Clerk that assists you when you call or come into the clinic.   As a registration clerk she is on the frontline of helping the Castro County Community, and that is why she is being recognized this month as the December Clinic Spotlight.   Isabel has been with Castro County Healthcare for the past six months, [...]

December 20th, 2019|

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|