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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|

Senior Living Community in Dimmitt, TX opens their Doors to all Communities

Country View Living (CVL), the newly opened long-term living facility, in Dimmitt Texas is reaching out to offer their service and high quality of care to not only Castro County residents, but the surrounding area as well.   The new state of the art facility that opened in March of 2019, offers more than your average long-term living community. They have opened their doors not only to people who need care, but to the community as well. They have done this by offering the only Starbuck’s Coffee within 48 miles [...]

July 16th, 2019|

Recover Near Home through Plains Memorial Hospital’s Swing Bed

Plains Memorial Hospital (PMH) offers patients extended care for a smoother transition through their Swing Bed program. Swing Bed can serve each patient differently, especially for extended care following an extensive surgery, neurological disorders such as stroke, generalized weakness due to certain chronic condition, and when someone no longer needs acute care but they are not quite ready to go home.   The Recovery Near Home program (Swing Bed) at Plains Memorial Hospital allows them to receive the extended care they need without the need to change facilities. It is [...]

July 11th, 2019|

Hats & Heels Gala has a Record Year

On April 27, 2019, the Plains Medical Foundation hosted their fourth Hats and Heels Gala at Sunrise Farms in Nazareth, Texas. The 2019 Gala was also a record setting year in sponsorship donations and earnings for the Castro County Hospital District. The Plains Medical Foundation is in its 18thyear, established in 2000, and continues to assist with the financial needs among the communities and patients served by Plains Memorial Hospital, newly opened Senior Living Facility, Country View Living, The Medical Center of Dimmitt, and the numerous departments within the Castro [...]

May 22nd, 2019|

Why Antibiotics Are Not Always the Answer

Castro County Healthcare wants to extend educational material to the community that will not only improve their health, but help them understand why their provider’s will either prescribe or not prescribe them antibiotics.   “A common cold and a bacterial infection are very different,” stated Linda Aguero, Clinic Director. “Your common cold or flu is a viral infection and antibiotics will not work.”   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises patients and their families to use antibiotics only when necessary to further reduce antibiotic resistance, the spread [...]

January 30th, 2019|
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