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February Events

Southeast Colorado Hospital District
Springfield, CO

Medical Designations for February
American Heart Month
AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month
National Cancer Prevention Month
International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month

Weeks to note:

Feb. 1 to Feb. 7: Patient Recognition Week
Feb. 7 to Feb. 14: Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week 
Feb. 12 to Feb. 18: National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week
Feb. 14 to Feb. 21: Alzheimer's and Dementia Staff Education Week

Days to note:

Feb. 3: National Wear Red Day for women's heart health
Feb. 4: World Cancer Day
Feb. 14: National Donor Day
Feb. 22: National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day

February Specialty Clinics

Cardiologist Dr. Stephen Crowley Wednesday February 20

Cardiologist Dr. Gustafson Monday February 4, 11, 25

General Surgeon Dr. Charles Frankum Friday February 15

Neurologist Dr. Khoi Pham Monday February 11

Orthopedist Dr. Robert L. Thomas Friday February 15

Skin Clinic Dr. Tony Euser Not here in February

MRI Tuesday February 5, 12, 19, 26

Stress Tests February 4, 11, 20, 25

Ultrasounds Monday - Friday

Call 719-523-6628 for more information**


Southeast Colorado Hospital District
Springfield, CO

March Specialty Clinics


Cardiologist Dr. Stephen Crowley Wednesday March 20
Cardiologist Dr. Gustafson Monday March 4, 11, 25
General Surgeon Dr. Charles Frankum Friday March 29
Neurologist Dr. Khoi Pham Monday March 11
Orthopedist Dr. Robert L. Thomas Not here in March
Skin Clinic Dr. Tony Euser Not here in March
MRI Tuesday March 5, 12, 19, 26
Stress Tests March 4, 11, 20, 25
Ultrasounds Monday - Friday
*Call 719-523-6628 for more information**


Medical Designations for March
•    National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
•    Brain Injury Awareness Month
•    National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
•    Save Your Vision Month
•    National Nutrition Month
•    Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month
•    National Kidney Month
•    National Endometriosis Awareness Month
Weeks to note:
•    March 12 to March 18: Patient Safety Awareness Week 
•    March 12 to March 18: Long Term Care Administrators Week
•    March 12 to March 18: National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week
Days to note:
•    March 8: Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day
•    March 20: World Oral Health Day
•    March 22: The American Diabetes Association Alert Day
•    March 24: World TB Day
•    March 30: National Doctor's Day


Train To Be A Nurse Aide


If you, or someone you know, would like to become a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA), Southeast Colorado Hospital District will be offering a Nurse Aide Class. Applicants need to be 16 or older, and must pass a background check and a drug screen. The class is free if you work for SECHD or for Walsh Healthcare.

We are accepting applications for the next open class in April of 2019.

A certified nursing assistant is on the front lines of patient/resident care. The nursing assistant position is certainly one of the most vital to daily operations for the nursing care facility, your compassion and skill in patient/resident care will help minimize the stress of those who are sick or unable to care for themselves.

Certified nursing assistants (CNAs), also known as nurses' aides, patient care technicians, and home health aides, work under the supervision of a nurse to provide assistance to patients with daily living tasks.

Working closely with patients, CNAs are responsible for basic care services such as bathing, grooming, and feeding patients, assisting nurses with medical equipment, and checking patient/resident vital signs. CNAs give patients important social and emotional support and also provide vital information on patient/resident conditions to nurses.

A certified nursing assistant job is a great entry point for a nursing/medical career. You'll be deeply involved in patient/resident care, making sure that sick and injured people have their basic needs met. And you can be ready to start working as a certified nursing assistant in a very short period of time. Job prospects for CNAs are expected to be excellent due to the increasing long-term care needs of an aging population; jobs in this field are expected to grow faster than the average for all careers at this time; and in our facility, a new NA will earn $ 11.10/hour to start and after 90 days and certification 11.50/hour.

The next class will be April 15th through May 3rd of 2019 with classroom instruction in our nursing assistant program including basic nursing skills, anatomy and physiology, nutrition and infection control. Students also gain hands-on-experience during clinical activities in our skills lab. Class and clinical are usually Monday through Friday 8am to 5 pm and all classes are 3 weeks long.

If you are ready to take the first steps toward a certified nursing assistant and a career in health care, please call Sherrilyn Turner, Human Resources, at 719-523-4501, ext 160; Heather Burdick, DON LTCC ext #116; or Glenice Wade, ADON, ext #141.


Nurse aides learn to care for hospital patients and residents in Long Term Care Centers. The Nurse Aide Class is an opportunity to begin a career in the medical field. The classes run three weeks, from 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday. To apply, you must be 16 or older with no record of a felony, violent or theft crime and you must pass a drug screening to be considered for the class. A reading comprehension test and an interview will be completed prior to acceptance into the Nurse Aide Class.

Note: For information regarding future Nurse Aide Classes or to be placed on the waiting list, please contact Sherrilyn Turner, Human Resources, at 719-523-4501, ext 160; Heather Burdick, DON LTCC ext #116; or Glenice Wade, ADON, ext #141.