Upcoming Events





Hello Blood Drive Givers!

I hope you're doing well and having a great week thus far! I have some exciting news for you since you are hosting a blood drive in December. We are giving away a FREE long sleeved t-shirt to all donors in the month of December. I have attached a pic of the shirt for you to see in this email. I'll be in touch again soon.

Thanks, and have a good day!

Megan McCarter
Donor Recruitment Representative
c 719.251.9491
Vitalant
717 Yosemite St.
Denver, Colorado 80230
Bonfils Blood Center is now Vitalant.

































For more information contact:
Human Resources
Sherrilyn Turner
373 East 10th Ave
Springfield, CO 81073
Phone: (719) 523-2160
Fax: (719) 523-4290
Email:sturner@sechosp.org
Business hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday - Friday


National Rural Health Day Coloring Contest Awards Ceremony at 5 PM at the Springfield Clinic 900 Church Street Wednesday, November 20th
Southeast Colorado Hospital District and Long Term Care Center delivered coloring sheets for grades PK to 6th given to students on November 1st. A single page was picked up to be judged November 12th by Southeast Colorado Hospital District and Long Term Care Center Resident Neighbors and picked the winners. The top three coloring winners at each grade level will be given a prize and their pictures posted in the Southeast Colorado Hospital District Clinic to be viewed between 5-6 PM on Wednesday November 20th. There will be an open house for the winners and their Guardians from 5-6 PM on Wednesday 11/20/2019 where student pictures will be displayed and awards given to the winners. (Winners need not be present to win).

National Rural Health Day

The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health sets aside the third Wednesday of November - November 20, 2019 - to celebrate National Rural Health Day.
Rural communities are wonderful places to live and work, which is why nearly 60 million people - one in five Americans - call them home. These rural communities also have unique healthcare needs. National Rural Health Day is an opportunity to celebrate the "Power of Rural", bringing to light the unique healthcare challenges that rural citizens face and showcasing the efforts of rural healthcare providers, State Offices of Rural Health and other rural stakeholders to address those challenges. Together we can make a bigger impact!

Coloring Contest Winners by School for the National Rural Health Day Coloring Contest Awards Ceremony
at 5 PM at the Springfield Clinic 900 Church Street
Wednesday November 20th.

Springfield
Hannah Reid PreK
Emma George Kindergarten
Raegen McCallum First Grade
Lex Spell Second Grade
Layla McComb Second Grade
Pritchett
Chris Brown Kindergarten
Kylie Plagge First Grade
Christopher Brewer Second Grade
Vilas
Cailya Paquin Third Grade
Anabelle Pettinger Third Grade
Elijah Gardea Sixth Grade
Campo
Kagen Third Grade
Payten Fourth Grade
Kaylee Fifth Grade
Walsh
Jayden Mills Fourth Grade
Myra Wright Fourth Grade
Zoey Miller Sixth Grade
Kayla Penick Sixth Grade
Kim
Ian Nevius Kindergarten
Charli Wait First Grade
Kennedy Cranson Fifth Grade
Sorrell Mosimann Fifth Grade

Baca County Hospice Invites you to join us in remembering your loved ones with the annual Tree of Lights and Memories.
With your love and support, we will light the Tree of Lights in the lobby of the TBK Bank, 1030 Main Street in Springfield. Your donation will honor your loved one/s and your memories by placing an ornament bearing your loved one's name on the memory tree. We will have a memorial service to honor your loved one/s there on Friday, December 20th at 10:00 am.
Donations are tax deductible and are used in Baca County to provide care, medication and supplies to terminally ill patients and education for Hospice caregivers. Donations may be mailed or dropped off at the Home Health and Baca County Hospice office at 204 E. 10th Ave., Springfield, CO 81073.
Donation: _____ $10______ $15______ $20______Other

In memory of: ______________________________________

In memory of: ______________________________________

In memory of: ______________________________________

In memory of: ______________________________________

























Southeast Colorado Hospital District and Long Term Care Center is pleased to announce the upcoming dental services by Dr. Nathan Cejka. Kelly McCall will be in office to do dental hygienist work at the clinic on the 12th and she can be contacted at (719) 324-5251.
Dr. Cejka's Appointments can be made through Lindsey Bailey at 720-666-1162. Services will be at the Rural Health Clinic, 900 Church St., Springfield on November 12th and in the Southeast Area through the 14th. The next dental appointments will be either November 26th or December 3rd.




















"Effective Communication" Presentation by Ann Carter of the Alzheimer's Association
Thursday November 21, 2019 11 AM-1 PM in Southeast Colorado hospital District's Conference Room B. RSVP with Glenice Wade or Collette West at:(719)523-2141. Lunch will be provided that includes a Taco Bar,Coconut Cream Pie, and drink of coffee tea or water.


November Specialty Clinics
Cardiologist Dr. Stephen Crowley Wednesday November 20, 2019.
Cardiologist Dr. Gustafson Monday November 4, 11, and 25, 2019.
General Surgeon Dr. Charles Frankum Thursday November 21, 2019
Neurologist Dr. Khoi Pham will not be here in November.
Orthopedist Dr. Robert L. Thomas Friday November 8, 2019.
Skin Clinic Podiatrist Dr. Grimes Wednesday November 20, 2019.
Dr. Tony Euser will not be here in November.
MRI Tue November 5, 12,19,and 26,2019.
Stress Tests November 4, 11, 20,and 25,2019.
Ultrasounds Monday - Friday


November Medical Designations

National Hospice/Palliative Care Month
National Family Caregivers Month
National Home Health Care Month
National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month
American Diabetes Month
Lung Cancer Awareness Month
Stomach Cancer Awareness Month

Weeks to note:

Nov. 12 to Nov. 18: Home Care Aide Week
Nov. 13 to Nov. 19: World Antibiotic Awareness Week Nov. 20 to Nov. 26: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Week

Days to note:

Nov. 11: Veteran's Day
Nov. 14: World Diabetes Day


b>Come by Southeast Colorado Hospital District Long Term Care Center and Memory Unit (373 East Tenth Springfield, CO) to see our Pumpkin Carving Contest and you are welcome to join Treat Street for the Children at 5 PM on Halloween Night.




















































November 1, 2019

Southeast Colorado Hospital District Hosts 'Mental Health First Aid' Training
Similar to 'First Aid' and CPR, 'Mental Health First Aid' teaches individuals how to help those experiencing mental health challenges or crises


WHO: Any Interested Adults / Southeast Colorado Hospital District Employees / Citizens: We will host up to 25 local citizens, fire, police, volunteers, and medical workers.

WHAT: November training on "Mental Health First Aid" in Southeast Colorado

WHEN: November 1, 2019 8 AM to 5 PM

WHERE: 373 East Tenth Street Springfield, Colorado Conference Room A

WHY: Mental health challenges - such as depression, anxiety, psychosis and substance use - are shockingly common in the United States. In fact, more than one in five American adults will have a mental health problem in any given year. The National Council for Behavioral Health certifies individuals throughout the nation, including Southeast Colorado Hospital District and Long Term Care Center, to provide Mental Health First Aid courses to prepare their communities with the knowledge and skills to help individuals who are developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Identified on SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices, the training helps the public better identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses. For more information on Mental Health First Aid, visit www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org.
Please call and RSVP at (719) 523-2082


October is "National Healthy Lung Month", a month set aside for lung awareness. Your whole body depends on your lungs to keep breathing and your brain and heart are two of the major organs that require more oxygen than any other part. Reactive Airway Disease, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), are all possible respiratory health problems. Now that summer is over; here in Southeast Colorado, people are going into the colder months of the year, and are most likely to experience trouble breathing. The seasons affect everyone differently; and for many people, October is the beginning of the tougher time of the year and an appropriate time to think about taking extra care of your health, and your lungs in particular. It's incredibly important to take care of your lungs. Your lungs work distributing oxygen-rich blood throughout your body and get rid of the body's gaseous waste, carbon dioxide.
Besides calling (719) 523-6628 and doing your annual wellness visit, and following your doctor's orders on medication and follow-ups, here are four things you can do to help keep your lungs as healthy as possible- (1) Stop Smoking and Never Start Again (2) Pay Close Attention to Your Breathing (3) Drink Plenty of Water (4) Avoid Air Pollutants. Sources: American Lung Association. Smoking Facts. https://www.lung.org/stop-smoking/smoking-facts/American Lung Associations. Nutrition and COPD. https://www.lung.org/lung-health-and-diseases/lung-disease-lookup/copd/living-with-copd/nutrition.html
































We welcome all of Southeast Colorado as Southeast Colorado Hospital District and Long Term Care Center celebrates 50 years of service on September 7th from 4:00 PM to 9:45 PM.


Beginning at 4 PM on Saturday September 7th, we will have a celebration at the Springfield City Park. A section of Tipton Street between fourth and fifth streets will be closed. The picnic starts at 4 PM. We ask that you bring your own folding chairs. There will be tables set up with chairs as well as the park tables to eat your meal. SECHD staff and Board members are grilling hotdogs and hamburgers that are free to the first 500 attendees prepared on the Lion's Club grills. Ice filled stock tanks with pop and water, chips and ice cream, will be provided. A flatbed semitrailer will serve as the event and band's stage. We will have a volleyball net set up, and you can bring your bean bag toss (cornhole) games. There are manned youth jump houses and clowns for young kids. At 6PM, Our Hospital Board President Jerry Houser, Dave Engel, CEO, along with other presenters, will be thanking the public and re-capturing the splendor of the District's last 50 years. The street dance begins at 6:45 PM to 9:45 PM with family time. We will give away some 50th Anniversary door prizes on our website beginning on September first on the banner of our website www.sechosp.org. On September 7th; at our 50th anniversary event, there will be additional prizes along with a 52 inch television given away. You must be present to win.












September

• Pain Awareness Month
• Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
• Healthy Aging Month
• National Cholesterol Education Month
• National Sickle Cell Awareness Month
• Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma Awareness Month
• National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month
• National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
• National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
• National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
• National Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month
• Sepsis Awareness Month

Weeks to note:

• Sept. 10 to Sept. 16: National Assisted Living Week
• Sept. 17 to Sept. 23: National Rehabilitation Awareness Week

Days to note:

• Sept. 13: National Celiac Disease Awareness Day
• Sept. 22: Falls Prevention Awareness Day
• Sept. 29: World Heart Day


Southeast Colorado Hospital District September Specialty Clinics
Cardiologist Dr. Stephen Crowley Wednesday September 18
Cardiologist Dr. Gustafson Monday September 9, 23
General Surgeon Dr. Charles Frankum Wednesday September 18
Neurologist Dr. Khoi Pham Not here in September
Orthopedist Dr. Robert L. Thomas Friday September 20th
Skin Clinic Dr. Tony Euser is not here in September
MRI Tuesday September 3, 10, 17, 24
Stress Tests September 9, 18, 23


Train To Be A Nurse Aide


Certified nursing assistants (CNAs) Classes
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. 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.

The next set of classes for certified nursing assistant will start on February 3, 2020 and run through the 21st of February. NO Applications will be accepted after January 17, 2020. Graduation will be on on the February 24, 2020. In 2020, 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. You must pass a background check, a drug screen and you must be 16 years old to apply and the deadline to register for these classes is to be determined.

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.
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.


We welcome all of Southeast Colorado as Southeast Colorado Hospital District and Long Term Care Center celebrates 50 years of service on September 7th from 4:00 PM to 9:45 PM.



Beginning at 4:00 PM on Saturday September 7th, we will have a celebration at the Springfield City Park. A section of Tipton Street from 4th to 5th street will be closed. The picnic starts at 4 PM. We ask that you bring your own folding chairs. There will be tables set up with chairs as well as the park tables to eat your meal. SECHD staff and Board members are grilling hotdogs and hamburgers that are free to the first 500 attendees prepared on the Lion's Club grills. Ice filled stock tanks with pop and water, chips and ice cream, will be provided. A flatbed semitrailer will serve as the event and band's stage. We have manned youth jump houses and clowns for young kids. At 6 PM, Mr.Houser our Board President and Mr. Engel, CEO, along with other presenters, will be thanking the public and re-capturing the splendor of the District's last 50 years. The street dance begins at 6:45 PM to 9:45 PM with family time. We will give away 50th Anniversary door prizes online, and there will be additional gifts along with a 52 inch television given away at the event. You must be present to win.


Southeast Colorado Hospital District Springfield, CO

August Specialty Clinics
Cardiologist Dr. Stephen Crowley Wednesday August 21
Cardiologist Dr. Gustafson Monday August 5, 12, 26
General Surgeon Dr. Charles Frankum Wednesday August 21
Neurologist Dr. Khoi Pham Monday August 12
Orthopedist Dr. Robert L. Thomas Friday August 23
Skin Clinic Dr. Tony Euser Not here in August
MRI's Tuesday August 6, 13, 20, 27
Stress Tests August 5, 12, 21, 26
Ultrasounds Monday - Friday
*Call 719-523-6628 for more information**


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 2019.

TWO EXCITING FREE CLASS OFFERINGS FOR THOSE THAT ARE HIRED TO WORK AT SOUTHEAST COLORADO HOSPITAL DISTRICT and LONG TERM CARE CENTER OR WALSH HEALTHCARE.

The next set of classes for certified nursing assistant will be in 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. You must pass a background check, a drug screen and you must be 16 years old to apply and the deadline to register for these classes is at 5 PM July 19th.

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, 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.

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.