Upcoming Events


BACA COUNTY FREE SPORTS PHYSICALS

The Southeast Colorado Medical Clinic will be providing FREE sports physicals on August 1st from 9am-3pm. AT THE CLINIC in Springfield 900 Church St.
Given the COVID-19 restrictions, we must follow social distancing recommendations so this year is going to look different than in prior years.
• You MUST call the clinic at 719-523-6628 to schedule your time.
• Please complete the sports physical form PRIOR to August 1st. ONE parent and the student athlete(s) should bring the completed form(s) to the appointment time.
• We will do our best to accommodate groups from the same school. PLEASE remember a parent MUST fill out the form completely, including explanations of "yes" questions, the parent must sign BOTH sides of the form. If these are not completed, we will not be able to do the sports physical on your student.
• The form can be downloaded/printed: https://www.d49.org/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=1840&dataid=61911&FileName=CHSAA%20Physical%20Form.pdf
• Every person entering the building will be screened with the current form for COVID-19 and be required to wear a mask (unless under age 2).
• As in previous years, we will collect the forms and forward them to the appropriate school(s).
• As with prior years, if the student athlete is found to have something abnormal on exam, we will recommend you follow up with your primary care provider in a regular clinic visit. Clearance for sports may be delayed until the abnormality is addressed.

This will be our one and only free sports physical clinic this summer. Please remember if you are insured, well child check ups are normally covered 100% by insurance. We are happy to do your child's well child checks and complete sports physical forms at a regularly scheduled appointment. Sliding scale fee options are available for those without insurance.



Southeast Colorado Medical Clinic
Acute Care options expanding
JULY 6th, 2020


As the world is opening back up after the stay at home order for COVID-19, Southeast Colorado Medical Clinic would like to expand options for our patients. Historically, patients have enjoyed the option of our "late clinic" for after hours, walk in acute services. While we are not able to go back to the way it was at this time, we are ready to slowly roll out expansion for patients needing same day services. We must still follow STATE guidelines in our waiting room and clinic. Please read below for the new flow to obtain same day acute care appointments.
 There will be APPOINTMENT SLOTS available daily from 3:30-5:00pm for same day, acute problems. We will have one provider every day to cover the acute care clinic; providers will be rotated. Calls must be made the same day.
 We will accommodate everyone who calls by 5pm. We will expand to 6pm if demand warrants.
 The slots will be for 10 minutes.
 You MUST call ahead to determine the time you need to come to the clinic. When you arrive, PLEASE call the clinic number (523-6628) and let them know you have arrived. You will wait in your vehicle until a room is available for you. The staff will call you to come inside, you will be screened and required to wear a mask inside the building. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 (NEW cough, NEW shortness of breath, fever >100.4*) please notify staff when you call. Often, the provider will prefer to do a curbside visit to limit potential exposure.
 Visits will be for minor acute (new=5 days or less) problems that will not require extensive labs/imaging. If you have questions as to whether your issue can be seen in an acute/same day slot, please feel free to discuss with a staff member prior to scheduling the appointment.
 If your problem is deemed to be complex and/or more urgent, then you may be directed to the emergency room or asked to schedule a regular appointment.
 Telehealth visits MAY be available however they should be scheduled early in the day so that the patient has a chance to sign up prior to appointment time. This does require a smart phone or tablet and cellular data or wifi.

As our patient load expands and as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, we hope to resume the normal "walk in" and "first come first serve" option in the clinic. Thank you all for your patience and working with us to keep everyone healthy.

















































































































Southeast Colorado Medical Clinic
SPORTS PHYSICALS

We at Southeast Colorado Medical Clinic, like many of you, are awaiting decisions at the state level regarding the resumption of school and school based activities. CHSAA (Colorado High School Activities Association) has not ruled on whether fall sports will go forward in any capacity yet and winter sports are too far off to even consider at this point.
Southeast Colorado Medical Clinic is committed to making sure all student athletes have their pre-participation sports physicals. In these uncertain times, our sports physicals may have to look a bit different than they have in years past, given social distancing recommendations. At this time, we are holding off on scheduling the sports physicals until we know more from the state regarding restarting activities.
Parents always have the option to schedule a regular yearly well child check up via the clinic. These exams are more thorough than the routine sports physicals and are normally covered by your insurance. Please call us at 719-523-6628 if you would like to schedule a well child check up!


Southeast Colorado Hospital District Springfield, CO
June Specialty Clinics

Cardiologist Dr. Stephen Crowley Wednesday Pending
Cardiologist Dr. Gustafson Monday June 1, 8, and 22
Dentist Dr. Nathan Friday June 5
General Surgeon Dr. Frankum Thursday June 11
Neurologist Dr. Khoi Pham Wednesday Pending
Orthopedist Dr. Robert L. Thomas Friday Pending
Podiatrist Dr. Grimes Wednesday Pending
MRI Tuesday June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Stress Tests June 1, 8, 22
Ultrasounds Monday-Friday

Call (719) 523-6628 to set appointments






























Your providers at Southeast Colorado Medical Clinic want to remind you that your health is essential. We want to reach out to make sure everyone is staying safe and healthy. We understand staying home to protect yourselves from COVID-19, but do not put your other health conditions on hold. We do not want a medical problem getting worse by waiting too long.
Our clinic is safe and ready to see you. Please do not think that you are burdening our medical staff by making an appointment. We work in healthcare because we care about your health, that will never change. We have put into place recommended new precautions to keep our patients safe. Every patient and staff member is screened according to guidelines daily and masks are being worn at all times.
We have also implemented Telehealth visits. These are visits you can do from the comfort of your home using a safe video conferencing software with your smartphone, tablet or computer. You and your provider will be able to see each other face-to-face. Our providers are very accommodating and will make sure you are taken care of safely, even if that means they need to see you inside your vehicle.

We have many options available for appointments. To schedule an appointment with your primary provider, please call (719) 523-6628 and we will find the best and safest choice for you.























Southeast Colorado Hospital would like to announce the start of telehealth services. We expect to go live the week of April 20th. We will be able to serve your medical needs in the comfort of your own home via your computer, tablet, or cell phone. This will be a new process for all of us, and we look forward to working through the challenges of new technology.

Telehealth visit information:
 Providers will have blocks of time they are available for telehealth sessions to ensure that support is available during your telehealth session. This ensures that the provider will be available and ready to handle your telehealth appointment as scheduled. We will start with a limited time and adjust as need arises.

 We ask that you have a valid cell phone number and/or email address on file with us. Your telehealth visit will be set up with a texted and/or emailed a link. Initially, telehealth sessions will require a payment method of credit or debit card for your co-pay/deductible. We are exploring additional payment options and will notify you if and when other payment options become available.

 Acute visits are available with rotating providers from 3-5pm daily. This will help fill the gap until we can re-start late clinic scheduling. These acute visits will need to be scheduled as opposed to walk in.

 We ask that you review your insurance information when you are going through the check-in process. In some cases, you may be billed for the full visit amount if this information is incorrect.

 There may be times that the provider needs to do a physical exam. In these instances, you will be asked to schedule a regular office visit so they can see you.

 Prescriptions and labs can be ordered right from your telehealth visit, just like a regular clinic visit.

 The providers will need to ask your permission; at least at the first visit, to utilize telehealth services.


April Specialty Clinics are greatly impacted by COVID 19
Cardiologist Dr. Stephen Crowley Wed NOT HERE IN APRIL
Cardiologist Dr. Gustafson Mon NOT HERE IN APRIL
General Surgeon Dr. Charles Frankum Thur NOT HERE IN APRIL
Dentist Dr. Nathan Tue NOT HERE IN APRIL
Orthopedist NOT HERE IN APRIL
Neurologist Dr. Khoi Pham Wed NOT HERE IN APRIL
Dr. Robert L. Thomas NOT HERE IN APRIL
Podiatrist Dr. Grimes Wed NOT HERE IN APRIL
MRI Tue April 7, 14, 21, 28
Stress Tests NONE IN APRIL
Ultrasounds Monday - Friday
*Call 719-523-6628 for more information


Southeast Colorado Hospital District will comply with the current recommendations and government orders regarding COVID-19. We ask our patients understanding in these difficult times.
Please know, that social isolation is working! The COVID -19 cases in Colorado continue to rise; but, certainly not at a rate that has been seen in other places that did not enact early social isolation. When everyone does their part, it helps!!
Please note the following:
All non-urgent/emergent procedures and visits should be postponed until the restrictions are lifted. We are currently working diligently to use telehealth for those patients who need to check in; but, should not be out in the public.
Independent adults should come to visits alone if possible. We understand an elderly parent may need to have a companion and that is fine, please limit this to ONE person.
Children; where possible, should only be accompanied by ONE parent. While we understand there are single parents who have no choice and will certainly accommodate them. It is important we limit the numbers of people in the clinic at one time.
We will be suspending routine labs for the interim. Your provider will consult on routine labs and determine if they are still needed at this particular point in time or if they can be postponed for a period of time.


Southeast Colorado Hospital and Medical Clinic cares about our patients and their health. We have been closely following the developments of COVID-19 in the state. Social distancing is being recommended to prevent the spread of this virus. This is especially important in rural areas like ours where resources are in short supply.
The medical providers at the clinic would request that any individual with non-urgent appointments over the next 2 weeks, please consider postponement of those appointments. Please call your provider and discuss with the staff whether a phone check in might be more appropriate.
Routine check ups for high blood pressure, diabetes, medication changes could likely be handled via telephone without having to expose yourself and others to potential infection. Rest assured, we will remain open to meet all of your urgent medical needs. The staff of the clinic will be contacting patients with non-emergent visits scheduled to offer postponement of visits. WE will continue with late clinic as usual 4pm-6pm Monday through Thursday.

IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS of fever (100.4*+), shortness of breath, cough and have been in any of the high-risk areas, PLEASE call the clinic or hospital first rather than just walking in. We have many elderly and at risk people in our facility and want to do all we can to minimize the risk of exposure. YOU WILL BE ASKED TO DON A MASK! While we understand these can be uncomfortable, they are necessary to protect everyone.

Even in cases of suspected COVID19, not every patient is appropriate for testing nor hospitalization. There are limited number of tests available in the United States at this time and we are tasked with being judicious with them. You may be triaged on the phone and asked to self-quarantine.

Advise from public health officials and the science community are rapidly changing-sometimes daily. We are committed to providing our community with the latest information as it becomes available as well as protecting those whom we serve.

The Medical Staff at Southeast Colorado Hospital.
Ryan McComb, MD Chief of Staff Andrea Wismann, MD
Janette Javier, MD Antonio Manalo, MD
Melvin Viney, FNP Staci Bishop PA-C


Southeast Colorado Hospital Patient Family Advisory Council
Would you like to make a difference in your community? If you or your family utilize any services at the Southeast Colorado Hospital District including the Long Term Care unit and clinic, please consider this opportunity. We have been going strong for 2 years and it is time to rotate members. The Council meets once per month, usually in the morning, for 1-2 hours. They make suggestions regarding the patient experience, take information back to the public, interview patients and residents to find ways we can improve services for the district.
If this interests you or you want more information, please contact Shelly Wade at swade@sechosp.org or Bradly Johnson purchasing2@sechosp.org. There will be an application available for those who are interested.






































































Southeast Colorado Hospital District
Springfield, CO March Specialty Clinics
Cardiologist Dr. Stephen Crowley Wednesday March 18
Cardiologist Dr. Gustafson Monday March 9, 16, 30
Dentist Dr. Nathan Tuesday March 24
General Surgeon Dr. Charles Frankum Thursday March 12
Neurologist Dr. Khoi Pham Wednesday March 18
Orthopedist Dr. Robert L. Thomas Pending
Podiatrist Dr. Grimes Wednesday March 18
MRI Tuesday March 3, 17, 24, 31
Stress Tests March 9, 18,
Ultrasounds Monday - Friday

Call 719-523-6628 for more information.

We had our NA graduation on Monday, February 24, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. in the LTC dining room.


























































February Specialty Clinics
Cardiologist Dr. Stephen Crowley Wednesday February 19th.
Cardiologist Dr. Gustafson Monday February 3, 10, and 24th.
Dentist Dr. Nathan Cjeka M,T,and W. February 18, 19, and 20th.
General Surgeon Dr. Charles Frankum Thursday February 13th.
Neurologist Dr. Khoi Pham Wednesday February 19th.
Orthopedist Dr. Robert L. Thomas Friday February 21st.
Podiatrist Dr. Grimes Wednesday February 19th.
MRI Tuesdays February 4, 11, 18, and 25th.
Stress Tests February 3, 10,19, and 24th.
Ultrasounds Monday - Friday
Call 719-523-6628 for more information


Upcoming Events for January 2020
January 19-25 marks the 21st annual "Healthy Weight Week," a time to celebrate healthy, diet-free living habits that last a lifetime and prevent eating and weight problems. Diets are a temporary fix to a long-term problem and usually, they don't work. Diets don't work-healthy lifelong habits are what will get you weight loss, weight maintenance, and good health. Celebrate National Healthy Weight Week (January 20 to 26) by dropping the diet and picking up a few healthy habits instead. The concept behind Healthy Weight Week is that dieting is harmful to your self-esteem. You diet because you view yourself as overweight. Then the punishment, deprivation, restricting calories, and avoiding happy hour starts. But if you are always hungry or feel deprived and view yourself as "fat," then packing on the pounds is easy. So what exactly is a "healthy" weight? Uncontrollable elements that affect weight are height, bone density, and body type. January is a great time to call our Southeast Colorado Hospital District Rural Health Clinic at (719) 523-6628 and have your yearly wellness exam and discuss your health with your provider.
January Specialty Clinics
Cardiologist Dr. Stephen Crowley Wednesday, January 15
Cardiologist Dr. Gustafson Monday, January 6, and 27.
Dentist Dr. Nathan Tuesday, January 7
Surgeon Dr. Charles Frankum Wednesday, January 15
Neurologist Dr. Khoi Pham Wednesday, January 15
Orthopedist Dr. Robert L. Thomas Friday, January 17
Podiatrist Dr. Grimes Wednesday, January 15.
MRI Tuesday, January 7, 14, 21, and 28.
Stress Tests January 6, 15, and 27.
Ultrasounds Monday - Friday
Call 719-523-6628 for more information.

Birth Defects Prevention month, Blood Donor month, Cervical Health Awareness month, Glaucoma Awareness month,and Thyroid Health Awareness month.
January 27th is World Leprosy Day
and January 19-26th is Healthy Weight Week.
























Local Adults and Students are being encouraged to apply to join our "Free Nurse Aide Class" at Southeast Colorado Hospital District and Long Term Care Center by the Southeast Colorado Hospital District in Springfield, CO.
Train to be a Nurse Aide Classes run: February 3rd-21st, 2020, Deadline for application: January 17, 2020
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 this fall. The class is free if you work for Southeast Colorado Hospital District or Long Term Care Center or for Walsh Healthcare.
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. 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.
Applications for this course will be accepted until January 17, 2019. The next set of Southeast Colorado Hospital District and Long Term Care Center classes for certified nursing assistant will start on February 3rd, 2020 and run through the 21st of February. Graduation will be on February 24, 2020. Classes will begin, 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.
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.
If you are ready to take the first steps toward becoming 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.












Tuesday the 17th of December the staff at Southeast Colorado Hospital District, Long Term Care, and Hospice and any community members and family are invited to sing Christmas carols at 4:45 PM in the LTC, 5 PM in the Memory Care Unit, and at 5:15 PM in the Hospital Hallway. Come and sing along!!!








































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: _____ ______ ______ ______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.