Upcoming Events


December Events:


LTCC & Alzheimer's Unit Resident's Black Tie Social.

Southeast Colorado Hospital District Employee Christmas Celebration and Employee Awards Banquet.

Hospice Tree of Lights Lighting Ceremony. Please join Baca County Hospice as we honor those who have had an ornament placed on the Tree of Lights for the 2017 season. The Memorial Service will take place on Tuesday December 19th at 10:00 am at the Community State Bank in Springfield. Hospice Volunteers will also provide refreshments, please join us and honor our loved ones who have passed.

Donations are still being accepted for ornaments on the Tree of Lights at the Home Health Office.

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 this fall. Applicants must 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.

Classes: January 8-26, 2018

Deadline for application: December 18, 2018

Wages at SECHD when Certified: $10.50

Wages at SECHD after 90 days: $11.50

Contact: Sherrilyn Turner, Human Resources 719-523-2160


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: The next Nurse Aide Class will take place in January 2018. For information regarding future Nurse Aide Classes or to be placed on the waiting list, please contact Sherrilyn Turner at 719-523-2160.