Upcoming Events

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.


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.