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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.