Health

Hundreds receive COVID-19 vaccines in Childress

By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – Hundreds of Childress residents received COVID-19 vaccines in January, including Childress Healthcare Center residents, staff and essential caregivers, but more than 1,000 people are still waiting. “We had even more people take the vaccine this time,” said Childress Healthcare Center Administrator Amanda Self. “Some got their second round…

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Chiropractic Corner

Allergy season is coming Commonly called hay fever or allergic rhinitis, a seasonal allergy is an allergic reaction to a trigger that is typically only present for part of the year, such as spring or fall. Pollens and dust spread by the wind are usually the main cause of seasonal allergies. People who are allergic…

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WCC staff dedicated to cleanliness

By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun— WELLINGTON — Wendy DeLaCruz, housekeeping and laundry supervisor and certified nurse aide at Wellington Care Center (WCC), is proud of the way the staff goes the extra mile and takes pride in their work. “I am very grateful for all my staff,” said DeLaCruz. “They take pride in their…

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CRMC and University of Texas at Arlington team up to tackle nursing shortage

By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – Childress Regional Medical Center (CRMC) will partner with the University of Texas at Arlington’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation (CONHI) to be a clinical partner site for UTA’s Accelerated Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing (AO BSN) program. “I am thrilled at the idea of working…

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COVID-19 vaccine arrives at Wellington Care Center

Administrator approaches one-year anniversary By Bev Odom / The Red River Sun— WELLINGTON —  April Lindsey, assistant director of nursing at Wellington Care Center (WCC), led by example by being the first to receive the revolutionary new shot during the recent COVID Vaccination Clinic. “The vaccine was offered to all residents and staff with CVS…

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Gollihugh impacts countless lives

By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun— WELLINGTON — “Helen Gollihugh has worked tireless for for Panhandle Community Services for over 32 years,” said Linda Duke, director for Collingsworth Home Delivered Meals. “She has spent that time devoted to helping others far beyond what was required of her by PCS. She has a heart of gold and…

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Six Collingsworth General employees honored

Special to The Sun— WELLINGTON — Collingsworth General Hospital honored six employees on Dec. 10 for their years of service to the hospital (CGH), Collingsworth Family Medicine and Collingsworth County. Until this year, service awards were announced with great fanfare at the hospital’s annual Christmas party. “In 2020, a time when saying thanks to our employees…

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Heater safety

Special to The Sun— Summer and fall have faded in to a blur, and winter is in full swing across the Texas plains. While most imagine scorching heat, dusty plains, tumbleweeds and record high temperatures, winters across the Texas plains are among some of the coldest reported in the country. According to Amarillo.com, the town…

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