Hospital Happenings

Nancy Roberts

During the month of March, we have been cleaning, reorganizing, and refurbishing at Cimarron Memorial Hospital, Nursing Home, and Rural Health Clinic. Between the bouts of cold and warm weather, spring has sprung and everyone is enjoying the increasing warmth and activity.

The business office in the hospital is undergoing some much needed renovation while the staff endeavor to continue to bill for services in the midst of renovation. Jerry Robertson and Lance Fowler prove they are worth their weight in gold each day as they tear down walls, put up walls, and generally oversee all the physical aspects of the entire facility.

The clinic is also undergoing some reorganization in the office spaces as preparation is being made for Dr. Gary Matthews and Dr. Dom Perido to practice in Boise City. Zona Ottinger continues to be a whiz at billing and Karen Ginn always has a pleasant reception for ailing patients.

In the hospital, endoscopy services are proceeding steadily under the direction of Dr. Frank Thomas from Hobart. He provided seventeen procedures for twelve patients last weekend. Tammie Avent, clinic manager, coordinated the appointments while Connie Belford, director of nurses for the hospital, coordinated the services. Additional staff members came in to help provide these services as well as to care for patients on the floor.

The Red Hat Society Ladies assisted female nursing home residents in making their own red hats last week, and each individual hat is a work of art. Bonnie Borth, who shares her talents in hair care with the residents, also coordinated the RHSL event.

Easter egg hunts were held on the premises for several classes of schoolchildren last week as well. The liveliness of the children is a sight to see for all. The teachers and children are to be commended for their good behavior.

Shelley Fowler continues to amaze residents, patients, and staff alike as she comes up with new artwork each week. Shelley has temporarily put aside her own business, Shelley's Heartsong, in order to provide the lively creations in the halls of the nursing home. She is also involving other staff members in planning for artwork for the south hall and other public areas.

There is an updated quiet space now for family and friends to visit with residents and patients in the nursing home's garden room. New garden furniture has been donated, and real plants with a soothing fountain provide a relaxing area to view the landscape and gazebo.

Frankie Armstrong and Sandy Witten are assisting residents in repotting plants and in preparing for the planting of vegetables in the near future.

New solar landscape lights were donated and have been installed at the west entrance to the nursing home. In the near future, new plants and edging will be added to the flower bed in that area.

The March meeting for the board of trustees is Thursday, March 31 at the conference room in the nursing home. The public is always welcome to attend the meetings, which are now being held on the last Thursday of each month.

The community's support is so very much appreciated. Take a moment from your day and come to visit us at Cimarron Memorial Hospital, Nursing Home and Rural Health Clinic.

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