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Culberson Hospital Campus Changes Highlighted During Jubilee

Van Horn, Texas (July 20, 2021) – The Culberson County Hospital District (CCHD) shared the latest improvements to the Culberson Hospital campus with community residents and visitors during a Jubilee reception last Saturday.   Improvements include the new façade and parking lot, echoing the design of the hospital addition completed in time for the 2010 Jubilee, and the new Van Horn Rural Health Clinic which opened in 2018.     During her presentation, Laura Reyes, CCHD president, expressed “profound appreciation to our taxpayers for making these projects possible.”  She also acknowledged the hard work and commitment of current CCHD board

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New Family Nurse Practitioner Seeing Patients at Van Horn Rural Health Clinic

Van Horn, Texas (June 3, 2021) – Kayla Engle FNP has become the latest addition to the staff of medical providers at Van Horn Rural Health Clinic. In 2012, Kayla was studying Kinesiology at the University of Texas El Paso when her nephew was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.  After witnessing what her sister and family went through and seeing the differences the nursing staff made in his care, Kayla knew that a career change was needed.   She finished her degree in Kinesiology and then attended a fast-track nursing school program at UTEP. Graduating from nursing school in 2015,

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Getting Vaccinated

The First Round of Covid-19 Vaccinations Given at Culberson Hospital

Van Horn, Texas (December 24, 2020) – The first group of COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered to Culberson Hospital to help protect its workers from the SARS-CoV-2 virus spreading throughout the county.  The first shipments are reserved for frontline health care workers and for people in nursing home care facilities.  Among the first to be vaccinated were local medical providers at Culberson Hospital, Dr. David Cummings and Gilda Morales.  They received the first of two rounds of vaccines just before Christmas Day and will receive the second round in about four weeks.  “Over the million or so people that have been vaccinated in

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New CNO Yolanda Jurado

Culberson Hospital Welcomes New Chief Nursing Officer

Van Horn, Texas (September 1, 2020) – Culberson Hospital is pleased to introduce Yolanda Jurado, BSN, RN as our new Chief Nursing Officer.  Yolanda comes to Culberson Hospital from Big Bend Regional Medical Center in Alpine, Texas where she also served as Chief Nursing Officer.  While in Alpine she worked as Director of Med Surg, Swing bed and Obstetrics as well as serving on the Quality Assurance/Process Improvement Committees. “We are very excited to have Yolanda join our team at Culberson, she will be a big part of the overall success of our hospital, improving processes and enhancing patient safety and experience.”

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Culberson Holiday Party 2019

Culberson Hospital Christmas Party Honors Long Term Employees

Six Culberson Hospital and Van Horn Rural Health Clinic employees were recognized for achieving employment milestones at the annual staff Christmas party December 6th.   Romelia “Romy” Ramirez, business office manager, has been a part of the hospital for 20 years.  In honor of this achievement, she was awarded a pin, gift card and trophy.  Javier “Harvey” Corralez, maintenance, and Prescilla Ortega, administrative assistant, both received their 15-year pins while Amanda Soto, activity director, received her 10-year pin.  All were also given gift cards. “It is a pleasure to work with experienced staff like Romy, Harvey, Prescilla and Amanda,” said

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Dr. Cummings Arrives in Van Horn Ready to See Patients

Raised in a smaller town in central Texas, David J. Cummings, MD, is excited about the opportunity to practice medicine in Van Horn. “I always wanted to work in a rural community where I could develop long-term relationships with my patients and care for them across a wide range of illnesses and injuries,” said Dr. Cummings. “Working at Culberson Hospital and the Van Horn Rural Health Clinic will also allow me to work in emergency department, hospital and clinic settings, and help me to grow as a physician and as a person,” he explained. Dr. Cummings completed a Family Medicine

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