LCHD announces new CEO, Dr. Melanie Richburg

Lynn County Hospital District is proud to announce our new Chief Executive Officer Dr. Melanie Richburg. Melanie Richburg DNP-FNP-C was selected as successor for LCHD by the board of directors in a unanimous vote at the May board meeting. Dr. Richburg has worked for LCHD as a nurse practitioner since 2005. She is no longer seeing patients in the clinic but has taken on a new role as leader for our organization. Melanie recently told LCHD staff, ”The years I have served as a provider to you and the community have been rewarding and memorable. I look forward to the opportunity to serve us and the communities in another capacity: striving to consistently improve and grow the Lynn County Hospital District’s services and reputation. Thanks for your continued and steadfast dedication to our patients and our communities. The future has never been brighter for LCHD.. with all of us working together.” Dr. Richburg has accepted the new challenge and is ready to forge us into the future.

EMS Wins New Scoop EXL stretcher

Congratulations to our EMS for winning a New Scoop EXL stretcher.  John Baker recently filled out a survey and was randomly chosen to receive one of five $1300 stretchers.  Pictured, Nyssa Powers, EMT-LP & Samantha Henderson EMT-B

38th Annual Billy Tomlinson Memorial Hospital Benefit Auction

 

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Radiology Suite Gets Upgrade

In June 2017, LCHD radiology department was completely upgraded to a brand new radiology suite. The new suite includes an in house 16 slice CT GE machine and a Fuji digital radiography room. The new CT machine allows for a wider range of exams to be performed, as well as we are able to provide a faster scanning time which will lead providers to a better diagnosis.  LCHD also wants to continue to provide high quality x-rays in which we are able to produce with our new upgrade to digital radiography. The new digital radiography allows for better time management as well works with our already in use portable machine.  All of these upgrades are an all-around quality asset to help provide care for the surrounding community.

To learn more about our Radiology Department, click here.

Nurses station at Lynn County Hospital has a brand new look

The nurses station at Lynn County Hospital has a brand new look, and more importantly, provides a much more efficient workspace for staff at the Hospital to tend to the details of their jobs.

Using the funds raised by the exceptional generosity of area residents at last spring’s Billy Tomlinson Memorial Hospital Benefit Auction, as well as hospital funds designated for the project, the nurse station project has now been completed. 

“The former nurses station was extremely close and cramped quarters, and effectively allowed only three people to work there,” Explained John Baker with Lynn County Hospital District(LCHD).  “The hospital was built in the 1970’s and the nurses station as had a few changes and ‘bandaids’ to fix issues, but it was just extremely inefficient for the ongoing needs of the hospital,” he added.

In addition to new cabinetry, flooring and ceiling work, the area needed new lighting and ventilation, and also encompasses upgraded technology needs and storage space.  All surface materials now adhere to hospital-grade antibacterial requirements, and the counter space is now arranged to comply with HIPPA privacy laws. 

“It’s a much more efficient use of the space, its safer, and new work stations and computers have been added,” said Baker.

Work on the project began June 1, and actual demolition of the old nurses station began in August.  The new station is proving to be efficient and much-improved place for staff to do their jobs. 

“We are committed to providing a safe and efficient place not only for our staff to be able to do their jobs, but to provide the most effective care to our patients,” said a hospital representative. 

By Juanell Jones

 

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LCHD celebrates National Hospital Week

National Hospital Week celebrates hospitals and the women and men who support the health and well-being of their communities through dedication and compassionate care from the heart. We are thankful to all of the dedicated individuals – physicians, nurses, therapists, engineers, food service workers, volunteers, administrators and so many more – for their contributions. From providing treatment and comfort to the sick, to welcoming new life into the world, hospitals are central to a healthy and optimistic community. At Lynn County Hospital District, our people really are a priority and we are thankful for their dedication in ensuring our facility is one of the best in this area.

 

Seniors Getting Switched to Medicare Advantage with Little Warning: Report

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With Medicare’s specific approval, a health insurance company can enroll a member of its marketplace or other commercial plan into its Medicare Advantage coverage when that individual becomes eligible for Medicare. Called “seamless conversion,” the process requires the insurer to send a letter explaining the new coverage, which takes effect unless the member opts out within 60 days. Medicare officials refused recently to name the companies that have sought or received such approval or even to say how long CMS has allowed the practice.

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Steve Brock
Chief Financial Officer
Lynn County Hospital District
806-998-4533

Billy Tomlinson 35th Memorial Hospital Benefit Auction

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Thank you to everyone who so generously donated to the Billy Tomlinson 35th Memorial Hospital benefit auction sponsored by the Tahoka Rotary Club and generous grants given to make this purchase. We are excited about having the best possible lifesaving equipment for the residents of Lynn County and the surrounding communities.

Lynn County Hospital District purchases Tahoka Drug

tahoka-drugOn December 31, 2014 LCHD purchased the family owned Tahoka Drug from the Haney Wells family. Tahoka Drug had been in the family for 92 years!

“We are excited about this opportunity.” stated Stace Holland, CEO of LCHD. “We are merging two successful businesses and combining them, which we believe will strengthen both. We believe this is the best way for LCHD to continue offering healthcare closer to home. We consider it a privilege to carry on the tradition the Well’s family has of treating every customer as a friend. It is our desire for the services to be the same and that the public will never know there has been a change of ownership. “
Check out the online services of Tahoka Drug