As part of a trauma series, Medical Arts Hospital and it’s trauma team is promoting swim safety for your kids this summer. Follow a few simple rules to stay safe and remember to think so you don’t sink!
– Never swim alone.
– Have adult supervision.
– Never leave children alone near water.
– Take swimming lessons.
– Follow the rules.
– Use flotation devices, especially small children.
– Never play near drains.
– Always dive feet first.
– Read the safety and warning signs.
Discontinuation of Services.
Dawson County Hospital District will no longer be delivering Home Health services effective November 3, 2017.
Patients of Medical Arts Home Care have been notified of the discontinuation of services and have been given the choice of the other Home Health services available in our area and offered assistance in making the transition.
For information regarding Home Health medical records, please contact the Hospital Medical Records department at 806.872.5727 ext. 2044.
Medical Arts Hospice Care will no longer be accepting patients as of October 7, 2017.
For information regarding hospice medical records please contact the Hospital Medical Records department at: 806.872.5727 ext. 2044
Janie Flores, EMT –Intermediate, receives an award for EMT –Intermediate of the Year 2017 given by South Plains Emergency Medical Services (SPEMS) and presented by Joey Parks, EMS Director for Medical Arts Hospital EMS. Janie was nominated for the award by her supervisor and co-workers and chosen out of all SPEMS regional nominations. She has been a mainstay of EMS in Dawson County for 33 years and is still going strong as a valuable team member of Medical Arts Hospital EMS.
Janie started her EMS career in Dawson County in 1984 as an EMT-Basic and eventually advanced her career from a Basic to Intermediate. Lamesa is home to Janie and she treats every patient as if they were family. She is highly respected by her peers and has worked for no less than 6 different directors that have all spoken highly of this remarkable individual.
On August 22, 2016 Sherry Bailey lost her battle with leukemia. Many grieved the passing of this wonderful wife, mother, and friend. Long-time friend, Cindy Lentz, struggled with losing her “BFF” of 42 years. She decided to channel her grief into something positive to honor Sherry’s life and provide comfort to children in the hospital.
Lentz started a project called “Hugs from Heaven” to provide soft fleece blankets to any child staying at Medical Arts Hospital. She and her granddaughters along with others make each blanket by hand with love and remembrance. Lentz recently delivered the first round of 20 blankets and plans to provide Christmas printed blankets to brighten the holidays. Each blanket has an attached note telling about the Hugs from Heaven mission. “We are humbled to receive this beautiful tribute and precious gift on behalf of our patients,” says Melissa Matlock, Communications Director at Medical Arts Hospital.
Cindy was inspired to make these blankets because they reminded her of Sherry and their time together. Lentz reports that in the last years of Sherry’s life she was always cold. She had a blanket with her most of the time and Cindy carried a blanket in her car just for her friend. This blanket is still in her vehicle. Lentz doesn’t have the heart to remove it.
Cindy plans to make approximately 50 blankets each year for the children at Medical Arts Hospital. In addition to Lamesa, Hugs from Heaven blankets will also be sent to Sherry’s children, Dru and John Lane, to share with children in their home towns each year on Sherry’s birthday, August 16th. “I just might make myself one so that I have a hug when I am missing Sherry,” say Lentz.
Hugs from Heaven has been blessed by many people who made blankets and have donated fleece fabric for the project. A Facebook page has been set up for those who would like to learn about this project. Search Facebook for hugsfromheaven2016. This page also features parent submitted photos of children with their Hugs from Heaven blanket.