MCHD CEO Alma Martinez Selected As Board Member For Texas Indigent Health Care Association

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On behalf of Maverick County Hospital District, we want to congratulate our very own Chief Executive Officer Alma Martinez for being selected as a Board Member for the Texas Indigent Health Care Association! Congratulations!!

The Texas Indigent Health Care Association develops and implements policy and processes to provide healthcare benefits and services to our indigent population.

“I want to thank the TIHCA organization for selecting me as a Board Member. This recognition represents the collective effort of our group as we continue to work diligently to bring the best care to our community.”

For information about our services, please contact us at (830) 757-4900 or (830) 757-4901.

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National Hispanic Heritage Month - Aaron E. Valdez

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During National Hispanic Heritage Month, our nation observes the importance and contributions of Hispanics and Latin Americans in our community. Maverick County Hospital District is proud to be composed of many Hispanic members who have contributed to our city and achieved positive changes for our citizens throughout their careers.

Today, we want to honor the career of Maverick County Hospital District Board of Trustee Aaron E. Valdez.

For years, Mr. Valdez has been a prominent member of our communities in Eagle Pass and Piedras Negras, Coahuila, starting his career as a Funeral Director for the family-owned Memorial Funeral Chapels. Throughout the years, Mr. Valdez has developed relationships with many families in the community, and has had the opportunity to learn about the issues that our citizens face in healthcare, finance, and many others.

In 2013, Aaron took a vital step forward in his career as an entrepreneur by launching Smart Energy Solution, a renewable energy company focused on bringing modern, accessible solar technology to Eagle Pass and Piedras Negras. Today, the company has successfully completed dozens of projects, both residential and for businesses in both sides of the border.

“Our team is proud to be part of the renewable energy movement ,” said Mr. Valdez. “We believe this is one of the most important issues we face as a community, as a country, and globally. The perfect time to start moving towards renewable energy is now, whether you’re a small business or a homeowner. And we’re thankful that as a company, we can work ambitiously towards lowering our carbon footprint and investing in our future and the future of our families and children - both economically and progressively."

Mr. Valdez has continued to build on his career as an entrepreneur by attending and participating in seminars and courses in Texas and Mexico, and joining events centered in different industries, including energy, business, and finance. In 2018, Mr. Valdez was elected as a Board Member for the Eagle Pass Chamber of Commerce, giving him yet another opportunity to contribute to the business sector in the community by not developing new projects, but by assisting in bringing more business to the city. According to Aaron, it is this experience and business proficiency that is his most important asset as a member of the Maverick County Hospital District Board of Trustees.

“I believe that our community is in an excellent position to start accelerating towards the future,” continued Mr. Valdez. “We are very fortunate to have great individuals in our city that know how to tackle the issues that our citizens are facing - whether it’s healthcare, education, financial, or energy.”

Aaron is proud to be a part of Maverick County Hospital District’s Board of Trustees and is looking forward to continuing to build on their mission alongside his colleagues.

“As Secretary Treasurer for the Maverick County Hospital District Board of Trustees, I’ve had the privilege of working with a great group of leaders to bring high quality healthcare to our community. I’m proud of what we have accomplished this year, and look forward to continue advancing towards our goals. We will continue to bring more doctors, more specialists, and more providers to our community. We’ll provide more healthcare services that our patients need, and not only lower the travel expenses of our citizens, but bring a much more practical approach to their healthcare needs.”

This year, Mr. Valdez added another task to his involvement as a member and leader of the community by handling Head Coaching duties for Eagle Pass Little League Football’s team Panthers (10u AYF football).

“This is probably one of the most enjoyable and unique learning experiences I’ve had as a member of the community,” Mr. Valdez said. “I believe it’s hugely important to teach our future leaders what it takes to succeed - whether it’s a football game, education, or your career. I’m very fortunate to be in a position to teach our kids the value of teamwork, hard work, dedication, and commitment - the same values that my MCHD colleagues and I lead by.”

On behalf of everyone at Maverick County Hospital District, we want to thank Aaron Valdez for his contributions to our communities, and are looking forward to the work and developments your career has in store for our city and organization.

For information about our services, please contact us at (830) 757-4900 or (830) 757-4901.

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Maverick County Hospital District Holds Press Conference To Announce Breast Cancer Awareness Month Initiatives

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Maverick County Hospital District Chief Executive Officer Alma Martinez announced several District initiatives for the month of October, which includes observing National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Mrs. Martinez and other members of the organization held a conference with several media entities to promote and bring awareness to Breast Cancer and invite the community to its 4th Annual Think Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Event, to be held at the Eagle Pass International Trade Center Building on October 17, from 5 pm - 8 pm.

“We want to extend an invitation to the entire community to join us during this very important event that brings awareness to breast cancer,” said Martinez.

“We want to increase awareness to breast cancer in our community and surrounding areas that the program covers,” commented Luiza Garza, Breast and Cervical Cancer Services (BCCS) Program Director. “We also want to invite the community to assist our 4th Annual Think Pink Event. We will have several guest speakers including Oncologist Dr. Eduardo Miranda, and Dr. Carlos Hernandez - Medical Director for the BCCS Program. If you want any more information on the BCCS program, please contact us at (830) 757-4950.”

Present during the conference were Maverick County Hospital District CEO Alma Martinez, BCCS Director Luiza Garza, Ryan White Program Director Dr. Marcos Trevino, Clinical Operations Manager Eric Rodriguez, and Mental Health Clinical Elias Diaz.

Maverick County Hospital District is observing National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (NDVAM) during the month of October.

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Maverick County Hospital District is observing National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (NDVAM) during the month of October. 

For many in our community, home is a place of love, warmth, care, and support. For many others, it’s anything but. This month, we ask members of our community to join us by spreading the message that no matter who or where we are, we are capable of making a difference and helping to end domestic violence in the places that we live, work, and play. 

The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that 1.3 million women and 835,000 men are victims of intimate partner violence each year.

“We need to expand our view of what intimate partner violence is,” says Elias Diaz, LMFT – Mental Health Clinician. “Violence can take the form of physical aggression, but it can also be financial abuse, stalking, emotional or sexual aggression. Those victims that are subject to multiple forms of oppression are the ones that need our advocacy the most.”

Maverick County Hospital District emphasizes the importance of awareness when it comes to domestic abuse and violence in our community. Many victims do not know or understand that they are in an abusive relationship for many reasons.

Here are a few ways to know if you’re in an abusive relationship that can potentially lead to domestic violence:

1. Your partner has hit you, beat you, or strangled you in the past.

2. Your partner is possessive. They check up on you constantly wondering where you are.

3. Your partner is jealous and accuse you of being unfaithful or isolate you from family or friends.

4. Your partner puts you down, attacking your intelligence, looks, mental health, or capabilities.

5. Your partner threatens you or your family.

6. Your partner controls your finances or forbids you to work.

If you believe that you or someone close to you is a victim of domestic violence or domestic abuse, please let us help you move from victim to survivor. Contact us at (830) 757-4901.

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National Physician Assistants Week

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IT’S NATIONAL PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS WEEK!

This week, Maverick County Hospital District celebrates National Physician Assistant Week and recognizes the important members of the organization for their contributions to the health and well-being of the community. The following members are being recognized:

Elizabeth Martinez-Alamillo, PA-C

Mrs. Elizabeth Martinez-Alamillo, PA-C is a native of Eagle Pass, Texas. She graduated from Eagle Pass High School in 1994, and earned her Bachelors of Science in Biology from UTSA in 1998. She was accepted into the very competitive and rigorous PA Program at UTMB in Galveston and finished her degree in 2000. She is passionate about providing excellent and patient-centered care as a Physician Assistant at Maverick County Hospital District’s newly formed Family Medicine Department. She is also Nationally Board Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistant - a Certification Program that continues to be required and maintained by constant study and testing for the span of a PA’s career, assuring that the PA’s at MCHD are well-trained and up-to-date with current standards of care for patients of all ages and illnesses.

Mrs. Martinez-Alamillo has been happily married to Dalivov Alamillo for the past 20 years and has two beautiful children. She is a founding member of the Mid-Level Providers Association of Southwest Texas - an organization that provides scholarships to graduating high school seniors from both EPHS and CC Winn High School. She enjoys being both a Boy Scout Mom and a Cheer Mom. She is a member of the ACTS Community.

Please come and see Ms. Martinez-Alamillo for your primary care needs on the first floor of the MCHD Building, located at 3406 Bob Rogers Drive, Eagle Pass, TX 78852. 

Hilda De Leon, PA-C

Hilda De Leon, PA-C, is a native of Eagle Pass, Texas and currently specializes in Family Medicine for the Maverick County Hospital District. The youngest of 6 siblings (all girls), Hilda is known as a caring, patient-centered, and enthusiastic member of our organization. She graduated from Eagle Pass High School in 1993, and continued her education at Texas A&M University, graduating in 1997. Ms. Hilda completed her Physician’s Assistant degree at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in 2001. She is also Nationally Board Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistant - a Certification Program that continues to be required and maintained by constant study and testing for the span of a PA’s career, assuring that the PA’s at MCHD are well-trained and up-to-date with current standards of care for patients of all ages and illnesses.

Hilda is well-known for her laugh, smile, animated sense of humor, and for being an attentive listener. Among her many achievements, Hilda proudly served as a professor at the UTHSCSA Physician Assistant Program, and served as President of the Mid-Level Providers Association of Southwest Texas.

Mrs. De Leon has been happily married to her husband Julio for eight years, and is the proud mother of her seven-year old daughter Yaretzi.

Isela Segura, PA-C

Miss Isela Segura is a native of Eagle Pass, Texas and graduated from Eagle Pass High School in 1994. She continued her studies at Southwest Texas Junior College and finished a Bachelor’s of Science in Health Care Sciences and a Masters of Physician Assistant Studies in 2013 from UT Health Science Center in San Antonio. She has worked in Family Medicine and Internal Medicine for more than 20 years in many roles including Certified Nurse Assistant and Office Manager and now continues to pursue her love of patient care by working as a Physician Assistant at Maverick County Hospital District’s newly formed Family Medicine Department. Isela is also Nationally Board Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistant - a Certification Program that continues to be required and maintained by constant study and testing for the span of a PA’s career, assuring that the PA’s at MCHD are well-trained and up-to-date with current standards of care for patients of all ages and illnesses. 

She is proud of her family’s ancestry which hails from Allende, Coahuila. She has 9 nieces and nephews, 2 siblings, and two very proud parents. She is newly engaged and is excited to continue to provide quality care to the patients of her beloved community.

Please come and see Ms. Segura for your primary care needs on the first floor of the Maverick County Hospital District Building.

Denise Nemeth, MPAS, PA-C

Denise Nemeth, MPAS, PA-C is a General Surgery Physician Assistant who graduated from UT Health San Antonio in 2015 and is licensed to practice medicine by the Texas Medical Board. She has been practicing in our community since graduation, as she is an Eagle Pass native. Ms. Nemeth is Board Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistant (NCCPA) and Board Certified by the American Board of Surgical Assistants as a First Assist. Ms. Nemeth is Nationally Board Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistant - a Certification Program that continues to be required and maintained by constant study and testing for the span of a PA’s career, assuring that the PA’s at MCHD are well-trained and up-to-date with current standards of care for patients of all ages and illnesses.

Currently, she works alongside our General Surgeons: Dr. Aguirre, Dr. Birungi, and Dr. Gutierrez. As a General Surgery PA, Ms. Nemeth treats patients in the clinic and hospital. She performs procedures in the clinic and assists our surgeons in the operating room. You will often see her during or after your visit with your surgeon. She is always available to help you with any questions and visit with you after your surgery. 

Mary P. Arth, NP-C

Mary Patricia Arth, MSN, RN, NP-C is a Family Nurse Practitioner for the Maverick County Hospital District. She graduated from the Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. She continued her education at the Abilene Christian University and received a Master of Science in Nursing in 2006. Ms. Arth is licensed as an RN by the Texas Board of Nursing, and certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Throughout her career, Ms. Arth has practiced as a Registered Nurse for various organizations, including the Westgate Medical Center in Denton, West Texas Medical Center in Abilene, and Humana Hospital in Abilene.

Since 2017, Mrs. Arth has been a Nurse Practitioner and member of Maverick County Hospital District’s Physicians Specialty Group Urology Department.

Claudia D. Salinas, AGNP-C

Claudia D. Salinas, MSN, AGNP-C is a Board Certified Adult-Gerontological Nurse Practitioner. Her certification allows her to treat adolescents through adults and into advanced age (13 year olds and up). She began her career in healthcare in 1997 as a Certified Nurse Aide by working for a private Obstetrics and Gynecology clinic in Eagle Pass, Texas. She has 22 years of experience in the medical field and in various areas of patient care. While employed, Ms. Salinas completed the Licensed Vocational Nurse Program through Southwest Texas Junior College. Soon after, she decided to pursue her career and completed the Associate Degree Registered Nurse Program through San Antonio College. In addition to her clinical experience, Ms. Salinas has an academic background that includes a Bachelor of Science in Nursing obtained through South University in Savannah, Georgia and a Master’s of Science in Nursing from the Adult Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Program of Walden University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is licensed by the Texas Board of Nursing and Board Certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Currently, she is enrolled in the American Society of Clinical Oncologist Certification program for Nurse Practitioners.

Throughout the years, she has observed and learned each component of patient care. She learned how important it is to treat the patient as a whole. Therefore, her ethical foundations as a practitioner include the incorporation of the holistic care approach into the plan of care which includes the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspect of each person.

Her goal is to treat each and every patient on an individual basis and provide high quality holistic care on a timely manner.

“Our team at Maverick County Hospital District celebrates National PA Week by highlighting our Physician Assistant members, whose dedication has been key to our goal of bringing the best primary care to the citizens of our community,” commented Alma Martinez, Chief Executive Officer of Maverick County Hospital District. “We are proud of the exceptional work they deliver on a daily basis and are honored to have them as part of our great organization.” 

National Physician Assistants Week also serves as an opportunity to raise awareness and visibility of the profession, and encourage future leaders of the community to consider careers in the healthcare field and join MCHD in their mission to bring the best care to its citizens. 

“As our community continues to grow, so will our organization. We’re committed to raising awareness to how important every setting and specialty of healthcare is. We hope to welcome new members and leaders to our team at Maverick County Hospital District that assist us in giving our patients the exceptional service and care we are recognized for.”

For more information about our services, please contact us at (830) 757-4900 or (830) 757-4901.

Maverick County Hospital District Observes National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Maverick County Hospital District is observing National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) throughout October, highlighting its Breast and Cervical Cancer Services Program.

Maverick County Hospital District physicians, administrators, and its Board of Trustees are focused on raising awareness for breast cancer. Other than adopting a healthier lifestyle, early detection with regular mammograms remain the single most effective way for combating the disease.

“This month, we want to make sure that our organization is devoted to raising breast cancer awareness in our community,” commented Luiza Garza, Director of the Breast and Cervical Cancer Services Program. “We want to ensure that women are proactive about their health by having regular screenings that include clinical breast exams, mammograms, and pap smears.”

Through its Breast and Cervical Cancer Services Program, Maverick County Hospital District offers individuals assistance related to breast cancer. This program is available to eligible Texas residents of Maverick, Val Verde, Dimmitt, Uvalde, Zavala, Kinney County, Edwards, Tom Green, and Real counties, who are not eligible for Medicaid or do not have any other form of health coverage.

Eligibility is based on residency, income, and resource guidelines per household. The Breast and Cervical Cancer Service Program provides quality, low-cost Breast Cancer and Cervical Cancer Screening/Diagnostic services for eligible Women 18 years and older.

“Breast cancer is the second-deadliest cancer among women in America,” continued Director Garza. “Though breast cancer generally strikes women, it can also affect men. Healthcare providers recommend that all women over the age of 40 get annual mammograms.”

Stay tuned for events throughout the month of October, including MCHD’s 4th Annual Think Pink Event on October 17, 2019 at the International Center For Trade’s West Room from 5 – 8 pm.

Maverick County Hospital District Chief Executive Officer Alma Martinez invites all women in our community to inquire about Women Health Services at MCHD.

For information about the Breast and Cervical Cancer Program and Women Health Services, please contact us at (830) 757-4950.

Maverick County Hospital District To Hold 4th Annual Think Pink Event in Observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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 Maverick County Hospital District is observing Breast Cancer Awareness during the month of October. Throughout the month, MCHD will emphasize the importance of clinical breast exams and urge the community to ask questions and seek preventive care and medical assistance.

Highlighting the festivities and events, Maverick County Hospital District will hold its 4th Annual Think Pink Event in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness month. The event will be held on October 17, 2019 at the International Center For Trade’s West Room from 5 pm - 8 pm.

The event will feature several guest speakers, vendor booths, door prizes, entertainment, and free Clinical Breast Exams for the first 20 individuals.

The event will be sponsored by Maverick County Hospital District, Breast & Cervical Cancer Services Program, Physician Specialty Group of Eagle Pass, and the City of Eagle Pass.

For more information about Maverick County Hospital District’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, please contact Luiza Garza at (830) 757-4950.

Preparing For Fall Seasonal Changes & Illnesses

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The first days of autumn are upon us, and our team at Maverick County Hospital District wants to advise our community to be ready for the seasonal changes.

During this time, certain illnesses become more prevalent. Some of these include seasonal flu, seasonal allergies, and asthma.

Seasonal flu, the most common of these illnesses, is spread from person to person. People with flu can spread it to others up to six feet away, mainly by flu coughs, sneezes, or talk. People with flu are most contagious in the first three or four days after the illness begins, though children may pass the virus for longer than seven days.

The best way to protect against the season flu is to vaccinate every year.

For any information or to consult our primary care staff, please call (830) 757-4989.


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National Hispanic Heritage Month - Celebrating The Career of Adolfo Olivares Jr.

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During National Hispanic Heritage Month, our nation observes the importance and contributions of Hispanics and Latin Americans in our community. Maverick County Hospital District is proud to be composed of many Hispanic members who have contributed to our community and achieved positive changes for our citizens throughout their careers.

Today, we want to honor the career of Maverick County Hospital District Board of Trustee Adolfo Olivares Jr.

Mr. Olivares has dedicated his life to improving and assisting our community through an impactful and eclectic public service career as a member of various organizations in Eagle Pass.

For 37 years, Mr. Olivares proudly shaped the lives of former students as an educator for the Eagle Pass Independent School District - 17 of those years as a school principal.

Throughout this time, Mr. Olivares expanded his work and contributions by serving in a variety of prominent positions for the City of Eagle Pass. He honorably served as Director of Parks and Recreation, Assistant City Manager, and as a City Council Member.

In 2016, Mr. Olivares entered the healthcare field as an appointed member of Maverick County Hospital District’s Board of Trustees, filling an unexpired term. He was officially elected as a member in November 2018, and served as Chairman of the Board. His impact as a member has been significant, as he has worked in collaboration with his MCHD Board colleagues and Administrators to advance on their mission to bring high-quality healthcare to the citizens of the community.

“I believe we must continue to work together as Board of Trustees, along with Maverick County Hospital District’s Administration,” Mr. Olivares states. “We must protect and safeguard our taxpayers’ money as we continue to bring the needed specialists and improve our medical services to our community.”

Mr. Olivares recently played a significant role in Maverick County Hospital District’s successful effort to expand the Primary Care Services Clinic by extending the existing office building - a key course of action to meeting the demand of a rapidly-growing community.

A member of Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church, Mr. Olivares has been proudly married for 51 years, and is humbled to be the father of five children and grandfather to eight grandchildren.

On behalf of everyone at Maverick County Hospital District, we thank Adolfo Olivares Jr. for his long and successful career and for the impact that his work has had in our community. This National Hispanic Heritage Month, we honor your devotion and dedication as a citizen of our county and member of our organization.

For information about our services, please contact us at (830) 757-4900 or (830) 757-4901.

National Hispanic Heritage Month – Celebrating The Career of Juan Manuel “Chuco” Farias

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National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 to October 15 across the Nation, observing the importance and presence of Hispanics and Latin Americans.

Our community is proudly composed of many Hispanic members who have contributed to our community and to our nation. One of these members is Maverick County Hospital District's Board of Trustee, Juan Manuel “Chuco” Farias, who has spent most of his entire adult life serving the public in one capacity or another.

As a retired Eagle Pass Independent School District Educator for 35 years and Administrator for 7, Mr. Farias has helped shape the lives of former students who have gone on to become productive, influential members of our society.

Additionally, Chuco Farias has also been an integral part of many community service organizations. More than 18 years ago, Farias found his calling as a Maverick County Hospital District Board of Trustee. During that time, Farias’ philanthropic work paved the way for our health care services, including the establishment of the first Renal Care Clinic and Oncology Suite in our community.

His tireless work alongside other MCHD Board Trustees and Fort Duncan Regional Medical Centers also led to the recruitment of over 35 doctors.

This year, Farias and the rest of the Board of Trustees and Administrators were instrumental in the opening of the first Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Fort Duncan Regional Medical Center, bringing a new service that could have a positive effect in the lives of thousands of citizens in our community.

“I can say that I am truly proud of being able to help our indigent and assist in bringing in services such as a Renal Care Clinic and Oncology Services Suite,” commented Farias.

Today, Farias is working alongside every devoted Maverick County Hospital District colleague to expand medical care services offered by the District. Last week, the hard work and dedication of the Board of Trustees and Administrators came to fruition by extending the existing office building and renovating the Primary Care Services Clinic, a major accomplishment on their mission to bring excellent care to the community.

The Hispanic community has had a profound and positive influence in our country and communities through strong family commitment, faith, hard work, services, and dedication. J.M. Farias exemplifies these accomplishments as an outstanding citizen and human being worthy of recognition during Hispanic Heritage Month.

For information about our services, please contact us at (830) 757-4900 or (830) 757-4901.

Maverick County Hospital District Hires Security Services For District Offices

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Maverick County Hospital District recently hired Ram Security to provide security for visitors, patients, administration, and staff.

Maverick County Hospital District’s administration and Board of Trustee members acknowledge that the community’s overall safety is a priority and moved to add on security services that will provide extra security measures during hours of operation.

Maverick County Hospital District Chief Executive Officer Alma Martinez states that the District has been increasing services and extending hours, therefore extra security measure must be in place to assure a safe environment at the District’s offices.

“We are happy to announce that we have hired Ram Security to assist us in providing a safe place for our patients and staff,” said Martinez. “As we increase our medical services, so do our hours. Adding security personnel to our offices is of great importance.”

Ram Security provides armed and unarmed security personnel with decades of law enforcement experience.

For information about our services, please call (830) 757-4900 or (830) 757-4901.

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5 Prostate Cancer Symptoms

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5 PROSTATE CANCER SYMPTOMS


1.) Weak or Interrupted Flow of Urine
2.) Frequent Urination (especially at night)
3.) Painful Ejaculation
4.) Burn During Urination
5.) Blood in Urine or Semen

Maverick County Hospital District is observing National Prostate Health Month (NPHM) during the month of September.

Dr. Michael Crone, MD - Urology, stresses the importance of men from ages 45 to 75 undergoing a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening test.

“This will assist us in detecting and catching any problems on time,” said Crone. “It's recommended that men in that age level receive medical checkups annually.”

Maverick County Hospital District is focused on increasing our community’s awareness to prostate health and prostate cancer, as well as emphasizing preventive medical care and services for our patients.

If you or a family member have any questions or would like to set up an appointment with a medical physician for a checkup, please call the Maverick County Hospital District Physician Speciality Clinic at (830) 757-4900 or (830) 757-4901.

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Maverick County Hospital District Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony For Newly-Remodeled Primary Care Clinic Offices

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Maverick County Hospital District (MCHD) held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its newly-remodeled Primary Care Clinic offices on Friday, September 13.

Chief Executive Officer Alma Martinez welcomed all in attendance and emphasized the importance of primary medical care in our region.

“Today marks a very important time for our organization,” said Martinez. “Today, by expanding our Primary Carey Clinic area, we take another step to providing high-quality primary medical services to our community and region.”

Maverick County Hospital District Board of Trustees Juan Manuel Farias and Adolfo Olivares were present and elaborated on the importance of expanding medical services to our region.

“We’re honored to be providing this type of health services to our community,” commented Farias. “Health services must keep pace with the growth of our community and this type of primary care we are providing to you will be very beneficial to the entire region.”

“We continue working together to provide the needed medical services to our residents,” spoke Olivares. “We are committed to our District’s mission statement and look forward to continuing our medical expansion for everyone’s benefit.”

Maverick County Hospital District’s Board and Eagle Pass Chamber of Commerce proceeded to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly remodeled Primary Care services area.

For more information regarding the new medical area, please call (830) 757-4900 or (830) 757-4901.

Maverick County Hospital District Observes World Suicide Prevention Day

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Today, Maverick County Hospital District is observing World Suicide Prevention Day.

According to the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP), every year suicide is among the top 20 leading causes of death globally.

It is responsible for over 800,000 deaths, which equates to one suicide every 40 seconds. In America, it was the 10th leading cause of death, with over 47,000 people dying by suicide in 2017, according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).

If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, we’d like you to know that there is help available.

For more information on how to access mental health services, contact Elias Diaz, LMFT at ☎ 830-757-4946.

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Maverick County Hospital District Highlights Professional Medical Services of Dr. Michael Crone

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Maverick County Hospital District is observing National Prostate Health Month (NPHM) and is highlighting the professional medical services of Dr. Michael Crone, MD - Urology.

Dr. Crone recently discussed the importance of awareness and examination as a priority since prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men in our community.

“This is why early examination and detection is so important,” said Dr. Crone.

Dr. Crone stressed the importance of men from ages 45 to 75 undergoing a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening test.

“This will assist us in detecting and catching any problems on time,” added Crone. “It's recommended that men in that age level receive medical checkups annually.”

Maverick County Hospital District emphasizes the importance of health education and prevention, including annual medical checkups. According to the Maverick County Hospital District’s Board of Directors, focusing on preventive care can help families defend against health emergencies and assist in raising the overall care for our community.

Through its physicians, including Dr. Crone, Maverick County Hospital District urges men to not only understand their body functions and health, but to regularly visit their medical doctors.

If you or a family member have any questions or would like to set up an appointment with a medical physician for a checkup, please call the Maverick County Hospital District Physician Speciality Clinic at (830) 757-4900 or (830) 757-4901.

Maverick County Hospital District To Hold Grand Opening For Primary Care Clinic Area

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Maverick County Hospital District Chief Executive Officer Alma Martinez and the Board of Directors cordially invite the community to the Maverick County Hospital District Primary Care Clinic Area Grand Opening, to be held on Friday, September 13, 2019, at 10:00 am.

The Maverick County Hospital District has been working to expand the accommodations and office space for its Primary Care services since 2018. As the demand continues to grow, the Maverick County Hospital District Board of Trustees and Administration have focused on making sure that they have the resources and areas available to serve their patients promptly and with distinction. The new medical offices will greatly benefit citizens of the community, and serve as another important step in fulfilling their mission statement - providing high quality medical care to the families of our community.

The newly renovated area is on the first floor of the Maverick County Hospital District building, and previously served as the location for the District’s Administration offices. Through the involvement and contribution of the Board of Trustees, Administration, and medical physicians, the area has now been turned into medical offices to better serve the Maverick County Hospital District’s patients.

For any information regarding the new medical area or the grand opening ceremony, please call (830) 757-4900 or (830) 757-4901.

Maverick County Hospital District Focuses On Strengthening Community Awareness On Preventive Medical Care And Services

Maverick County Hospital District Focuses On Strengthening Community Awareness On Preventive Medical Care And Services

Maverick County Hospital District continues working to bring the best medical care services to the region, including the addition of preventive care services.

Maverick County Hospital District is focusing on providing the community with important preventive health care services and raising awareness in order to decrease chronic illnesses in the future. Maverick County Hospital District Board President, Jesus Casas, CPA, addressed preventive medicine and care as a way to reduce chronic illnesses and the number of patients needing speciality care.

“We need to focus in providing our community with preventive measures and awareness,” said Casas. “If we do so, we can diminish illnesses and lower health care costs.”

Additionally, Casas emphasized the importance of preventive care and directed the Maverick County Hospital District to continue strengthening its focus on raising community awareness. Studies have found that preventive care helps lower health care costs by preventing diseases before they require emergency room care and specialty care services.

The members of Maverick County Hospital District’s Board of Directors emphasize the importance of preventive care, as it will defend defend families against health emergencies and assist in raising the overall care of our community.

For questions on preventive care and medical appointments, please call us at ☎ (830)757-4900 or (830)757-4901.

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Maverick County Hospital District Observes National Prostate Health Month (NPHM) During The Month of September

MCHD Observes National Prostate Health Month

The Maverick County Hospital District is observing National Prostate Health Month (NPHM) during the month of September.

Maverick County Hospital District is focused on increasing our community’s awareness to prostate health and prostate cancer, as well as emphasizing preventive medical care and services for our patients. Throughout National Prostate Health Month, our team will share health resources and tips, and educate the families in our community about prostate risk factors and symptoms. Additionally, our team plans to advice on the best ways to prevent prostate cancer and share information on how significantly survival rates can increase through early stage diagnosis and preventive medical care.

Maverick County Hospital District’s Dr. Michael Crone, MD - Urology invites our community to join our National Prostate Health Month activities and take advantage of our resources. Stay tuned for Maverick County Hospital District events throughout the month as we work to create engagement and awareness for prostate health for our families.

We invite you to visit our medical offices or call us for more information at (830)757-4900 or (830) 757-4901.

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Maverick County Hospital District Board Working On Budget to Provide Needed Medical Services to the Community

Maverick County Hospital District Board Working On Budget to Provide Needed Medical Services to the Community

The Maverick County Hospital District is currently working on their fiscal year budget, which will initiate on September 1, 2019.

Maverick County Hospital District Chief Financial Officer Nestor Bonilla reported that the District’s net position at this point in time is better than in previous years; it will be working with a $15.5 million dollar operational budget, including a cost-of-living adjustment for all employees.

The Maverick County Hospital District Board of Trustees and Administration continue to collaborate to enhance our community’s opportunities to access the highest quality of medical care and provide awareness of options for prevention.

“The Maverick County Hospital District’s primary mission is to take care of the people in our community,” said Maverick County Hospital District Board President, Jesus Casas, CPA. “That will always be our top priority.”

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Maverick County Hospital District Medicare Plan Finder Webinar

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🖥📣On behalf of our group at Maverick County Hospital District, we would like to invite our community to join us for our New Medicare Plan Finder webinar on September 5, 2019 from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm at our Conference Room.

📋🏥The Medicare Plan Finder focuses on helping our community find and compare Medicare coverage options, including Medicare health plan and drug plans. Webinar will preview and walk through Plan Finder updates that are planned for Open Enrollment 2019, and give our citizens the opportunity to speak to members of our team and ask any questions about their coverage.

For more information, please call us at ☎(830) 757-4900 or (830) 757-4901.