Hospital District Looking To Find a Solution to Lack of S.A.N.E Nurses In Our Community

The Maverick County Hospital District will begin to look into finding assistance to victims of sexual assault by looking to recruit Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Nurse(s) and work with other organizations including law enforcement agencies to do so.

The MCHD Board of Trustees tackled the issue during their meeting held on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, and are moving forward with finding a solution to the problem.

Currently, there are no certified SANE Nurses who can exam victims of sexual assault in our community. The victims are having to be transported out of town to have examinations performed. This often adds to the stress and issues related to their tragic circumstance.

The Maverick County Hospital District is working to find a solution to that very issue.

MCHD Rolling Out New Shuttle Bus Services

The Maverick County Hospital District will soon be providing transportation to its patients. 

Maverick County Hospital District recently purchase a shuttle bus to be able to provide the necessary transportation services to individuals who are patients of the Hospital District.

MCHD Board of Trustees President Jesus Casas states that this type of services is very important. This will allow the Hospital District assure those district patients or anyone interested in seeking medical services with the Hospital District may do so and not have to cancel or delay their medical visits due to not having any type of transportation to and from their homes.

"This will definitely lower the number of canceled appointments and will allow our patients to attend their medical visits at their designated times," said Casas.

MCHD Administrator Alma Martinez added that these services will allow for the Hospital District to increase their visits by not having any rescheduling conflicts or any other type of problems and will certainly decrease a patient's inability to assist or visit the district's doctors and facility.

MCHD Shuttle Bus full services are expected to be announced in the near future.

Celebrating National HIV Testing Day

Celebrating National HIV Testing Day.
3rd Annual Volleyball Tournament.

Multipurpose Center
Thursday, June 27, 2019.
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

TEAMS - Please register at 830-757-4937 or visit https://s.surveyplanet.com/8SIAqyO3T.
Deadline to register - June 26, 2019.

Looking for teams of 6 players with 1-2 alternates if needed to participate.
Ages 12 and above. Can be all female or male, or coed.

Food and drinks to testers and players. Come out and enjoy some volleyball and fun!

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During Memorial Day We Remember Our Fallen Heroes

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On Monday, May 27, we as a Nation honor and remember thousands of men and women who have given their all, for our Country.

During this time we honor those who have died while serving in the country's armed forces and vow to never forget their ultimate sacrifice.

Locally, in Maverick County there have been over 53 heroes who have served our country and have paid with their lives, protecting our freedoms and those of others across the entire world.

On this day, we honor each one of them and their loved ones who never got to welcome them home. 

“To all our brave men and women of the military forces, we thank you for your service and honor those who have perished defending our freedoms. It is because of those heroes that we enjoy the very freedoms that we live every day in this great Country,” said MCHD Board Trustee Aaron Valdez.

On this Memorial Day, we thank all military service members who paid the ultimate sacrifice but also thank their loved ones who truly know that Freedom is Not Free.

MCHD Observes Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

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Teen pregnancy is a problem that every community across the world faces including in Maverick County.   

Locally, in past years the teen birth rate has been one of the highest in the state and nation. The Maverick County Hospital District recognized the problem several years ago and established its Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program to raise awareness of the social ills that teen pregnancy brings.

During the month of May, Teen Pregnancy Prevention is observed across the entire nation. This is a time to emphasize that too many teens still leave pregnancy prevention to chance and prevention should be taught and focused on every month and day of the year.

Through the Juntos Podemos Program, Teen Pregnancy Prevention Coordinator Yaraida Diaz provides vital information to participating youth through the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP). The program’s goal is to provide adolescents ages 10-19 with an evidence-based educational curriculum that informs them on topics such as abstinence and contraception in order to prevent pregnancies as well as the sexuall transmitted infections.

The Hospital District’s main objective through Juntos Podemos is to recruit and commit youth and adolescents to learn more on abstinence and contraception, enroll youth and adolescents in education programs offered by Juntos Podemos, and participate in the collection of performance-measured data collection.

“We have seen a decrease in teen pregnancy rates in Maverick County. And we are focused on helping our kids understand that making active decisions about preventing pregnancy is part of taking charge of their futures and lowering teen pregnancy rates,” said Diaz. “We do encourage parents to allow for their children to take this very beneficial course.”

For more information, please contact Yaraida Diaz at (830) 757-4931.