MCHD Planning Future Awareness Events

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Maverick County Hospital District Medical Financial Assistance Program and Breast and Cervical Cancer Services Director Luiza Garza informs the community that the district is currently in the planning stages for the district's October Think Pink (Breast Cancer) Awareness event.

Mrs. Garza states that a date for the event has yet to be finalized but further information will be posted on the Maverick County Hospital District website and Facebook page in the immediate future.

This is our 4th Annual Think Pink Event and we would like to invite the community to participate and assist in raising awareness for Breast Cancer. The BCCS Program helps women receive quality and accessible cancer screening and health services.

The event will feature breast health care information and guest speakers.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM), also referred to in America as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM), is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer.

Breast Cancer Awareness events organized are to raise awareness in the importance of early screening which is the best method to detect breast cancer in its earliest stages.

For any information regarding this event or interest in having a medical checkup through our Breast and Cervical Cancer Services please call us at (830) 757-4950.

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MCHD LMFT Elias Diaz Appointed To The Mayor's Fitness Council

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The Maverick County Hospital District would like to congratulate Maverick County Hospital District’s Mental Health Clinician, Elias Diaz, LMFT for being appointed by the Eagle Pass City Council to the Mayor’s Fitness Council.

Mr. Diaz will join appointees Deborah Meeks, Sonia Tovar, Juan Cuellar, Lupita Fuentes, Letty Villanueva, Patty Rodriguez, Rosy de los Santos, Jaylen Villalpando, Samantha Cardenas, Lisa Cain, Diana Jimenez Ayers, Diana Alvarado, City Manager George Antuna, Mayor Ramsey E. Cantu, and Councilwoman Yolanda Ramon.

Physical inactivity continues to be a great issue in our community.

This problem only adds to the increase of Obesity, Diabetes and other health problems,which are prevalent among our ethnicity.

Mayor Cantu and members of the Mayor’s Fitness Council have been taking on the challenge of creating healthy lifestyles by promoting exercise and holding weight-loss challenges throughout the year.

The Maverick County Hospital District is proud to have a seat at the table, which will guide our community on a path of wellness and better health.

Congratulations Mr. Diaz!

MCHD To Observe National Immunization Awareness Month

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The Maverick County Hospital District is observing National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) during the month of August.

The Hospital District recognizes the importance of immunization for people of all ages and urges the community to get vaccinated.

MCHD Primary Care LVN Team Lead Samantha Gracia invites the community to consult with the Hospital District for any medical needs and services including vaccinations.

“Our providers are ready to assist you and loved ones with any medical assistance available through our program,” said Gracia “During the month of August we want to bring awareness to the importance of getting immunized. So we invite you to visit our medical offices or call us for more information at (830)757-4900 or (830) 757-4901.”

MCHD Ryan White Celebrates National Health Centers Week with United Medical Centers

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Maverick County Hospital District would like to congratulate United Medical Centers who are celebrating National Health Centers Week from August 4 through the 10th.

MCHD Ryan White Program personnel including Jorge Escareño participated in UMC's Health Fair event held on Wednesday, August 8 in which hundreds of community members attended to receive a variety of informative pamphlets, medical checkups and awareness information.

Among those participating were the WIC Program, Police Department, Eagle Pass Fire Department, MCHD Ryan White Program Jorge, and Camino Real Community Services.

District's Transportation Shuttle Bus Services Are Readily Available

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Maverick County Hospital District Co-Clinic Manager Robert Benavides informs the community that the District's Transportation Shuttle Bus services are readily available.

Mr. Benavides states that the services are available from the patients home to the Hospital District and back home as well.

“ If you need any assistance please call us at (830)757-4900 or (830)757-4901,” stated Mr. Benavides.

MCHD Oncology and Hematology Suite A Life Saving Option Close To Home

Maverick County Hospital District LVN for the District's Oncology Program Joanna Saenz works closely with Oncologist Dr. Eduardo Miranda and informs the community of the District's life saving services.

Saenz states that the Hospital District's Oncology and Hematology Department is prepared to provide chemotherapy, immunotherapy, hematology services and iron infusions.

The Hospital District has been providing these services since
October 16, 2012, offering local cancer patients a much-needed state-of-the-art chemotherapy treatment center in Eagle Pass and great relief of no longer having to travel out of town for this medical services.

MCHD Oncology and Hematology Suite A Life Saving Option Close To Home

MCHD To Expand On Medical Services and Office Space Availability

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The Maverick County Hospital District was created in 1965 under the Texas Constitution which incharges MCHD and its Board of Trustees to provide the necessary medical care and services to the district’s needy residents.

Throughout the years the needs of the region and our patients have grown, outpacing the District's ability to provide the necessary services to the region.

The MCHD Board envisions a structured plan to expand on those services that will benefit our patients and entire community into the future.

At present time, the MCHD is moving forward with planning to expand medical services and office space availability by an increment of the 2019 /2020 Ad- Valorem Tax Rate from $0.1296 cents to $0.14 cents less than $0.2 cents.

This increase will certainly help us improve the standards of health care in the community and allow us to maintain the access to quality care that is truly deserved.

Our mission is to promote the improvement of health and quality of life of the people of Maverick County.

The District's Strategic Plan includes a visionary expansion of medical care and social services that will continue promoting and seeking the improvement of health and quality of life of the people of Maverick County and region.

MCHD is in preparations of recruiting a much-needed Neurologist and Gastroenterologist to our area and expand on our office space availability.

If you have any questions or suggestions you can contact us at (830)757-4900 or (830)757-4901

MCHD Board of Trustees Elects Alma Martínez as Chief Executive Officer

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The Maverick County Hospital District Board of Trustees held a special meeting on Saturday, August 3, 2019, in which they interviewed two finalists for the Maverick County Hospital District Chief Executive Officer position.

After interviewing Judith Canales and acting Maverick County Hospital District Administrator Alma Martinez the Board proceeded to choose a lone finalist for the position in open session.

Once Back in open session the Maverick County Hospital District Board of Trustees opened up the agenda item and Board President Jesus Casas asked if anyone had a recommendation.

Maverick County Hospital District Board Secretary Aaron Valdez motioned to hire Alma Martinez as CEO. The motion was seconded by long time trustee Juan Manuel Farias.

A motion was put up for a vote and approved unanimously.

The Board of Trustees welcomed Mrs. Martinez as the Maverick County Hospital District's Chief Executive Officer.

MCHD Congratulates EPISD In Opening of New Life Skills Education Wing at Sam Houston Elementary

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The Maverick County Hospital District would like to congratulate the Eagle Pass Independent School District in the opening of a new Life Skills education wing at the Sam Houston Elementary School.

It is said that “The measure of a civilization is how it treats its weakest members.”- Gandhi.

The MCHD also takes the time to welcome new EPISD Superintendent Samuel Mijares and wish retiring Superintendent Gilbert Gonzalez all the best in his retirement and future endeavors.

Meet The MCHD Board

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The Maverick County Hospital District Board of Trustees continue moving forward to assure that the community has the best medical services available.

The MCHD Board consist of a group of compassionate professionals that are headed by Certified Public Accountant Jesus Casas who has been with the District since 2016 when he was elected to the Board position.

Since then Mr. Casas has been adamant about improving our community's overall health and well-being.

Long time retired education administrator Becky Robinson serves as the MCHD Vice Chairperson and brings a wealth of knowledge which is extremely beneficial for our community and the MCHD. Robinson has been with the MCHD Board since 2016 when she was elected.

Serving as Board Secretary/ Treasurer is local entrepreneur Aaron Valdez who was elected to the position in 2018. Since, then he has adjoined in his colleagues mission to provide the best medical services possible.

Retired educator and community activist Juan Manuel Farias has been with the MCHD Board for more than a decade and continues to serve the community he so many loves and cares for.

Retired educator Adolfo” Fito” Olivares joined the MCHD Board in 2016 when he was appointed to the position and elected in 2018.

MCHD Transportation Bus Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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The Maverick County Hospital District Board of Trustees and Administration held a Transportation Bus Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Friday, July 26, 2019, at 10:00 am at the District’s offices.

During the ceremony Maverick County Hospital District Board of Trustees President Jesus Casas and Board members Aaron Valdez, JM Farias, Adolfo Olivares, and Becky Robinson welcomed all in attendance.

“I am very proud of the work we as a board and administration are doing. We continue moving forth to be able to provide our residents the best medical services possible,” stated Casas.

“We continue working together and look forward to bigger and better things for our residents, “ added Aaron Valdez.

The group then proceeded to hold the ribbon cutting ceremony, welcoming the District’s new transportation services which will be available to patients of the Hospital District.

The Eagle Pass Babe Ruth League 14 U Baseball Team Wins West Regional Tournament

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The Maverick County Hospital District would like to congratulate The Eagle Pass Babe Ruth League 14 U Baseball Team for winning the West Regional Tournament and being crowned Champions on Sunday, July 21, 2019.

The Eagle Pass team defeated the Del Rio, Tx. Baseball team on Friday, July 18 by a score of 6 to 1.

The team then played Wharton Tx. On Saturday and won by a score of 10 to 0.

The Team moved on to the championship game and waited for the winners of the Del Rio and Wharton game.

Eagle Pass faced Wharton on Sunday and were able to defeat them by a score of 10 to 0.

The Eagle Pass team was crowned Texas West regional Babe Ruth champions in front of their home crowd.

They will now move on in tournament play.

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.