Candy Powell Candy Powell, Administrator 

A native of Wellington, Candy Powell was named administrator of Collingsworth General in 2006.  She joined the hospital in 1993 as the director of radiology and by 1996 also assumed responsibility of the operations of the radiology and laboratory, housekeeping, maintenance and central supply departments.  In September 2001 she was promoted to assistant administrator of the hospital.

Candy graduated from Wellington High School in 1987. She received her associate degree in radiology from Amarillo College, Amarillo, Texas, in 1989, and completed her training at Northwest Texas Hospital.  She began her career in healthcare as an X-ray technician at Elk City Community Hospital, Elk City, Oklahoma.

Candy has a strong commitment to Collingsworth General Hospital and the community because she loves working in her hometown and taking care of her friends and neighbors. Powell is married to Jeff Powell and has three children, Mason, Keedon and Brecklyn.

Vikki Barton, RN Vikki Barton, RN, Chief Nursing Officer 
Vikki Barton, RN, joined the nursing staff of Collingsworth General in 1998 as a licensed vocational nurse.  While working at the hospital, she returned to school to earn her advanced nursing degree, and was promoted to the position of registered nurse in 2005.  She assumed her current position as Chief Nursing Officer in 2011. 

Not surprisingly, Vikki knows every position within the nursing department and has nursing experience in a variety of medical areas such as trauma, pediatrics, geriatrics, cardiac, discharge planning, respiratory therapy, wound care, physical therapy and hospice care.  

A longtime resident of Wellington, she epitomizes the caring attitude that made Collingsworth General a Top 20 Critical Access Hospital for patient satisfaction.