Collingsworth General Receives Highest Award for Quality Improvement
Wellington, Texas (February 20, 2019) - Collingsworth General Hospital (CGH) was recognized last week with the 2018 TMF Gold Award for Hospital Quality Improvement.  This regional award was gi...
Collingsworth General Honors Employees
Wellington, Texas (December 20, 2018) - Seven employees of Collingsworth General Hospital (CGH) were recognized during the hospital’s annual Christmas party for achieving employment milestone...
Dr. Pickard Now Accepting New Patients
Wellington, Texas (September 4, 2018) - West Texas native, Bethany Pickard, MD, started practicing internal medicine at Collingsworth Family Medicine last week…after spending two months getti...
Collingsworth Telemedicine Kicks Off a Success
Wellington, Texas (July 18, 2018) - Just over three weeks ago, Collingsworth General Hospital (CGH) went “live” with its new telemedicine program.   “Telemedicine cases typically incl...
New Provider Joins Collingsworth Family Medicine
Wellington, Texas (July 17, 2018) - Joshua “Josh” Wright, PA-C, will start seeing patients at Collingsworth Family Medicine in early August, but he and his family already call Wellington th...
Collingsworth General "Connect" with Emergency Medicine Specialists
Wellington, Texas (June 15, 2018) - Collingsworth General Hospital (CGH) is scheduled to “go live” on June 27th with a new telemedicine program that will bring emergency medicine special...
Telephone Scam Targets Medicare Beneficiaries
Wellington, Texas (March 7, 2018) - Scam artists aware of federal plans to re-issue Medicare cards are calling seniors across the country to trick them into disclosing confidential financial...
Road to a Healthier Heart is Just Steps Away
Wellington, Texas (February 7, 2018) - Heart disease is the leading cause of death among men and women in the U.S., with the risk of heart disease increasing with age.  However, according t...
Texas Health Steps Keeps Collingsworth County Kids Healthy
Wellington, Texas (February 2, 2018) - Parents with children and adolescents enrolled in Medicaid and CHIPS can help to keep their family healthy through active participation in the Texas He...
Collingsworth General Celebrates Staff at Holiday Party
Wellington, Texas (December 14, 2017) - Almost 100 staff and guests of Collingsworth General Hospital (CGH) and Collingsworth Family Medicine attended the annual Christmas party last Wednesd...
Collingsworth General Hosts “Active Shooter” Training Sessions
Wellington, Texas (November 20, 2017) - Almost 100 Collingsworth County residents attended training sessions on October 17th to learn the basics of how to respond to an active shooter situat...
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Staff Collingsworth Family Medicine
Wellington, Texas (November 2, 2017) - Clinic staff at Collingsworth Family Medicine were replaced by Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, much to the delight of patients and families with appoi...
Collingsworth General and Collingsworth Family Medicine Join Battle against Antibiotic Resistant Bugs
Wellington, Texas (October 2, 2017) - Collingsworth General Hospital (CGH) and Collingsworth Family Medicine are participating in a Texas Medical Foundation (TMF) Health Quality Institute in...
Collingsworth General Staff Receive “Active Shooter” Training
Wellington, Texas (September 19, 2017) - Four members of the staff at Collingsworth General Hospital learned the basics of how to respond to an active shooter situation at a recent seminar i...
CGH “Swing Beds” Allow Medicare Patients to Recover Close to Home
Wellington, Texas (August 9, 2017) - A 65-year-old woman has hip replacement surgery in Amarillo, a 72-year-old man is discharged from another hospital after a stroke, an 85-year-old inpatie...
Diabetes Class Helps Patients Live Better
Wellington, Texas (July 27, 2017) - A room full of Wellington area residents attended a five-hour program July 27 to learn more about “Living Well with Diabetes.” Presented by instr...
Immunizations Part of School Readiness for Collingsworth County Parents
Wellington, Texas (July 24, 2017) - The first day of school for Collingsworth County ISD students is August 22, giving parents less than four weeks to address school supplies, clothes, after...
Practicing Summer Sun Safety Reduces Risk of Skin Cancer and Aging
Wellington, Texas (July 6, 2017) - Collingsworth County is one of the sunniest places in Texas. In fact, the sun shines in Collingsworth 73 percent of the time, more than Houston, Austin or ...
Moran Cleans Up as Collingsworth General STAR
Wellington, Texas (June 8, 2017) - Odette Moran, a housekeeper at Collingsworth General Hospital (CGH), was recently named Employee of the Month.  She received her STAR for always havin...
National Hospital Week a Time to Celebrate for Hospital and Clinic Staff
Wellington, Texas (May 17, 2017) - A week long calendar of food and games celebrating National Hospital Week and National Nurses Week began last Monday for the staff of Collingsworth General...
Hedrick Receives National Diabetes Educator Certification
Wellington, Texas (May 2, 2017) - Collingsworth County residents with diabetes have a new weapon at Collingsworth General Hospital (CGH):  hospital registered dietician Kendra Hedrick. ...
New Collingsworth Family Medicine Health Coach Named
Wellington, Texas (April 17, 2017) - If you have chronic health care condition, there is a new Coach in town who may be able to help you improve your quality of life.  Wendy Langford, L...
Patient Satisfaction at Collingsworth General Ranks Among Top 20 U.S. Hospitals
Wellington, Texas (April 12, 2017) - The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) identified Collingsworth General Hospital (CGH) as one of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals in the U.S. f...
Paul Bell Selected as Collingsworth General Employee of the Month
Wellington, Texas (April 4, 2017) - Paul Bell, director of radiology and a radiation technologist, was selected by Collingsworth General Hospital (CGH) as its January 2017 Employee of the Mo...
Collingsworth General Selects Armstrong as Employee of the Year
Wellington, Texas (March 31, 2017) - Valerie Armstrong, nursing assistant at Collingsworth General Hospital (CGH), was the hospital’s biggest “STAR” in 2016 according to Candy Powell, ...
Collingsworth General Named Top 100 U.S. Hospital
Wellington, Texas (February 10, 2017) - According to a national study, Collingsworth General ranks among the top 100 critical access hospitals in the U.S.  The announcement of the 2017 awar...
Collingsworth General Celebrates 2016 Stars
Wellington, Texas (February 1, 2017) - Not all the stars in West Texas are in the night sky according to Candy Powell, administrator of Collingsworth General Hospital (CGH).  “In fact, I...
Collingsworth General Celebrates Holidays and Long Term Employees
Wellington, Texas (December 15, 2016) - Staff members of Collingsworth General Hospital (CGH) and Collingsworth Family Medicine Sabine County Hospital joined together Wednesday, December 7, ...
Sever Recognized During National PA Week
Wellington, Texas (October 14, 2016) - Wellington, Texas (October 14, 2016) – The contributions of Charles Sever, PA-C, to Collingsworth General Hospital and Collingsworth Family Medicine ...
Trauma Services at Collingsworth General Awarded Perfect Score
Wellington, Texas (September 28, 2016) - Wellington, Texas (September 28, 2016) – After an lengthy process, leadership at Collingsworth General Hospital (CGH) were notified in mid-Septembe...
Collingsworth General Staff Attends Hot Topics Seminar
Wellington, Texas (September 19, 2016) - Wellington, Texas (September 19, 2016) – Three Collingsworth General Hospital employees ended the summer with a “Hot Topics” seminar in Abilene...
Kelli Killian Shines as CGH Employee of the Month
Wellington, Texas (September 12, 2016) - Wellington, Texas (September 12, 2016) – Kelli Killian, RN, was recognized by Collingsworth General Hospital (CGH) as the March Employee of the Mon...
Maria Torres Named Hospital Employee of the Month
Wellington, Texas (August 17, 2016) - Wellington, Texas (August 17, 2016) – Maria Torres, nursing assistant, was named employee of the month at Collingsworth General Hospital (CGH) last Fe...
Many Residents Benefit from Collingsworth General Health Fair
Wellington, Texas (May 13, 2016) - Wellington, Texas (May 13, 2016) – Over 130 Collingsworth County residents and visitors participated in a annual community health fair sponsored by Colli...
Almost New Resident Named CGH January Star
Wellington, Texas (April 17, 2016) - Wellington, Texas (April 17, 2016) – Maegan Honeycutt, receptionist at Collingsworth Family Medicine, was named the employee of the month at Collingswo...
December Storm Brings New Star to CGH
Wellington, Texas (March 18, 2016) - The post-Christmas blizzard last December made the Stars at Collingsworth General Hospital (CGH) shine even brighter, according to Candy Powell, hospital...
Brandy Thomas Named Hospital Employee of the Year
Wellington, Texas (March 8, 2016) - Brandy Thomas, LVN, a 16-year employee of Collingsworth General Hospital (CGH) was named 2015 Employee of the Year, announced Candy Powell, administrator....
Candy Powell Shares Wellington Story with THIE
Wellington, Texas (March 3, 2016) - “Hospitals are used to responding to emergencies,” said Candy Powell, administrator of Collingsworth General Hospital (CGH), “but everyone performed...
Heart Disease Prevention the Focus of National Heart Month
Wellington, Texas (February 5, 2016) - The providers at Collingsworth Family Medicine would like to encourage everyone in Collingsworth County to “take care of your Valentine by taking car...
Rudy Garza Joins List of CGH STARs
Wellington, Texas (January 15, 2016) - Collingsworth General Hospital (CGH) named Rudy Garza Employee of the Month for October 2015.  Third time nominee and first time winner, Garza was sel...
Hospital Employees Recognized for 65 Years of Service
Wellington, Texas (December 8, 2015) - The contributions of five employees of Collingsworth General Hospital (CGH) and Collingsworth Family Medicine were celebrated at the annual hospital Ch...
Brandy Thomas Named September STAR at CGH
Wellington, Texas (November 10, 2015) - Brandy Thomas, LVN, a member of the nursing staff at Collingsworth General Hospital was named Collingsworth General Hospital (CGH) Employee of the Mon...
Star Employee of the Month - August 2015
Wellington, Texas (October 15, 2015) - STAR Employee of the Month AUGUST 2015 Rose Hernandez Clinic Manager Rose was nominated for being extremely courteous to patients, ha...
Flu Shots Available at Collingsworth Family Medicine October 1
Wellington, Texas (September 24, 2015) - "Collingsworth Family Medicine will provide flu shots for all area residents beginning October 1,” said Rose Hernandez, clinic manager, “just in ...
Employee Appreciation Day Celebrated at CGH
Wellington, Texas (September 10, 2015) - Collingsworth General Hospital (CGH) showed its appreciation for the almost 70 employees who work in the hospital and Collingsworth Family Medicine c...
CGH Names Sarah Jett July Employee of the Month
Wellington, Texas (August 28, 2015) - Sarah Jett, LVN, was named Collingsworth General Hospital (CGH) Employee of the Month for July 2015, announced Candy Powell, hospital administrator. ...
Barnett Retires After 17 Years at CGH
Wellington, Texas (August 17, 2015) - Long time Collingsworth General Hospital (CGH) employee, Patricia “Pat” Barnett, PT, retired as the director of the Physical Therapy Department at t...
New Physical Therapists Team Up at CGH
Wellington, Texas (August 17, 2015) - The Physical Therapy Department at Collingsworth General Hospital (CGH) is now staffed with two full-time physical therapists announced Candy Powell, ad...
Sever Joins Collingsworth Family Medicine
Wellington, Texas (August 17, 2015) - Charles Sever, PA-C, has joined the staff of Collingsworth General Hospital (CGH) and Collingsworth Family Medicine as a physician assistant.  He began...
Chrissy Gutierrez Named June Employee of the Month
Wellington, Texas (August 7, 2015) - Crecelia “Chrissy” Gutierrez was named Collingsworth General Hospital Employee of the Month for June 2015, announced Candy Powell, hospital administr...
George Brewer Named Hospital Employee of the Month
Wellington, Texas (July 8, 2015) - George Brewer, maintenance supervisor, was recently recognized as Employee of the Month by Collingsworth General Hospital.   The first employee to rec...
Hospital Receives Funding Assistance
Wellington, Texas (July 8, 2015) - Megan Cody, MPH, recently joined the staff of Preferred to support the efforts of Collingsworth General Hospital (CGH) and other Preferred hospitals to sec...
Collingsworth General Celebrates Employees
Wellington, Texas (May 6, 2015) - Employees at Collingsworth General Hospital and Collingsworth Family Medicine are being recognized with overlapping celebrations of National Nurses Week, Ma...
Collingsworth General Staff Participates in Regional Emergency Exercise
Wellington, Texas (April 27, 2015) - Three Collingsworth General Hospital (CGH) employees volunteered time to participate in a full scale emergency exercise with the Texas Emergency Medical ...
Preferred Appoints New Corporate Leader for Patient Quality
Wellington, Texas (January 8, 2015) - A new leader for quality initiatives at Collingsworth General Hospital was recently appointed by Preferred Management Corporation. Kathleen "Kathy" Mech...
Holidays a Time to Highlight Hospital Employees
Wellington, Texas (December 8, 2014) - Ten employees were recognized for their years of service to Collingsworth General Hospital and Collingsworth Family Medicine at the annual Christmas pa...
National Nurses Week Begins May 6
Wellington, Texas (May 15, 2014) - Every year nurses and the nursing profession are celebrated across the country during National Nurses Week, beginning May 6, National Nurses Day, and endin...
National Hospital Week Celebrates People
Wellington, Texas (May 9, 2014) - National Hospital Week is a time that Collingsworth General Hospital and Collingsworth Family Medicine thank the many individuals who contribute to the prov...
Hospital Salutes Physicians on National Doctor's Day
Wellington, Texas (March 28, 2014) - March 30 marks National Doctor's Day, the day hospitals and communities throughout the nation recognize the physicians who take care of their patients 36...
Safe Driving Best Valentine Gift - EMS/Trauma Providers Urge You to Just Drive!
Wellington, Texas (February 13, 2014) - Local EMS, hospital and trauma providers say safe driving may be the best way to show your love this Valentine's Day. "Focusing on safe driving is a w...
Collingsworth General Honors Employees During Holiday Celebration
Wellington, Texas (December 11, 2013) - Employees with a combined total of 110 years of service to Collingsworth General Hospital and Collingsworth Family Medicine were honored at the annual...
Cardiologist Offers Specialty Clinic at Collingsworth General
Wellington, Texas (November 22, 2013) - "Area residents can now see a cardiologist at the Collingsworth Family Medicine clinic rather than travel out of town for care," announced Candy Powel...
Bedside Ultrasound Now Available in Hospital Emergency Department
Wellington, Texas (September 16, 2013) - Emergency patients at Collingsworth General will now benefit from point-of-care or bedside ultrasound, announced Candy Powell, hospital administrator...
Community embraces new Doctors
Wellington, Texas (April 27, 2013) - The town of Wellington came out in waves to welcome Dr. Wesley Nickens and Dr. Sarah Mankin at the Meet and Greet Reception at Parkview Manor Dining Room...
Preferred Management Hosts Educational Retreat for Hospital Board While Celebrating 25 Years of Success
Wellington, Texas (November 15, 2012) - Collingsworth County Hospital District Board member Cheryl Tarver and Candy Powell, Hospital Administrator, had the opportunity to join the Preferred ...
Collingsworth General Hospital and Collingsworth Family Medicine Celebrated for Community Commitment
Wellington, Texas (September 20, 2012) - Collingsworth General Hospital Administrator Candy Powell and Preferred Management took time to recognize the hospital and clinic staff last week for...
Landscaping Project Enhances Hospital Grounds
Wellington, Texas (September 18, 2012) - Many have passed by Collingsworth General Hospital recently and noticed the addition of several trees, shrubs and flowers around the hospital's exter...
Hospital Hosts Open House for New Doctor
Wellington, Texas (September 10, 2012) - Collingsworth General Hospital will host an open house for Sarah Mankin, D.O., on Sunday at Parkview Manor in the dining room. Dr. Mankin will be ava...
Hospital District Leaders Attend Educational Conference
Wellington, Texas (August 10, 2012) - Representatives from the Collingsworth General Hospital District Board and the hospital administrator recently attended the 2012 Texas Healthcare Truste...
New Doctor for Collingsworth General Arrives August 1.
Wellington, Texas (July 23, 2012) - Collingsworth Family Medicine is now accepting new patients for Sarah Mankin, D.O., whose first day at the clinic will be Wednesday, August 1. "We're very...
New Doctor Signs On at Collingsworth General
Wellington, Texas (June 28, 2012) - Candy Powell, Hospital Administrator at Collingsworth General Hospital, would like everyone to join her and the hospital staff in welcoming Sarah Mankin, ...
LIFESTAR and CGH Team Up to Save Lives
Wellington, Texas (May 17, 2012) - Collingsworth General Hospital serves an amazing purpose in this rural community. On April 19, two LIFESTAR helicopters were picking up patients to transpo...
New Staff
Wellington, Texas (May 17, 2012) - The staff of Collingsworth General Hospital would like to welcome its newest members to the team. The staff of Collingsworth General Hospital woul...
Collingsworth General Hospital Recognizes Medical Lab Staff during National Laboratory Week
Wellington, Texas (April 22, 2012) - During National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week which is April 22-28, Preferred Management and Collingsworth General Hospital would like the commun...
Collingsworth General Hospital Seeing Red on Friday
Wellington, Texas (January 25, 2012) - Collingsworth General Hospital staff and patients will be seeing Red on Friday. February 3 is National Go Red Day for Women and is sponsored by the Ame...
Medicaid STAR Program Brings Changes for Texas Residents
Wellington, Texas (January 19, 2012) - The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is launching a healthcare program for Medicaid patients in Collingsworth County on March 1 known as the ...
Collingsworth General Named 2011 Rural Health Champion
Wellington, Texas (November 28, 2011) - On National Rural Health Day, November 17, the Panhandle AHEC (Area Health Education Center) named Collingsworth General Hospital (CGH) a 2011 Rural H...
Collingsworth General Matches Students' Breast Cancer Drive Donation
Wellington, Texas (November 3, 2011) - The Wellington High School Student Council joined forces with the Claude High School Student Council at an October football game in honor of Breast Can...
CGH Staff Brushes Up on Haz Mat Skills
Wellington, Texas (November 3, 2011) - To remain prepared for disasters that may involve hazardous materials, the staff members at Collingsworth General Hospital participates in mock di...
Physical Therapy Month
Wellington, Texas (October 31, 2011) - October was National Physical Therapy Month and the staff at Collingsworth General Hospital (CGH) recognized the staff of the Physical Therapy (PT) dep...
Medicare Boot Camp Offers a Different Kind of Training
Wellington, Texas (October 31, 2011) - Boot camps aren't just for our military heroes anymore and the staff members of the billing department at Collingsworth General Hospital know that now....
Local Physician Assistants Promote Prevention First as an Approach to Healthy Living
Wellington, Texas (September 30, 2011) - Obesity ... diabetes ... hypertension ... cardiovascular disease One of the most startling realities in healthcare is that the illnesses most dan...
Collingsworth General Hospital and Collingsworth Family Medicine Celebrated for Community Commitment
Wellington, Texas (September 30, 2011) - It's a medical staff of committed professionals delivering quality, healthcare to their community of family and friends and earlier this month, Hospi...
Collingsworth General's Float Wins First Prize in the Best Use of Theme category
Wellington, Texas (September 10, 2011) - The staff at Collingsworth General Hospital takes great pride in their community and that was very evident as their float in the Collingsworth County...
Hospital Introduces New Statements to Improve Patient Services
Wellington, Texas (August 15, 2011) - Collingsworth General Hospital and Collingsworth Family Medicine will begin sending patients upgraded statements that are easier to read and make it mor...
Collingsworth General Brings MRI Service to Community
Wellington, Texas (July 25, 2011) - This summer, Collingsworth General Hospital (CGH) has worked with the Diagnostic Management Group (DMG) in an effort to bring additional healthcare servic...
Collingsworth General Hospital Installs Electronic Gates for Safety
Wellington, Texas (April 11, 2011) - Collingsworth General Hospital has installed electronic gates on the north and south side of the heliport for the safety of incoming and outgoing emergen...
Local Family Honors Loved One with Flower Arrangements during National Multiple Sclerosis Week
Wellington, Texas (March 14, 2011) - This week is National Multiple Sclerosis Week and local resident Sherri Barton and her family will have on display silk flower arrangements at Collingswo...
Collingsworth Community Takes Look at New Hospital Addition
Wellington, Texas (January 31, 2011) - More than 500 people came out last week to the open house celebration hosted by the Collingsworth County Hospital District Board and Collingsworth...
Implementing HIT in Critical Access Hospitals
Wellington, Texas (January 31, 2011) - The 13-bed Collingsworth General Hospital in Wellington, Texas, has had many unique challenges, not unlike the other 77 critical access hospitals (CAHs...
Local Professional Promoted to Chief Nursing Officer
Wellington, Texas (January 3, 2011) - Vikki Barton, RN, at Collingsworth General Hospital and long-time Wellington resident, has been promoted to the position of Chief Nursing Officer (...
Collingsworth General Hospital and Employees Celebrate Season and Long-Term Employees.
Wellington, Texas (December 13, 2010) - The medical providers and staff of Collingsworth General Hospital and Clinic gathered on Wednesday to celebrate the holidays and recognize long-term e...