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Dunbar Primary Student Wellness Fair

Dunbar Primary Student Wellness Fair in Lufkin Rocks!

At the Science Fair

Nothing is better than experiencing science live! Last Friday, March 9th, 2018, staff from CHI St. Luke’s Health – Memorial enjoyed teaching kids from the Dunbar Primary School in Lufkin, Texas through science!  How did this happen?  Well, it was not one, but two fun stations that were sponsored to teach kids valuable health and prevention tips they can treasure for a lifetime.

What Did The Children Learn?

Station 1

At the Dunbar Primary Student Wellness Fair, Station 1 was a hand washing training station where students learned how to properly wash their hands. The children rubbed a safe liquid on their hands and placed them under a black light. This revealed that on the surface our hands appear clean. However, germs are everywhere. After properly washing the hands for 15 seconds, students returned to the black light to observe their hands were “clean.” This was a demonstration stressing the importance of proper hand washing.

THE CHILDREN LEARNED

If you don’t clean your hands properly, you risk having harmful germs on your hands and spreading them to others!  Learn to wash your hands correctly and frequently to avoid the spread of yucky germs!

Station 2

Now it’s time for Station number two.  At the Dunbar Primary Student Wellness Fair, students practiced staying calm and calling 911 individually on the large keypad board display, without forgetting to press the “Call” button to actually place the call. This is a step that children often forget. Children also have an issue knowing how to get into the phone app to reach the keypad.

 

After this exercise students learned about several medical instruments, such as the stethoscope and what they are used for and when. By the end of the session, they were able to identify each and know their proper function and use. They easily identified toy versions that would light up or mimic the results of the professional instruments. For example, the toy stethoscope would light up and mimic a heartbeat. Instruments covered were the X-Ray machine, stethoscope, ear thermometer, and syringe.

THE CHILDREN LEARNED

 

A bunch of cool stuff!  Not only did they learn how to dial 911 but they also learned about various medical instruments.  The super cool kids enjoyed taking X-Rays of their hands and giving us all shots! Ultimately they know the doctor is not scary, and we simply go there to receive treatment to become well.

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Fun Times at Dunbar Primary School: Photo Gallery

Seeing is believing! Thank you to all of the wonderful staff from Dunbar Primary Student Wellness Fair for giving us the opportunity to teach children valuable lessons about health and prevention. In the photos are admin Lauren Frazier, a presenter at the science fair, along with two other CHI St Luke’s Health Memorial Emergency Center employees.  Enjoy the photos, we will treasure the amazing memories!

We’re Here for You & Your Child When You Need Help the Most

During a medical emergency, there is no time to waste, especially in delicate cases that involve children. We believe in providing parents fast access to ER care so that their children will not have to wait long times to be attended. At CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial Emergency Center, we are always open, always ready and always fast when caring for adults and children. Visit our Facebook or Instagram pages to stay up to date with our Lufkin Community activity participation, safety tips, and great photos.

 

YES! We Do Accept Medicare & Medicaid

CHI St. Luke’s Health Emergency Center is In-Network, Accepting Medicare and Medicaid.  Your trusted source for Fast 24/7 ER Care. We’re reliable, convenient, and will not turn anyone away who is emergent.

You can count on us Monday through Sunday, 24/7,  even through the holidays.  We’re located in front of Sam’s and Walmart with a convenient parking area, so drop by anytime you need high-quality ER Care!

CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial ER Lufkin
Always Here. Always Fast. Always Open.

Next to Sam’s and Walmart!
501 N. Brentwood Drive
Lufkin, Texas

CALL US: 1 936-699-5900

Friendly ER Visit to Another Pumpkin Patch Preschool

Smiles & Cheer at Another Pumpkin Patch Preschool

Our Staff & Health Bear Were Thrilled to Entertain Another Pumpkin Patch Preschool!

Last Friday, March 9th, 2018 was a treat for many adorable preschoolers and their teachers at Another Pumpkin Patch Preschool.  It was a day filled with smiles and lessons learned. The daycare and preschool in Huntington, Texas whose motto is, “Learn and Grow Together” received a special treat!  The staff from CHI St. Luke’s Health Emergency Center and their life size Teddy Bear entertained the children with story time.  It is natural for both adults and little ones to be afraid of a trip to the doctor.  However, in the event of an emergency, it’s important that they learn that a trip to the ER is a good thing.  At CHI St. Luke’s Health Emergency Center, we are here to help take care of their “ouches” and “boo-boo’s” as fast as possible.

Highlights from our Visit to Another Pumpkin Patch Preschool!

Fun Times at Another Pumpkin Patch Preschool: Photo Gallery

Happy children, teddy bears and lots of hugs!  The children learned all about a trip to the ER and each took home a mini version of the CHI Teddy Bear to ease their fears of the ER and hospital. We really enjoyed the kids of Another Pumpkin Patch Preschool and hope they take home their lessons learned. 

We’re Here for You & Your Child When You Need Help the Most

During a medical emergency, there is no time to waste, especially in delicate cases that involve children. We believe in providing parents fast access to ER care so that their children will not have to wait long times to be attended. At CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial Emergency Center, we are always open, always ready and always fast when caring for adults and children. Visit our Facebook or Instagram pages to stay up to date with our Lufkin Community activity participation, safety tips and great photos.

 

YES! We Do Accept Medicare & Medicaid

CHI St. Luke’s Health Emergency Center is In-Network, Accepting Medicare and Medicaid.  Your trusted source for Fast 24/7 ER Care Now Offers outpatient imaging and lab services daily. We’re reliable and convenient will not turn anyone away who is emergent.

You can count on us Monday through Sunday, 24/7 and even through the holidays.  We’re located in front of Sam’s and Walmart with a convenient park area,  so drop by anytime you need high-quality ER Care!

 

CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial ER Lufkin
Always Here. Always Fast. Always Open.

Next to Sam’s and Walmart!
501 N. Brentwood Drive
Lufkin, Texas

CALL US: 1 936-699-5900

Free Smart TV Giveaway in Lufkin!

Free Smart TV Giveaway!

Pick the Winner of the Superbowl for a Chance to Win a Free Smart TV from CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial – Emergency Center

Enter our Free Smart TV Giveway! We’re kicking off the first giveaway of 2018 with an extra special prize.  If you love football, you’ll love this Free CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial – Emergency Center Giveaway.  You could be the lucky winner of a FREE Smart Full Array LED TV!

There’s no purchase necessary to participate in CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial – Emergency Center‘s Free Smart TV Giveaway.  Just LIKE, Comment your Pick & TAG!

PRIZE THAT’S UP FOR GRABS: A VIZIO 43″ Class FHD Smart Full Array LED TV.

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HOW IT WORKS

Who Will Win the Superbowl?  The Philadelphia Eagles or the New England Patriots?

It’s Super Easy to Participate in the #FreeSmartTV2018. Hurry! The Winner will be drawn on February 4th, 2018.

PARTICIPATE BY SHARING WITH YOUR FRIENDS! You can participate through all of our social media pages!

  • PICK A WINNER: Participant must comment with who you think will win the Superbowl: the Eagles or the Patriots.

  • LIKE US:  Like the post and our Facebook or Follow our Instagram Pages.

  • TAG 3 FRIENDS!  Invite your friends to participate as well!

  • RAFFLE DRAW:  All participants who pick the winner of the Superbowl 2018 will be placed into the drawing for a flat screen TV after the game.

How to Participate Through Facebook: 

Like our Facebook Page:  Pick a Winner, Like our Post & Tag 3 Friends.

How to Participate Through Instagram:

Follow us our Instagram Page:  Like the Post, Comment Your Pick & Tag 3 Friends.

STAY TUNED. 

After all of the sharing is done, watch the Superbowl and find out if your pick wins.  If your team wins, congratulations! Make sure and stay tuned as we will be announcing the winner of our Free Smart TV Giveaway and it could be you!

CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial ER Lufkin
Lufkin’s Premier Freestanding ER.
Always Here. Always Fast. Always Open.

Next to Sam’s and Walmart!
501 N. Brentwood Drive
Lufkin, Texas

CALL US: 1 936-699-5900

Rules:

  • Social Media: You must follow the instructions on one or any of our social media pages as detailed above.
  • The winner will be rewarded with one free VIZIO 43″ Class FHD (1080P) Smart Full Array LED TV (D43F-E2).
  • All photos shown are for illustration purpose only.
  • In order to receive your prize, the winner must present a valid photo ID and agree to have a photo taken.
  • The following are not eligible to participate in the contest: employees of the company, affiliates, or any agency working with the company, and their immediate families.
  • CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial – Emergency Center is not liable should any Social Media site experience any issues or downtime.
  • Any disputes relating to eligibility will be determined solely by CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial – Emergency Center.
  • CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial – Emergency Center reserves the right to modify or discontinue this program at any time without prior notice.
  • The Raffle Draw will take place on 02-04-2018.

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Lufkin Christmas Raffle Giveaway

Lufkin Christmas Raffle Giveaway

Like, Tag and Share to Win a Family Pack of Free Stuffed Christmas Stockings!

Enter the CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial – Emergency Center Lufkin Christmas Raffle. You could be the lucky winner of a Family Pack of Stockings Stuffed with over $200 worth of FREE Goodies & Gift Cards!

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Lufkin Christmas Raffle Giveaway 2017

WIN 4 Christmas Stockings Stuffed with FREE Goodies & Gift Cards for Mom, Dad & the Kids! All you have to do to participate is Like, Share Publicly & Tag 2 Friends. The Draw is on December 20th!

It’s Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas!

Christmas Joy is happening all around us, it even snowed! At CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial – Emergency Center, it’s our pleasure to serve lovely Lufkin, Texas.  We thank you for trusting us to care for you and your loved ones during times of urgency.  We’re happy to work with the community to help forge a happier and healthier future for Lufkin.  More than anything else, we love to spread smiles!

Enter our Free Lufkin Christmas Raffle!

  • RAFFLE PRIZE THAT’S UP FOR GRABSParticipate in our free Lufkin Christmas Raffle for a chance to win 4 stockings stuffed to the brim with great gifts including: yummy sweets, techie fun items, two (2) $25 Free Gift Cards and one Free moviepass.com subscription. 

  • How to Participate:  Like, Share Publicly & Tag 2 Friends

  • Draw Date: Sunday, December 20th, 2017

HOW IT WORKS

SOCIAL MEDIA GIVEAWAY RAFFLE: Just Like, Tag & Share to Enter!

It’s Free to Participate in the #LufkinXmasRaffle. Hurry! The Winners will be drawn on Wednesday, December 20th, 2017!

PARTICIPATE BY SHARING WITH YOUR FRIENDS! You can participate through all of our social media pages!

FACEBOOK: Visit our CHI St. Luke’s Health ER Facebook and Like, Share Publicly & Tag 2 Friends.

INSTAGRAM: Follow our chi_st_lukes_er Instagram and Tag two friends in the comments. If you haven’t already, like us today!

We’re Checking the List, Checking it Twice!

We wish everyone the best luck in your participation of our CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial – Emergency Center Lufkin Christmas Raffle. Remember to SHARE PUBLICLY as we always check to make sure that the post shows up on your page.

After all of the sharing is done, stay tuned to find out if YOUR name comes up as the winner of Family Pack of Stuffed Stockings sponsored by CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial – Emergency Center Lufkin.

We Wish You a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year 2018!

Rules:

  • Social Media: You must Like our Page, Share the Post Publicly & Tag Two Friends.
  • You will rack up contest entries through our social media pages.
  • The winner will be rewarded with 4 free stuffed Christmas stockings.
  • In order to receive your prize, the winner must present a valid photo ID and agree to have a photo taken.
  • The following are not eligible to participate in the contest: employees of the company, affiliates, or any agency working with the company, and their immediate families.
  •  CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial Emergency Center is not liable should any Social Media site experience any issues or downtime.
  • Any disputes relating to eligibility will be determined solely byCHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial Emergency Center.
  • Altus Emergency reserves the right to modify or discontinue this program at any time without prior notice.
  • The Raffle Draw will take place on 12-20-2017.

CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial ER Lufkin
Lufkin’s Premier Freestanding ER.
Always Here. Always Fast. Always Open.

Next to Sam’s and Walmart!
501 N. Brentwood Drive
Lufkin, Texas

CALL US: 1 936-699-5900

Hudson ISD Open House & Health Fair

Hudson ISD Open House & Health Fair

At the Carnival of the Hudson ISD Open House & Health Fair!

On October 5, 2017, we enjoyed a wondrous time filled with fun at the Hudson ISD Gym.  A CHI St. Luke’s Health – Memorial Community Partner, Hudson ISD held an Open House and Health Fair with this year’s theme being “At the Carnival”.  The health fair was held from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm and time flew by!  The place was packed and buzzing with nearly 500 people dropping by the home of the Hudson Hornets. 

Our Participation in the Hudson ISD Open House & Health Fair

CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial – Emergency Center at Lufkin joined other local businesses and organizations in spreading valuable information on health.  CHI St. Luke’s Health Emergency Center is In-Network, Accepting Medicare and Medicaid.  Visitors learned that their trusted source for Fast 24/7 ER Care Now Offers outpatient imaging and lab services daily. We’re reliable and convenient will not turn anyone away who is emergent.

You can count on us Monday through Sunday, 24/7 and even through the holidays.  We’re located in front of Sam’s and Walmart with a convenient park area,  so drop by anytime you need high-quality ER Care!

Photo Fun Highlights of the Hudson ISD Open House & Health Fair

Fun Times at Hudson ISD: Photo Gallery

We were surrounded by cheerleaders, the drill team, students, parents and community members.  Enjoy highlights of the lovely time that we had at the Hudson ISD Open House and Health Fair 2017!

We’re Here for You, Hudson ISD!

During a medical emergency, there is no time to waste, especially in delicate cases that involve children. We believe in providing parents fast access to ER care so that their children will not have to wait long times to be attended. At CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial Emergency Center, we are always open, always ready and always fast when caring for adults and children. Visit our Facebook or Instagram pages to stay up to date with our Lufkin Community activity participation, safety tips and great photos.

CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial ER Lufkin
Lufkin’s Premier Freestanding ER.
Always Here. Always Fast. Always Open.

Next to Sam’s and Walmart!
501 N. Brentwood Drive
Lufkin, Texas

CALL US: 1 936-699-5900

Circus Saurus Free Tickets Raffle Giveaway

Circus Saurus Free Tickets Raffle Giveaway

Like, Tag and Share to Win a Free Family Pack to the Carson & Barnes Circus Saurus!

Enter the Circus Saurus Free Tickets Raffle Giveaway brought to you by your favorite ER in Lufkin, CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial Emergency Center! You could be the lucky winner of a Family Four Pack of Tickets to this exciting family show.

What Would You Win?

This October, participate in the Circus Saurus Free Tickets Raffle Giveaway and you can win four seats to the the “World’s Biggest Big Top Show”!  Step into a magical time machine and be transported back millions of years to a time when the dinosaurs ruled the earth.  Watch while the long gone Tyrannosaurus and Woolly Mammoth hold you spellbound by their reappearence.  This family friendly show is complete with the famous Carson & Barnes Circus Aerial Artists and adrenaline pumping Wheels of Destiny with their death defying feats.  Clowning around is allowed and encouraged, especially by their silly clowns and kiddos will enjoy the petting zoo.

The Circus Saurus Free Tickets Raffle Giveaway get:

  • WINNING PRIZE: Family Pack – Four Boxed Seats: Located closet to center of ring, where all the action takes place! A gift certificate for food and/or souvenirs.  

  • TICKETS SHOWTIME: Oct. 17th 7:30 PM

  • LOCATION: Lottie & Arthur Temple Civic Center: 601 Dennis St. Diboll, TX.

HOW IT WORKS

SOCIAL MEDIA GIVEAWAY RAFFLE: Just Like, Tag & Share to Enter!

It’s Super Easy to Participate in the #FreeCircusSaurusTickets. Hurry! The Winners will be drawn on Friday, October 15th, 2017!

PARTICIPATE BY SHARING WITH YOUR FRIENDS! You can participate through all of our social media pages!

FACEBOOK:
Visit our Facebook and Like Us, Share Publicly & Tag 2 Friends.

INSTAGRAM: Follow our Instagram and Tag two friends in the comments. If you haven’t already, like us today!

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What do you want to see at the show the most? Enter our Circus Saurus Free Tickets Raffle Giveaway Today!

Stay Tuned to find out if YOUR name comes up as one of the winners of our Circus Saurus Free Tickets Raffle Giveaway on October 15th, sponsored by CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial ER!

Rules:

  • Social Media: You must Like our CHI St Luke’s Health Memorial Emergency Center Social Media Page(s), Share the Post Publicly & Tag Two Friends.
  • You will rack up contest entries through our social media pages.
  • The winners will be rewarded with a family pack of tickets to the Cirus Saurus.
  • In order to receive your prize, the winners must present a valid photo ID and agree to have a photo taken.
  • The following are not eligible to participate in the contest: employees of the company, affiliates, or any agency working with the company, and their immediate families.
  • CHI St Luke’s Health Memorial Emergency Center is not liable should any Social Media site experience any issues or downtime.
  • Any disputes relating to eligibility will be determined solely by CHI St Luke’s Health Memorial Emergency Center.
  • CHI St Luke’s Health Memorial Emergency Center reserves the right to modify or discontinue this program at any time without prior notice.
  • The Raffle Draw will take place on 10-15-2017.

We’re Here for You in the Good Times and in the Bad.

During a medical emergency, there is no time to waste, especially in delicate cases that involve children. We believe in providing parents fast access to ER care so that their children will not have to wait long times to be attended. At CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial Emergency Center, we are always open, always ready and always fast when caring for your loved ones. Visit our Facebook or Instagram pages to stay up to date with our Lufkin Community activity participation, safety tips and great photos.

CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial ER Lufkin
Lufkin’s Premier Freestanding ER.
Always Here. Always Fast. Always Open.

Next to Sam’s and Walmart!
501 N. Brentwood Drive
Lufkin, Texas

CALL US: 1 936-699-5900

Anderson Elementary Lufkin – 1st Day of School

Anderson Elementary Opens it's Doors

A Visit to Anderson Elementary During the First Day of School 2017

On the morning of Wednesday, August 16th marked the start of many new projects, lessons, homework assignments, teachers, friends and great opportunities for kids at the Anderson Elementary School.

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A Great Relationship with Our Lufkin Neighbors

This year, we were able to bear witness to the first day of classes at Anderson Elementary, part of the Lufkin ISD

Representatives from CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial Emergency Center donated first aid kits, school supply pouches, and folders.

During our visit, we were able to chat with the principal, Cindy Tierney and school staff. 

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Our main focus is to build a strong learning environment that involves teachers, children, and families working together. We have many opportunities for you to be involved at Anderson this year! I firmly believe that students reach their greatest potential when everyone works together and I encourage your support and active participation this year. – Cindy Tierney

Quote source: LufkinISD.org

At CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial Emergency Center, we look forwards to working together with Anderson Elementary on several projects and events during this and future school years.

Working Towards a Common Goal

Together WE Can Help Build a Positive Future for Lufkin Youth!

A highly active Lufkin community member, CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial ER is especially happy to work with fellow Lufkin businesses and institutions towards a brighter future for children!  We will always work towards going the extra mile in a helping build a happier and healthier future for all.

 

We’re Here for You in the Good Times and in the Bad.

During a medical emergency, there is no time to waste, especially in delicate cases that involve children.  We believe in providing parents fast access to ER care so that their children will not have to wait long times to be attended. At CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial Emergency Center, we are always open, always ready and always fast when caring for your loved ones. Visit our Facebook or Instagram pages to stay up to date with our Lufkin Community activity participation, safety tips and great photos.

CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial ER Lufkin
Lufkin’s Premier Freestanding ER.
Always Here. Always Fast. Always Open.

Next to Sam’s and Walmart!
501 N. Brentwood Drive
Lufkin, Texas

CALL US: 1 936-699-5900

Back to School Bonanza 2017

Back to School Bonanza Highlights

7th Annual Back to School Bonanza Was a Hit! An Estimated 3,200 Backpacks Given to School Aged Children

 

Saturday, August 12th left many children happy after their visit to the 7th Annual Back to School Bonanza.

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This was the seventh year that the  Junior League of Lufkin
hosted this free event for Angelina county school aged children together with churches, businesses and service organizations.  The event was held from 8 am – 2 pm at the Pitser Garrison Convention Center. Both parents and children poured in to take advantage of the freebies to help kiddos get ready to go back to school among those: free backpacks, school supplies, health kits, school uniforms, new tennis shoes, haircuts, dental checks, and much more.  Children from the Lufkin area will be able to return back to classes well prepared to tackle the happy opportunities of school. 

A PRODUCTIVE EVENT FOR ALL

Enjoy some of the highlights from the Back to School Bonanza

A Happy Joint Venture in Community Outreach

The Tools for a Successful Start

The Back to School Bonanza is essential in supplying children with the necessary tools to enter school with a good self esteem which is instrumental in successfully undertaking the challenges of school, fitting in and constructing the foundation for a bright future.

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Highly active in the Lufkin community, CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial ER participated in the Back to School Bonanza by giving out information about health, safety and prevention.  “There was a great turnout we had steady traffic throughout the entire event.” Parents and students from the Lufkin area attended. Pre-registered students were in line since 3 am Saturday morning.

It was great to see so many smiling faces with their families preparing for the new school year. – Lauren Frazier, MBA Lufkin Administrator

Several kids went home feeling safe and sound with their new Eddie Rescue teddy bear.  These mini replicas of the real life Eddie Rescue from CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial Emergency Center were given out as gifts during the event.  We hope that they will serve to help remind both parents and children that life is precious.  During a medical emergency, there is no time to waste.  There is an option that involves short wait times versus hours.  At CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial Emergency Center, we are always open, always ready and always fast when caring for your loved ones.  Visit our Facebook or Instagram pages to stay up to date with our Lufkin Community activity participation, safety tips and great photos.

CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial ER Lufkin
Lufkin’s Premier Freestanding ER.
Always Here. Always Fast. Always Open.

Next to Sam’s and Walmart!
501 N. Brentwood Drive
Lufkin, Texas

CALL US: 1 936-699-5900

How to Prevent Golfing Injuries

How to Prevent Golfing Injuries Safety Tips to Enjoy

Learn How to Prevent Golfing Injuries so you can “Tee it High, and Let it Fly!”

Playing golf with the family is the perfect vacation or weekend activity, best of all you don’t need to travel far to enjoy a day at the golf course.

Like with any sport, there is a risk of injury when you play golf, the little ones and less experienced players are the ones who run the biggest risk of being injured mainly due to bad posture. To ensure everyone in the family enjoys this great sport safely, we have put together a list of most common golfing injuries and how to prevent them.

 

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Most Common Golfing Injuries

Back Pain

Back pain is at the top of our golfing injuries as according to the American Chiropractic Association, “80% of adults in America will suffer from back pain at some point or another in their lives.” The long hours hunched over your club along with the rotational stresses of the swing, can place considerable pressure on your spine and muscles, leading to minor strains that can easily become severe injuries. The most common type of back pain is lower back pain, however, many golfers experience stabbing pain between their shoulder blades.

Tendinitis in the Elbow

Another one of the golfing injuries, tendinitis, is a condition where tendon tissue becomes irritated and inflamed. There are two common types of elbow tendinitis:

Tennis Elbow: Occurs when there is an injury to the outer tendon.

Golfer’s Elbow: When the injury presents itself on the inner tendon.

Ironically, golfers are more prone to suffer from tennis elbow than from golfer’s elbow.

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Rotator Cuff Injury

The rotator cuffs are the four stabilizing muscles located on each shoulder; golfers can easily develop tendinitis, bursitis, and tears in the rotator cuff due to the repetitive motion of the golf swing.

There are two types of rotator cuff golfing injuries, both can cause pain and inhibit your game:

  • Rotator cuff impingements: Occurs when the tendons swell and pinch the space between the arm and the bones in the shoulder.
  • Rotator Cuff Tear: this happens when there are tears in the shoulder muscle and tendons.

Knee Pain and Damage

Golfers commonly complain from knee pain due to the strain placed on it to stabilize the rotation of the hip axis at the beginning of the swing. Torn ligaments can be a result of placing extreme force on a weak knee, and knee injuries are especially problematic for arthritis sufferers given the degenerative nature of the disease which can gradually wear down the joint cartilage.

Hip Injuries

Although the hip joint is usually very mobile and able to withstand a lot of stress, it is particularly vulnerable when playing golf since the swing involves a large amount of pivoting and twisting movements. The hip joint resembles the shoulder joint or rotator cuff so the injuries sustained at the hip are very similar to the tears experienced at the shoulders.

Tips to Prevent Golfing Injuries

TIP #1: Practice correct form and work on your swing.

According to the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine increasing the range of motion of lumbar spine extension and rotation of the lead hip can prevent one of the most common golfing injuries, lower back pain.

TIP #2: Warm up.

Before you tee off, take a few minutes to stretch your shoulder, back, arm and leg muscles, and if possible, go to the driving range and hit a few balls. This will not only help warm up it can seriously improve your game.

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TIP #3: Exercise.

It is important to strengthen the muscles of your back, focus on the trapezoid and pectoral as well as your core. Flexibility exercises like yoga and Pilates also help in preventing back, shoulder and knee injuries.

TIP #4: Have someone else carry your bag.

Paying for a caddy is a good investment, carrying your golf bag across the entire course can increase your risk of back and ankle injuries.

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TIP #5: Avoid hitting objects other than the ball.

Hitting the ground or a root instead of the ball can result in an injury, the sheer force of the swing coming to a hard stop can cause injury to your back, wrist, and shoulder.

TIP #6: Choose proper footware and clothing.

Your clothing should be comfortable and suitable to protect you from the elements, remember to wear sunscreen and shades always. Wear golf shoes with short cleats, longer cleats will dig into the soil and hold your feet planted as you swing which may cause knee and ankle injuries.

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Meet the Lufkin Administrator – Lauren Frazier

Meet the Lufkin Administrator: Lauren Frazier, MBA

Introducing Lauren Frazier, the Newly Appointed Lufkin Administrator, CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial Emergency Center

On Monday, July 17, 2017, one of our very own Southeast Texas professionals, Lauren Frazier became the administrator of Lufkin’s Finest Emergency Center.  Lauren recently completed the rigorous Fellowship Program under the mentorship of Kevin Herrington, President of Altus Emergency Centers and Executive Vice President of Development – Healthcare Division ZT Wealth and ACHE Fellow.  

As Kevin describes, She has been part of the Lufkin project from the beginning and has lead significant marketing initiatives over the last year.”  Lauren has been a great asset, team member and mentor to her staff and peers over the years and will be even more so now as Lufkin’s new on-site administrator.

Meet the Lufkin Administrator who is dedicated to the amazing people behind the company, they are the stars that help us shine!

Studies & Formation

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A Hometown Girl with International Flair

Lauren Frazier, the Lufkin Administrator, studied health sciences and minored in corporate communication and public relations, also obtaining a concentration in Biochemistry at Baylor University.  An adventurous spirit, Lauren has also been involved in international studies and practice in order to expand her perspectives.

I received my MBA with a specialization in Healthcare Administration at Lamar University. My early days were very focused on the clinical side with countless hours in labs and patient care and experience. I have completed countless days of hands-on-experience throughout my studies and career, including spending time in Costa Rica and Panama solely to help administer patient care and  assess the disparity and continuum of care.

Last summer, she did a Study Abroad MBA program in China which included projects and learning sessions in Beijing, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong.

The Fellowship Program

After a year in the fellowship program, Lauren is more than ready to tackle the leadership as the Lufkin administrator. The fellowship program was created for post-graduate students to thoroughly develop and begin their career as a well-rounded Healthcare Executive.  “During this time, I was able to lead significant efforts and gain thorough experience in all management departments including Communications and Marketing, Executive Office, Finance, Operations, Private Equity, Billing and Management, and other Regional Services associated with Altus Health. There is no training period for the rigorous program.”

It has been a long road to this point in my career. However, it is one that has been most rewarding.

Greatly respected by all, president Kevin Herrington announced her new role as Lufkin Administrator with great pride, Lauren has been a stellar employee and has a great ability to observe, analyze and make sound judgment calls.” 

Lauren is one of our excellent health care executives that has obtained valuable first-hand experience through the Fellowship Program.  

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MEET THE LUFKIN ADMINISTRATOR

Get to know this Port Arthur, Texas native.

We enjoyed a lovely chat with Lauren while she shared about her vision, purpose, family, and love of music. The following are some highlights of our interview with Lauren.  

Q: “Why did you decide to go into healthcare administration?”

A:  Lauren

“Healthcare Administration is a field where you are able to truly value each person within an organization because you know each person contributes to its success. You must be able to work with everyone from housekeeping to senior level executives. Throughout my studies and career, I have had very high-level and microscopic views of healthcare companies and organizations.”

 

Q: “What or who has been your biggest influence or your mentor?”

A:  Lauren

“I know most have one mentor. However, I’ve met several who played significant roles in guiding me, largely because I always asked ‘Why’ and ‘How.’  These people were willing to do more than just simply return with a short answer. Throughout my path, I have met many mentors, who have helped shape me and my future. The individuals who have had a truly lasting impression and helped shape me as a professional are Diana Kendall, PhD; Scott Garner; Rosalind Kennerson-Baty, Ph.D.; Dr. Terri Woods; Dr. Peter Isaac; Jeff Dyson and last but certainly not least Kevin Herrington.”

My parents instilled in me at an early age that you do something right or you don’t do it at all. That has driven me all my life.

“All of these people are remarkable and have left lasting impressions.”

Q: “Who is the Lufkin Administrator at Home?”

A:  Lauren

“Born and Raised in Port Arthur, Texas I have a true appreciation for hometown and local love. By day I am a Healthcare Executive and by night I am a loving wife to a High School Band Director, Alex Frazier.” 

Affectionately known as a band wife, my path is uncommon but one I wouldn’t trade.

“We have a French bulldog named Luca.  Music is obviously big in our household. I am really creative and enjoy spending time with my family.”

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