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Texas Mosquitoes – Don’t Give Them a Biting Chance!

Preventing Texas Mosquitoes From Becoming a Health Hazzard Summertime brings many joys with it, cookouts, outdoor sports, a leisure afternoon by the pool, or a long hike in the wilderness to name a few; but, alongside all the pleasures of summer come its inevitable nuisances like mosquitoes.  In a recent report by the Centers for Disease [...] Continue reading
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4th of July Safety Tips – Celebrate Safely!

4th of July Safety Tips Declare Your Independence from Accidental Injuries Happy Birthday, America! On July 4th, 1776, 242 years ago, our founding fathers declared that all men had the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. At Altus Emergency Centers we want everyone to join in on our nation's birthday celebration in [...] Continue reading
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Preventing Accidental Injuries at Work and School

SAFETY STARTS WITH YOU! Preventing Accidental Injuries at Work and School At Altus Emergency Centers we're the biggest fans of health and safey.  Today we'd like to show you a few easy pointers on preventing accidental injuries. When it comes to improving safety measures in our daily lives, we can safely say, it's a team [...] Continue reading
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Summer Outdoor Safety – Tips to Enjoy the Great Outdoors!

Summer Outdoor Safety Summer is finally here, if you needed an excuse to spend more time outdoors, then look no further, June is Great Outdoors Month and National Camping Month, imagine all the fun you can have during these long sunny days. Camping is one of the best ways to enjoy nature; there is no [...] Continue reading
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Men’s Health Month – Get Dad Healthy!

It's Men's Health Month! This month we celebrate men, so a big shout-out to all the dads, grandpas, hubbies, brothers, and father figures in our lives! Time to get Dad Healthy! We all know this month we celebrate Father's Day, but did you know that June is also Men's Health Education and Awareness Month?  This [...] Continue reading

Preventing Car Heatstroke Accidents

Preventing Car Heatstroke Accidents In Texas we strive to be number one in everything we do, although this is usually a good thing, there are some instances where it is not. In fact, there is one thing we should try to be last in, and that is infant car heatstroke deaths. Sadly, in the state [...] Continue reading
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How to Control Asthma

Bring Asthma Under Control We are in peak season for asthma sufferers, so we thought this was the perfect time to educate and raise awareness of this chronic and potentially life-threatening illness which affects over 1.5 million Texans according to the CDC. The sad reality is there is no cure for asthma, but, not everything [...] Continue reading
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BBQ Safety Tips, Grill Safely!

May is National BBQ Month For most Texans, there is no such thing as a "BBQ season" as we grill year-round.  Still, we can't deny that this time of year is the best to enjoy some good old fashion family barbecues, and because of this, it should come as no surprise that May is National [...] Continue reading

The Most Common Food Allergies

Food Allergies When we think about food allergies, we tend to limit them to peanuts, shellfish, and gluten, however, there is a long list of food allergy triggers, and because symptoms tend to mild in most cases you may not know you are experiencing an allergic reaction. Food allergies are a lot more common than [...] Continue reading
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Get Your High Blood Pressure Under Control

National High Blood Pressure Education Month Control Your Blood Pressure and Live Longer May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month!  During this month doctors and nurses across the country strive to raise awareness about the importance of keeping your blood pressure under control. At Altus Emergency Centers, we're joining the high blood pressure awareness [...] Continue reading
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Honoring Nurses Week

Celebrating Nurses Week: They are the Heart and Soul of Healthcare Altus Emergency Honors Nurses Week This week we honor those who have proven to be the heart and soul of our healthcare system our invaluable nurses! Not to brag, but at Altus Emergency Centers we have some of the most impressive nursing professionals in [...] Continue reading
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Dangers of Drinking Excessive Alcohol

Preventing the Dangers of Alcohol-Related Emergencies Don’t Let Drinking Excessive Alcohol Result in a Tragedy As medical emergency experts, we know first hand the wide variety of situations that people get into that can result in an emergency.  This is why we dedicate time and effort to education and prevention of illnesses and medical conditions [...] Continue reading
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Spring Allergies Survival Guide

Spring Allergies Survival Guide How to Survive the "April Showers" of Texas Ah, the joys of spring! We get to enjoy longer warmer days, fresh air, blooming fields, and allergies. That’s right folks, at Altus Emergency Centers we are getting ready for allergy season. If you're one of the millions of Americans who experience seasonal [...] Continue reading
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Why Kids End up in the ER

Common Reasons Why Kids End Up in the ER More than 25 million children under the age of 18, visit an emergency room for treatment every year.  The fact that the number of underage patients has been growing steadily makes it vital for parents be aware of the most common reasons why kids end up [...] Continue reading
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Youth Sports Safety – Keep Your Kids Injury Free

Youth Sports Safety Tips Helpful Tips to Keep Your Kids Injury Free It's National Youth Sports Safety Month!  The love of sports runs deep in every Texan. Our kids are eager to participate in all kinds of sports, from little league, football, basketball, soccer, tennis, golf, and anything else you can think of. There is [...] Continue reading
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Poison Prevention – Everyday Items Can Kill You

Poison Prevention Awareness This week we observe the National Poison Prevention Week, household poisons have been a part of our lives for a long time, they are mostly present in cleaning solutions, insecticides, weed killers and carbon monoxide, but, did you know that medications can also poison you? Poison Control Centers get 1 Call Every [...] Continue reading
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National Kidney Month – Kidney Health

Show Your Kidneys Some Love! Your kidneys are so important, they have a whole month dedicated to them; you guessed it, March is National Kidney Month. Altus Emergency Center doctors, nurses and admin staff will be working hard this month to raise awareness of the importance of a healthy lifestyle for proper kidney health. The [...] Continue reading
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Tips to Enjoy a Safe & Fun Spring in Texas

Spring in Texas is Simply the Best! Spring has finally sprung here in our wonderful state of Texas, the days have gotten longer, the weather is turning a little warmer, birds are singing, flowers are blooming, and trees are bearing fruit. Spring in Texas is the best time of year, the days are warm, but [...] Continue reading
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Meet the Baytown Medical Administration – Victoria Henye

Meet the Baytown Medical Administration Introducing - Victoria Henye, BSN, RN, the Emergency Nurse Manager at Baytown at Altus Emergency  Emergency Nurses are those that are there for all.  Which is why Altus Emergency Centers would like to highlight those special, caring, compassionate individuals that help save lives each day.  Since its ribbon cutting ceremony [...] Continue reading
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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 [...] Continue reading
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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 [...] Continue reading
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We Are OPEN in Baytown

We Are OPEN in Baytown 24/7! The Best ER in Baytown is Here for You Don't let the construction cause confusion.  We are open in Baytown and ready to see patients, in spite of the distractions.  When you are in need of immediate emergency care, it's a relief to know that you can find the [...] Continue reading
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Cheerleading Safety Month – Cheer Safe!

National Cheerleading Safety Month Cheering for Safety Give us an S, an A, an F, E, T, Y!  What do we have? SAFETY! Why are we cheering? Because March is Cheerleading Safety Month, and as always, the staff at Altus Emergency Centers is cheering for your child's safety. Cheerleading has come a long way since [...] Continue reading

Meet the Baytown Administration – Kristin Kappler

Meet the Baytown Administration Introducing Kristin Kappler, the Newly Appointed Baytown Assistant Admin at Altus Emergency  We are happy to announce that on Thursday, February 1st, 2018, Kristin Kappler became the assistant administrator of Altus ER Baytown.  Since its ribbon cutting ceremony on September 3rd, 2012, Altus Emergency Center Baytown, has become an invaluable active [...] Continue reading
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Blood Donations & Their Life Saving Powers

The Life Saving Powers of Blood Donations The Importance of Blood Blood is the sustenance of life, without adequate amounts of it flowing through our bodies, we would die. Our bodies depend on a stable supply of oxygen and nutrients to sustain the billions of cells that make it up, no organ can survive without [...] Continue reading
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What You Need to Know About Measles

What You Need to Know to Protect Yourself from the Measles Six cases of measles have been confirmed so far in Ellis County South of Dallas, one such case involves an individual in Waxahachie. This patient reportedly went to the movies on January 9th at the Showbiz Cinemas in Waxahachie, health officials’ advice that anyone [...] Continue reading
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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 [...] Continue reading
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Free TV Giveaway 2018

Free TV Giveaway! Pick the Winner of the Superbowl for a Chance to Win a Free TV from Altus Emergency Centers! Enter our Free 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 Altus Emergency Center Giveaway.  You could be the [...] Continue reading
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Dangers of Extreme Weight Loss Routines

Dangers of Extreme Weight Loss Routines ER Doctors Recommend: Stay Away from Extreme Weight Loss Routines The beginning of the year is great time to set goals for ourselves, and losing a few pounds, getting more exercise, and improving our fitness level is a wonderful way to start the year, not to mention these goals [...] Continue reading
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Surviving the Flu Epidemic – Complications & Signs of Alert

Surviving the Flu Epidemic - Complications & Signs of Alert How to Fight the Flu Epidemic! The flu epidemic this year is hitting the United States harder than predicted, as some circulating strands of the influenza virus were not included in the annual recommendations report, this means these strands were not contemplated when creating the [...] Continue reading
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Safe Toys and Gifts Month – Avoid a Trip to the ER

A Guide for Safe Toys and Gifts Month Avoid Injuries Associated With Unsafe Toys Tis the season for giving, December is a special month as there are many religious and cultural celebrations this time of year. Because of this, the tradition of gifting our loved ones this time of year as a way to show [...] Continue reading
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$100 Free Landry’s Gift Card Lake Jackson Christmas Raffle

Lake Jackson Christmas Raffle Like, Tag and Share to Win a $100 Free Gift Card and other Goodies! Enter the Altus Emergency Center Lake Jackson Christmas Raffle! You could be the lucky winner of a Christmas Stocking packed with a FREE $100 Gift Landry's Gift Card and other surprise goodies!   Here's to the Magic [...] Continue reading
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Baytown Christmas Raffle – Free Stuffed Stockings

Baytown Christmas Raffle Like, Tag and Share to Win Two Free Stuffed Christmas Stockings! Enter the Altus Emergency Center Baytown Christmas Raffle! You could be the lucky winners of 2 Christmas His and Her Stockings packed with two FREE $50 Gift Cards and lots of goodies! Santa is Early this Year! It's the most wonderful [...] Continue reading
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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! Lufkin Christmas Raffle Giveaway [...] Continue reading
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Fun Handwashing Tips for Kids

Fun Handwashing Tips for Kids Tricks to Show Your Kids How to Wash Their Hands Correctly This is the final day of National Handwashing Awareness Week. For adults who don't spend a lot of time with children, this celebration might seem a little unnecessary, but to parents who are constantly trying to get their kids [...] Continue reading
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How the Grinch Stole Christmas Musical – Free Tickets Raffle

How the Grinch Stole Christmas Musical Like, Tag and Share to Win Two Free Tickets to the AT&T Performing Arts Center! Enter the How the Grinch Stole Christmas Musical Free Tickets Raffle! You could be the lucky winners of 2 FREE TICKETS to watch the live musical version of this timeless Dr. Seuss Christmas Classic! [...] Continue reading
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How to Avoid the Flu

Bypass the Misery of Flu Season How to Avoid the Flu The dreaded flu season is fast approaching, and we know nobody wants to feel miserable for 2 whole weeks, and if you are a parent then you know it is going to be a domino effect, one by one everyone in the household will [...] Continue reading
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Kevin Herrington Harvey Testimony Texas Senate HHS Hearing

Kevin Herrington Harvey Testimony before the Texas Senate HHS Hearing For 5 Days, Altus Emergency was the Only Healthcare Facility Open & Operational in Hardin County Kevin Herrington, TAFEC Board member and President of Altus Emergency Centers gave a solid testimony at the Texas State Capitol on November 8th, 2017 about the importance of Freestanding [...] Continue reading
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Thanksgiving Safety Tips

Thanksgiving Safety Tips Turkey Day is Here! Be Thankful and Stay Safe This has been a challenging year for most, and some of us are still recovering from the devastation hurricane Harvey caused, but, it is because of all these challenges that we have so much to be thankful for this year. Altus Emergency Centers [...] Continue reading
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Free Houston Texans Tickets Raffle Lumberton

Free Houston Texans Tickets Raffle Like, Tag and Share to Win Two Free Tickets to the NRG Stadium! Enter the Free Houston Texans Tickets Raffle 2017! You could be the lucky winners of 2 FREE TICKETS & a Parking Pass sponsored by Altus Emergency. What's in it for the Winners! This November head for the [...] Continue reading
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4th Annual ThanksGIVING Drive

4th Annual ThanksGIVING Drive It's our favorite time of the year, the time of ThanksGIVING!  Thanksgiving is a special holiday with a long-standing tradition and values which helped lay the foundation that this great nation was founded on. Having a family gathering and giving thanks is a big part of that.  Join us for our [...] Continue reading
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National Radiology Tech Week

Happy National Radiology Tech Week! Seeing Right Through You - Honoring National Radiology Tech Week They work behind the scenes and most of the time they go unseen, and yet they have the power to see right through you. No, we are not talking about spies or psychics, we are of course referring to our [...] Continue reading
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ACL Injury Causes and Prevention

Inside ACL Injuries ACL injuries are an ever-present threat to the health of professional athletes who participate in high demand sports like football, basketball, and soccer. The latest victim being the Houston Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson, who suffered a torn ACL during practice this weekend. However, this type of injury does not only target [...] Continue reading
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10 Deer Hunting Season Safety Tips

Deer Hunting Season Safety According to the latest Texas Parks and Wildlife hunting incident analysis, the number of hunting accidents across the state has significantly decreased since the hunter education program became mandatory in 1988. Last year, there were 24 reported hunting accidents involving either a firearm or a bow and another 3 non-firearm/bow hunting-related [...] Continue reading
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Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips

Trick–or–Treating Safety Tips Halloween is by far the most fun filled night of the year for children and yes, for adults too, let's face it, what can be better than dressing up, staying up late and eating a ton of yummy treats? But, there is a scary side to Halloween that tops any ghost, goblin, [...] Continue reading
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National Sudden Cardiac Arrest Month – Help Us Save More Lives

Help Us Save More Lives National Sudden Cardiac Arrest Month Sudden Cardiac Arrest claims the life of a person every two minutes, and yet most people don't understand the difference between sudden cardiac arrest and a heart attack. Mortality rates for patients who suffer a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) outside of the hospital or emergency [...] Continue reading
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Visit Lake Jackson Texas

Visit Lake Jackson Texas Visit Lake Jackson Texas the City of Enchantment It's no coincidence that Lake Jackson's nickname is "The City of Enchantment".  A combination of scenic beauty and unique city planning results in its distinctive personality that many have grown to love.  Whether you live here or are thinking of passing by, this article [...] Continue reading
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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 [...] Continue reading
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Emergency Nurses Week

Happy Emergency Nurses Week! Emergency Nurses Week. Honoring Those Who Care for All Altus ER is proud to celebrate another Emergency Nurses Week along with the most talented and dedicated group of Emergency Nurses ever assembled. While we are grateful every day for the hard work these professionals do, we take special care to honor [...] Continue reading
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Trunk or Treat Lumberton Event

Join us at the 2nd Annual Trunk or Treat Lumberton You're in for a Trick or TREAT! Calling all you goblins, princesses, zombies, witches, ghosts and superheroes!  It's time to doll up that truck just in time for the second annual, Trunk or Treat Lumberton Event!  This spooky and fun-filled event is sponsored by Altus [...] Continue reading
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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 [...] Continue reading
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Houston Texans Free Tickets Giveaway

Texans Free Tickets Giveaway for Baytown and Lake Jackson! Like, Tag and Share to Win Two Free Tickets to the NRG Stadium! Enter the Houston Texans Free Tickets Giveaway! You could be the lucky winners of 2 FREE TICKETS & a Parking Pass sponsored by Altus Emergency. What's in it for the Winners! This October [...] Continue reading
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Hurricane Harvey Stories in Images

Hurricane Harvey - Real Life Hurricane Harvey Stories from Inside Altus ER Harvey Stories in Video, Photography, and Testimonies. The days between August 25 – 30th will be etched in our Nation's mind for eternity. The chaos ensuing Hurricane Harvey's landfall on the Texas coast and the subsequent devastation of entire coastal and nearby towns [...] Continue reading
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Traffic Safety Awareness

Traffic Safety Awareness - Respect and Share the Road Traffic safety: It’s the difference between life and death. One of the biggest problems society faces today is coexisting, this problem goes beyond the work place, or family life, it also extends to our roads. Most injuries resulting from car accidents were completely preventable using proper [...] Continue reading
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State Fair of Texas Free Tickets Giveaway

State Fair of Texas Free Tickets Giveaway Two Lucky Winning Families! Like, Tag and Share to Win Free Tickets to the Texas State Fair! Enter the Texas State Fair Free Tickets Giveaway! You could be one of the two lucky winners of a FOUR PACK to see Big Tex sponsored by Altus Emergency Waxahachie. At [...] Continue reading
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Exploring Waxahachie Texas

Exploring Waxahachie Texas Exploring Waxahachie, Where Fun and History Intertwine The county seat of Ellis County is happening place filled with eclectic charm.  Less than an hour South of Dallas lies the historical town of Waxahachie.  Whether you're simply thinking of exploring Waxahachie or are considering moving there, prepare yourself to get to know the [...] Continue reading
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Children’s Eye Health and Safety: Safeguard Your Child’s Eyesight Children’s Eye Health and Safety: Warning Signs and Injury Prevention Tips Now that our kiddos are back in school, they will be exposed to many new experiences.  It's important to keep them safe during these years of exploration and formation to prevent potential injuries and health [...] Continue reading
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Waxahachie Director – Obinna Ononobi

Meet the Waxahachie Director: Obinna Ononobi, MBA, MHA Introducing the Waxahachie Director of Operations and Development of Altus Emergency Center On Tuesday, April 4th, 2017, Altus Emergency Center Waxahachie, the newest addition to the Altus Emergency family went operational. Under the leadership of Obinna "Obi" Onnonobi, the Waxahachie Director of Operations and Development, this high [...] Continue reading
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Flood Recovery Safety Tips

Flood Recovery Safety Tips That Could Save Your Life Flood Recovery Safety: Prevention & Treatment Tips The devastating aftermath of Hurricane Harvey has left thousands of displaced families who are just now returning to their homes to assess the extent of the damages. Our hearts go out to those who, one way or another have [...] Continue reading
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National Safe at Home Week

Top Home Safety Tips for National Safe at Home Week Avoiding Unintentional Home Injuries National Safe at Home Week, celebrated from August 22 through 26th is a great time to prevent potential accidents at home.  According to the latest statistics from the Home Safety Council, every year some 18,000 people in the United States lose [...] Continue reading
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Get Ready for Kindergarten Month

Time to Get Ready for Kindergarten! Preparing for Your Child’s First Academic Milestone August is Get Ready for Kindergarten Month This is an emotional time in the life of parents and kids alike, the first day of kindergarten can be stressful and scary, but, it doesn’t have to be.  It's not too late to make [...] Continue reading
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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. A Great Relationship with Our Lufkin Neighbors This year, [...] Continue reading
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Back to School Fest Lumberton 2017 Mission Accomplished

Back to School Fest Lumberton 2017 Was a Huge Success! "Mission Accomplished" at the 4th Annual Back to School Fest Lumberton 2017 It seems like each year is better than the last! The August 12th morning was filled with teddy bears, informative hand outs, snow cones, music, painted smiling faces, fun and silliness at Altus [...] Continue reading
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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. This was the seventh year that the  Junior League of Lufkin hosted this [...] Continue reading
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Midlothian Mayor’s Back to School Bash

The Midlothian Community Comes Together During the Mayor's Back to School Bash Over Ten Years of the Mayor's Back to School Bash On Saturday, August 12, 2017, hundreds of Midtholian parents and students took home fun and lively memories from the Mayor's Back to School Bash. This free family event sponsored by the local community [...] Continue reading
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Back to School Fest Lumberton 2017

Join us at the Back to School Fest Lumberton Fourth Annual Event It's that time of the year again! In celebration of the new school year, Altus Emergency Centers is hosting the fourth annual Back to School Fest Lumberton.  This fun free event being held on Saturday, August 12th from 9 am to 12 pm [...] Continue reading
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Operation First Day of School 2017 a Success!

Operation First Day of School 2017 - Giving Kids a Great Start Helping Children Begin School With Dignity The first day of school should be an exciting time but for some, it also means dealing with the anxieties of coming from an underpriveldged home.  Although it's normal for children to confront the challenges of homework, [...] Continue reading
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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 [...] Continue reading
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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 [...] Continue reading
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Park and Recreation Safety Tips

Texas Parks to Visit and Safety Tips to Enjoy Let's Learn About Park and Recreation Safety In celebration of National Parks and Recreation Month, Altus Emergency Centers is challenging the community to improve their quality of life by going out and enjoying one of the many parks around their city. The best way to plan [...] Continue reading
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Splash Kingdom Waterpark Free Giveaway

Splash Kingdom Waterpark Free Giveaway! Sizzling Summer Giveway Fun! You Could be the Winner of a Free Family Four Pack when you enter our Splash Kingdom Waterpark Free Giveaway! Enter the Splash Kingdom Waterpark Free Giveaway! You could be the lucky winner of a FREE FAMILY FOUR PACK to Splash Kingdom Waterpark Nacogdoches, sponsored by [...] Continue reading
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Paradise Waterpark Free Tickets Giveaway

Paradise Waterpark Free Tickets Giveaway! Our Paradise Waterpark Free Tickets Giveaway Raffle is the Coolest Deal This Summer! Enter the Paradise Waterpark Free Tickets Giveaway! You could be the lucky winner of four FREE tickets to Paradise Waterpark, sponsored by Altus Emergency Lumberton. At Altus Emergency Centers, we believe in good old healthy fun. This [...] Continue reading
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Pirate’s Bay Waterpark Free Tickets Giveaway

Pirate's Bay Waterpark Free Tickets Giveaway! Grab your chance to enjoy tons of Fun in the Sun this Summer. Our Altus Pirate's Bay Waterpark Free Tickets Giveaway can Make it Happen! Enter the Pirate's Bay Waterpark Free Tickets Giveaway! You could be the lucky winner of four FREE tickets to Pirate's Bay Waterpark, sponsored by [...] Continue reading
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Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark Free Tickets Giveaway

Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark Free Tickets Giveaway! Enjoy a Great Chance to Cool Down and Have Fun on Us this Summer With the Altus Galveston Island Waterpark Free Tickets Giveaway! Enter the Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark Free Tickets Giveaway! You could be the lucky winner of four FREE tickets to Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark, sponsored [...] Continue reading
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Six Flags Free Tickets Giveaway

Six Flags Free Tickets Giveaway Two Lucky Winning Families! Time to Add Excitement to Summer with a Free Trip for the Family to Six Flags! Enter the Six Flags Free Tickets Giveaway!  You could be one of the two lucky winners of four FREE tickets to Six Flags over Texas sponsored by Altus Emergency Waxahachie. [...] Continue reading
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Fourth of July Safety – How to Celebrate Safe & Fun

Fourth of July Safety Tips: Great Ideas for Having a Safe & Fun Time 4th of July Celebration. Happy Birthday America! As we get ready to celebrate the birth of our nation, Altus Emergency Centers would like to extend our gratitude and commemorate the brave men and women of the armed forces who have fought [...] Continue reading
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Men’s Health Awareness Month

Men's Health Awareness & Education Men's Health Awareness, Education, and Prevention. We end June with a special awareness dedication to all men in honor of Men’s Health Education and Awareness Month. This special observance, which was passed into law in 1994 aims to educate the public and to raise awareness of preventable illnesses affecting the [...] Continue reading
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Good Hydration is Vital to Life

National Hydration Day Hydration: Water is Life No living organism can survive without water and humans are no exception. Our bodies are made up of approximately 75% water and yet most of us forget to ingest optimal levels of it. As temperatures rise this summer, and you find yourself outdoors playing sports, traveling, or simply [...] Continue reading
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5 Safety Tips to Get Storm Ready: Tips, Preparation & Readiness

HOW TO GET STORM READY 5 Tips to Get Storm Ready: Tips, Preparation & Readiness Whether it's a hurricane or a hurricane, it’s important to get storm ready. Although we hope that it will only a bit more rain and wind than usual, it’s always best to be prepared. We have put together five safety [...] Continue reading
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15 Reasons Why Texas Dads Are the Best! Happy Father’s Day

15 Reasons Why Texas Dads Are the Best! Happy Father's Day! This is a tribute to all the hard-working Texas Dads that every day: nurture, educate, support, and unconditionally love their families. #15: TEXAS BBQ Nobody does barbecue better than Texas Dads. From hamburgers to brisket, everything they throw on the grill tastes like heaven! [...] Continue reading
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Dry Drowning – Facts You Should Know

ALTUS SAFETY TIPS Dry Drowning Dry Drowning: Preventing Another Tragedy This past week, the tragic death of a 4-year-old in Texas, shocked us all, when doctors told the parents they suspected the child had died from dry drowning. The medical staff at Altus Emergency Centers extends their condolences to the family of Frankie Delgado and [...] Continue reading
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Father’s Day Raffle Giveaway – Win a FREE Lawn Mowing

FATHER'S DAY RAFFLE GIVEAWAY: Because Dad is #1! No Matter How Tall You are, You'll Always Look Up to Your Dad. Being a father is not for everyone.  A good father is firm, yet understanding; a jack of all trades, a drill sergeant, a listener, an adviser, a teacher, student, a guide, a fighter, a [...] Continue reading
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Honoring First Responders – Altus Gives

FIRST RESPONDERS: First to Arrive, Last to Leave Thank You to all Brave Men and Women Who Rush to Our Aid When We Need it the Most: Our Local First Responders No one ever plans or wants to be in an emergency.  Most of us live within our daily hustle and bustle aloof to the [...] Continue reading
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Top 5 Sun Safety Tips for Summer

ALTUS SAFETY TIPS How to Enjoy Fun in the Sun Safely! Top Five Sun Safety Tips for Summer We're kicking off National Sun Safety Week, with our Top Five Sun Safety Tips for summer, brought to you by Altus Emergency Centers. These few simple tips will safeguard you from the consequences of overexposure to the [...] Continue reading
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National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month

JUNE IS: National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month It's Never "Just a Headache" As we welcome the month of June, Altus Emergency Centers joins the rest of the medical community in speaking out about National Migraine and Headache Awareness to further awareness of neurobiological diseases like migraines and headaches. According to the National Headache Foundation, [...] Continue reading

Top 5 Memorial Day Safety Tips

ALTUS SAFETY TIPS Let’s Keep it Fun and Safe! Top 5 Safety Tips to Keep in Mind This Memorial Day Weekend. Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, and everyone is eager to go out and have as much fun as possible. However, small oversights can turn into agonizing moments, at Altus ER Centers we are [...] Continue reading

School Lunches for Lumberton Intermediate School – Altus Gives

POLL RESULTS: "What Children Want More of is Food" Lumberton Intermediate School Receives a Donation from ALTUS GIVES for School Lunches When we think back to our days in school, many memories come to mind:  teachers, friends, bullies, crushes, homework, tests and the school lunches at the cafeteria.  For many, lunch was a time of [...] Continue reading
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Better Ways to Clean Children’s Ears – Emergency Medical Services for Children Day 2017

ALTUS SAFETY TIPS: Better Ways to Clean Children's Ears We've All Heard About the Dangers of Cotton Swabs.  What are Better Ways to Clean Children's Ears? Over the years there has been a lot of debate centered around what are better ways to clean children’s ears.   In honor of Emergency Medical Services for Children [...] Continue reading
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Thank You Marian Skinner – RN & Director of Quality Assurance Retires

THANK YOU MARIAN! After an Amazing Ten Years at Altus Emergency Centers, Marian Skinner, genuine Pillar of the ER Industry is Retiring. Marian Skinner, a RN responsible for Quality & Risk Management at Altus Emergency Centers has retired after ten glorious years of exemplary service.  In honor of Marian's Retirement, We'd like to extend a [...] Continue reading
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Eddie Rescue Storytime at Lufkin Tiny Treasures Preschool – Lufkin Community – Lufkin CHI ER

Eddie Rescue Presents... STORYTIME IN LUFKIN! Eddie Rescue livens up the Tiny Tots of Lufkin Tiny Treasures Preschool We don't know who had more fun, Eddie "the Healthy Teddy" Rescue or the children and staff of Lufkin Tiny Treasures Preschool. On this special occasion, Eddie Rescue brought StoryTime to the young bright minds of Lufkin [...] Continue reading
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Altus Waxahachie ER Center – Now Open – No Wait Times – 24/7

Altus Waxahachie ER Center is Now Open We're Ready to Serve You 24/7 & Even During Holidays Open since April 4th, 2017, the Altus Waxahachie ER Center brings premium ER care to the fine community of Waxahachie.  It is an honor to help improve the healthcare of the region, giving them a better option in [...] Continue reading
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Texas Moms are the Best – Happy Mother’s Day

15 Reasons Why Texas Moms Are the Best! Happy Mother's Day This is an Ode to Texas Moms on Mother's Day which in reality should be every day of the year.  The Texas Mother is genuinely special for so many reasons that we can’t list them all here. She is authentic, unique and deserves the [...] Continue reading
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Altus Emergency Centers Expands to Waxahachie Texas

Altus ER Centers Expands to Waxahachie Another Great Addition to the Altus Emergency Centers: Altus Waxahachie ER! 24/7 Freestanding Emergency Center slated to open in Winter 2016 WAXAHACHIE, TX (March 25, 2016) — Altus Emergency Centers, a leading provider in high-quality emergency healthcare, recently announced that they are expanding into Waxahachie, which will be their [...] Continue reading
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Lumberton ER Earns Perfect Report

Lumberton ER Earns Perfect Report Following State Inspection LUMBERTON, TX (MARCH 2016) — No deficiencies were found recently during a surprise inspection of Altus Emergency Center Lumberton by the Department of State Health Services. A state health surveyor arrived at the facility March 16 to begin a two-day inspection, which resulted in a perfect report. [...] Continue reading
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Altus Lumberton ER Team Joins Volunteers Assisting Texas Flood Victims

Altus ER Team Joins Relief Efforts for Texas Flood Victims Altus Lumberton ER Team Joins Volunteers Assisting Texas Flood Victims - Giving Back to the Community! DEWEYVILLE, TX (March 30, 2016) — A team from Altus Emergency Center Lumberton spent the day with Samaritan’s Purse as they assisted flood victims in Deweyville. Pictured (left to [...] Continue reading

Launch of Video Health Segment Altus Answers

Altus Emergency Centers Launches Video Health Segment on Social Media Launch of Video Health Segment Altus Answers LUMBERTON, TX — Altus Emergency Centers is pleased to have launched their new health segment – “Altus Answers” – on YouTube, Facebook and other Internet-based platforms. “Altus Answers” focuses on quick, one-minute clips highlighting health tips, services inside [...] Continue reading
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Lumberton ER Voted Home of the Best Registered Nurse

Lumberton ER Voted Home of the Best Registered Nurse for the Second Year in a Row Altus Emergency  Center Lumberton Voted ‘Best’ Facility, Nurse LUMBERTON, TX (March 2016) — For the second consecutive year, Altus Emergency Center Lumberton was voted Best Emergency Clinic and home of the Best Registered Nurse by the readers of The [...] Continue reading
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Altus ER Staff Joins Local 5Ks – Encourages Community to ‘Choose Well’

Altus ER Staff Encourages Community to ‘Choose Well’ by Joining Local 5Ks Setting the Example: Altus ER Staff Joins Local 5Ks LUMBERTON, TX (March 25, 2016)—Altus Health has always encouraged its respective communities to ‘Choose Well,’ but its emergency center staff has taken that to a new level in 2016 by competing in numerous 5Ks. [...] Continue reading
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Altus ERs Give Away Free Snowcones to Kick Off Spring Break

Altus ERs Kick Off Spring Break with Free Snowcones Altus ERs Give Away Free Snowcones When They Are Needed the most: Spring Break! LUMBERTON, TX (March 25, 2016) — As students celebrated a long-awaited Spring Break, Altus Emergency Centers joined in the fun by offering free snowcones! “Each Altus Emergency Center location gives back to [...] Continue reading
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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Waxahachie

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Waxahachie - Welcome to the Newest Member of the Altus ER Family! Celebrate the Unveiling of Our New Altus Emergency Center Facility in Waxahachie 24/7 Freestanding Emergency Center to Provide Innovative, High-quality Care to Residents; Operational April 4. WAXAHACHIE, TX (March 27, 2017) — Altus Emergency Centers Altus Emergency Centers, a leading [...] Continue reading
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TEXAS has its 1st Cases of WEST NILE FEVER. The @TexasDSHS recently confirmed the 1st Human Cases of 2018. Read about Mosquito-Transmitted Virus Symptoms & Prevention: https://t.co/GPs1mj6hTy. @AltusEmergency Open 24/7, No Lines #AltusERCenters #WestNileVirus #FightTheBite

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BEAT THE HEATWAVE! 🔥 An Excessive Heat Warning has been issued by the Texas Department of State Health Services due to forecasts of 105°-110°+ heat indexes across Texas. Check for your county: goo.gl/4sD4yH & Take the following precautions:
⛑️ DRINK WATER Regularly. Thirst is the 1st sign of dehydration.
⛑️ STAY INDOORS, use the AC and fans.
⛑️ NEVER leave a person or a pet enclosed in a hot indoor place or in a parked vehicle.
⛑️ AVOID being outside between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
⛑️ TAKE FREQUENT BREAKS when working outside.
⛑️ Visit Altus Emergency Centers if you exhibit any Heat Emergency Symptoms.
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