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 on September 3rd, 2012, Altus Emergency Center Baytown, has become an invaluable active member of Baytown and it’s surrounding communities.  Altus Emergency Centers prides itself on employing the most caring and experienced ER Healthcare Staff.  We invite you to get to know Victoria Henye, one of our caring Nurse Managers who are the frontline of triage. They face multiple types of injuries every day, from splinters, and minor cuts to severe trauma which can be life-threatening all the while keeping both patients and loved ones reassured.

“Victoria is a great person. What makes her great is she is strong enough to tolerate anything and soft enough to understand anyone.”

– Amir Bashiri, RN, BSN, MBA VP of Clinical Services

Meet the Baytown Medical Administration is the latest in the series of Altus Staff articles dedicated to the amazing people behind what is #TeamAltusER:  Together Everyone Achieves More!

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Studies and Formation

Victoria Henye, the Emergency Nurse Manager of Baytown at Altus Emergency graduated from Sandra Day O’Connor high school in Helotes, TX.  Then, she proceeded to obtain an Associate Degree in Nursing at Houston Community College, Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Texas at Arlington, pursuing Master of Science in Nursing at the University of Texas at Arlington.

I am a lifetime learner. I love gaining understanding of new areas in life because it helps me to be a well-rounded individual and humbles me. I am not the same person I was yesterday, last week or five years ago.

A Professional with a True Calling

Her professional background includes having worked as a Registered Nurse in the Emergency Department at Houston Methodist from 2012 to 2016.  As Victoria states, “…and now I’ve been fortunate enough to work at Altus Emergency Center in Baytown.”  She was officially appointed the Emergency Nurse Manager on March 1st, 2018.  In addition to being in the ER full time, she’s also been an educator and psychiatric nurse.

I enjoy nursing because at the end of the day, I really believe I’ve helped someone achieve their goals and helped them feel better. There is no other feeling like helping someone.

The Girl from H-Town

Get to know the new Baytown Health Administration Professional.

We enjoyed a lovely chat with Victoria Henye while she shared about her family, hobbies, and passions. The following are some highlights of our interview with Victoria.

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

A:  Victoria:

I want to help the staff feel like this is their home and really feel I can bring that attitude of gratitude so we learn to love each other more. Laughter and smiling is one of the best environments to be in so why not create that environment of caring and compassion for each other.

Q:  “What or who have been your biggest influences or your mentor?”

A:  Victoria:

It’s difficult to say I’ve had one mentor or one big influence. My preceptors when I was a new graduate nurse, Roy and Derek, made the transition from student nurse to graduate to ER nurse a more than pleasant experience. Amir, my director has really guided me in every transition since our paths have aligned and those conversations have been priceless. Anil Menon, a friend and coworker has provided vast motivation and helped me center myself and grow emotionally and spiritually. My parents have been there from square one and always had my back. I’m beyond words to express how thankful I am for everyone in my life. I’m a very lucky and blessed person.

Q:  “What would you consider are your biggest accomplishments?

A:  Victoria:

My biggest accomplishment has been to learn see the world with renewed faith after negative trials and tribulations. I am elated with my professional and personal progress and am excited to see what the future holds. Each accomplishment is a celebration so I cannot quantify just one.

Q:  “What do you love the most about working with Altus ER?

A:  Victoria:

Family. We really care here. We do. I am happy to come to work and I feel like that is a goal everyone wishes to achieve.

Q:  “Any Hobbies or passions?

A:  Victoria:

I really love learning and new experiences. I enjoy yoga, being active, traveling, board games and Netflix! Almost anything from TEDTalks, comedy, and psychological thrillers. I can’t get enough of my cats; I’m in love with animals. I’m also addicted to laughter and hugs.

Q:  “Any Quotes that You Love in Particular that You Relate to?

A:  Victoria:

Two quotes I love to meditate on that my parents passed on to me.

“Better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it,” by George Ellis.

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change,” by Wayne Dyer.

Altus Emergency Centers Texas is Here for You 24/7

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Altus Emergency Centers are all open 24/7/365, with no lines. Our facilities are well-equipped to diagnose and treat everything from major to minor adult and pediatric emergencies.  We are honored to be a part of our beautiful Texas communities and work hard each day to help see them grow and prosper!

24 Hour ER Services – Best in Texas

Looking for the best quality 24 hour ER services?

We offer the best freestanding 24 hour ER services in Texas. We have top of the line medical technology and highly experienced ER healthcare experts prepped and ready to come to your aid in Baytown, Lake Jackson, Lufkin, Lumberton, and Waxahachie.

Each ER team is highly efficient in treating chest and abdominal pains, pediatric emergencies, flu symptoms, sports injuries, bone breaks and fractures, as well as all other major and minor injuries. All services are available 24/7, including weekends and holidays with little to no wait times.

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 highest quality services near you.  At Altus Emergency Center Baytown, we understand that time is of the essence during a medical emergency.  This is why, when you arrive at our Baytown facility you will notice that there is no one waiting in line!  Our Emergency Trained Physicians are here to help you with all major and minor emergency situations for all ages.

Providing Affordable Access to a Fully Equipped Facility.

Since its grand opening in 2012, the Baytown Freestanding Emergency Center owes it’s excellence to it’s highly experienced team of medical emergency experts, including technicians, nurses and board certified physicians. The Baytown ER Center makes the most innovative technologies in: CT scans, X-rays, ultrasounds and a full service diagnostic lab accessible. Located on 1404 West Baker Road, Altus Emergency Center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and during the holidays.

We are excited to provide the residents of Baytown with access to first-class emergency medical care and comfort for all ages – With No Waiting In Line!

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.  Get to know the friendly girl with a hardworking spirit that is here for you at Altus ER Baytown.  Altus Emergency Center Baytown, has become an invaluable active member of Baytown and its surrounding communities.  Altus Emergency Center, which prides itself on employing the most caring and experienced ER Healthcare Staff, looks forward to seeing Kristin help maintain and build upon its tradition of top quality ER services.  Get to know Kristin.

 

 

Altus Emergency Cares About Baytown

At Altus Emergency Centers, we take pride in our beautiful Texas communities and work with its leaders to help ensure a better future for all.  Not only do we treat each patient with the care and urgency they deserve, we also give back to the community.  Thank you for your trust and support!

Altus Emergency Centers Texas is Here for You 24/7

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Altus Emergency Centers are all open 24/7/365, with no lines. Our facilities are well-equipped to diagnose and treat major to minor adult and pediatric emergencies.  We are honored to be a part of our beautiful Texas communities and work hard each day to help see them grow and prosper!

24 Hour ER Services – Best in Texas

Looking for the best quality 24 hour ER services?

We offer the best freestanding 24 hour ER services in Texas. We’re proud of our top of the line medical technology and highly experienced ER healthcare experts, who are prepped and ready to come to your aid in Baytown, Lake Jackson, Lufkin, Lumberton, and Waxahachie.

Each ER team is highly efficient in treating chest and abdominal pains, pediatric emergencies, flu symptoms, sports injuries, bone breaks and fractures, as well as all other major and minor injuries. All services are available 24/7, including weekends and holidays with little to no wait times.

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 member of Baytown and it’s surrounding communities.  Altus Emergency Centers, which prides itself on employing the most caring and experienced ER Healthcare Staff, looks forward to seeing Kristin help maintain and build upon its tradition of top quality ER services.

It was a pleasure to work with Kristin in Lake Jackson where she began her career at Altus three years ago. So it was with great excitement that we brought her back to the Altus family as the Assistant Manager of our Baytown ER. She has great leadership skills that will add to her success in Baytown.

-Kris DeVries, Administrator of Lake Jackson

Meet the Baytown Administration is the latest in the series of Altus Staff articles dedicated to the amazing people behind what is #TeamAltusER:  Team Work Makes the Dream Work!

Studies and Formation

Kristin Kappler earned a Bachelors in Kinesiology from the University of Texas at San Antonio and a Bachelors in Nutrition from the University of Houston.

The newly appointed Baytown Administration point person first learned about Altus Emergency upon returning to her hometown in Lake Jackson after having graduated from college. During our interview, Kristin expressed that when she initially worked with Altus Emergency, she was also a full-time student pursuing a degree in Nutrition at the University of Houston.

After having worked with Altus Emergency, she spent some time in the non-profit world utilizing her degree in Nutrition and working for a program called Brighter Bites.  Kristin describes, “We provided fresh produce and nutrition education to families in underserved areas.”

“There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to ever work harder than you” -Derek Jeter

An Athlete with a Hardworking Spirit

The new Altus ER Baytown Administration professional grew up in Lake Jackson as the oldest of four girls. An active sportsperson, Kristin played sports since the age of four years old.  Kristin’s athletic skills and determination helped earn her a Division I collegiate scholarship to the University of Texas at San Antonio where she earned her degree in Kinesiology. Upon returning to her Lake Jackson hometown, she commuted to the University of Houston to pursue a degree in Nutrition.

Awards & Accomplishments

Pre-Professional Career

  • Received a full-ride Division I softball scholarship to the University of Texas at San Antonio (2007-2011)
  • Southland Conference 3rd Team All-Conference as a 3rd baseman
  • Southland Conference All-Tournament Team
  • Winner of Provost’s Undergraduate Research Scholarship at the University of Houston. Kristin worked with Dr. Daphne Hernandez on a study with adaptive wheelchair rugby athletes.

Professional Awards

  • Altus Gives Award (2016)

The Girl from Lake Jackson, Texas

Get to know the new Baytown Administration Professional.

We enjoyed a lovely chat with Kristin while she shared about her family, hobbies, and passions. The following are some highlights of our interview with Kristin.

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

A:  Kristin:

Healthcare administration creates true leadership opportunities and the knowledge to grow in the ever-changing field of healthcare.

Q:  “What or who have been your biggest influences or your mentor?”

A:  Kristin:

My parents have and will always be my biggest influences. They raised four daughters and gave us the opportunity to pursue and accomplish whatever we chose in life. All of my accomplishments are a true testament to their unfailing support of all my endeavors.

Q:  “What would you consider are your biggest accomplishments?

A:  Kristin:

My biggest accomplishment so far has been earning a Division I collegiate scholarship. I was able to achieve this through a commitment that started from a young age and spanned into my adult life. This journey taught me everything about teamwork and using your talents as an individual to contribute to a common goal.

Q:  “What do you love the most about working with Altus ER?

A:  Kristin:

During my time spent with this company I have come to truly appreciate the staff and their commitment to the Altus mission.

Q:  “Any Hobbies or passions?

A:  Kristin:

My hobbies include anything and everything outdoors. All sports, hiking, biking and exploring new places in Houston!

My biggest passion is flipping and renovating homes. I recently flipped a home last year and I’m in the process of renovating my 2nd. I love taking a home that is in ruins and restoring it to its former glory. It’s so special to see a transformation like that from beginning to end!

 

Altus Emergency Centers Texas is Here for You 24/7

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Altus Emergency Centers are all open 24/7/365, with no lines. Our facilities are well-equipped to diagnose and treat everything from major to minor adult and pediatric emergencies.  We are honored to be a part of our beautiful Texas communities and work hard each day to help see them grow and prosper!

24 Hour ER Services – Best in Texas

Looking for the best quality 24 hour ER services?

We offer the best freestanding 24 hour ER services in Texas. We have top of the line medical technology and highly experienced ER healthcare experts prepped and ready to come to your aid in Baytown, Lake Jackson, Lufkin, Lumberton, and Waxahachie.

Each ER team is highly efficient in treating chest and abdominal pains, pediatric emergencies, flu symptoms, sports injuries, bone breaks and fractures, as well as all other major and minor injuries. All services are available 24/7, including weekends and holidays with little to no wait times.

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 time of the year! At Altus Emergency Centers, we’re overjoyed to share in the Holiday Cheer with our beautiful Baytown community.  Thank you for staying with us yet another year and we wish you a very happy and healthy Christmas and New Year.

We invite you to enter our Free Baytown Christmas Raffle!

  • RAFFLE PRIZE THAT’S UP FOR GRABS:  $100 VALUE FREE CHRISTMAS RAFFLE GIVEAWAY.  Win 2 Christmas stockings stuffed with a $50 Target Gift card each and surprise stocking stuffer gifts!

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

  • Draw Date: Wednesday, December 20th 2017

HOW IT WORKS

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

It’s Free to Participate in the #BaytownXmasRaffle. Hurry! The Winner 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 Altus Emergency Baytown Facebook and Like, Share Publicly & Tag 2 Friends.

TWITTER: Follow our Altus Emergency Centers Twitter page and Like, Retweet & Tag 2 Friends.

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

What Will You Get if You Win?

We wish everyone the best luck in your participation of our Altus Emergency Center Baytown 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 Pair of Stuffed Christmas Stockings sponsored by Altus Emergency Center Baytown.

Merry Christmas from all of us at Altus Emergency Centers Baytown!

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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 2 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.
  • Altus Emergency is not liable should any Social Media site experience any issues or downtime.
  • Any disputes relating to eligibility will be determined solely by Altus Emergency.
  • 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.

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 head for the NRG Stadium to cheer the Texans on us! Houston Texans Free Tickets Giveaway Winners get:

  • PRIZE THAT’S UP FOR GRABS: 2 FREE Tickets & a Parking Pass to the Houston Texans vs. the Kansas City Chief Game

  • WHEN:  Sunday, October 8 at 7:30 PM

  • WHERE:  NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas

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HOW IT WORKS

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

It’s Super Easy to Participate in the #FreeTexansTickets. Hurry!  The Winners will be drawn on Friday, October 6th, 2017!

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

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

Altus ER Lake Jackson: Visit our Facebook and Like, Share Publicly & Tag 2 Friends.

TWITTER: Follow our Altus Emergency Twitter page and Like, Retweet & Tag 2 Friends.

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

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What do you think the score will be? Enter our Houston Texans Free Tickets Giveaway Today!

Stay Tuned to find out if YOUR name comes up as one of the winners of our Houston Texans Free Tickets Giveaway sponsored by Altus Emergency Baytown and Altus Emergency Lake Jackson!

Altus Emergency Centers
Freestanding ERs. Saving Lives 24/7. No Lines.

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 winners will be rewarded with 2 free tickets to the Houston Texans Game and a Parking Pass.
  • 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.
  • Altus Emergency is not liable should any Social Media site experience any issues or downtime.
  • Any disputes relating to eligibility will be determined solely by Altus Emergency.
  • Altus Emergency reserves the right to modify or discontinue this program at any time without prior notice.
  • The Raffle Draw will take place on 10-6-2017.

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Looking for the best quality 24 hour ER services?

We offer the best freestanding 24 hour ER services in Texas. We have top of the line medical technology and highly experienced ER healthcare experts prepped and ready to come to your aid in Baytown, Lake Jackson, Lufkin, Lumberton and Waxahachie.

Each ER team is highly efficient in treating chest and abdominal pains, pediatric emergencies, flu symptoms, sports injuries, bone breaks and fractures, as well as all other major and minor injuries. All services are available 24/7, including weekends and holidays with little to no wait times.

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Texas Parks to Visit and Recreation Safety Tips to Enjoy

Texas Parks to Visit and Recreation 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 out a great time outdoors is to first learn about park and recreation safety.

Spending time outdoors promotes a healthy vibrant community life, whether it’s summer camp, a sports league, exploring a trail, playing chess in the park, or organizing play dates for the kids; parks are the perfect gathering place.

To ensure you experience a safe outing, we have prepared a handy list of Park and Recreation Safety Tips to keep in mind!

 

National Parks & Recreation Month: Keeping it Safe and Fun

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Playground Safety Tips.

The most common summer activity is a trip to the playground.  The following park and recreation safety tips are important to keep in mind during your visit the the playground:

  • Wear Proper Shoes: Make sure your kids footwear is adequate to play and run, never let your child play barefoot at the park as they may be bitten by insects, step on a thorn or small rock or burn their feet on hot surfaces.
  • Watch Out for Hot Surfaces: During summer, slides, swings, monkey bars, merry-go-rounds and even picnic tables may become overheated by the sun, so, always check the surface temperature.
  • Stranger Danger: Teach your children not to speak or follow adult strangers, and to immediately run towards you or someone they know to report the incident. While not everyone has bad intentions, it is best for kids not to engage in conversation with adults they do not know.
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Hiking Safety Tips

Hiking is an excellent acivity for all ages.  You may choose the pace and distance that you wish to hike and enjoy the scenery during your voyage. The following park and recreation safety tips are important to keep in mind when planning on your next hiking quest:

  • Tell People: Always inform friends and family the route you’ll be taking and how long you expect to be gone; if possible always travel with a companion.
  • Carry ID: Make sure to carry some sort of ID that includes your name, phone number, address, pertinent medical information, and emergency contact information.
  • Carry a Whistle: This will help scare wild animals or signal for help should you be injured.
  • Plan Your Route: Become familiarized with a trail before you head out, do not venture into unknown hiking trails by yourself.
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Camping Safety Tips

If you’re a woodsy person at heart, camping is wonderful to replenish the mind and spirit.  It is particulary important to heed the park and recreation safety tips while on your home in the wilderness away from home.

  • Stay Away from Wildlife: Clearly one of the joys of camping is to commune with nature, but, it is better to enjoy the wildlife from afar. If you do come face to face with a wild animal, regardless of if it’s a bear or a squirrel do your best not to disturb them, this will keep you out of trouble and possibly a visit to one of our centers.
  • Respect the Fire Rules of the Park: Most parks that offer camping sites have clear rules when it comes to camp fires, make sure you find out what they are and that you respect them. Unattended or poorly managed campfires have been known to start wildfires that can destroy thousands of acres, kill wildlife, and endanger human population as well.
  • Store Food Carefully: Again, check the food regulations with park officials before you set out on your camping trip. Food should be properly stored for several reasons, preventing food poisoning while camping and, avoiding a close encounter with dangerous animals.
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General Park Safety Tips

No matter which outdoor activity is your cup of tea, the following are universal park and recreation safety tips to always take into consideration:

  • Wear Sunscreen: We cannot stress the importance of sunscreen enough, make sure to reapply every couple of hours to avoid getting sunburned.
  • Stay Hydrated: Carry a water bottle, and, if you plan to go for a hike, make sure to take snacks along with you.
  • Check for Ticks: Lyme Disease is a serious illness, it can be easily treated when diagnosed early, but, if left untreated, it can linger for years and cause serious side effects. After a day at the park, make sure you check yourself and your family for ticks.
  • Watch Out for Poisonous Plants: Learn to identify the different poisonous plants that grow in these parts, poison ivy and poison sumac can both cause nasty rashes just by touching them, but poison hemlock can actually kill you. If you come in contact with any of these plants head to the nearest Altus Emergency Center for treatment, if possible take a picture of the plant so we can identify it and administer the proper treatment.

Texas Parks to Visit

We are blessed with so many wonderful parks in our beautiful state of Texas! The following are just some of the many great options to consider for this weekend.  There are so many, you can plan to visit a new park every weekend!  Have a lovely time and share your photos on our social media pages!

Baytown, Texas Parks

The following are just a few of the many beautiful parks in Baytown, Texas:

  • Jenkins Park
  • Goose Creek Park
  • Allenbrook Park
  • Baytown Nature Center
  • Blue Heron Park
  • Roseland Park
  • Hollaway JC Park
  • WC Britton Park
  • Wayne Gray Sports Complex
  • McElroy Park
  • Eddie Huron Park
  • Bicentennial Park
  • Bayland Park
  • Edna Mae Washington Park
  • Brownwood Park
  • Unidad Park
  • W.C. Britton Park
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Lake Jackson, Texas Parks

The following are just a few of the many colorful parks in Lake Jackson, Texas:

  • Brazos Oaks
  • Brazoswood Key Club
  • Brazoria Natural Wildlife Refuge
  • Captain R.R. Terry Park
  • Dunbar Park
  • Fireman’s Park
  • Garland Park
  • Jasmine Park
  • James F. Crews Park
  • MacLean Park
  • Morrison Park and Shy Pond
  • Shadowglen Park
  • Wilderness Park
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Lufkin, Texas Parks

The following are just a few of the many breathtaking parks in the area of Lufkin, Texas:

  • Azalea Trail
  • Angelina National Forest
  • Davy Crockett National Forest
  • Chambers Park
  • Kiwanis Park
  • Grace Dunne Richardson Park
  • Jones Park
  • Wetlands Garden Park
  • Herty Park
  • Winston
  • Mantooth Park
  • Louis Bronaugh Park
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Lumberton, Texas Parks

The following are just a few of the many vibrant parks in Lumberton, Texas:

  • Village Creek State Park
  • Big Thicket RV Park
  • Thompson Lake Park
  • Red Cloud RV Park
  • State Park Fishing Spot
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Waxahachie, Texas Parks

The following are just a few of the many fun-filled parks in Waxahachie, Texas:

  • Getzendaner Park
  • Chapman Park
  • George Brown Plaza
  • Lions Park
  • Brown Singleton Park
  • Brown Chiles Park
  • Richards Park
  • Lee Penn Park
  • Belle-Vue Park
  • Wags-a-Hachie Dog Park
  • Waxahachie Sports Complex
  • Waxahachie Lake Pavillion
  • A&F Thompson Memorial Park
  • Waxahachie Creek Hike & Bike Trail
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Take Care of Yourself and Your Loved Ones.

Have a Safe and Fun National Parks and Recreation Month!

At Altus Emergency Centers we encourage you to get outdoors to enjoy a safe, fun and healthy time with the family.  Enjoy!

At Altus Emergency Centers, we are strong advocates of education and prevention. Our expertly trained staff is available 24/7. We are here for you when it’s more than urgent.

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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 Altus Emergency Baytown.

At Altus Emergency Centers, we believe in good old healthy fun. This July, we would like to reward a lucky family with a trip for four (4), to Pirate’s Bay Waterpark: 

  • Four Family Pack of Tickets

  • Four Beach Towels

Scroll below for details on how to enter the Pirate’s Bay Waterpark Free Tickets Giveaway today!

HOW IT WORKS

HOW TO ENTER the Pirate's Bay Waterpark Free Tickets Giveaway

SOCIAL MEDIA: Just Like & Share to Enter!

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Which is Your Favorite Water Slide? Enter our Pirate’s Bay Waterpark Free Tickets Giveaway Today!

Stay Tuned to find out if YOUR name comes up as one of the winners of our Pirate’s Bay Waterpark Free Tickets Giveaway sponsored by Altus Emergency Baytown!

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Rules:

  • Social Media: You must Like, Share the Post Publicly & Tag Two Friends.
  • Email: You must supply a valid email address to receive your Raffle link.
  • You will rack up contest entries by sharing your link by email and/or social media pages, liking our social media pages and the unique clicks on your link. People who like, share and tag us publicly on social media posts will also be entered.
  • The winners will be rewarded with 4 free tickets to Pirate’s Bay Waterpark.
  • In order to receive your prize, the winners must present a valid photo ID.
  • 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.
  • Altus Emergency is not liable should the application or any Social Media site experience any issues or downtime.
  • Any disputes relating to eligibility will be determined solely by Altus Emergency.
  • Altus Emergency reserves the right to modify or discontinue this program at any time without prior notice.
  • The Raffle Draw will take place on 7-18-2017.

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 utmost respect and admiration.

#15: SWEET TEA

Texas Moms make sweet tea taste like the nectar of kings on a hot day.  On weekends, her margaritas liven up any get together.

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#14: SHE’S HAPPY

When happy Texas Moms smile, they light up any room.  A Texas Mother has a great sense of humor is always happy to make everyone feel welcome.

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#13: SHE’S PRETTY

As the saying goes, “She’s so pretty; she’d make a man plow right through a stump.” Texas Moms always make time to fix themselves up but their biggest asset is their great beauty shining from within.

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#12: SHE’S A STRAIGHT TALKER

Texas Moms are so honest, you can bet the farm on it…  You may not see eye to eye on every subject but she’ll make sure you know what’s on her mind and respect that it’s just a difference of opinion.

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#11: SHE’S WISE & KNOWS A GREAT DEAL WHEN SHE SEES ONE

Texas Moms are wise and good with money.  Whenever she speaks, listen:  You’ll be all the wiser and keep a great savings account.

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#10: SHE’S AN UBER MULTITASKER

Texas Moms juggle more than you can possibly imagine. She’s always busy yet manages to make everything seem easy as pie.

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#9: SHE’S FAST

She gets things done faster than a prairie fire with a tail wind.  Texas moms get things done fast simply because they have to get it done, and done right!

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#8: SHE’S GREAT AT IT ALL

A Texas Mom is so capable, there’s never any slack in her rope.  She’ll bake the best pecan pie, help organize the school’s fundraiser, help the kids with their science project, participate in a Breast Cancer Awareness marathon, manage the household budget, boss everyone around (someone’s got to do it!), work until late and come home to be the family therapist.

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#7: SHE’S NOT ONE TO MESS WITH

You’ve heard the saying, “Don’t Mess with Texas.”  Well, make sure you never mess with mom.  A Texas Mother can be more serious than a snake bite.

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#6: SHE’S GOT A TEMPER

If you were wondering about point #7, you just don’t mess with a Texas mom because even the sweetest Texas Mother can have a temper hotter than chili smothered in jalapeno peppers.

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#5: SHE’S STRONG

She may seem fragile at times, but a Texas Mother is so strong that she makes Samson look sensitive.  Need something done around the house and there’s no one around?  She’ll be the first to roll up her sleeves and get things fixed!  Texas Moms are strong willed and will ride out the storms during rough times.

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#4: SHE’LL RAISE YOU RIGHT

A Texas Mom will teach you to mind your manners, or else you’ll be in the doghouse.  It’s yes ma’am, yes sir, please, thank you and may I.  Anything less than this and she’ll ask if were born in a barn.

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#3: SHE’LL BRING OUT THE BEST IN EVERYONE

A Texas Mom can be all sweetness and light. Just like Texas, she’s got a lot of stars on her crown.

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#2: SHE’S ALL HEART

The only thing deeper than the heart of Texas, is the heart of a Texas Mother.  Texas Moms put the needs of all of their loved ones before their own.

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#1: SHE’S DR. MOM

The Texas Mother wears many hats.  One of those is being Dr. Mom.  She will make you chicken soup, make sure you take your medicine on time, kiss your boo-boos, give you a massage, draw a funny picture on your cast and give you a hug to make it all better.

MOST IMPORTANTLY:

When someone has a Medical Emergency, MOM WILL make sure to take them to the nearest Altus Emergency Center.

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Happy Mother’s Day from all of us at the Altus Emergency Centers!

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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 Hardin County News.
The annual reader’s choice awards published by the community newspaper recognized the Lumberton emergency center in February for being the best in 2016, having earned the same honor in 2015. Altus ER Lumberton was also named home of the Best R.N., going this year to Loreal Irvine.
Last year, Best R.N. was won by Kevin Garner, administrator of the Lumberton facility.  The Hardin County News is a division of The Beaumont Enterprise and Hearst Newspapers.  Altus Emergency Centers in Baytown and Lake Jackson have also been voted ‘Best’ by their respective newspapers,  with Lake Jackson R.N. Heather Hill also winning “Best Nurse.”
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