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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

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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 for our freedom and every one of you, who’s hard work, love of family and country helps build a better nation.

Fourth of July Safety: Fun Activities for the Whole Family

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Summer Cookouts.

Summer is here and the weather is perfect for a delicious cookout, bring out the grill, some cold drinks, and impress your friends with your outdoor cooking abilities while you enjoy this special day.

Fourth of July Safety Tips for Summer Cookouts:

  • Never leave your grill unattended.

  • Keep children and pets away from the hot grill.

  • Place your grill out in the open, away from flammable objects like tree branches and curtains.

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Swimming, Boating, Tubing, and Other Water Activities

July is one of the hottest months of the year, so it is no surprise we love to cool down either in a pool, tubing down a river, spending the day at the beach or going for a boat ride. Water activities are one of the best ways to create fun memories of summer.

Fourth of July Safety Tips for Water Activities:

  • Always keep an eye on the kids when you are close to water.

  • If you are on a boat, make sure everyone on board is wearing a Coast Guard approved life jacket.

  • Before going into the water at the beach or a river check for warning signs posted by the authorities.

  • Wear sunscreen and drink plenty of fluids.

  • Don’t dive head first into rivers or pools if you are not sure how deep they are.

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Picnics and Block Parties

Few things are more American than gathering with neighbors to share a meal, 4th of July picnics and neighborhood block parties are a staple of American tradition. Organize a potluck lunch, sit on lawn chairs, have a drink with your neighbors and relax in good company.

Fourth of July Safety Tips for Picnics:

  • Stay in the shade as much as possible.

  • Keep hydrated.

  • Store food in coolers; remember the hot weather accelerated the spoiling process of uncooked food.

  • Check for ticks; summer is tick season, and these pesky little critters can carry diseases like Lyme Disease and West Nile Virus.

  • Wear insect repellent.

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Fireworks

It wouldn’t be a 4th of July celebration without a firework display. Attending a local firework show is the best way to end a fun packed day, arrive early and claim the perfect spot to view the show, and marvel at the beauty and artistry of these professional displays.

Fourth of July Safety Tips for Fireworks:

  • Leave the firework display to the professionals. Texas law prohibits private citizens from using, selling, or possessing fireworks.

  • If you have small children, it is best to cover their ears with noise cancelling headphones to prevent damage to their tender ears.

Keep pets at home in a safe place where they won’t be able to escape, harm themselves or others due to the stress caused by fireworks.

Take Care of Yourself and Your Loved Ones.

Have a Safe and Fun 4th of July from All of Us at Altus Emergency Centers!

Altus Emergency Centers wants you to have a great 4th of July celebration, we urge you to drink responsibly, stay hydrated and avoid unnecessary dangers.

We would like to remind the community, that all our centers will remain open during this 4th of July celebration, to attend any emergency situation.

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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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 health of both boys and adult males.

The different activities organized by public, private and religious organizations during this month, seek to encourage Men’s Health Awareness overall by recommending the male population to get regular checkups and medical advice to increase early detection and treatment.

According to experts, the need to shed light on men’s health awareness is a growing

 concern.  Men’s health is experiencing a widespread crisis in America, affecting all communities, ethnic and economic groups. According to the Men’s Health Network, this crisis is due to a lack of awareness, weak health education and culturally induced behavioral patterns in both work and personal lifestyles.  We hope to highlight the importance that regular health screenings have, and why we should encourage the men in our lives to get them.

 

Common Illnesses that Affect Men

One of the ugly truths that we face is that men’s life expectancy is lower them women’s.  While some ailments are gender specific, in those that are not, men are more likely to die from them than women are. Fortunately, most of these illnesses are preventable through proper men’s health awareness, education, and prevention.  Men can now take steps to avoid potential health problems by recognizing the symptoms, having regular medical checkups, and making healthier life choices.

Heart Disease

A major men’s health awareness concern is heart disease. The term heart disease comprises a number of different conditions, such as coronary heart disease, angina, heart failure, strokes, high blood pressure, and arrhythmias. All can lead to serious and often fatal complications if they are not diagnosed in time. According to the American Heart Association, 1 in 3 adult males in the US already suffers from some sort of cardiovascular disease.

A SERIOUS MEN’S HEALTH CONCERN:

Affects 1 in 3 Men in the U.S.

Cancer

Another major men’s health awareness concern is cancer which is a major cause of concern for men of all ages.  Prostate, testicular, lung, colorectal, and skin are the most common cancers among men.  During recent years, a large effort has taken place to educate the population on the risk and dangers of prostate cancer.  The American Cancer Society recommends that men with an average risk of prostate cancer receive annual screenings after 50 years of age. In the case of those with a higher risk, the screenings should start as early as 40.  It is never too early to have a screening as testicular cancer is more common among young males ages 20 to 54.

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Lung Diseases

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) encompasses both emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Most cases of COPD are caused by smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke, the other leading cause of COPD according to the American Journal of Epidemiology is occupational exposure to industrial pollutants. Men who smoke or are exposed to chemicals at work are at a much higher risk of developing lung diseases.  All individuals in the high-risk category should get checked at the first sign of difficulty breathing.

Depression

Depression is a less known men’s health awareness issue.  Studies conducted by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) estimate that some 6 million men suffer from depressive disorders every year. However, the number could be significantly higher.  Individuals may not know they are depressed given that male depression symptoms do not always include sadness.  Instead, depressed men are more prone to exhibit: fatigue, irritability, sleep disorders, and apathy. In addition, men are less likely to seek help, when feeling depressed. Exercise, keeping a journal, and communicating openly with friends and family are good ways for men to deal with depression. If you exhibit symptoms of depression, it is recommended to seek professional help.

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Diabetes

Diabetes refers to both a deficiency of insulin or the body’s decreased ability to use it. If left untreated diabetes can lead to nerve and kidney damage, stroke, heart disease, eye problems, and erectile dysfunction. People with diabetes may not present symptoms, therefore screening tests are extremely important.

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends adults age 45 or older get screened for diabetes type 2 every three years.  If you have a history of diabetes in your family you should get tested once a year.

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Take Care of Yourself and Your Loved Ones.

Keep the Guys You Love Around Longer!

Altus Emergency Centers encourages you to eat right, get active, get regular checkups and most importantly get informed. Make a lifetime commitment towards good health choices and help increase the likelihood of a long and healthy future. There are a lot of resources available to you and the men in your life, who may be at risk of developing or already have an illness.  Remember that early screening and treatment could help prevent a tragedy.

If you or a loved one ever experience any serious complications as a result of a health ailment or an accident, please visit your nearest Altus Emergency Center.

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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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 relaxing in the sun, it is key to remind ourselves to drink plenty of fluids to stay healthy.

As yesterday was National Hydration Day, it’s a great time to shed light on the importance of maintaining your body properly hydrated and some helpful tips on how to do it.  After all, when the rain clears we will be reminded that it is summer. 

 

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The Importance of Good Hydration

Reasons to Drink Water

Our bodies require water to perform a multitude of functions like regulating body temperature, lubricating our joints, carry nutrients and oxygen to our cells, flushing out waste and more. If we do not replenish our water supply throughout the day, our body won’t be able to perform these functions properly. Here are some of the reason why you should drink plenty of water every day:

  • It is critical to your heart’s health: When you are dehydrated, your heart must work harder to pump blood through the blood vessels into the muscles.

  • Dehydration is a serious condition: Being dehydrated can cause serious health problems that can range from swollen feet, headaches, heat stroke, organ damage, and even death.

  • Bad Breath: Your body needs water to produce saliva, one of the purposes of saliva is to curtail the proliferation of bacteria, if you are not producing enough saliva you will have an overgrowth of bacteria which cause bad breath.

  • Dry Skin: Being dehydrated causes blood volume to decrease and this can lead to dry skin, wrinkles and skin laxity.

  • Muscle Cramps: Water is necessary to help the body maintain normal temperatures, when your body overheats the muscles tend to cramp up, in addition, changes in electrolytes, sodium, and potassium levels due to sweating can also lead to muscle cramps.

  • Weight Problems:  Proper hydration helps control calories.  In contrast, insufficient water intake will help create a more sluggish metabolism and high blood cholesterol.

  • Kidney Problems:  Our kidneys’ job is to ride the body of toxins. Insufficient hydration not only puts kidneys to do extra work, it provides an ideal scenario for bacteria growth resulting in potential infections and inflammation.

How Much is Enough?

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How Much Water Should I Drink a Day?

The amount of water that you should drink a day varies according to a variety of factors:

  • Weight

  • Sex

  • Amount of exercise/level of activity

  • Temperature

  • Amount of clothing

  • Amount of perspiration

Remember that by the time you are thirsty, you are already becoming dehydrated.  For this reason, it’s always best to drink water regularly to maintain proper hydration.

Symptoms of Dehydration

Know the Warning Signs of Dehydration

Altus Emergency Centers encourages you to recognize your body’s warning signs when faced with dehydration.

  • Feeling dizzy,

  • Have a headache,

  • Have a dry mouth,

  • Feel extremely fatigued,

  • Your heart is pounding for no apparent reason.

If you experience the above, please visit your nearest Altus Emergency Center as early as possible as you may be experiencing extreme dehydration.

Take Care of Yourself and Your Loved Ones.

If it Happens, We Can Help

At Altus Emergency Centers, we are strong advocates of education and prevention. However, if you or a loved one ever exhibits the symptoms of dehydration, our expertly trained staff is available 24/7. We are here for you, when it’s more than urgent.

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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! They keep their families happy and united, all anxiously waiting for seconds.

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#14: GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR

Texas dads know how to tell a joke.  They’re great at lovingly embarrassing their wives and kids.  Their silliness is full of wisdom, meant to always show the sunny side of life. They cheer us up and put a smile on our faces every day!

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#13: THEY CAN DANCE

Whether they’re great dancers or not, Texas Dads don’t shy away from the dance floor.  Even if they’re not in the mood, “Sometimes ya just got to put on your boots and dance, anyway…” Every daddy’s girl has great memories of dancing around the house with her favorite dance partner!

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#12: THEY’RE STRAIGHT SHOOTERS

Texas men are assertive.  They say what they mean and mean what they say. Never expect Texas Dads to sugar coat things. They believe in “toughening you up” to survive in life. A good Texas father will make sure their message is driven home, the first time around, to avoid future mishaps.

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#11: THEY’RE HANDY

Texas dads always seem to have power tools close by and like good Southern men, they know their way around a warehouse. They can fix a leaky faucet, install a light fixture or even build a shed.  Best of all, to their kids’ delight, they’re architects of the most awesome tree houses.

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#10: THEY MORE THAN LOVE SPORTS

Sports are a big part of every Texas dad’s life, if they’re not playing, they are watching. We’ve learned how to throw and catch a ball, how to swing a bat, and how to ride a bike from our dads. They even influenced us on which will be our favorite team to cheer for. Most importantly, they are the biggest fans of their own kids.

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#9: THEY ARE WISE

Texas dads are full of wisdom because they have seen and done a thing or two in their lifetime. Everyone has a different way of imparting knowledge and Texan fathers have a special knack for it.  If we were hanging with the wrong crowd, we’d hear, “If you lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas.” We know not be gullible since, “Just because a chicken has wings, don’t mean it can fly.” They have a witty saying for just about everything and each has been passed down to him over generations of Texas fathers.

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#8: THEY LOVE THE OUTDOORS

Avid outdoorsy men, Texas Dads love to go camping and hiking. Organizing weekend expeditions is one of their best skills, they take us tubing down a slow-moving Texas river, or on a fishing trip out on the lake. Some of our best childhood memories were created out on the countryside with dad.

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#7: HARD-WORKING

All Texans, men and women know the value of an honest day’s work. Texas dads were brought up on traditional morals and values. They are committed in every aspect of their lives and this shows in their work ethic. They teach their children by example to take pride in a job well done!

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#6: THE BEST TEACHERS

Genuinely involved in their children’s lives and upbringing, Texas fathers make learning fun.  Wanting their children to excel in everything they do, from school, sports to spirituality, they invent ways to keep us entertained and focused. They always manage to sneak in a life lesson that we will cherish forever.

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#5: THEY’RE EASY ON THE EYES

There is no denying that Texas men are handsome, with their rugged good looks, self confidence and twinkle of mischief in their eyes.  They have a style and charm that make them irresistible.  As George W. Bush once said, “Some folks look at me and see a certain swagger, which in Texas is called ‘walking.'” Mommy never had a chance!

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#4: THEY’RE GENTLEMEN

Also in tune with tradition, Texans are true gentlemen.  They believe in having good manners and honor ladies of all ages. Texas dads here are gallant and set the bar very high for their daughters’ future boyfriend.  Likewise, they bring up well educated boys that treat all women with the respect that they deserve.

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#3: THEY ARE LOVING

Texas dads are sweet, loving, and supportive. They encourage us to follow our dreams and to love ourselves. They will bring down the stars and the moon for us if we ask them to.

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#2: THEY ARE RELIABLE

They are always there for us, regardless of how busy they are. When it comes to family there is always time and we are always a priority.

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#1: THEY ARE SUPER DADS

Real life heroes, Texas fathers keep us safe from harm, rescue us when we are in trouble and help us fix our problems. Dads know how to handle stressful situations and when a family member gets hurt, they know to take them to their nearest Altus Emergency Center.

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

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Each Altus 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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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 peacemaker, philosopher, hero, magician and above all a role model.

In honor all great fathers out there, Altus Emergency Centers would like to give four dads a much deserved break. If you are a dad, have a dad or know one: Enter our Father’s Day Raffle Giveaway to win a FREE one time lawn mowing sessionIt’s completely free to enter and because dad doesn’t have time to fuss with things, it’s easy and even fun!

ENTER THE FATHER'S DAY RAFFLE GIVEAWAY

Because Dad Deserves a Break!

Just Do it for Dad!

Just by typing in your NAME & VALID Email Address, you earn 1 Raffle Ticket and enter the Father’s Day Raffle Giveaway.

In order to rack up more raffle entries, simply Share Your Share Link. Type in your Name and Valid Email Address Below to Receive Your Share Link.

HOW IT WORKS

The More You Share, the Greater the Chances to Win!

1.  Get Started: Type in your Valid Email Address and Like or Follow our Social Pages.

2.  Get Your Unique Raffle Link: Sent to your Valid Email address.

3.   Share your Link: By Email, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin or Google+! Each time someone likes or shares your post you will get more entries.

4.  The More You Share, the Better Your Chances to Win!

Stay Tuned to our Social Media Pages to find out if YOUR name comes up as one of the winners of our Father’s Day Raffle Giveaway!

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Rules:

  • You must supply a valid email address to receive your Raffle link.
  • In order to participate, you must follow all of the steps listed above.
  • 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 a one time lawn mowing session.
  • 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 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 6-17-2017.
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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 Warm and Heartfelt “Thank You Marian!” from all of us at Altus Emergency Centers.  You have made us better professional and better people.  We will miss you dearly and treasure the memories of the times we shared. We laughed, cried, argued, prayed, forgave and above all, learned from you.  You are and will always be an example of the best of the ER industry and as an amazing human being as a whole.  Thank you Marian for being YOU!

 

WE HAD A BLAST!

Marian’s Retirement Altus ER Celebration

We all had a great time saying farewell, to a great professional, coworker, mentor and friend, Marian Skinner.  The event was a mixture of fun and nostalgia.  The Altus ER Staff enjoyed food, fun, laughter and tears during Marian’s Retirement Celebration.  The highlight of the event was the Marian Retirement Video in which all had the honor of sharing a personal farewell and best wishes to Marian on her retirement.  Thank you Marian!  We’ll miss you!

MARIAN THANK YOU VIDEO

HEARTFELT THANK YOU QUOTES

Messages to Marian

Marian Skinner caused a lasting impression on the Altus Emergency Staff.  The video speaks of itself.  The following are excerpts on Staff Quotes taken from the “Thank You Marian Video”:

Garrett Syphrett

“You are my Catholic mother…keeping me on the straight and narrow path. Everything I’ve needed and I you’ve ever needed, we’ve worked well together.”

Nick Duplan

“Marian, I hope you enjoy your time and I love you a lot.”

Richelle Blackburn

“We’re going to miss you like crazy. You’ve been my greatest friend, my strongest ally, my biggest supporter. You’re always there to encourage me, to lead me in the right direction…answered to all my questions… I’m still going to have to call you for those pow wow sessions…”

Kevin Garner

“Marian, you’re not allowed to retire… Thank you very much for all of the guidance, mothering and emotional support…”

Lorrie Soffes

“You know how I feel. You are my best friend, I love you.”

Lauren Frazier

“You will truly be missed… Very kind, warm and supportive. You definitely made sure that I understood that you appreciated what I was doing and encouraged me. Small tidbits and words of wisdom…I thank you for them. Straight shooter and honest personality.”

Kim Bowling

“You’ve made a lasting impression on me… A scripture verse that stuck with me, Let nothing be done through strength and glory. Love you!”

Lisa Huebele

“…The best thing that I liked about you is that you were always cheerful. You always had a smile on your face and just so positive about everything…”

Kelly Curtis

“We are going to miss your sweet smile…”

Mary Royal

“From 2007 until today, Marian, you’ve been an amazing voice of encouragement to me. You’ve prayed for me and my family… You were the angel that shadowed over me… You would always smile, you would always say something nice…”

Bradley Jackson

“I owe my career in healthcare to you.  I am grateful for you and your leadership and kindness…”

Reagan Gillespie

“You’re an awesome woman… Thank you for being you… Thank you for being a Proverbs 35 woman during these last nine years. Thank you for strengthening all of us in helping us get through each day…being a shoulder to cry on and ears to listen…”

Kris Jenkins

“It has been a pleasure and honor to work with you for these nine years… I’m really going to miss your leadership, your guidance and your expertise and your support…most of all your love and support… You kept us out of trouble… You’re family to me…”

Kevin Herrington

“Thanks for all the years of support that you’ve given me… I appreciate everything you’ve done for me. You were here when it started, you where here throughout all of the difficult times. Thank you for everything in my personal life that you’ve helped me with…  You’ve been the buffer…”

Christia Malonga

“Thank you for everything that you’ve done for the company and for being such great help when we had our new point orientation in Waxahachie…”

Obi Ononobi

“Thank you all that you’ve done for me. The past four years that I’ve been at Altus you’ve been a big support for me… You’re still family…”

Sandy Page

“Thank for all of your help being a great resource…”

Gay-Lynn Jones

“I have thoroughly enjoyed all of the years working together…”

Amir Bashiri

“Thank you for everything you taught me, I gained a lot of knowledge working with you.  I’ve always considered you a friend and a mentor…”

Nathan Willis

“I’ll always remember the laughs and jokes that we had to share. You’ve always taught me to be honest and straight up and just encouraged me in everything I do and that’s the reason why I’m always prepared and ready…”

Melissa Williamson

“In the past three plus years, I’ve learned more from you than anyone in my entire nursing career. You’re the most amazing woman I’ve ever met. You always had everyone’s best interest at heart and you truly want everyone to succeed. Altus is truly missing the most valued employee they have ever had…  I love you from the bottom of my heart.”

Lisa Lawler

“You have been a blessing to work with and I thank you for your guidance and your encouragement that you’ve shown me directly.  You’ve helped me and so many other coworkers…”

Kris DeVries

“…You have made me be a better manager and for that I thank you… You’ve made us all better, better at our jobs and better people…”

Justin Smith

“I appreciate you and very thankful to work with you for the last, probably going on ten years now. You’ve helped me a lot in my professional career…you always had the right things to say at the right time and always were an encouragement to me…”

Dane Anne Davis

“Thank you for all that you’ve done for me and for all that you’ve taught me… You’ve become a sister that I have never had.”

Thank You!  From All of Us at
Altus Emergency Centers!

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.

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 cases of urgency. Your life is precious.  At Altus Waxahachie ER Center we manage emergencies with genuine concern in the most quick, professional, knowledgeable and effective manner.

Altus Waxahachie ER CenterPremium & Affordable ER Care

  • Open 24/7 365 Days of the Year

  • Even on Holidays

  • See a Doctor Even at 3 am

  • Board Certified ER Doctors

  • Registered Nurses Specializing in ER Care

  • Expert ER Healthcare Technicians

  • Fully Equipped High Tech ER On-Site Facility

  • No Waiting Ever!

At Altus Waxahachie ER Center first-class emergency medical care and comfort just is around the corner.

 

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The Best ER Medical Care:  When it’s More Than Urgent.

When there is No Time to Wait in Line.  We are Here for You 24/7.

Altus 24 Hour ER Services - Best in Texas

Looking for the best quality 24 hour ER services?

Altus Emergency Centers are 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 Altus 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.

Altus 24 hour ER services: “Where Technology meets ER Services, Without the Wait.”

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!

Altus Emergency Centers

The Best ER Medical Care:  When it’s More Than Urgent.

When there is No Time to Wait in Line.  We are Here for You 24/7.

Altus 24 Hour ER Services - Best in Texas

Looking for the best quality 24 hour ER services?

Altus Emergency Centers are 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 Altus 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.

Altus 24 hour ER services: “Where Technology meets ER Services, Without the Wait.”

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.
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Sporting shirts with the 2016 theme “When It’s More Than Urgent,” members of the Regional Team joined hundreds of others to participate in the seventh annual Gusher Marathon, Half-Marathon and 5K on February 27 in Beaumont.

 On March 12, the team also competed in the third annual Snow Run and Walk 5K, also in Beaumont,which served as a fundraiser for the Ulcerative Colitis Foundation of America.

Members of the Baytown ER staff also participated in the Jail Break Run on February 20.

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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 provider of high-quality, efficient emergency care in Texas, is proud to unveil its new facility in Waxahachie, Texas, during a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony March 27. The public event from 1 to 3 p.m. will feature exciting and educational activities such as tours of the new medical facility, small bites and refreshments. A detailed listing of the new Emergency Center capacities, services, technologies, and vested interest in Waxahachie will be given by President of Altus Emergency Centers, Kevin Herrington, as well as other health care professionals.  Dignitaries, medical department heads and residents of Waxahachie are slated to attend  the occasion.

Making Children Feel Right at Home.

“Our patient-centered operation includes receiving concierge service in an emergency room setting. This includes a plan of care that involves both the patient and families, even after being discharged. The plan also extends to children, who are just as important to us as adults. We have special accommodations for children and an added tier of comfort, including pediatric devoted exam rooms. Apart from our acclaimed emergency medical care specialties, we believe that any visit to our medical facility will be the most comfortable possible for all children,” says Ononobi.

During our Ribbon Cutting ceremony, our special guest is, Eddie Rescue, Altus’ life-size teddy bear mascot.  We invite all to come and take photos with Eddie.  Children are invited to take home “Mini Eddie Rescues” as a reminder that,

“a visit to the doctor can send you back home with a smile,”

says Director of Operations and Development, Obinna Ononobi. The Altus patient experience is unique and centers around better health and comfort for all patients.
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Obinna Ononobi, MBA, MHA

Development Manager

Fully Equipped Facility

In tune with the Altus Emergency Center culture and tradition, the Waxahachie Center is equipped with the emergency trained physicians. The emergency center offers cutting edge on-site technology in CT scans, X-rays, ultrasounds and an exceptional diagnostic lab. Located on Highway 77, in front of The Avenue Church, Altus Health Emergency Center is approximately 8,000 square feet and will be fully operational April 4. We are excited to provide the residents of Waxahachie with access to quick, first-class emergency medical care and comfort just around the corner.

“We are pleased to provide elite and immediate emergency care to Waxahachie,” says Ononobi. The Waxahachie facility is the fifth freestanding emergency center for Altus Health, with other locations in Baytown, Lake Jackson, Lufkin (recently partnered with CHI St. Luke’s Health) and Lumberton, Texas.

Join us to unveil our Waxahachie facility via live stream on our official Facebook page“LIKE” our Facebook page now to tune into this historical event!

About Altus Health

Headquartered in Pearland, Texas, Altus Health was established in 2004 by a network of vested, forward-thinking physicians dedicated to providing the highest quality patient care at the most affordable cost. Since its inception, Altus Health has grown to a network of more than 1,600 physicians with facilities across Texas and Nevada that include a surgical hospital, surgical centers, cancer centers, imaging centers, sleep centers, inpatient and outpatient hospice care and freestanding emergency centers.
Altus Health continues to push the frontier of health care services by developing innovative solutions for physicians, patients and communities. For more information, visit www.Altusemergencycenter.com

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