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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 Emergency Center’s fourth annual Back to School Fest Lumberton 2017.

This family friendly free event was held for the fourth consecutive year as a last “summer fest” before the start of the school year at the Altus Emergency Center Lumberton location: 137 North LHS Drive Lumberton, TX 77657.

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An Incredible Way to Close Summer

Three Hours Packed with Excitement at the Back to School Fest Lumberton 2017

The day was a pure delight! How we managed to pack so many fun activities in three hours is sincerely incredible. We started the event with door prizes for our guests full of school supplies, donated by Altus Emergency, Boogie & Tootsie’s Deli and Neches Federal Credit Union. We had Extreme Bouncers and Slides bring out a bounce house and a water slide for kids to enjoy. This was a big hit with the younger kids!

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That was just the tip of the iceberg… Other exciting activities at the Back to School Fest Lumberton 2017 included: a rock painting station, cotton candy station, free snow cones from Kona Ice, a face painter, the Lumberton Police, Fire and Swat team and two photo booths with live DJ Rayman playing music. Additionally, we had local vendors come out and provide services and giveaways for the people attending: Christy Boudreaux DDS, Lumberton Chamber of Commerce, Sprint Print, Girl Scouts, Cricket Wireless, Fuller Options, Chiropractor Ana Bumstead, MET Head Start, Sassy Southern Salon and Boutique, Crestwood Baptist Church, and Julie Rodgers Gift of Life.

Thank you for all who attended our fourth annual Back to School Fest Lumberton 2017!

The Donations Rolled in!

There Were Lots of Giving Hearts at the Back to School Lumberton 2017

What a joy to be a part of something so special! The purpose of the Back to School Lumberton 2017 is not only to pave the way for the next school year in fun but also to help make a difference through worthy causes. Nothing is better than giving children encouragement to prosper and grow.

Thank you to everyone who donated to help the Lumberton Civic Women’s League/Caring Hearts #BacktheBackPack Cause during the Back to School Fest Lumberton 2017. We as a staff also collected 27 backpacks full of school supplies for local kids, which was our Altus Gives charity for August. In addition, we had LifeShare doing a blood donation. During this fine event, we exceeded our blood donation goal! Thank you to the 14 donors that supplied blood and a plasma donation during the Altus Emergency Lumberton event.

A Mix of Happy Pics!

Photo Fest Recap

Here are just a few of hundreds of fun photos that were taken during the memorable Lumberton Back to School Fest 2017. The best highlights from event can be found at the two photobooths! Over 300 silly willy photos were taken during Altus Emergency Center Lumberton‘s free family event this Saturday. Check to see if you or a friend are here: Photo Fun #1 and Photo Fun #2 Galleries.

It’s super easy to share with your friends directly to your social media page. Go ahead and share to have a fun memory to look back at and smile! 

See you next year!

Take Care of Yourself and Your Loved Ones.

Have a Safe and Fun Back to School

We wish all parents and children a wonderful school year filled with many great accomplishments.

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 in the event of a medical emergency.  Don’t drive far distances to receive proper care!  Visit your nearest Altus Emergency Center!

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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.

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

A PRODUCTIVE EVENT FOR ALL

Enjoy some of the highlights from the Back to School Bonanza

A Happy Joint Venture in Community Outreach

The Tools for a Successful Start

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

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

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

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

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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 outreach Manna House together with the United Way of Ellis County, Midlothian ISD, the First Church and the City of Midlothian has become a much-anticipated celebration, a prelude of the beginning of the new school year.  This year, the Mayor’s Back to School Bash, held at the Frank Seale Middle School was filled with a rich variety of exciting activities such as a live DJ, carnival games, water slides, snow cones, a candy cannon, zip lining, bounce houses and face painting, vendors and a huge hot dog cookout.

The highlight of the event is to witness Midlothian Mayor Bill Houston get soaked in the dunking booth all in good fun.

 

Altus Emergency Waxahachie Joins in the Fun at the Mayor's Back to School Bash

Midlothian Families Now Have an Option that Doesn’t Involve Waiting in Line.

Eddie Rescue made a special appearence at the Mayor’s Back to School Bash spreading cheer, smiles and warm bear hugs. This year, Altus Emergency Waxahachie joined the Midlothian community festivities by highlighting the importance of health, safety and making parents aware that in the event of an emergency, they have the option of getting high quality ER care without having to drive long distances or wait in line.  We understand that nothing can be more important to a parent than to give their child immediate attention during a medical emergency.  Altus Emergency Waxahachie follows in the Altus Emergency Center tradition of community outreach, awareness and providing premium ER care without lines.

Altus Emergency and Friends

At Altus Emergency Centers, we believe in partnering with our local communities to help build a more positive future for all.  It is a pleasure to partake in activites that influence and build up in a positive manner.  As you can see from the photo highlights, we made many new friends and enjoyed a genuinely lovely time. 

Take Care of Yourself and Your Loved Ones.

Have a Safe and Fun Back to School

Waxahachie ER is the newest addition to the Altus Emergency Center Family. Having celebrated it’s ribbon cutting ceremony on March 27, 2017, this High Quality 24/7 Freestanding Emergency Center went operational on April 4th, 2017. The Waxahachie ER provides innovative, high-quality care to residents of Waxahachie and the surrounding areas.

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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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 at the Altus Emergency Center Lumberton location: 137 North LHS Drive Lumberton, TX 77657.

This family friendly event is targeted towards spreading the excitement and positive mentality towards education.  With the start of every school year comes many challenges for both children and parents, this is a wonderful opportunity to get started on a positive note. On an average, 1500 people attend the event.  We invite everyone to come and join the back to school party!

What We Have In Store for You

Back to School Fest Lumberton Event Activities.

This year, Altus Emergency Centers has gone out of their way to ensure that the Back to School Fest Lumberton is a huge success. Among the event’s festivities are:

  • Free snow cones from Kona Ice

  • Bounce houses from Extreme Bouncers and Slides, LLC,

  • A dunking booth, photo booths, rock painting, vendor booths and face painting

  • Tunes from DJ Rayman. 

  • Free vision check by Walmart Optical.

  • An appearance and reading time with everyone’s favorite teddy, Eddie Rescue.

  • A special appearance by the Lumberton Police, Fire and Swat team.

  • A Back Pack giveaway at the top of the hour.

A Chance to Make a Difference.

Come to the Back to School Fest and get a chance to contribute to the community through Pack the Backpack and Life Share Blood Drive.  During the Back to School Fest Lumberton, Altus Emergency will be collecting school supplies through the #PacktheBackpackDrive to be donated to the local Lumberton Charity, Caring Hearts. The supplies collected go towards making sure that all children enjoy a great start this school year.  Together, we can ensure that school aged kids will receive the supplies they need for the upcoming year.  free event for all children, that we correlate with the collection of school supplies that go to the local charity (caring hearts) and they distribute.

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The event is mostly a fun, free event for all children, that we correlate with the collection of school supplies that goes to the local charity (Caring Hearts) and they distribute. So far, we have collected over 25 backpacks for local children. – Bradley Jackson

In addition, visitors to the event will have the opportunity to donate blood through the Life Share Blood Drive. Mark the event on your calendars and share with friends that may wish to attend.  Remember that sharing is caring!

See You at the Fest!

At Altus Emergency Centers, we love to support our local communities by giving back every opportunity that we have. We pride ourselves on being community partners and being involved in enriching the environment, especially for the children.  It is through outreach and service that we can build a happier, healthier and safer future for all. 

Enjoy highlights from last year’s Back to School Event.

Take Care of Yourself and Your Loved Ones.

Have a Safe and Fun Back to School

We encourage you to visit the Back to School Fest Lumberton and enjoy safe, fun and healthy time with the family.

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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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 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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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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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.

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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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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.

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, 47% of adults in the United States experience some form of headache each year. Despite being such a common ailment, it remains one of the least researched health conditions. During National Migraine and Headache Awareness month, our goal is to raise consciousness, educate the public and reduce the stigma associated with migraines, cluster headaches, and other similar disorders.

National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month FACT:  There are 150 documented types of headaches, the most common however, are tension, cluster, and migraine headaches.

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Cluster Headache

The next type of headache to detail during National Migraine and Headache Awareness month is the “Cluster Headache”.

This type of headache affects only 1% of the population, mostly men, although some women are affected as well. They are recurring abrupt headaches that occur in cycles. This severe, debilitating pain appears suddenly and affects one side of the head, most often around the eye; nasal congestion or runny nose, droopy eyelids, and facial sweating are frequent during these episodes which can last between 15 minutes to 3 hours.

There is no known cause of cluster headaches, although it is believed there may be a genetic correlation. At this point there is no cure, but medical treatments can reduce the frequency and duration of the episodes.

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Tension Headache

We begin National Migraine and Headache Awareness month by shedding light on the “Tension Headache”. The most prevalent type of headache, the tension headache is described as a constant ache or pressure around the head, especially the temples or the back of the head and neck. This form can last anywhere from a few minutes to days. They can cause light and sound sensitivity, but do not normally cause nausea and rarely disrupt daily activity.

It is believed the cause of these headaches derives from a contraction of the neck and scalp muscles as a reaction to stress and possibly changes in brain chemistry. For the most part, they are easily treated with over the counter medication, like aspirin, ibuprofen, or acetaminophen. However, the overuse of these painkillers can cause a side effect known as rebound headache, where the medication can cause the brain to move into an excited state triggering more headaches. Overuse of over the counter painkillers can also cause symptoms of withdrawal that could trigger another headache.

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Migraine Headache

During National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month serves to educate and inform the public regarding this medical condition so that non headache sufferers will have increased sensitivity for those around them that are being affected. 

One misconception people have of migraines, is that it only affects adults.  While it is true that migraines affect the females more often than males, they affect men and women in all age groups including children, it is estimated that 10% of children in the United States suffer from migraines.

The migraine is a genetic neurological disease, caused by a brain that is overly sensitive to certain stimuli considered migraine triggers, stress is among these triggers.

When is it a Migraine?

There are certain criteria to diagnose a migraine.  If you experience any one of the following, you most likely are having a migraine:

  • There has been at least five previous episodes.

  • Headaches last between 4 and 72 hours.

  • There is a moderate to severe throbbing pain concentrated on one side of the head that interferes or disrupts daily activity.

  • Nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound.

  • Some 20% of patients experience aura, in the form of visual distortions or hand or facial numbness.

  • There is a family history of migraine headaches.

There is no known cure for migraines, but there are treatment options that include both lifestyle changes and medication, we encourage patients who suffer from headaches to discuss treatment options with their physicians.

Keep an Eye Out for Any Signs of Danger

Know the Signs – When to Visit an ER

When it’s More Than a Headache

A Severe Headache may be the symptom of a more serious medical condition. Visit your nearest Altus ER if you experience any of the following:

  • Blurry or loss of vision

  • Loss of consciousness

  • Uncontrollable vomiting

  • Your headache lasts more than 72 hours

  • You experience symptoms greater or beyond anything you have ever experienced before.

Your life is precious.  Don’t risk it by hesitating if you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, visit the nearest Altus Emergency Center for a thorough evaluation and treatment.

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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 Tiny Treasures Pre-School. Being able to help shape and influence a young mind is a great privilege. Eddie Rescue is a community role model working towards teaching children about health and safety in a fun and exciting way.

OUR GOAL IS TO MAKE
HEALTH & SAFETY FUN!

Smiles & Bears Everywhere!

The smiles from the Lufkin’s Tiny Treasures cuties say it all! Eddie Rescue and the CHI Emergency Staff enjoyed an amazing time during Storytime, coloring books, crayons and Mini Eddie Rescue Bears. A warm THANK YOU to all of Lufkin’s Tiny Treasures Staff for helping us make this activity possible.

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At Lufkin CHI ER
We're Here Because We Care

Good Health Starts with a Bear Hug

It’s important to go beyond reading, writing and arithmetic. It is vital to provide an introduction to health and safety at a tender age. The younger, the better. We implement lively interactions to help promote good health habits and prevent injuries or illness.

At CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial ER, we hope to advance a healthier and safer environment for young children. Our ultimate goal is to help set the foundation to a promote a healthier society. A warm THANK YOU to all of Lufkin’s Tiny Treasures Staff for helping us make the Eddie Rescue Storytime activity possible.

“It’s a privilege that brings us great joy to be a part of the Lufkin Community.”CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial – Emergency Center.

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Lufkin, Texas


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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.

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Pictured (left to right, clockwise): Ashley Stevens, LVN; Tracie Lutz, RN; Katie Fortenberry, Credentialing Assistant; Monique Batson, eMarketing Communications Specialist; Richelle Blackburn, Regional Director of Administrative Services; Bradley Jackson, Administrative Assistant; Kevin Garner, ER Administrator; Obinna Ononobi, Project Director; Mary Royal,
Billing; Melissa Thompson, RN; and Lauren Schopper, Registrar.
The twelve staff members worked to gut the home of Larry and Joyce, who had lived in their house for 51 years before it took in more than three feet of water earlier this month. They are just one of more than 200 homes that will need the organization’s assistance in the coming days. While they have had several people and groups volunteer to work with them, they are in need of many more.  An estimated 2,000 homes were damaged or destroyed in Orange and Newton counties earlier this month by historic flooding that resulted in a federal disaster
declaration for three counties. Areas like Deweyville sustained roof-high water to schools and homes in the worst Sabine River flood since the late 1880s.
Should you want to volunteer as an individual, family, or group (participants must be at least 14 years old), please call (409) 238-4926.

Updated Story:  Photos of Altus Lumberton ER Team Joins Volunteers Assisting Texas Flood Victims

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