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The Nurse For Nurses - Cristy Cobb by Kim Phagen Hansel

One of the best pieces of advice Cristy Cobb received as she began her college career was to get a job to support herself. Initially, Cobb wasn't sure what she wanted to do, but she knew she wanted to help people in some way, and life led her down the path of nursing.

Memorial Hospital of Converse County Celebrates Mothers Every Day

For 17 years Susan Gonzales has been a registered nurse, the last four spent in the labor and delivery department at Memorial Hospital of Converse County. During that time, she has helped countless women become mothers during child birth. In fact about 15 babies are born at the hospital every month.

Prevention Is Key In Sports Medicine

This year, more than 30 million children and teens will participate in organized sports, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Whether a child is playing basketball or football, running cross country or joining the swim team, the risk of injury is relatively high. Each year 3 million injuries occur that cause some loss of participation time, according to the AAP. Memorial Hospital of Converse County Orthopedic Surgeon Scott Croft said some injuries can be prevented with proper precautions, equipment and care.

Community Leaders Continue Discussion on Helping Those Laid Off

As hundreds of local residents face unemployment issues after recent coal mine layoffs, community leaders continue to discuss various ways community entities can support and provide resources for those now unemployed in the coal, oil and other energy sectors. The conversation, which originally began on April 4 and continued on April 15, was launched by Memorial Hospital of Converse County in light of the almost 500 people laid off at the end of March by Peabody Energy and Arch Coal.

Child Abuse - How To Be Aware

In the past year, more than 1 in 10 children experienced at least one form of child abuse or neglect, according to the Center for Disease Control. More than 1,500 children died in the United States in 2014 from abuse and neglect. Whether it's sexual, physical or emotional abuse or neglect, children are suffering throughout the country in great numbers.

Autism - A Memorial Hospital Patient Story

When Adam and Amy Hughes moved to Douglas with their two sons, Thomas and Parker, in 2011 there was more to that process than just finding a house, setting up utilities and getting the boys enrolled in school. Since their youngest son, Thomas, has Autism, it also meant finding a medical professional who could help them navigate meeting his special medical and educational needs. Since his diagnosis of "Pervasive Developmental Delay, No Other Symptoms" at age 2, that was later refined to Autism Spectrum Disorder at age 5, the family has leaned on medical professionals to help them address all of Thomas' needs.

Your Developing Baby by Kim Phagen Hansel

Before you even know you're pregnant and take a pregnancy test to confirm it, your baby is already growing and developing. Here's a quick look at your baby's development and how its growth may be impacting your body:

Patient Centered Billing - Memorial Hospital Converse County by Kim Phagan Hansel

Whether it's a trip to the urgent care with a sick child or an emergency room visit for chest pains, accessing health care can be an emotionally charged event. Many times while patients are in the exam room worrying about their physical well-being, they're also worrying about the financial implications of their visit. Regardless of whether you have insurance or not, a trip to the doctor also means paying for the cost of those services.

Community Leaders Continue Discussion on Helping Those Laid Off

As hundreds of local residents face unemployment issues after recent coal mine layoffs, community leaders continue to discuss various ways community entities can support and provide resources for those now unemployed in the coal, oil and other energy sectors. The conversation, which originally began on April 4 and continued on April 15, was launched by Memorial Hospital of Converse County in light of the almost 500 people laid off at the end of March by Peabody Energy and Arch Coal.