Ranger College Nurses - Website VideoThis month, Ted Matthews, CEO; Leisha Elrod, human resources manager; and Gena McCormick, chief nursing officer; each made a presentation during orientation to Ranger College students. The students were members of the licensed vocational nursing and registered nursing program.
We invite you to take a peek into the key presentations made to Ranger College students this year with the video below.
The relationship between Eastland Memorial and Ranger College has been one that spans many years. The healthcare programs at the college are an important source of raising "homegrown" talent, keeping many community members local. In addition, the two organizations reinforce the commitment Eastland Memorial Hospital has to providing an exceptional clinical site for Ranger College.
Students at Ranger College are known for their commitment to excellence. In fact, 91 percent of the Ranger College nurses passed the state exam on the first attempt.
Rural healthcare accounts for up to 85 percent of healthcare services in Texas. In recent years, rural healthcare has faced its share of challenges with more than 20 rural hospitals closing throughout the state since 2007.
According to Matthews, Eastland Memorial Hospital has remained strong because of a community that not only values the importance of local healthcare, but appreciates the service provided. Eastland Memorial was built on donations, quite literally.
Our mission statement and our motto describes our attitude of commitment and personal care to the communities we serve. This spirit of caring started in 1952 when the hospital was originally built by the citizens of Eastland with volunteer labor and donated supplies. It is through this commitment to our community that Eastland has grown to be what it is today. Our History gives us the spirit and pride to serve our community to the very best of our ability, both now and in the future.