The Texas Health Care Association recently held their 68th Annual Convention. The mission of the Texas Health Care Association is to unite, represent and support professionals who strive to improve the delivery, quality, and integrity of long term health care services. During this annual convention three staff member of Gulf Health Care Center Port Arthur were honored. Pictured from left, Florence Linscomb, RN, Director of Nursing of the Year for the State of Texas, Shuray Younger, CNA, Certified Nurse Aide of the Year, Region 6 and Jessica Nickson, LVN, Nurse of the Year, Region 6. The awards recognize and honor those who are dedicated and committed in the delivery of nursing care in the long term care setting. Carrie Jeanis, Administrator of Gulf Health Care Center, is very proud and congratulates these employees on their accomplishment. Gulf Health Care Center Port Arthur will be reopening in early 2019.
Our staff understands that choosing a health care facility is a new experience for our patients and their families and we are sensitive to the importance of helping new patients feel welcome and at home. Patients and their families are included in the important decision-making process of care planning. And we encourage patients to pursue interests, and activities that encourage a meaningful, fulfilling lifestyle.
Our team of health care professionals is led by a licensed administrator and includes our medical director, consultant pharmacist and consultant dietician. From the director of nurses and our rehabilitation staff, to the activity director and social worker, our staff works to address the special needs of each patient.
Our rehabilitation unit features a separate focus. Our fully-equipped, rehabilitation gym is staffed by physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists. While many of our patients are able to return home, our goal is to get every patient functioning at their highest level and capability.