Palo Pinto General Hospital

Community Education

Read Carla’s educational blog or sign up for lifestyle Management Coaching. Enjoy browsing the community health education resources below. Categories include General Health, Nutrition, Stress Management, Physical Activity, educational flyers, and wellness and rehabilitation.



On the Night before Christmas

On the Night before Christmas, Children everywhere are looking forward to Santa arrival. It is a tradition to provide cookies and milk and other treats for Santa Clause on Christmas Eve because all his traveling will make him hungry.

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The lungs are organs in the chest responsible for moving air in and out of the body. Air enters the lungs, and oxygen transfers from the lungs into the bloodstream when we breathe in.

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Pain Awareness

Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience from actual or potential tissue damage. A person’s physical and emotional health, social environment, and cultural upbringing all affect pain perception.

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What is Sepsis? Sepsis arises when the body is overwhelmed by and infection. The reaction to the infection injures the tissues and organs. Sepsis may lead to shock, multi-organ failure and death if not recognized early and treated promptly

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Healthy You in 2022

The life expectancy of an American born today is about 78.2 years. We are amazed when someone (Like Betty White) reaches 100 and is still able to function mentally and physically. In 2021, seventy thousand Americans will reach their 100th birthday! The determinant factors of whether we reach this goal (or not) are 10% Healthcare, 20% genetics, and 70% lifestyle and environment.

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Importance of Vaccines

Vaccines are effective in preventing harmful diseases. These are just a few examples of vaccines that improve health & quality of life.

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Sign up for three sessions with nurse coach Carla Hay-Purdue, if you want to tweak your lifestyle and seek expert advice! Carla is a Doctor of Nursing Practice, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Family Nurse Practitioner, and is Nurse Coach – Board Certified. Carla also works with those experiencing diabetes, hypertension, heart disease. Carla will help you develop self-confidence and make progress toward your wellness goals.

 Overview of the sessions:

 Session 1:  goals for health/ focus on nutrition (based on the Mediterranean Diet)

 Session 2:   Question & Answer/ the Mediterranean Diet shopping and cooking

 Session 3:   managing stress, cravings and habits

 Additional sessions: based on person’s identified goals

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Educational Videos

CPR for Infants

General Information Sites

Center for Disease Control
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Current Topics/Patient Information




Corona Virus


Nutritional Fact Sheet

Diabetes Meal Plans & A Healthy Diet

My Pyramid Plan

Palo Pinto General Hospital offers outpatient diabetes self management education and is nationally accredited with the American Association of Diabetes Educators.

Diabetes Self-management education/training (DSME/T) is the ongoing process of facilitating the knowledge, skill, and ability necessary for diabetes self care.

This process incorporates the needs, goals, and life experiences for the person with diabetes and is guided by evidence-based standards. The overall objectives of DSME/T are to support informed decision-making, self care behaviors, problem-solving and active collaboration with the health care team, and improve clinical outcomes, health status, and quality of life.

For more information contact:
Janiel L. Werner MS, RD, LD
Clinical Dietitian
Palo Pinto General Hospital

Additional Information on Diabetes

H1N1 (Swine Flu)

Heart Disease


MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus)

MRSA in Schools

MRSA among Athletes

MRSA and the Environment

Recently gave birth to my son at Palo Pinto General hospital. I can't find or say all the words to describe how amazing each and every one of the staff members were! They were all extremely sweet, caring and outstanding. I especially could not have imagined doing it without two specific nurses, Cathy and Heidi. They were beyond helpful, supportive, very caring, never hesitated to answer any of my million questions, and always made sure I was okay. My labor and delivery there could not have gone any better! Thank y'all so much

Tiffany Allman

Employees are always helpful, friendly. Usually the wait to see a doctor in the emergency room isnt too long and no matter if your health issue at the time is severe or not - each patient is treated with the same care, kindness & compassion.

Amie Carroll

Great service! Hands down the best place to have a baby. From labor & delivery to postpartum to caring for the baby, best people to have caring for your.

Meagan L