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W.J. Mangold Memorial Hospital & Cogdell Clinics
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Your Health is Our Priority

Welcome to W.J. Mangold Memorial Hospital

W.J. Mangold Memorial Hospital is a progressive 25-bed critical access hospital that has been providing medical services to the community of Lockney and surround areas since 1948. We serve thousands of people each year by providing caring and compassionate healthcare through a vast array of medical services.

A caring and compassionate healthcare team of 6 physicians, 4 Advanced Practice Providers and over 100 employees, WJ Mangold Memorial Hospital & Cogdell Clinics can help you get to your optimal health. From children to the elderly, we love each of our patients as our family. 

MANGOLD MEMORIAL INFUSION CENTER SCHEDULED TO OPEN


W.J. Mangold Memorial Hospital, in its effort to provide the most comprehensive medical services for our community, is proud to announce the opening of our Outpatient IV Infusion Center on October 18th, 2022. We provide infusion therapy services for IV antibiotics and chronic diseases in a friendly, welcoming environment that is close to home without the need to travel outside of the local community. Our registered nurses and trained Pharmacy staff have specialized training in IV infusion therapy and are focused on patient safety and comfort. The infusion room is supplied with comfortable leather recliners and many comforts of home. We are dedicated to making your experience a pleasant one. We offer a variety of Monday through Friday appointments including options for daily IV therapy if needed.

Outpatient infusion therapy can save patients hundreds, if not, thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket expenses compared to inpatient hospitalization, emergency room services, and home health services, saving patients time and travel expenses.

Most major insurance carriers are accepted including most state and federally funded plans. Medicare, Medicaid, HMO, and commercially insured patients qualify for outpatient infusion therapy. A wide variety of payment options are provided. Our mission is to provide our local community IV infusion services close to home, when they need it.

Our nurses and case managers are specially trained to provide a wide range of therapies and treat disorders such as infectious disease, rheumatoid arthritis, CIDP, allergic asthma, allergic urticaria, multiple sclerosis, chronic migraine, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn's disease.

Medications offered include: IV antibiotics, specialty injectables, blood products, Remicade, IVIG, Tysabri, Xolair, Orencia, Actemra, Benlysta, IV fluids, Neupogen, Procrit, Neulasta, and much more.

We are located at W.J. Mangold Memorial Hospital at 320 N Main St, Lockney, TX 79241

There is no need to continue to travel outside of the community simply because this is what you have always done. If you or a loved one is currently traveling to areas like Lubbock or Amarillo for IV infusion therapy, please call and speak with our dedicated case manager and find out more about our remarkable service. We will work with your specialist doctor to make sure you receive the medication and service you need in your local community.

Please call our dedicated case manager today to find out if outpatient infusion therapy is right for you at 806-652-0031.

New Physician Joins W.J. Mangold Memorial Hospital Emergency Department

The Board and Administration of the Lockney General Hospital District are pleased to announce the addition of another new physician to the Lockney medical community. Dr. Ashley "Jade" Ireland began her practice in the Emergency Department at W.J. Mangold Memorial Hospital in Lockney on April 27th.

Dr. Ireland grew up in Hale Center, Texas and attended medical school at Texas A&M Health Sciences Center College of Medicine in Temple Texas. She then completed a residency in Family Medicine at Texas Tech University Family and Community Medicine in Lubbock, Texas.
For the past 3 years she has been in private practice in Colorado City, Texas. She is Board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and has certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Advanced Trauma Life Support and Pedatric Advanced Life Support. She is married with two children and will reside in Lockney in the near future.

Dr. Ireland will be serving in the Emergency Department and admitting patients, sharing coverage responsibilities with Dr. JoBeth Augustyniak, who started at the hospital in September 2020. Dr. Ireland's recruitment is the completion of a plan for the hospital to discontinue services of a third party company providing doctors for the E.R. and recruiting its own physicians to the community to provide these services.

The hospital CEO Vince DiFranco said, "We conducted a nationwide search for two physicians that would be a great fit for our emergency department and community. We are fortunate to have found both Dr. Augustyniak and Dr. Ireland as they are familiar with smaller communities and are working well together to serve our emergency patients". "Our goal is for the community residents to get to know Dr. Augustyniak and Dr. Ireland and feel confident that, at any time, they will receive highly qualified, compassionate and timely care in our emergency department", stated DiFranco.

New Nurse Practitioner at Cogdell Clinic-Lockney

The Lockney General Hospital District has recruited another new provider for the clinic in Lockney. McKenzie Milbern , APRN/FNP joined the Cogdell Clinic on March 29th. McKenzie is a Family Nurse Practitioner who will be treating many of the same day appointment patients who call with an acute medical issue.

McKenzie is a native of Lockney and received her Bachelors Degree in Nursing from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. She then went on to complete her Masters of Science in Nursing from West Texas A&M University and graduated in December 2020. Before becoming a nurse practitioner, McKenzie worked for four years as an RN in the Emergency Center at University Medical Center in Lubbock. McKenzie,
whose maiden name is Kemp, graduated from Lockney High School and performed many of her clinical training hours at the Cogdell Clinic in Briscoe County with Misty Holt, FNP-C. McKenzie has been an excellent addition to our medical team at W.J. Mangold Memorial Hospital, stated
Vince DiFranco, CEO, "She is familiar with the culture of our community and has allowed the clinic to see more patients that have an acute illness and need to be seen on the same day they call.

Please call 806-652-3373 for an appointment at the clinic with McKenzie or any of the other 6 providers.

Revised Business Office Policies


W.J. Mangold Memorial Hospital and the Cogdell Clinics have revised some of the business office policies to strengthen the ability to collect past account balances and continue to provide services to residents of our community. At any time that the patient has an outstanding patient account balance from previous services and regular minimum payments are not being made, patient will be required to make one minimum monthly payment along with their current co-pay/deductible/coinsurance prior to service being rendered. If patient is unable or unwilling to do so, they will be asked to re-schedule their appointment for a later time when they are able to make such required payments. If the accumulated outstanding balances exceed $500, and regular minimum monthly payments are not being made, they will be required to visit with the Chief Financial Officer, Butch Forrest, about their outstanding balance prior to receiving treatment and appointment will be rescheduled for a later date. Copies of these policies can be viewed under the "About Us" section of this website under Business Office Policies.

W.J Mangold Memorial Hospital and Cogdell Clinics Adopt New Patient-Friendly Cardiac Digital Health Solution for Early AFib Detection and Diagnosis

W.J. Mangold Memorial Hospital has integrated innovative wearable ECG technology from Cardiac Insight, Inc., expanding its offerings to patients to better diagnose atrial fibrillation (AFib or AF), the most common type of treated heart arrhythmia, both in-office and through telehealth. An estimated 2.7 to 6.1 million people in the U.S. live with this arrhythmia. While AFib itself is typically not life-threatening, complications from AFib include increased risk for heart problems and heart failure, and increased risk for stroke.

The Cardea SOLO™ disposable wearable ECG sensor is applied to the patient at our Clinic. After a seven-day wear period, the patient returns the sensor to our office by mail or in person. Cardea SOLO's algorithm-based software automatically analyzes ECG data to detect abnormal rhythms including AFib. Within five minutes of connecting the patient's sensor to the Cardea SOLO, a comprehensive report is produced to direct clinical decision-making and begin treatment, if required, as soon as possible.

For more information, please contact Elvia Holguin, Clinic Manager or make an appointment to see your primary care provider in Lockney at 806-652-3373 or Silverton at 806-475-5800.

WJ Mangold Memorial Hospital Lowers P.T. Prices

At it's meeting on April 28th , the Lockney General Hospital District Board received a report from CEO Vince DiFranco showing price comparisons of Physical Therapy services with various other hospitals. Based on that data, the Board decided to lower Physical Therapy (PT) charges on key and frequently used services by 20% to 30%.

"I had heard complaints about our PT charges from patients that wanted to use our services", stated DiFranco. "With many hospitals publishing their chargemaster on their website, I was able to research and compare charges for Physical Therapy". "We have excellent staff in our Physical Therapy Department and have great outcomes with patients, so it was disappointing to hear that some patients were seeking care elsewhere only because of cost", he said.

The WJ Mangold Physical Therapy Department offers many services to improve function and mobility for patients including recovery from sports injuries and surgery. They are also the only facility in the region with a certified pelvic physical therapist to assist patients in pelvic issues such as pelvic pain, incontinence, pre/post partum issues, and prostate issues.

The research DiFranco performed confirmed that the patient feedback was accurate. He then prepared a report with a recommendation that prices be adjusted to more closely match the charges at other facilities. "I appreciate that patients called to share their experience with me", DiFranco said, "now we have removed that reason and more people can use our excellent PT Department".
AESTHETIC TREATMENTS HAVE ARRIVED IN LOCKNEY!!

Dr. Megan Janson has received specialty training in the administration and management of Botox as a cosmetic procedure. This treatment is now available at the Cogdell Clinic in Lockney. Just in time for the holiday season and New Year, we have a "New Year, New You" promotion where Botox is priced at $10 per unit (regular $12 per unit) until January 31, 2023. Dr. Janson is a Board Certified Family Medicine physician who has been practicing in Lockney since February 2021. Call 652-3373 for an appointment and consultation with Dr. Janson and begin turning back the clock on aging!

New ER/Hospitalist Physician Joins W.J. Mangold Memorial Hospital


The Board and Administration of the Lockney General Hospital District are pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Emily Capt as a new physician serving the Emergency Department and inpatient care at W.J. Mangold Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Capt was born and raised in Lubbock, Texas and received her Bachelors Degree in Nutritional Sciences with a minor in Chemistry from Texas Tech University. She then received her Doctor of Medicine Degree from the TTUHSC Paul L. Foster School of Medicine in El Paso, Texas. Dr. Capt recently completed her Residency in Family Medicine from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock. She became part of the Emergency Department schedule at W. J. Mangold on August 1st joining Dr. JoBeth Augustyniak and Dr. Jade Ireland as full-time physicians serving the emergency department and admitting patients at the hospital.

The hospital CEO Vince DiFranco said, "We expect Dr. Capt to be a great addition to our team of providers. Her familiarity with West Texas, her strong medical training and her compassionate practice style make her an excellent fit to serve our community."

July 25, 2022
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