Quarantine Recipes – Mexican Chicken Casserole

John SniffenLa Hacienda, Treatment Team

quarantine recipe mexican chicken casserole

While we practice social distancing, many are stuck at home, cooking and eating while perusing social media. There’s time to do more in the kitchen than usual, so we asked our staff to share some of their favorite Quarantine Recipes. We will be posting them here in the coming weeks and hope they help fill both time and stomachs. By Ashley … Read More

Can You Identify Our Masked Staff?

John SniffenLa Hacienda, Treatment Team

photos of staff wearing mouth nose masks

During the pandemic, some staff have found teleconferencing using programs like Zoom handy for keeping in touch. For example, our Alumni Support people are using such tools to stay in contact with alumni. Most of our work at the treatment center is done in person, however, and continues that way. Our dedicated women and men partially cover their faces as … Read More

Quarantine Recipes – Turkey Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers

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quarantine recipe by angela adams

While we practice social distancing, many are stuck at home, cooking and eating while perusing social media. There’s time to do more in the kitchen than usual, so we asked our staff to share some of their favorite Quarantine Recipes. We will be posting them here in the coming weeks and hope they help fill both time and stomachs. By Angela … Read More

Especially During Pandemic, Nurses Deserve Recognition

John SniffenLa Hacienda, Treatment Team

national nurses week 2020

The week before May 12 — Florence Nightingale’s birthday — is annually celebrated as National Nurses Week in the United States. Nightingale, who managed and trained British nurses during the Crimean War (1853-1856), is considered the founder of modern nursing. The field of medicine she pioneered is again notably in the front lines as the world battles the COVID-19 pandemic. … Read More

Quarantine Recipes – Turkish Chicken Kabobs

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quarantine recipe turkish chicken kabobs

While we practice social distancing, many are stuck at home, cooking and eating while perusing social media. There’s time to do more in the kitchen than usual, so we asked our staff to share some of their favorite Quarantine Recipes. We will be posting them here in the coming weeks and hope they help fill both time and stomachs. By Carly … Read More

Encouraging Words from Our Staff

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encouraging words title slide

We invited members of the La Hacienda staff–at the residential treatment center in Hunt and at outpatient centers and offices around Texas–to record short video clips of encouraging statements as we fight the COVID-19 pandemic. These personal statements were compiled into a short video, Encouraging Words, which you can view through the link below. In Encouraging Words, you will see … Read More

Quarantine Recipes – Chicken and Dressing Casserole

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David Hutts recipe for Chicken and Dressing Cassarole

While we practice social distancing, many of us are stuck at home, cooking and eating while perusing social media. There’s time to do more in the kitchen than usual, so we asked our staff to share some of their favorite Quarantine Recipes. We will be posting them here in the coming weeks and hope they help fill both time and stomachs. … Read More

Former Counselor Finds Grace, New Skill During Stroke Recovery

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amy ducharme la hacienda reunion art

Former La Hacienda Collegiate Program counselor Amy DuCharme holds the design she created for Reunion 2020. Amy DuCharme (Madrid) had just arrived at her Kerrville home that hot August 2017 day following her shift as a women’s collegiate counselor at La Hacienda. “I was home about 10 minutes. My partner, Lee, had also come home. He said something to me, … Read More

From Ropes to Licensing, Beth Kept Us Steady

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Beth Fearing, Facility Compliance

Making learning about safety interesting: Facility Compliance Manager Beth Fearing holds bling given away at this year’s Safety Carnival. We wish a happy retirement to Beth Fearing, our long-time Facility Compliance Advisor, whose final work day here was Monday, Dec. 16. Beth made sure that La Hacienda met operational, health, and safety standards set by the Joint Commission, the State … Read More