Leadville Healthcare: News from 10,152 feet
SVGH Hosts Community Meeting
The St. Vincent Hospital Board (SVGH) of Directors and administration are planning a new facility to serve the Lake County community. Learn about their plans for Leadville’s new hospital. The SVGH District is hosting a community meeting on Wednesday, March 20 where the public can view designs and ask questions about the new hospital project. The event is at Freight in Leadville at 320 E. 9th Street from 6 – 7:30 p.m. For more info call 719-486-7135 or email email@example.com.
Support for Mental Illness Caregivers in Leadville
Researchers know a lot about the effects of caregiving on health and well-being. Often times, caregivers for a member of their family with mental illness are simultaneously juggling work and raising children. It’s one of the main reasons that caregivers are less likely than non-caregivers to practice preventive healthcare and self-care behavior. But still, it’s important to take care of yourself as well.
Fortunately, Lake County residents don’t have to go very far at all to take advantage of a new support system in place for those family and friends who live with and provide additional care for their loved ones suffering from mental illness. Thanks to ongoing support from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) High Country Colorado, people can take advantage of a FREE upcoming Family Support Group in Leadville on Wednesday, March 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the Lake County Public Library (Baby Doe Room).
“This course overall was the single most, without a doubt, helpful and informative thing ever offered in all my years searching for answers,” shared one participant. “It has helped me to understand better and communicate more effectively with my brother.”
The NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group for family members and caregivers of loved ones and individuals living with mental illness. Thousands of families describe the program as life-changing. This group is led by trained facilitators who are also family members and know what it is like to have a loved one living with mental illness.
“The most beneficial thing for me was that I am not alone. I found the NAMI Family Support Group at the time I really needed it!” Now you can too. Text or phone to register or for more information 970-471-5926.
About NAMI High Country Colorado
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI High Country Colorado is the local affiliate for Summit and Lake Counties. NAMI High Country Colorado’s dedicated volunteers, members, and leaders work to raise awareness and provide essential education, advocacy, and support for families and individuals in our community living with mental illness.
NAMI High Country Colorado is always free and confidential. The primary office contact information is Phone: 303.917.9131 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
9 Health Fair Needs Volunteers
Every year, dedicated volunteers organize 9Health Fair locations all across Colorado, placing a variety of life-saving health screenings all under one roof, making it easy and affordable to learn about your health. On Saturday, April 13 the Leadville 9 Health Fair will be held at the Intermediate School and if you have time to volunteer, there’s always a need. You can find more details HERE.
But even if you can’t volunteer, you should GO to the 9Health Fair on Saturday, April 13 because you are in control of your health! Take advantage of many FREE and low-cost medical screenings. Medical professionals are on-hand to offer assistance and advice, but you get to decide which health screenings are right for you.
The Leadville 9Health Fair will offers a wide variety of health screenings such as Blood Chemistry ($35), Blood Count Screening ($25), Blood Pressure Screening, Body in Balance Screening, Bone Health Education Screening, Cardiac Risk Assessment, Height/Weight/Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening, Hemoglobin A1c Screening ($35), Lung Function Screening, Memory Screening, Metabolic Syndrome Screening, and many more. Also, based on the most current research findings, the 9Health Fair Medical Advisory Committee has determined that fasting is not required (optional) for blood screenings. To best prepare for a blood draw, drink plenty of water and continue to take prescription medications. People with diabetes should not fast. Check with your medical provider for specific recommendations.
Leadville Hospital Raises Funds with Land Raffle
People who are willing to take a chance, roll the dice, or play the odds will want to log-on to ColoradoLandRush.com. A $75 investment could win you some valuable land in southern Lake County! Plus you’ll be helping to purchase a new piece of medical equipment for the Leadville hospital.
The St. Vincent Hospital Foundation board of directors has just opened their 2019 land raffle and the prize is Lake County land. The parcel to be raffled is approximately ½ acre. It is located at 795 Juniper Drive in Pan Ark Estates in Twin Lakes, Colorado.
Proceeds from the raffle will go primarily toward a new CT scanner for St. Vincent Hospital in Leadville. While many readers may know, a computerized tomography (CT) scan combines a series of X-ray images taken from different angles around your body and uses computer processing to create cross-sectional images (slices) of the bones, blood vessels and soft tissues inside your body (Mayo Clinic.). CT scan images provide more-detailed information than plain X-rays do. This is an important piece of equipment when assessing a patient’s initial condition, especially in emergency visits. The cost of the new CT scanner is $375,000.
“We feel lucky to have this parcel of land to raffle in this competitive real estate market. The raffle is a great opportunity for us to support the programs and services of St. Vincent Hospital and share the beauty of the area we call home,” commented Bob Smith, St. Vincent Hospital Foundation Chairman.
- Prize: 795 Juniper Drive, Twin Lakes
- Drawing: June 22, 2019
- Tickets: 1- $75.00, 3- $195.00, and 5 $300.00
- More details or tickets: www.ColoradoLandRush.com