On-site health fair
Delta County Memorial Hospital hosted a health fair for Bowie coal miners at the mine headquarters near Paonia Nov. 7 and 8. Some 270 coal mine employees and spouses checked in at the health fair for flu or tetanus shots, blood draws for health screens, blood pressure checks, body mass index (BMI) analyses, and/or lung function tests. The Center for Mental Health offered mental health checks and Delta County tobacco cessation information was available. A team of hospital employees from the hospital laboratory, infection control, cardio-pulmonary and respiratory therapy, education/marketing departments and a hospital volunteer worked the health fair for the coal miners.