Delta County Memorial Hospital is partnering with Delta Family Physicians, LLC as of Oct. 1. The new family medicine clinic, located at the corner of 6th and Meeker, has been named DCMH Family Medicine.
American medicine is experiencing an exponential growth in the need for quality health care providers in rural communities. The profession of physician assistants is growing rapidly in an attempt to keep pace with the growing demand.
Carl Richards, M.D., from Parma, Ohio, recently joined the emergency department at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He and his wife are familiar with this part of the country as both are from American Fork, Utah, and fell in love with the mountains and mesas around Delta.
Richards attended the University of Utah earning a B.S. degree cum laude in biomedical engineering, with a minor in chemistry. He earned his doctor of medicine degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Rachael Rhode was promoted to executive secretary for the administration leadership team on Aug. 4. She worked as a receptionist/scheduler in radiology for six months before accepting the executive secretary position.
Rhode has a background in the medical field working for Grand Mesa Family Practice in Cedaredge for 3 1/2 years in both front office and back office operations. She also worked for Surface Creek Family Practice.
An interest in a career in the medical field led her to take medical terminology courses. She later decided the administrative side of health care best suited her.
The Arch Coal Foundation will award Delta County teachers $10,000 in grants again this school year to fund innovative classroom programs and projects or for advanced technology that enhances student learning. The announcement was made by Jim Miller, general manager of Mountain Coal Company’s West Elk mine. Miller noted this is the eighth year for the grants.
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