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.
Laura Wayman, an internationally renowned dementia expert, will visit Delta and Montrose to offer help to those dealing with the life-changing impacts of dementia. Wayman is an accomplished author, trainer, speaker and gerontologist endorsed by Johns Hopkins Publishers. She teaches unique techniques that can arm families and caregivers with practical solutions to care for someone with dementia.
“Chop ... at the rec” will open soon at Bill Heddles Recreation Center. The concession will be operated by Aron and Stacey Cegielski, the only individuals to respond to a city request for proposals to run the snack bar at the rec center.
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