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Delta Health will be revamping the structure of its clinics and services to increase efficiency and to continue serving the community’s healthcare needs.

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On Aug. 3, 2021, Delta Health will be seeking feedback from our community stakeholders regarding the hospital’s community benefit activities, community benefits, costs and shortfalls from the preceding year. This will be held at the Delta Health Oncology Building at 100 Stafford Lane, Delta,…

Delta County isn’t out of the COVID-19 woods. The county’s low vaccination rate and the presence of the new Delta variant has one local pulmonologist sounding the alarm.

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According to a press release from the Delta County Environmental Health Department, there has been a air quality advisory issued at 8 a.m. Tuesday, July 13, by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment for large portions of northern and central Colorado. 

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At the end of June Delta Health announced that Delta Health Urgent Care and the Delta Health West Elk Paonia Clinic will be closing with services absorbed into its primary care clinics. Both clinics will remain open until July 21, 2021, to serve patients.

With so much happening at Montrose Memorial Hospital, I couldn’t pick only one topic to write about this month. The expanded Lung and Sleep Center is growing with the addition of our new pulmonologist, Dr. Hersh; the announcement of a new CEO; and sensational news from the San Juan Healthcar…

Summer is my favorite season — and it’s no secret. All year long I look forward to the warmth when I can put away my electric blanket (yes, I keep it on from October through May) to spend time outside enjoying the mountains, rivers and lakes of the beautiful Western Slope.  

Delta Health Oncology and Hematology is excited to welcome its newest medical oncologist, Dr. Christine Urbanski. Urbanski brings 19 years of experience and is excited to be serving patients on the Western Slope of Colorado.

Summer on the Western Slope is hot! Many people elect to remain indoors in the heat of the day, but it is hard to corral children to the living room when they want to be running free outside. Heat affects children in different ways, but there are some things you can do to keep your children …

Being a parent to a young child can be challenging. Even during the least stressful of times, children’s emotions can change quickly and lead parents to wonder, is this normal? After a long challenging year of stress, triumph and unpredictability for adults it’s important to remember that ch…

Western Colorado Spine, a comprehensive orthopedic spine practice in Grand Junction, was established in July 2018, when a local spine care team with over 50 years of combined experience chose to join Community Hospital. The team is composed of three orthopedic spine surgeons, two advanced pr…

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After serious consideration, Delta Health has decided to close the Delta Health Urgent aWest Elk Paonia Walk-in Clinic. The clinics will remain open until July 21, 2021, unless the staff, who will be displaced, find other employment in which case the clinics could close sooner.

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A person with Parkinson’s disease experiences a wide variety of symptoms and, though the illness is progressive and irreversible, there are choices. Medication helps, but so does attitude.

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The human body never stops changing, but women’s bodies are on a constant rollercoaster of change. Whether it’s puberty, menstruation, hormones, pregnancy or menopause, the body never really takes a break.

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death among persons with diabetes. Men with diabetes are 2 to 4 times more likely to die from a heart attack than men without diabetes. Women with diabetes are 5 to 8 times more likely to die from a heart attack than women without diabetes. Over…

Jerry Seinfeld used to joke that the second biggest thing people are afraid of is death. The second. Turns out, the number one thing that people are afraid of is public speaking. His point was that people are more afraid to speak in public than they are of dying. While Seinfeld was using thi…

Pam Shilts has been a long-time nursing leader tenaciously shaping the direction of Volunteers of America healthcare services in rural Western Colorado over the better part of 40 years. Her story begins with an early involvement in long-term care for a loved one – her grandfather.

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Spring is in the air! And so are allergies. Allergies can be pesky, and sometimes they can be downright debilitating. With longer days and temperatures on the rise, the greenery is making its comeback. Everyone likes to spend time outside during the nice weather. How do you keep from feeling…

Walking in to “Wellness Vitality,” you’re invited to take off your shoes and relax. Yes, take off your shoes.

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Seventeen-year-old Ellianna Gerhard, accompanied by her mother, April Gerhard, was one of the first teenagers in Delta County to receive a COVID-19 vaccine recently.

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As a parent, getting kids to eat healthy may seem like a mountainous task. In honor of National Nutrition Month and to celebrate the addition of the new Delta Health Pediatrics Clinic, we would like to present some “easy-to-digest” tips on how to incorporate healthy eating habits that will b…

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On Wednesday, Sept. 16, Delta County sent a press release stating the Delta County Health Department is reporting that a Delta County resident in their 80’s has passed away from COVID-19. This is the third reported death for Delta County.

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