Page Osborn, clinics manager for the West Elk Clinics, has been here just 10 short months but has wasted no time in making the community her home. "It truly is an honor to be providing healthcare services to such a deserving community," said Osborn.
Recently, Osborn has been busy beating the streets and talking to people about the first annual West Elk Healthy Summer Kick-Off. The event happens from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at the Hotchkiss clinic.
"I have been trying to talk to everyone I can and get the communities excited," said Osborn. "There are so many wonderful people and resources and I want to bring them all together with an emphasis on health and safety education."
Osborn, who has spearheaded similar health events in Arizona, suggested the summer kickoff. "I love doing things like this and I think it is so important for a community to come together with a health and community education mindset."
The event fits perfectly with the hospital's vision to be a vital force driving the ongoing improvement of our community's health and well-being. Every vendor has been asked to have a health-related demonstration, giveaway or educational piece.
The event will include booths from different departments at Delta County Memorial Hospital, an art exhibit by the North Fork Valley Creative Coalition, prescription drug takeback, opioid education, nonperishable food drive, a food vendor and many more local partners.
"We are really excited to be having the Hotchkiss Fire District bring with them two fire trucks (one brand new) for everyone to see, and the crime scene trailer from the Delta County Sheriff's Office open to the public for tours," says Osborn. One of the clinic providers, Dr. Mathews and her husband will play music for part of the time.
Parking for this event will be at the Delta County Fairgrounds.
"And I want to let everyone know, this is just the first annual. There is just so much more to come in the future and only room to grow."
Space is limited. For more information, call Osborn at 970-872-1408.