Dr. Russell Beecher, Moab Regional Hospital’s new visiting specialist, will give a presentation and answer questions on pain management techniques as part of Moab Regional Hospital’s “Dinner with a Doc” series from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15. The event is free and dinner is provided, according to Kate Jagla of MRH.
The Family Medicine Clinic at Moab Regional Hospital is offering walk-in flu shots to community members while supplies last. Both insurance and Medicare are accepted. The fee for those without insurance is $25. High-dose shots are also available for those 65 and over.
First responders assisted an injured rock climber who hurt his hip after swinging into the rock face about 300 feet up a climb on Big Bend Towers.
In September, randomly selected community members in the Moab Regional Hospital service area will receive a Community Heath Needs Assessment survey in their mailbox. The information collected in the survey will help identify community health and wellness needs, which will inform program planning, grant applications, and new services offered by Moab Regional Hospital, according to hospital spokesperson Christy Calvin.
The gift of a “generous and anonymous” donation will allow Grand County EMS to put two dozen people through the American Heart Association CPR course for free – a $50 value.
Utah’s Community Impact Board, a statewide entity that grants money for essential public services, preliminarily offered Grand County EMS slightly more than $5 million in a combination grant and loan on Sept. 5 when Elizabeth Tubbs, chair of the Grand County EMS Special Service District governing board, presented the need for facilities.
The Southeast Utah Health Department was recently awarded $370,000 for Maternal Infant Early Childhood Home Visiting funding, according to the department.
First responders removed on a stretcher the driver of a truck that went off the road near the intersection of Mill Creek Drive and Highway 191. Grand County EMS Outreach Coordinator McKay Vowles said the man was flown to St. Mary’s Hospital and is in “serious condition.”
One person sustained critical injuries but is in stable condition after a motorcycle she was riding collided with a car on 100 West around 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28. The other passenger on the motorcycle sustained minor injuries; the car’s driver was shaken but uninjured.
First responders with Grand County EMS tend to a man who had fallen in the crosswalk on the east side of Main and Center streets Monday. According to a woman at the scene, the man was part of a bus tour that originated in Denver. She said he had fallen earlier in the day, as well.
An article recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association explored the practices of organ donation registration. It looked at the number of donors per 10,000 deaths in each state and 43 countries around the world. Based on this data, Utah ranked fourth of the 93 states/countries measured, according to a press release from an organization called Donor Connect.
The Moab Rotary Club invites the public to a guest lecture Monday, Aug. 19 at noon on the topic of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Moab club’s president, Britta Kingsley.