Health and Wellness briefs: May 16, 2017

Reigle receives award 
for lifetime achievement

Dale Reigle, the recently retired CEO of Rocky Mountain Orthopaedic Associates, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Alliance of Orthopaedic Executives in April.

Presented at the alliance’s national conference in Indianapolis, the award recognized Reigle for his dedication to orthopaedic practice management and the association itself.

The alliance is a national organization for orthopaedic practice executives that set the standard for knowledge and insight as it relates to practice management.

The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented each year to a past alliance president who has continued to dedicate time and energy to the association even after his or her term has ended.

Reigle served as president of the national organization from 2008 to 2009.

To learn more about Rocky Mountain Orthopaedic Associates, visit
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Free skin cancer screening will be offered Thursday


May is Skin Cancer Awareness month, and Valley Surgical, Aesthetics and Vein Care, 2478 Patterson Road, Suite 4, in Grand Junction, is sponsoring a free skin cancer screening day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday.

If you are interested in the free screening day, please call 773-1946 to make an appointment. Space is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis.

The annual rate of new melanoma diagnoses in Colorado was 15 percent higher than the national average from 2002-06 and was the 13th highest in the U.S., according to the National Cancer Institute and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


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