Health Briefs, Dec. 2, 2013
Hearing loss potluck set for Saturday
The Western Colorado Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America will host its third annual free covered dish holiday meal at 11:30 a.m. Saturday.
The luncheon at Center for Independence, 740 Gunnison Ave., has become a tradition to cultivate fellowship and friendships. It is an opportunity get to know other people with hearing loss in an accepting environment. Family and friends are welcome.
Participants are encouraged to call (970) 241-2592 to confirm attendance and to bring a side dish according to their last name. A – H: Appetizer; I – O: Dessert; P – Z: Vegetable.
Ham and soft drinks will be provided. People of all ages and all types of hearing loss are welcome. All chapter meetings are free to members and non-members, including family and friends.
Back to Health offers free treatments
Back to Health Wellness Center, 755 North Ave., Suite B, hosts Patient Appreciation Days today and Thursday.
Today, all existing patients receive free treatments. On Thursday, new patients can receive a free consultation, exam and treatment if needed. Free scoliosis screenings are available for children 14 and under.
There will be plenty of food, goodies and gifts for all those who attend. Each patient is asked to bring $5, which will be donated to Hilltop’s Latimer House, a shelter for victim’s of domestic violence. Patients are also invited to grab a card from the Angel Tree to help provide toys and other needed items for families who are currently residing at Latimer House.
For more information, call (970) 257-9199.
Delta resident to direct Stork’s Landing
Registered Nurse April Bonata returned to work for Delta County Memorial Hospital as the Coordinator for Stork’s Landing.
Bonata has been a nurse for 19 years and in obstetrics for 12 years with extensive hands-on experience with centralized monitoring and surgical skills that include circulating and recovery of Cesarean deliveries and charting.
Bonata was raised in Delta, attended Delta Montrose Technical College and received her registered nursing degree from Trinidad State Junior College.
Bonata began her career with Delta County Memorial Hospital at age 15, starting out as a candy striper. She was a certified nursing assistant at 17, and a licensed practical nurse at 19. In 1996 she worked for the Delta hospital as an nurse before accepting a position with the state hospital in Pueblo. Most recently she worked in labor and delivery at Garden Park Medical Center in Gulfport, Miss.
One of Bonata’s major goals is to have centralized monitoring in place. Another goal is to work closely with Delta Family Practice to promote natural childbirth and offer childbirth classes and education.
“The obstetrics physicians were actively involved with the interview and decision making process for a new Stork’s Landing manager. I am pleased that April Bonata accepted the manager position and has started working ... already,” said Jody Roeber, the hospital’s chief clinical officer. “I would like to thank interim manager Stephanie Conway for the fine job she has done and for the Stork’s Landing staff while we worked to fill the manager position.”