Health Briefs, Feb. 5, 2013

Free flu shot clinic Monday

The Good Samaritan Clinic at 2470 Patterson Road will host a free flu shot clinic from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at the clinic.

The clinic has a goal to administer 90 flu shots during the clinic. Visit for more information.

Caregiver support group to meet Feb. 12


Caregiver Connections, a support group for people who are caring for loved ones directly or indirectly or who anticipate becoming caregivers, will begin meeting Feb. 12.

The group will meet weekly from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays at the Miller Homestead, 3090 N. 12th St. The group is free to attend and designed to help caregivers learn more about community resources, anticipating grief, decision-making, stress management and advance directives.

Visit or call Terry at 260-8931 for more information.

Home care company has grand opening


FirstLight Home Care in Grand Junction will host a grand opening celebration from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday.

FirstLight is located in the Mesa View Retirement Community at 601 Horizon Place. The celebration will take place in the retirement community’s lobby. Light refreshments will be served.

GJ man on emergency medical council


Gov. John Hickenlooper announced Jan. 28 John Andrew Hall of Grand Junction as one of the governor’s appointments to the State Emergency Medical and Trauma Services Advisory Council.

Hall will serve on the council through July 1. The council advises the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment on emergency medical and trauma services programs statewide. The council assists in emergency medical personnel training curriculum, helps determine whether facilities can be designated as trauma centers, and establishes requirements for ambulance vehicles and services.

Hall will take over Manzanola resident Brandon W. Chambers’ spot as regional council chair. Chambers resigned from the council.

Olathe center groundbreaking Friday


Colorow Care Center, 885 U.S. Highway 50 Business Loop in Olathe, will host a groundbreaking ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the soon-to-be remodeled and expanded center. A lunch will follow the ceremony at 11:15 a.m. Call 970-323-5504 for more information.

Sweet Heart Run best dressed win TV


The best-dressed couple at the Sweet Heart Run Saturday in Fruita will win a new, 32-inch HD television donated by Rocky Mountain Orthopaedic Associates.

The event includes a 5K run/walk and a 10K run beginning at 10 a.m. Both routes begin and end at Fruita Community Center, 324 N. Coulson St. All participants will receive a goodie bag. A health expo will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the community center.

Register online for the race at or call Fruita Parks and Recreation at 858-0360.

Glenwood medical director gets award


The Colorado Community Health Network recently awarded the Mission Driven Career Advocates Retention Award to Ken Davis, medical director and certified physician assistant for Glenwood Springs-based Mountain Family Health Centers.

The award is distributed to physicians and dentists who have worked at community health centers in the state for at least six years. Davis has worked for nine years as a primary health care provider at Mountain Family Health Centers, where he has helped implement electronic health records and quality improvement programs and worked to expand Mountain Family Health Centers’ services in western Colorado. MFHC has locations in Basalt, Black Hawk, Glenwood Springs, Nederland and Rifle.


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