Grand Junction's Veterans Affairs Medical Center has been looked at as a leader in both rural care and pain management. Now the hope is that managing pain can lead to a reduction in veteran suicides.
During the past decade of existence for 211 San Diego, an entity dedicated to bringing community organizations together for better access and connectivity, the West Coast city has seen stark declines in emergency room visits and homelessness.
Rhys Peters, at 18-hours-old, is as cute as can be, with a dandelion-gone-to-seed puff of fine hair and dark eyes that peer intently at his new world.
Karl Bloom of Grand Junction stopped going to work about February of this year. He can't drive anymore, because he's lost most of his left peripheral vision. And chemotherapy has often left him tired throughout the day.
Mesa County Public Health on Tuesday confirmed its first human case of West Nile virus in the county since 2015, a benchmark county officials said should serve as a reminder that peak season for the mosquito-borne virus is just around the coroner.
For Grand Junction VA hospital director Michael Kilmer, there are too many stories like the one he recounted last week — a recent encounter with a veteran who said he had been told he made too much money to use the VA hospital for health care.