Director of quality for Axis Health System. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or (970) 335-2217
President and CEO for United Way and a Durango High Noon Rotary Club member.
Director of Case Management with Community Connections Inc.
is the communications director for the San Juan Basin Health Department.
by Patricia Supanich
Axis Health System
Colon cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women combined in the United States. The American Cancer Society estimated that 132,700 people would be diagnosed with colon cancer in 2015, and colon cancer will cause 49,700...
It’s time for me to come out of the closet as a documentary addict. When the bright red Netflix envelope comes, my blood pressure skyrockets in anticipation of pulling a documentary out of the mailer. Without leaving my living room or investing more than a couple of hours, I can get a glimpse into another time, another place, another way of...
Making progress on social challenges can be tough. Let us stop for a moment and celebrate some success. Currently, a higher percentage of students is graduating from high school than was 15 years ago. Yahoo!
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in 1998, about 71 percent of freshmen who started high school went on to...
Because March is right around the corner and designated as National Kidney Month, it’s a good time to review the basics when it comes to understanding and preventing kidney disease.
Now, most of us are familiar with diabetes; but did you know that diabetes is the main cause of kidney failure, limb amputation and new-onset...
Those of us living in Southwest Colorado know how blessed we are to be here. It is an amazing place.
We also know it has its drawbacks – high cost of living, limited employment opportunities, New Mexico news, distance from Denver (which is apparently the center of Colorado and possibly the entire universe, regardless of what your...
When you have a gap in your mouth because of missing teeth, it can be tricky to chew. When there is a gap in your health care, it can be tricky to stay well.
There certainly has been a lot of change in health care over the last couple of years. Despite all of the transformation, there still are some gaps.
For example, many...
By Ellen Stein
Axis Health System
This year, the nation’s Community Health Centers will celebrate the 50th anniversary of expanding access to quality and affordable primary and preventive health-care services to millions of people in the United States.
Locally, in 2014, we were fortunate that Axis Health System...
When I first started at Community Connections (back in the dark ages when dinosaurs walked the earth), I told an acquaintance where I worked, and she responded, “Oh, I know someone at the Sheriff’s Office.” I think I smiled and nodded at this apparent non-sequitur and went off to find someone more coherent to speak with.