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Mercy named to 100 great hospitals list

Mercy Regional Medical Center announced it was named to the 100 Great Community Hospitals list for the third consecutive year by Becker’s Hospital Review. Mercy was one of four hospitals in...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Free pelvic floor class to be held Wednesday

A pelvic floor class will be offered from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the demonstration kitchen at Natural Grocers, 1123 Camino del Rio. The class will educate people about the pelvic floor, which...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Heart Safe La Plata to offer first-aid, CPR classes

Local nonprofit Heart Safe La Plata will offer basic first-aid and CPR trainings in August at Durango Fire and Rescue Station 1, 142 Sheppard Drive: A basic first-aid class will be held at 3 p.m....

DATE: July 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Health Services office launches smartphone app to ease state benefits

The Colorado Department of Human Services has a smartphone app to give customers instant mobile access to benefits, documents and tips. The MyCOBenefits app can reduce customers’ trips to benefits...

DATE: June 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Blueprints of Hope to hold workshop series

Local nonprofit Blueprints of Hope will hold a workshop, “Lifting the Fog – Navigating the Impact of Cancer Treatments on Memory, Thinking and Attention,” from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 23 in the...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

San Juan Regional Medical Center receives award

The San Juan Regional Medical Center Emergency Medical Services Department, for the third year consecutive year, received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Award for...

DATE: June 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

CryoMedSpa announces events

CryoMedSpa Durango recently announced it will hold free community events Wednesday and Friday. An informational meeting will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Rochester Hotel R Space facility, 726...

DATE: June 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Mercy Regional Medical Center to offer prediabetes class

Mercy Regional Medical Center will offer a free class for people diagnosed with prediabetes from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday in Suite 140 of the medical office building at the hospital, 1010 Three Springs...

DATE: May 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Heart Safe La Plata to offer first-aid, CPR classes

Local nonprofit Heart Safe La Plata will offer basic first-aid and CPR trainings in June at Durango Fire and Rescue Station 1, 142 Sheppard Drive: A basic first-aid class will be held at 3 p.m. and...

DATE: May 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Mercy to offer fracture-prevention talk

A free community presentation, titled “Healthy Bones, Healthy Body: Your Guide to Fracture Prevention,” will be offered at 6 p.m. May 30 at Mercy Sports Medicine, in Bodo Industrial Park at 327...

DATE: May 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

San Juan Basin Public Health to offer free health screenings

San Juan Basin Public Health will offer free health screenings from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave. Screenings include cholesterol, blood-glucose and blood...

DATE: May 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Mercy recognized for outstanding care

Mercy Regional Medical Center recently received the Healthgrades 2018 Outstanding Patient Experience Award. The distinction is awarded to hospitals rated in the top 15 percent nationwide, according...

DATE: May 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

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