Craig health briefs for Sept. 19, 2015: TMH hosts Chamber Mixer Thursday | CraigDailyPress.com

Craig health briefs for Sept. 19, 2015: TMH hosts Chamber Mixer Thursday

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

— The Memorial Hospital is hosting a Chamber Mixer at the main hospital from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

Community members who attend can see the new ambulance put into service this summer as well as the new mammography machine and women's wellness center. The event also offers an opportunity to network with other local professionals and meet TMH physicians.

Snacks will be served.

TMH brings new consultant on board

The Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees entered into a consulting services agreement with Kim Bird, a former hospital administrator with extensive experience in health care management, according to a press release.

Bird will help the board to assess whether or not to renew its contract with Quorum Health Resources once the current management services agreement expires in June 2016.

"The Board of Trustees of The Memorial Hospital recognizes that many changes are occurring in the delivery and reimbursement of health care," according to the release. "TMH must be prepared for these changes in order to optimize the quality, efficiency, and availability of services."

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Weigh and Win program offers incentives for healthy living

Weigh and Win, a free community weight loss program, has installed a kiosk in the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association lobby in Craig.

The program, aimed at reducing obesity rates in Colorado, provides cash incentives to participants who reach their weight-loss goals, as well as monthly prize drawings for participating. Participants weigh in quarterly (every 90 days) at the kiosk.

Colorado residents 18 and over can sign up for free and will receive daily coaching on healthy eating and active living by email or text message. The coaching includes tips for weight loss, daily exercise and meal plans, weekly grocery shopping lists and more.

The kiosk is available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Craig VNA, 745 Russell St. Participants can enroll at the kiosk, at http://www.weighandwin.com or by texting JOIN to 303-500-1702.

For more information, visit http://www.weighandwin.com or call 970-875-1880.

Pregnancy Center offers printer cartridge recycling program

Yampa Valley Pregnancy Center would like to help you help the environment and raise funds for the center by recycling your used inkjet and laser cartridges.

Individuals may drop off their cartridges at the Pregnancy Center at 25 W. Victory Way from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Pick-up boxes will also be available at the Community Budget Center 555 Yampa Avenue and Cornerstone Realty 508 Yampa Avenue during their normal business hours.

The center can also arrange mutually convenient times to pick up used cartridges for businesses, churches and other organizations. If interested, please call Yampa Valley Pregnancy Center, 970-824-5204.

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