Another successful 9Health Fair
May 3, 2016
The 9Health Fair in Granby held on Saturday, April 30 was very successful, said Ray Jennings, EMS/OEM Chief of Grand County EMS Station 1. The Rotary Club of Granby coordinated all the non-medical volunteers and EMS coordinated all the medical volunteers. All services were free except blood work and colon screenings.
This year 433 citizens in Grand County came to the Granby clinic. "It was a very successful year," said Jennings.
Last year 460 people participated.
Middle Park High School seniors who participate in the Pre-Hospitalization class (EMT class) volunteered in the Blood Pressure room on Saturday as part of their class. At the end of the semester students can take the National Registry of Medical Technicians (NREMT) exam. When they pass they become registered EMTs in the State of Colorado. This is the 11th year of the program. Over 130 students have gone through the program, said Jennings.
The Blood Draw room had 18 volunteers including nurses, EMTs, paramedics, and phlebotomy techs from Middle Park Medical Center; all who volunteered their time on Saturday.
"All physicians including eye doctors, pharmacists, and dentists volunteered their time. Our community helping our community," Jennings said.
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"The most important thing you can do is take care of your health to have a quality of life."
The flow of the participants has been perfected and there were no waiting lines, particularly since fasting is no longer required.
The Kremmling fair is set for May 14 at the K-8 school in Kremmling. The Fraser 9Health Fair is set to take place in the fall.
To find more information on each fair, visit http://www.9healthfair.org.