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First annual Children’s Wellness Screening provides much needed care for Cache Valley children
Logan Regional Hospital Foundation co-hosted the first annual Children’s Wellness Screening last Saturday, April 20. The event took place at Bridger Elementary School in Logan. The screenings were offered to children up to age 14 who do not have health insurance.
Many other organizations in the community came together to make the wellness screenings possible, including Cache Valley Community Health Clinic, Cache Valley Medical Reserve Corp, Logan City School District, and Bridger Elementary School.
“The Logan Regional Hospital Foundation chose to do a wellness event for uninsured children after collaborating with hospital leadership and determining that a children’s wellness event would be a great way to expand our efforts to help the uninsured,” says Logan Regional Hospital Foundation Development Specialist Christina Roberts.
The event offered a comprehensive physical exam, as well as medical and dental screenings for the children. A play area was available for the children who were waiting to be seen by a dentist or physician. After each child was examined, the doctor would determine if the child needed follow-up care. If so, they would be referred to one of 10 contributing physicians within the community for future care — free of charge. The participants were also given a pharmacy voucher if needed.
“Like all the dentists in Cache Valley, we have a great compassion for kids and their dental needs,” says local dentist Dr. Scott Theurer. “I think these types of events help teach parents how to interact with our healthcare system and where the resources are.”
Volunteer turn out was tremendous. There were approximately 130 volunteers who participated at the event.
“This event is incredibly valuable,” says David Bresnahan, an emergency medical technician and volunteer. “We have a population in our society who lack resources to have basic healthcare.”
Cancer Support Group
Chandi Hammel is the youngest member of the support group at 32 years of age, and was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2010. “I’m so grateful for the donors and staff of the Cancer Center who are making the support group series possible,” says Chandi. “Everyone has been incredible and they have made this not just another appointment to talk about cancer, but a place where I’ve found support, love, and most importantly – hope.”