Women's Expo-Live Life Don't Miss A Beat
WORLAND, Wyo. (Feb. 6, 2011) -- Showing our big hearts, Washakie Medical Center employees volunteered their time to provide health education programs, prescription roundup, and Valentine crafts for kids at the 3rd annual Women’s Expo on Saturday, Feb. 5.
Hundreds of people attended the Women’s Expo where the theme was “Live Life, Don’t Miss A Beat” and combined shopping, entertainment and health education.
Washakie Medical Center and Washakie County Law Enforcement’s prescription drop-off booth for expired or unused medications was the most popular booth, taking in over $24,000 in narcotics (street value). The pharmacy team; Jeramy Jones, Mary Lorenz and Michelle Hamilton spent hours logging drugs.
“We were pleased with the community response and looking forward to providing this community benefit program annually,” said pharmacist, Michelle Hamilton.
Dr. H. William Frank, orthopedic surgeon, held ‘Ask the Expert’ programs on osteoporosis and joint replacement.
To celebrate February Heart Month and National Wear Red Day, Connie Hoffman, public relations specialist and Margie Molitor, CEO handed out red dress stickers.
Tina Smith, RN and Tasha Joseph, wellness specialist held both a booth and an informative program on P.A.D. (Peripheral Artery Disease). This is the third year they have provided interesting programs aimed at preventing heart disease.
With spring coming soon, our next big employee volunteer community health event is the annual Wyoming Health Fair.