The Rocky Mountain Heart Regional Medical Center Foundation (HRRMC) is now accepting applications for the Women Wellness Connection (WWC) clinical services program.
The WWC program is funded by the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment (CDPHE) and offers free cervical cancer testing / Pap smear testing and free breast cancer screening / mammograms to qualified women. Eligible participants are women between the ages of 21 and 64, who live within a specific income level and are uninsured or underinsured. Screening funding is available for women living in Chaffee, Lake, Western Fremont, Park and Saguache counties.
In addition to providing free preventive health testing on the hospital’s main campus, HRRMC has recently qualified to provide these services at all HRRMC peripheral clinic locations, including the Outpatient Health Center, Colorado; Buena Vista Health Center in Buena Vista, Colo; Custer County Health Center in Westcliffe, Colorado; and the Saguache Health Center in Saguache, Colo.
“The Women Wellness Connection program creates awareness and access to preventive health and cancer testing,” explained Melanie Critelli, WWC community health coordinator. “Our service region is geographically isolated, which can create barriers for women to access annual care. Insurance coverage and cost can create additional hurdles. Our program works to provide financial and emotional support to women so that they can access these critical appointments. ”
More information, including guidance and enrollment details, can be found on the hospital’s website at www.hrrmc.com/hrrmc-foundation.
For questions about the registration process or to speak directly with someone, contact WWC Community Health Coordinator Melanie Critelli at firstname.lastname@example.org or 719-530-1065.
Danny “Dan R” Ridenour has been broadcasting radio and television for 42 years, beginning as a senior in KAMO High School in Rogers, Arkansas.
Dan attended Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas (1978-82) (where he took the name Dan R after his brothers could not pronounce his last name), specializing in Radio / Television. Dan lived in Jonesboro for 10 years working in radio and then was a television meteorologist for the ABC KAIT Channel 8 affiliate.
Television was a bit boring compared to radio, so Dan re-organized morning radio shows in Nashville, Memphis, Oklahoma, and finally Colorado.
Dan enjoys being involved in the community, has been a member of the Upper Arkansas Service Club and is currently a board member of the Salida Community Center and a member of the Chaffee County Fair Committee.
Dan and his wife Carrie spend their days doing everything the mountain has to offer: hiking, camping, fishing and skiing. They raised 3 children together and have 2 grandchildren.