Intermountain Riverton Hospital 10th Anniversary


AND 50s NEXT WEEK. THAT’S A LOOK AT YOUR WEATHER FORECAST. Emily: THANKS, DAN. INTERMOUNTAIN RIVERTON HOSPITAL CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY, THEIR 10th ANNIVERSARY, CELEBRATING WITH A FREE HEALTH FAIR. HERE TO TALK ABOUT THE EVENT, DR. MAYER. THE MEDICAL DIRECTOR. Guest: HELLO. Emily: TEN YEARS IS A BIG ACCOMPLISHMENT. Guest: BIG TIME. Emily: TALK ABOUT WHAT THIS LOCATION OFFERS AND MAKES IT — THERE’S GREAT INTERMOUNTAIN LOCATIONS BUT THIS ONE IS SPECIAL. Guest: ESPECIALLY BECAUSE OF THE COMMUNITY THERE IS INCREASING VOLUME EXPONENTIALLY. WE’RE EXCITED TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE PEOPLE COME IN AND EXPERIENCE THE HOSPITAL AND PARTICIPATE IN THINGS WITH OUR STAFF. AND MOST OF OUR STAFF ARE ACTUALLY COMMUNITY MEMBERS. WHAT I’M EXCITED ABOUT IS THE PREVENTIVE HEALTH MEASURES THAT WE CAN HAVE COMMUNITY MEMBERS PARTICIPATE IN. DRIVE-THRU FLU SHOTS. Emily: THIS THE EVENT ON SATURDAY. Guest: SATURDAY, CORRECT. Emily: WE’LL TALK ABOUT THE PREVENTIVE MEASURES IN A MOMENT. BUT AT THAT THE HOURS AND WHAT PEOPLE CAN EXPECT IF THEY WANT TO GO TO THE AWESOME EVENT! YOU’RE CELEBRATING BY GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY! EXACTLY. STARTS AT 9:00 A.M. UNTIL NOON. WE HAVE IT EVERY YEAR. THIS IS VERY EXCITING. BECAUSE IT’S OUR TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY. WE HAVE MORE PARTICIPANTS. WE HOPE IT’S A GREAT EVENT FOR EVERYBODY IN THE COMMUNITY. Emily: IT WILL BE. LET’S GET TO THE PREVENTIVE HEALTH MEASURES. YOU’RE CELEBRATING BY GIVING BACK TO. AND YOU’RE DOING THINGS THAT COULD POTENTIALLY CATCH A BIGGER ISSUE BEFORE IT GETS TO BE ONE, CORRECT? Guest: ABSOLUTELY. SO SOME OF THE PREVENTIVE HEALTH MEASURES WE’RE OFFERING ARE FREE SCREENING FOR DIABETES, CHOLESTEROL, BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING, FAT CONSUMPTION OR FAT CONTENT. THOSE ARE FREE. AND THEN, WE OFFER FLU SHOTS. THOSE ARE GOING TO BE DRIVE-THRU THROUGH THE PARKING LOT. Emily: CAN IT BE ANY EASIER! Guest: ESPECIALLY WHEN IT’S GOING TO BE COLDER. Emily: SERIOUSLY. Guest: YOU CAN STAY IN YOUR CAR. Emily: I LOVE THAT. WHY IS AN EVENT LIKE THIS SO IMPORTANT FOR YOUR STAFF? Guest: I THINK IT GIVES US AN OPPORTUNITY TO INTERACT WITH THE COMMUNITY. AND SHOW PEOPLE WHAT RESOURCES ARE THERE. AND ALLOW THEM TO BE COMFORTABLE IN THAT ENVIRONMENT. Emily: I WAS TELLING YOU BEFORE WE STARTED HERE, I’VE BEEN TO OUR HOSPITAL BEFORE. AND JUST THE INSIDE OF THE BUILDING, IT’S CALMING. IT’S SO CALMING AND SMELLS GOOD. Guest: YES, VERY CLEAN AND INVITING, VERY FRIENDLY PEOPLE. I AM SO FORTUNATE TO BE THERE. AND PROUD OF OUR STAFF. AND WILL BE PROUD OF THIS EVENT COME SATURDAY. Emily: I’M SURE. YOU’RE HANDING OUT BIKE HELMETS AS WELL? Guest: CORRECT. FOR SOME OF THE KIDS, BIKE HELMETS. THAT’S IMPORTANT FOR SAFETY WHEN KIDS ARE BIKING. AND ADULTS, OF COURSE. SO JUST LIKE MOTORCYCLE RIDING, HAVING A HELMET WHEN YOU RIDE YOUR BIKE IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT. Emily: I LOVE THAT. OKAY. LET’S TALK ABOUT IN THE MORNING, YOU CAN — PEOPLE CAN ARRIVE AT 9:00 AND THROUGHOUT THE DAY. Guest: RIGHT. THROUGHOUT THE DAY. THERE WILL BE BREAKFAST FOR FAMILIES. THERE WILL BE POLICE OFFICERS. THERE WILL BE FIREMEN. AND KIDS CAN PARTICIPATE. LOOK AT THE VEHICLES. AND TALK TO THE FIRE AND POLICEMEN. SO IT SHOULD BE FUN. Emily: YOU’VE DRIVEN PAST THE HOSPITAL AND KNOW IT’S IN YOUR COMMUNITY BUT NEVER BEEN, THIS IS YOUR TIME. Guest: EXACTLY. Emily: CHECK IT OUT BEFORE YOU HAVE TO BE THERE SO YOU KNOW HOW THINGS LOOK. REMINDS LOCATION AND HOURS. Guest: LOCATION, RIVERTON HOSPITAL, 9:00 A.M. TO START. WE’LL FINISH AT NOON. Emily: PERFECT. IF YOU DON’T HAVE A FLU SHOT, THEY’RE DOING IT IF YOU DRIVE ON THROUGH. Guest: ESSENTIAL. YES. Emily: THANK YOU. Guest: THANK YOU.

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