What started as an internal initiative at Memorial Hospital of Converse County, has now crossed over into the larger community. And with good reason. The monthly health challenge began as a way for hospital staff members to not only just compete but begin to become a healthier organization from the inside. The challenges, starting with Stop the Pop, have asked hospital employees to make their health an even greater priority.
One of our areas of focus in our facility is on the long term health of our patients, especially the orthopedic concerns of our community. Below we have listed 10 ways to help increase and maintain knee cartilage health. These are ideas not just for those whose knees plague them now but also great for those who would like to avoid concerns in the future!
Whether it's a case of the flu that just won't go away, an ear infection or even a suspected broken bone, Memorial Hospital of Converse County Urgent Care physician assistants, nurses and staff members are prepared to address the urgent medical needs of the community. Conveniently open Monday through Friday from 7 am. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the providers at Urgent Care offer much of the same services as a primary care doctor, and even the emergency room, on a walk-in basis.
We've all been there, you get excited about a diet change, or a new eating plan comes out and it's all the rage amongst your friends and family and you are ready! But then a couple of weeks pass and you are now looking at what was once a pretty exciting change with sheer boredom.
Dietician Ashley Littleton provides new educational services at Memorial Hospital of Converse County
After watching family members, especially her dad, struggle with health issues, Ashley Littleton wanted to learn all she could about health and wellness and use that knowledge to help others. After becoming a registered dietician, Littleton left Wyoming for a few years, working at small and large hospitals across the nation, including the Hampton VA Medical Center in Virginia, before moving back to Wyoming earlier this year. Now working at Memorial Hospital of Converse County, Littleton is the program coordinator for the Diabetes Self-Management Education Program, and serves in several other capacities as a dietician.
As the height of summer activities fast approach, many people will head for Wyoming's mountains, lakes and rivers in search of adventures. While these places offer a wealth of outdoor activities, they also are the place where many tragic accidents occur each year. Those accidents are often exacerbated by long distances and tough terrain to navigate, something Memorial Hospital of Converse County's Dr. Pat Yost cautions people to remember before heading out on a vacation getaway.
As quality director at Memorial Hospital of Converse County Missy Swanson constantly reviews patient charts. Part of her daily duties include continually evaluating data, examining files and comparing information to ensure that every patient is receiving the highest quality of care possible.
As skateboarding becomes increasingly popular among teenagers and scooters continue to intrigue children, the use of protective equipment while participating in the fun, healthy sport is vital to prevent injuries that can be life-threatening and even fatal.
Dark circles, wrinkles and laugh lines are all a part of growing older. However, the signs of aging often impact self-confidence and state of mind for many people. For about two years, Memorial Hospital of Converse County has been helping those lines disappear with aesthetic treatments like Botox, Juvederm and now VOLUMA.
Anna Cobb may be a recent addition to our hospital, but her name will be familiar to many in Douglas. Anna grew up with her family on a ranch in Lost Springs and graduated from Douglas High School. The Wyoming native has worked in the medical field since graduating in 1986, and further obtained her Masters in Clinical Laboratory Science with an emphasis in Blood Banking from The University of Alabama at Birmingham.