Student Health Center in Parachute to offer dental services |

Student Health Center in Parachute to offer dental services

Submitted photoGrand River Hospital CEO Jim Coombs and Clinical Director Lois Kame accept the $10,000 donation from GRVA Vice President Mickey Neal, GRVA President Larry Sweeney and Grand River Hospital District Volunteer Manager Kaaren Peck. The proceeds were raised from the Grand River Wine Affair event hosted by the Grand River Volunteer Association in September.

The Grand River Hospital District Volunteer Association presented a $10,000 check to Grand River Hospital District CEO Jim Coombs and Clinical Director Lois Kame to help coordinate and support a dental program aimed at providing preventative dental care for children in Garfield School District 16.

The proceeds came from the Grand River Volunteer Association’s largest fundraiser, The Grand Wine Affair, which was held in Rifle this past September.

The new dental program will be part of the Student Health Center, which opened in Parachute in November 2010.

Grand River Hospital’s Clinical Director Lois Kame said, “There is such a huge need for basic dental care services for children in this community. So many health-related issues can be prevented with a simple thing like good quality dental care at an early age.”

When asked how this year’s project was chosen by the Volunteer Association, GRVA President Larry Sweeney said, “Each year we select different types of projects around the district. When we heard about the need for dental services at the Student Health Center in Parachute, we all immediately agreed that this was a great project to support for our fundraiser this year.”

The new dental program at the Student Health Center is scheduled to begin offering low cost/no cost services in January 2012. The $10,000 will be used to provide fluoride treatments, varnishes and cleanings as well as oral hygiene education.

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