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Home of The Mormon Miracle Pageant 1997 Dates: June 50 VOLUME 111 NUMBER 42 19-2- 1, Manti LDS Temple 24-2- 8 MANTI, UTAH Cents 84642, THURSDAY, MAY 1, 1997 Sanpete Valley Hospital Health Fair termed 'success' Annual events featured several 'firsts' this year As far as health fairs go, ment even came to the rescue of Sanpete Valley Hospitals 1997 two nine year old racers who were edition goes down in history for just about to give up on completseveral firsts. This was the first ing the race. Sheriff Anderson and year for a OK fun runwalk race. his helpers were a tremendous part This was the first year for a noted of this races success, says Tricia Call. guest speaker. Although the services for which the health fair has The races winner was J.T. 1 been attended in the past had lower attendance rates this year, Sanpete Valley Health Fair committee members expressed optimism with the new faces and the steady stream of familiar faces who attended the fair. Its really difficult to get an exact count of how many people attended for the lab and screening services, says Lindholm, math instructor at Wasatch Academy. He finished the race in just over 36 minutes; less than six minutes per mile. For his efforts, he won a DSS Satellite System, courtesy of Central Utah Technologies of Fairview. Other prizes came from NuSkin, Farmers of Utah, Myotherapy College of Utah, Warren Norbest, Dana Thornock, Dairy -- Benencosa, of Sanpete Valley McDonalds, Lagoon, Hogi Yogi Home Health Care and Hospice. and Coca Cola. There is a Health fair attendees were area, but this year there werent as many able to sample a free 10 minute people who massage from Myotherapy ColThe 10K race was very suclege students, graduates and teachfrom what from cessful, people ers; get their blood tested for diaUSA Track and Field Utah Chapbetes, cholesterol, and other health ter told race coordinators. Most indicators, screen for cancer, learn e races in small commu- about child care safety, get their nities can expect about 25 people. back checked out by a chiropracThis year started out with 64 tor, and have their lung capacity and 56 tested by Sanpete Valley people showed up at the early hour of 6:30 Hospitals respiratory therapist. a.m. Ted Thompson, bus driver for They also learned about organ and South Sanpete School District also tissue donation, cancer prevention, got up to help the racers get to the heart disease prevention, physical starting line. therapy and podiatry; they also The race course traveled on enjoyed the food court samples the Hidden Pigeon Hollow road; from the Dairy Farmers of Utah, Sanpete County Sheriff and and the kids loved checking out Ephraim City Police handled traf- the Utah Highway Patrols seatbelt fic control. The original course convincer seat. would have taken racers north Dana Thornock, author of from the Manti Temple hill to the Lean and Free; 2000 Plus finSnow College Activity Center, all ished off the morning with a two up hill and on a road that has no hour seminar on healthy lifestyles, detour route for traffic. Sheriff which encompasses balancing Anderson suggested this alterna- quantity and quality of nutrition, tive route, which kept our runners exercise, sleep, and other aspects and walkers off the highway for of living. About 240 people atall but about 12 mile. The scen- tended her seminar. ery was beautiful. Law enforce- first-tim- ed Residency program puts new face at hospital His first year of residency was Robert Parker, D.O. is in his in Phoenix; and he started his Utah second year of medical residency residency last July. He enjoys work. This month, he is working working in Utah with Utah people, at Sanpete Valley Hospital and seeing them as brighter and more health centers through the family conscious of taking care of themselves, probably because of their practice residency with Utah ValThis basic values. He calls it a partley Regional Medical Center. is his first of two rural assignnership relationship in being rements. sponsible for health. Its a friendDr. Parker was attracted to lier sort of medicine. His resimedicine through his love of dency will be complete in 1998. His rural supervisor is prosports and rehabilitation work. He in and attended Provo gram director, Dr. Robert grew up BYU for his undergraduate work. Armstrong of Manti. Parker remarked that he really enjoys He then went to Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in watching the rapport Dr. Northeast Missouri: Armstrong has with patients that he has known for years. His favormedicine carries Osteopathic ite part of residency is working all of the credentialling that tradithe Sanpete physicians. I with tional medicine requires. It is a four year medical program involvenjoy learning from them; they ing all of the medical disciplines, have an enthusiasm to teach and an enthusiasm for what they are plus chiropractic. Dr. Parker still loves sports doing. Its reassuring to know that medicine and rehabilitation work, I have that to look forward to. but he finds that he enjoys the diSanpete Valley Hospital will versity of family practice, which have family practice residents on allows him to do everything from assignment for eight months out delivering babies and trauma pa- of each year starting July, 1997. tients to elderly care. By Tricia Call 56 runners started the 10K race last week as part of the Sanpete Valley Hospital's annual Health Fair. test diagnostic equipment at SVH increases hospital's ability to save lives New high By Tricia Call Wednesday, April 23, 1997 had the historic impact on rural medical practice that Alexander Graham Bells historic message to his assistant had in communications. Dr. Bruce Mclff, Utah from Valley neurosurgeon Regional Medical Center walked Dr. Randy Hansen through the first official CT scan using TELERAD 3.2 software and the hospitals new scanner. In Provo, at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center, software developer Dr. Wendell Gibby received the same CT scan images, which the software had transmitted via regular analog telephone lines during the scan. The entire scan and transmission process took only 1 5 minutes. Dr. Gibby, also a neuro radiology specialist, was able to respond with a verbal evaluationdiagno-si- s less than five minutes later. Before Sanpete Valley Hospital installed this new equipment. the patient would have to be trans- ported to Utah Valley for the scan; evaluation to either go through surgery or be transported back to Sanpete Valley Hospital, an expensive medical process and physically hard on the patient. Dr. Gibby pointed out the savings in film costs alone for this technology will run about $600,000 per year. That is just the amount of film used at Utah Valleys facility now. During the next five years, TELERAD will be installed in every IHC facility and interfaced with each physicians personal computer. Dr. Mclff added that the savings from previous costs to transport the patient for diagnosis, the time after diagnosis to administer treatment or surgery, then transport them back to Sanpete Valley observation Hospital for and treatment will certainly add on-goi- up. The technology took about seven years to develop. Earlier versions were installed in Cedar City, Richfield, Orem Community, Evanston and Star Valley hospitals. Sanpete Valley has the version at a cost most of the CT scanner plus only $28,000. The savings to IHC will offset the total cost of the Sanpete system in less than one year. Intermountain Health Care is up-to-d- was any brain hemorrhaging going on so that they would not be able to administer blood thinners to dissolve the clot. They would have to transport her to Utah Valley, where a CT scan would be done. Then there would be a wait-filing period; once the need for sur-i- s gery to stop hemorrhaging was determined, it would take about two to three hours to assemble the operating team. All during this Valley Hospital include setting up time, brain damage is a high risk, In contrast, with the new CT computers in each health center so that physicians have instant access scanner and TELERAD equip-t- o - ' test results locally; then to link up each doctor so that those results get to them regardless of w here the physician is; then to purchase a digitizer, which w ill convert plain film to digital memory for the same type of accessibility. Additionally, ultrasound technology will interface with TELERAD, making it possible for a mother-to-b- e in Sanpete to have access to the expertise of an obstetrics specialist in Utah County, without the cost or travel. What this boils down to, is that people in rural Utah will now have all of the health care advan-upo- n tages of their counterparts who live in the urban areas of the Wasatch Front, says Dr. Mclff. "Watson, can you hear me? moving to a film less organization. TELERAD, manufactured by Magnetic Research, Inc. of Provo, plays a leading role in helping the system of hospitals, physicians and health care centers make this move. The tremendous amount of that w ill not have to be used allowing IHC to install systems like Sanpete Valley without any debt being incurred. The next steps for Sanpete m ment, she could ha e the C T scan ithin 15 done in Mt. Pleasant. minutes the results of the scan are being analyzed at Utah Valley and the a neuro-radiologi- st, by at- tending physician at Sanpete Valley will get the results. The value of this equipment becomes personal when e cry second counts in preventing further injury after stroke; or for a trauma patient to get the exact medical treatment needed. This sa es h es and presenes quality of life for the patient. And it costs so much less'" - x-r- ay Mclff and Dr. Gibby had anecdotal stories of how this A patient in Sanpete Valley Hospital at Mt Pleasant received a CT scan on the newly installed CT Scanner. The scanner communicates to a has and saved lives technology computer all of the image data, which is then transmitted serious complications for patients. via phone lines to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center, and One such scenario could be a there read and diagnosed by Wendell woman suffering from a stroke; Gibby. All of this occurred within 1 5 minutes from before the TELERAD system was compared to previous methods which took five hours. installed, the doctor would have no The patient no longer has to be transported from Mt Pleasant way to determine whether there to Provo. Both Dr. neuro-radiologi- st start-to-finis- h, Fairbook will be new, different The Sanpete County Fairboard has announced that two new chairpersons have been chosen to oversee the production and printing of the Sanpete County Fairbook. They are Mark Anderson and Terrie Green. According to Anderson and Green, the Fairbook is going to increase in size from 6 x 9 to 8 2x11. This is actually cheaper because the pages do not have to be trimmed. There will still be a full color cover. Some other exciting changes are the addition of several contests in the fairbook. Some of these might include a Mystery Person Contest, a Mystery Place contest. 1 a crossword puzzle of Sanpete names and places, and in conjunction with KMTI, a country song word or phrase match-u- p w ith the artist. Other new things to be included are page numbers, a directory of advertisers, a map of the Fairgrounds show ing w here tilings are located, a list of services a in Sanpete County, addresses and phone numbers of vital services in Sanpete County, schedules of high school and college events, and many other items of useful information. One of their primary goals is to make the Fairbook more of a Sanpete County handbook that ail-ab- le will be used not only during the fair, but also during the entire x ear. Bids were accepted and re iewed by the Fairboard and the contract for the printing of the fairbook w as awarded to Village Press in Mt. Pleasant. Nearly 1,000 more Tairbooks will be printed this x car and they will be available at more locations so that every resident of Sanpete County can have an opportunity to have one. The theme for the fairbook is: Learning from Sanpete County the Past, Looking to the Future. 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