RAWLINS — The month of April brings many great things to Carbon County.

Nicer weather; fun times; a number of events; and for Memorial Hospital of Carbon County, an opportunity to promote good health.

For the last seven years, MHCC has put on the Community Health & Wellness Fair, providing opportunity for residents to engage with vendors, meet providers and specialists and see the latest and greatest upgrades in medical technology that can be found right in your backyard.

“We focus on our community and what our community needs, what our State offers our community, as well as well as what our hospital our communities,” Memorial Hospital RN Christina Baugh said.

MHCC offers more than most facilities in the state can provide.

Now and in the future, Memorial Hospital houses will house a state of the art OMNI knee surgery robot, a grant for approximately $900,000 and a number of sciences from dentistry and holistic approaches that would fit anyone who is in need.

“We’re focused on providing the best health care that we can with in the community, and with that comes some of the newest technologies and changes,” MHCC Marketing Director Stephanie Malcolm said. “We are very proud of some of the things coming on at MHCC and some of those will be available at the health fair for demonstration.”

While the health fair is to promote the betterment of health within the community, it is also a statement to set precedence that community can trust in its hospital.

Being in a small area, many may think that going to other facilities may be the best option; however, Baugh and Malcolm both agreed that the intimacy you get from people in a smaller community matched with top of the line equipment is an experience that makes being a Carbon County resident special.

“Yes, we’re a small, rural community hospital, but we have some really great things happening,” Malcolm said. “Despite the fact that we are rural, people don’t have to travel for these things. Like the knee surgery, we have people from around the state coming to us because we offer this cutting edge technology.”

But not only does MHCC provide the best in medical advancements, but it does it with open arms.

“I want (people) to have an open mind when they come and come away with some positive things they may not know about the hospital, as well as the state and what those resources are,” Baugh said.

The Health & Wellness Fair will run from 8 a.m.-11 a.m. Saturday at Rawlins Family Recreation Center.

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