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Increases in COVID cases putting pressure on local and state hospitals

◆ Case counts increasing in Star Valley and around Wyoming. Nurses, doctors and hospital staff from medical facilities around the state of Wyoming continue to battle the increasing number of COVID patients due to the Delta variant. While the total…

Six tips to a healthier and more peaceful mental state

Provided By Star Valley Health – Star Valley Health is highlighting #Tools2Thrive – what individuals can do throughout their daily lives to prioritize mental health, build resiliency, and continue to cope with the obstacles of COVID-19. The pandemic has had…

Star Valley Health Receives the 2021 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Emergency Care

Star Valley Health is on a roll. Their recent ground-breaking event for a clinic in Alpine was very well attended, featuring a who’s who of local, state and national celebrities. They were acknowledged as a four-star rated facility by the…

Star Valley Health Auxiliary Donates Life Blankets to EMS

◆ Blankets will serve hypothermic patients. Star Valley EMS, a division of Star Valley Health, was recently able to purchase three life blankets thanks to a donation made by the Star Valley Health Auxiliary. In a released statement from Star…

Area physician, Brad Washburn, volunteers expertise at World Ski Championships in Bulgaria

Local physician, Brad Washburn, accompanied the Men’s US Alpine Ski Team to the Junior World Alpine Ski Championships in Bansko, Bulgaria March 3-10. Washburn explained, “Last month I was contacted to provide medical coverage for the US Alpine Ski Team…

Etna students fundraise and donate money to support local health care providers

Students from Etna Elementary’s student council led the school in a random-acts-of-kindness fundraiser during the month of February––and donated the proceeds of over $500 to Star Valley Health Care Foundation this week.  Students and staff at Etna were given the…

Skiing accident takes 14-year-old Darrell Hunting to SLC by air

◆ Darrell’s medical team determined that he needed to be flown from Star Valley Health to Primary Children’s Hospital for thorough care. Darrell Hunting, son of James and Camille Hunting of Bedford and 8th grade student at Star Valley Middle…

COVID takes a toll on local businesses

Danielle Roniger, owner of Allure Salon, has lost 8 weeks of work this year so far due to six weeks of her business being shut down and having to quarantine for a family member for another two. She has to…

Star Valley Health partners with DAISY Award

◆ Program recognizes outstanding nurses. A critical access hospital like Star Valley Health Medical Center doesn’t have a lot of extra resources – especially during a pandemic. But compassion is a known quantity. Where else might you find off-duty nurses…

Light at the End of the Tunnel: Moderna Vaccine safe and effective; available in phases

As the vaccine campaign against COVID-19 rolls across Wyoming –  including Star Valley – the state health department continues to remind residents and health officials to be patient and continue safe community protocols. They offer a tool box – you…