May 15, 2016
By: Lauren Kuczka
Boundary Community Hospital has been celebrating National Hospital Week with its annual Health Fair and Fun Run for decades and this year was no exception. Beautiful weather contributed to the fun, when 200 runners and walkers of all ages took to the 3K, 5K and 10K courses across the North side of Bonners Ferry.
Many runners then went to the Bike Rodeo and Health Fair where they were able to pick up Lipid and A1C coupons, get their blood pressure, blood glucose and hearing checked. Free cinnamon rolls from Sunset Home Assisted Living, several raffles and giveaways made the morning a great family event. Did you try the Therapy Course, the Bike Rodeo safety course, check out the Mobile MRI and do the digital imaging self-guided tour? The Plant Sale was a success raising funds for the hospital’s Extended Care Facility residents. Did you see those geraniums? And seven different varieties of tomatoes and peppers, along with flowers, herbs and other plants were ready to plant in your garden.
The Hospital Auxiliary was drawing certificate winners every 10 minutes and many people continued to buy tickets as the event progressed. The Great Golf Ball Drop was kicked off by the Fry Healthcare Foundation. Buy a lucky numbered golf ball entry and win a 50” Smart TV. The winning entry will be determined on June 10th at 6:30 pm at the 8th Annual Golf Tournament to benefit the Hospital.
Thank you to the hospital staff and family members who volunteered to help at the fair and to all of the wonderful local vendors: Luther Park at Sandpoint, Panhandle Health District, Sandpoint Women’s Health, Bonner Partners in Care Clinic (BPICC), Auburn Crest Hospice, Take Shape For Life, Alzheimer’s Association, University of Idaho Extension Boundary County, Sunset Home Assisted Living, Bonners Ferry Women’s Cancer Education & Support Group, Inc., Sandpoint Community Resource Center, North Idaho College Bonners Ferry, Department of Insurance – SHIBA, Senior Medicare Patrol, Boundary County Restorium, Advanced Care Northwest LLC, Bonner General Home Health and Hospice, Overeaters Anonymous, Community Coalition of Families, Art of Redirection Counseling, State Farm Insurance, Grand Canyon University, Kaniksu Health Services, Playworks Counseling Center, Boundary County Victim Services, Cancer Fighters, Medicine Man Pharmacy, Bonners Ferry Yoga, and Mobile Hearing Care. Outdoor exhibitors included Bonners Ferry Fire Department, Boundary Ambulance Service, Life Flight Network Helicopter, BoCo Backpacks, Medical Support Reserve Corps of North Idaho, Far North Outfitters, Grow! Gardeners for Regional Organic Wellbeing and Eden Landscape and Design.
At Boundary Community Hospital we understand the unique healthcare needs of our rural neighborhood. We are committed to providing accessible, high-quality, cost-effective treatment to everyone in our community. This means delivering comprehensive services from acute critical care to rehabilitation to transitional care as well as community outreach, wellness and education programs. We continue to upgrade technology, improve patient care and build collaborative partnerships with other healthcare providers in the region. We are proud to provide the vital health services you and your family demand, delivered with professionalism and compassion – right here at home.
Photo Credit: Kim Nelson, Boundary Community Hospital