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St. Anthony Summit Medical Center hosts brain injury conference in Breckenridge

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St. Anthony Summit Medical Center will present the third annual Brain Injury Conference for the high country region on Monday, Oct. 5.

The conference will be held in Breckenridge at the Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The medical community, traumatic brain injury (TBI) survivors and caregivers are strongly encouraged to attend.

Registration costs $45 and includes lunch or $25 for lunch and the afternoon sessions only. Brain-injury survivors and family members can attend for a $15 fee.

Experts speakers will present on topics including sleep impacts, protocol for pro-cyclists, education for military veterans, neuropsychology, concussions in athletes and art therapy.

Additionally, Dr. Michael Roshon, an emergency physician and team doctor for the United Health Care Pro Cycling Team, will present on the team's protocol and assessments for TBI and concussion during a free community talk on Sunday, Oct. 4.

Roshon will discuss his experience in treating and managing TBIs, and he will share information about new helmet technology for cyclists and how it may improve protection for the brain during a crash. His public talk will be at Beaver Run from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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To learn more or to register, visit summitmedicalcenter.org/tbi. For more information, contact Jen Kagan at 970-669-6121 or jenniferkagan@centura.org.

Kaiser announces new clinic location in Eagle County

Kaiser Permanente Colorado recently announces Edwards as the location of its new medical offices in Eagle County.

Set to open on Jan. 4, the Kaiser Permanente Edwards medical offices will be at 56 Edwards Village Blvd., west of Beaver Creek.

The office will be Kaiser Permanente's second facility in its expansion into Colorado's mountain communities. Kaiser Permanente will open a new medical office building in Summit County at the Basecamp retail center in Frisco.

The 6,000-square-foot facility in Edwards will offer a variety of health-care services under one roof, including primary care, laboratory and routine medical imaging.

Interior construction is set to begin mid-September, including the installation of primary-care exam rooms, computer systems and other medical equipment. Employees will begin moving into the building in late 2015.

While specific staffing plans are still in the works, the new Edwards medical offices will employ a variety of health-care professionals, including physicians, nurses, technicians and administrative staff. Open positions will be posted on kp.org/careers.

Kaiser Permanente members will be able to visit any Kaiser medical office in Colorado, including the Edwards and Frisco locations. In addition, the state's largest nonprofit health plan is actively working to build a network of local primary care and specialty care physicians and hospitals.

CMC Breckenridge hosts panel on suicide prevention, substance abuse

The Colorado Mountain College Speaker Series will welcome a panel of local experts, authors and educators on Oct. 8 who will share and engage with community members about suicide prevention, substance abuse and behavior patterns.

Panel members include counselor and psychology professor Drew Mikita, psychologist and Summit Community Care Clinic assistant director of behavioral health Cassie V. Comeau, author and suicide-prevention advocate Molly Fiore, Mind Springs Health program director Kathryn Davis, educator and author Carrie Brown-Wolf and educator and counselor Stacy Smith.

The panelists will discuss mental wellness and include personal experiences and community resources. They will each give a five-minute overview of their selected topic, and the remainder of the evening will be for audience participation.

The event will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Eileen and Paul Finkel Auditorium and is free and open to the public. CMC in Breckenridge is at 107 Denison Placer Road.

For more information, call Heidi Kunzek at 453-6757 ext. 2614 or go to cmcspeaks.com.

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