Big Horn Basin “Rich” in Health Care Options
Written by Andrew-Rossi on February 16, 2018
A group of citizens concerned about access to health care in the Big Horn Basin gathered at the Park County Library in Cody yesterday to ask questions about alternative methods of medical care.
Wyoming Rising-Northwest sponsored the event yesterday evening in the Grizzly Room at the library, in which five local health care providers had a chance to explain their model of patient care and answer questions from the audience.
Represented on the panel were doctors from 307 Health in Powell; Powell Valley Hospital; the Heart Mountain Volunteer Clinic; Heritage Health Center; and Northwest Family Planning. Outside of Powell Valley Hospital, each of the other four panelists represented a non-traditional method of patient care, most of which provided low cost options and many offering direct primary care.
During the forum, Dr. Juanita Sapp with Heritage Health praised the variety, and the quality, of health care options available in the Big Horn Basin.
Many of the attendees were members or followers of the non-profit group Wyoming Rising-Northwest, who coordinated and promoted the forum, just as they coordinated the Civility conversation last year, which drew a capacity crowd.
In an interview with KODI earlier this week, event organizer Linda Waggoner told listeners that they hoped this would be the first of several conversations about health care.