Tuesday, April 4, 2017

April 16, 2017, is National Health Care Decisions Day

Monday morning at Public Hearing the Mesa County Commissioners proclaimed April 16, 2017, as National Heath Care Decisions Day in Mesa County.

From left: Commissioner Scott McInnis, Erica Eng Patient Experience Director at Community Hospital, Mary Watson, Community Project Coordinator at HopeWest, Commissioner John Justman, and Dyann Walt from Public Health

National Heath Care Decisions Day creates public awareness and encourages citizens to create medical advance care directives that align with each individual's personal beliefs and preferences, which will guide the individual's medical professionals during a time of medical need. Advance Care Planning is the act of making decisions about the medical care you would like to receive if you become unable to speak for yourself. 

Mary Watson presenting National Healthcare Decisions Week

The public is encouraged to attend National Healthcare Decisions Week events beginning Monday, April 17 through Thursday, April 20. For a list of events please click here.

View the Proclamation below: 

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