Leadville News – March 31

SolVosta Health Announces New President

The Solvista Health Board of Directors announced on March 28 that Brian Turner will take on his new role as the organization’s President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in June, 2018.

Sol Vista LogoSolvista Health is the largest and most experienced provider of behavioral healthcare in Lake, Fremont, Custer, and Chaffee Counties, serving the region for more than 55 years.


“We are thrilled to welcome Brian Turner to lead Solvista Health into the future,” said Board Chair Skip Lee.  “Brian is a passionate leader guided by impressive business acumen and a deep sense of commitment to the people we serve,” said Lee. “He is an established expert, particularly attuned to Solvista Health’s vision for advancing integrated healthcare and building thriving communities through work with important local partners like the schools, public health, human services, hospitals, criminal justice, and the business community.”

Turner will be handed the reins on June 11, 2018, by current President and CEO, Louise Delgado, who will retire shortly after the transition. Delgado has been a leader at Solvista Health for more than three decades and has served in the top leadership role for the past 10 years. 

Turner has spent his career serving as a champion for behavioral health in Colorado and as an entrepreneur in the non-profit community.


Brian Turner

In his most recent role as the deputy director for the Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council, he’s been tasked with helping the state’s community behavioral health system navigate the rapidly evolving healthcare landscape and building deep partnerships with a wide range of local, state, and national stakeholders. He also brings a strong history of leadership from his work with the public health community, serving actively with the American Public Health Association and recently finishing a term as President for the Colorado Public Health Association.

Turner and his family are looking forward to relocating. “There is just something special about Cañon City and all of the communities Solvista Health serves across the region,” says Turner.  “My family and I can’t wait to start a new adventure in one of our absolute favorite parts of Colorado. The current evolution in healthcare is unprecedented, and the chance to help an outstanding organization like Solvista Health to thrive amid so much rapid change is exhilarating.”

9 Health Fair in One Week, April 7

Every year, dedicated volunteers organize 9Health Fair locations all across Colorado, placing a variety of life-saving health screenings all under one roof, making it easy and affordable to learn about your health. Next Saturday, April 7 the Leadville 9 Health Fair will be held at the Intermediate School and if you have time to volunteer, there’s always a need. You can find more details HERE.

It would be hard to beat Don Ferrie’s volunteer record, but helping out at the 9Health Fair would be a great way to start! Interested in helping out? Contact HERE.

But even if you can’t volunteer, you should GO to the 9Health Fair next Saturday, April 7 because you are in control of your health! Take advantage of many FREE and low-cost medical screenings. Medical professionals are on-hand to offer assistance and advice, but you get to decide which health screenings are right for you.

The Leadville 9Health Fair will offers athe following screenings:

  • Ask a Medical Question and Get a Referral
  •  Blood Chemistry $35.00
  •  Blood Count Screening $25.00
  •  Blood Pressure Screening
  •  Body in Balance Screening
  • Bone Health Education Screening
  • Cardiac Risk Assessment
  • Foot Screening
  • Hearing Screening
  • Height/Weight/Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening
  • Hemoglobin A1c Screening $35.00
  •  Lung Function Screening
  • Memory Screening
  • Metabolic Syndrome Screening
  • Oral Health Screening
  • Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) (Persons with a Prostate) $35.00
  • Pulse Oximetry Screening
  • Skin Screening
  • Sleep Apnea Screening
  • Spinal Screening
  • Testosterone $40
  • Vision & Eye Health Screening
  • Vitamin B12 – $20.00
  • Vitamin D 25-Hydroxy Screening $50.00 

Based on the most current research findings, the 9Health Fair Medical Advisory Committee has determined that fasting is not required (optional) for blood screenings. To best prepare for a blood draw, drink plenty of water and continue to take prescription medications. People with diabetes should not fast. Check with your medical provider for specific recommendations.


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