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Lincoln County Medical Center Provides Health Screening to Ruidoso Downs Race Track Employees

Release Date:

August 9, 2017

RUIDOSO, N.M. – On Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, more than 32 physicians, advanced practice clinicians, nurses and staff from various departments within Lincoln County Medical Center provided preventive health screenings to approximately 50 Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Chapel (RDRT&C) employees.

LCMC staff checked BMI, cholesterol and blood pressure and provided diabetic foot screenings and nutritional education. It was all part of the RDRT&C's annual "Pink Day," which aims to spread awareness about breast cancer in the community while providing primary health screenings and education to RDRT&C employees.

"This is just one of the many ways we try and give back to the community that we serve," said Todd Oberheu, Administrator, Lincoln County Medical Center. "By providing preventive health screenings, we hope to help individuals better manage their health and avoid negative health outcomes in the future."

"Meeting both the physical and spiritual needs of the people around the race track is the focus of the Ruidoso Downs Chapel ministry," said Darrell Winter, Chaplain, Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Chapel. "The health screening helps improve the lives of our industry workers. We are grateful to the staff at Lincoln County Medical Center for providing preventive health screenings to our employees."

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About Lincoln County Medical Center
Lincoln County Medical Center is a county-owned facility that has been leased and operated by Presbyterian Healthcare Services since 1972. This partnership is dedicated to improving the health of individuals, families and communities in Ruidoso and Lincoln County. Lincoln County Medical Center and Presbyterian Healthcare Services operate a hospital, a primary care and specialty clinic, three rural clinics and a countywide ambulance service in Lincoln County. Lincoln County Medical Center is one of eight hospitals run by Presbyterian, which also has a statewide health plan and a growing multi-specialty medical group.

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Kerri Dufault
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