I am daily impressed by so many of the employees losing weight this spring. It is amazing how getting in shape seems to improve the person’s attitude and self-confidence. I applaud all the hard work both is diet control and exercise. Beyond our walls, there are many people taking off pounds by walking and running this time of year. It is an excellent way to improve your own health, and prevent the need for medical intervention down the road. Keep up the good work!

A few days ago I was a part of a trio speaking over the radio airwaves. We promoted National Hospital Week, and the free blood tests being offered on Wednesday, May 15th at Mid Valley Medical Group. That clinic is operated by Mid-Valley Hospital, and is open for free blood draws from 7:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. The location is 529 Jasmine St. here in Omak. During the program Sara Root, our Lab Manager, described much about the process of receiving specimens, processing, then reporting results. Our Nutritionist, Abbey Pattison then presented a whole host of habits one should develop when eating to lower sugar and cholesterol blood levels. Eating more nutritionally will go a long ways to keeping these two blood levels in control, and generally lengthen not only your years of life, but more importantly substantially improve your quality of life. I encourage everyone to get in step towards a healthier life style; you will do better today and feel better tomorrow.

Mike Biling, CEO