Health Briefs

Alpine Hospice shows support for veterans

Alpine Hospice of Durango has become a national partner of We Honor Veterans, a pioneering campaign developed by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

As a We Honor Veterans partner, Alpine Hospice will implement ongoing veteran-centered education for its staff and volunteers to help improve the care provided to veterans.

To learn more about We Honor Veterans or to make a donation, visit

Alpine Hospice is located at 691 County Road 233, No. A4, in Durango. For more information, call 247-0430.

Infant massage class to be held Tuesday

Nicole Johnson will offer a free infant massage class for parents and children ages 2-6 months. The class will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Pediatric Associates of Durango, 1199 Main Ave., Suite 205, second floor of the Bank of Colorado building.

For more information or to reserve a spot, call 259-7337.

Axis Health System receives two grants

Axis Health System has received additional construction funding for its new health-care facility in Cortez. Caring for Colorado and The Boettcher Foundation each contributed $50,000.

In February 2011, Axis Health System broke ground for this new clinic, and the facility is now open.

A full continuum of primary health-care services is available at Cortez Integrated Healthcare.

The clinic is located at 961 E. Empire and currently is accepting new patients. Clinic hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information, call 565-7946.

Herald Staff