Community Hospital receives $105,000 grant for rising obesity rates

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TORRINGTON, Wyo. To help highly obese patients who need medical care, the Community Hospital in Torrington receives a $105,000 grant from the Community Healthcare Foundation.

The grant will provide more facilities and equipment toward bariatric care. Construction will begin late fall and be completed in 2020. (Brian Sherrod, KNEP)

Wyoming’s current adult obesity rate is now 28.8%, according to The State of Obesity website.

The grant will provide more facilities and equipment toward bariatric care, a benefit to residents throughout Goshen County.

Community Hospital Chief Executive Officer Zach Miller says in a statement, “In ongoing efforts to make healthcare easier and life better for our community, hospital and Banner leaders identified renovation and construction projects that will help achieve this mission.”

It will ensure that they will be able to take care for everyone regardless of body size in the best possible scenario.

Construction will begin late fall and be completed in 2020.