A wheelchair basketball game featuring Olympic athletes, free health screenings, health-care demonstrations, prize drawings and tours of the new $2.5 million Intermountain Rehabilitation Center at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center are just some of the activities scheduled during the week of Jan. 9 to celebrate the center's opening.
At 7 p.m. Monday a wheelchair basketball game, free to the public, will be sponsored by UVRMC in Utah Valley Community College's gym. The contest will feature wheelchair Olympians Mike Schlappy, Curt Brinkman and Mike Johnson vs. UVRMC physicians and administrators, led by team captain Mark J. Howard, executive director at the hospital.The official grand opening and free public open house for the new center will be hosted by UVRMC from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 14. The new center is located on the south side of UVRMC at 1024 N. Fifth West, Provo.
Several free health screenings will take place that day, including free blood pressure checks, pulmonary function screenings and cybex strength testing. Speech and hearing screenings will also be offered. Appointments for those two tests must be made by calling 379-7448 in advance of the open house.
A cholesterol test will be offered at a cost of $2 and a blood glucose screening for $1. Those interested in the glucose test should not eat within two hours of the test.
Several health-care displays and demonstrations will be offered, with information on strokes, spinal cord injury and other rehabilitation-related topics.
Those attending the open house will be eligible to win a microwave oven and other prizes.
For more information call the UVRMC Public Relations Office at 379-7207.