2019 9Health Fair

For 2019, our theme is “Super 9Health Fair” because we’ve teamed up to provide health screenings and education for adults and children for the first time! Our fairs cover Montezuma and Dolores County at the following locations and dates:


Cortez – April 20th from 8am – 1pm @ MCHS

Dove Creek – April 6th

Mancos – April 13th

We offer comprehensive blood chemistry screenings. Talk to your doctor to learn about what screening is best for you.

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Attend the fair:

We would love to have you participate, and there is no cost to you to have a booth in these events. Our ultimate goal is to promote health awareness and encourage individuals to assume greater responsibility for their own health. To do this, we collaborate with health care providers and volunteers to provide health screenings and interactive educational opportunities.

Registration for fair goers is online at https://www.9healthfair.org/attend/ or day-of the fair. We now accept credit cards online before the fair. You can select the blood chemistry screenings that you or your doctor would like to see.

We want to offer as many screenings as possible. If you are willing to provide one of these screenings, let us know! https://www.9healthfair.org/attend/available-screenings/

We provide ALL of the following screenings at our 9Health Fairs:

  • Blood chemistry- $35 “This screening provides baseline information on cholesterol, blood glucose, liver, kidneys, thyroid, and more. These screenings can help you and your doctor monitor your health and prevent health issues from becoming emergencies. Information from this screening can also be used to complete your employers’ Health Risk Assessments (HRA). Based on the most current research, fasting is optional for the blood chemistry screening. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER and continue to take your regular medications. Persons with diabetes, should not fast.”
  • Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA)- $35: “The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has recently recommended against routine screening of persons with a prostate with the PSA test.  Please speak to your healthcare provider if you have questions. PSA is a blood screening that measures a protein that is only produced by the prostate gland. Elevations of PSA may occur in persons with non-cancerous prostate diseases or prostate cancer. A normal PSA level does not entirely exclude the possibility of prostate cancer. A traditional manual screening, performed by a health care provider is strongly encouraged in conjunction with PSA screening.”
  • Hemoglobin A1C Diabetes Screening- $35: “A1C is a blood screening that measures your average blood sugar control for the past 2 to 3 months. The results give you a good idea of whether or not you are at risk for diabetes. For people with diabetes it indicates how well your diabetes treatment plan is working.”
  • Vitamin B12 Screening- $20: “This blood screening provides baseline Vitamin B12 levels, which play a key role in the normal functioning of the brain and nervous system, and the formation of red blood cells. ($20 value)”
  • Blood Count Screening- $25: “This screening gives you a general picture of your overall health by checking your white blood cells, hematocrit, hemoglobin levels, and blood-clotting abilities. Your body’s ability to fight infection, anemia, liver disease and certain cancers can be discovered with this screening.”
  • Vitamin D Screening- $50: “This screening is used to provide you with a baseline level of Vitamin D. Vitamin D deficiency is now recognized as a worldwide problem. Your body requires Vitamin D to absorb calcium and plays an important role in protecting your bone health. Many studies also suggest an association between low Vitamin D levels and an increased risk of certain types of cancers, nerve disease, immune disease and heart disease.”
  • Colon Cancer Screening Kit- $30: “This take-home/mail-in kit checks for human blood in the stool. Also, learn about preventing colorectal cancer, one of the most preventable cancers, and current recommendations for further screening, including who/when should get a colonoscopy.”
  • Testosterone Screening- $40: “Tests the level of testosterone in your body. This screening is for both men and women.”

Interested in Volunteering or having an Educational Booth?  Click the link to sign up!  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019Fair  

If you are interested in volunteering or  having an educational booth, please contact Meghan Higman, RN, BSN, director of education, for more details. Email mhigman@swhealth.org 

Learn about our new partners, the Montelores Early Childhood Council at http://monteloresecc.org/

SHS Hosts Pediatric Sleep Apnea Education with Dr. Halbower

Due in large part to the generosity of University of Colorado & Children’s Hospital Colorado, SHS hosted an educational dinner on pediatric sleep apnea February 8th at SWMH Lobby.  Dr. Ann Halbower presented to 35 doctors, dentists and allied health professionals from all over the four corners.  We’re proud to host this networking and educational opportunity to our region. We have a great organization and much to offer to our community. A special thanks to Sleep and Pulmonology Medical Director Dr. Ed Razma, Sleep Director Lindsay Yeager, and SHS catering staff for making this event a success!

For more information on pediatric sleep apnea please contact our sleep center at 970-564-2678.



Senior Leadership Team

Jeanette Filpi, MHA
Interim Chief Executive Officer

Jeanette Filpi, MHA, originally from Grand Junction, Colorado, has been appointed Interim CEO beginning April 26, 2021. Jeanette has 30 years’ experience encompassing multiple healthcare systems and hospitals. Her strengths are in leadership development, physician recruitment, new program development, and collaboration to further process improvement.

Jeanette and her husband Gary live in Stuart, Virginia, a rural town at the base of the Blue Ridge mountains in SW Virginia. They have three      grown children, a son-in-law and one grandchild. In her spare time, Jeanette enjoys working in her garden, helping close friends work their vineyard and winery as well as spending time with her family.

Rick Shrader
Chief Financial Officer

Rick Shrader has over 29 years of healthcare financial management experience. Rick has primarily worked as a CFO or Revenue Cycle senior leader and has owned a healthcare consulting company specializing in financial and operations management and revenue cycle from 2009 to 2012. He has also worked for a healthcare real estate investment trust and has been in financial leadership roles for both proprietary and not-for-profit hospital organizations throughout his career.

Rick holds two undergraduate degrees from the University of Louisiana at Monroe: a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a Bachelor of Arts in History. Rick and his wife, Kandice, reside in Venice, Florida with their 3 of their 5 children: Eric (22), Thomas (19) and Jeb (19). The Shrader family are sports enthusiasts and very active.

Kerri White-Singleton

Kerri White-Singleton

Kerri White-Singleton, RN, MSN, MEd

Chief Operating Officer
Interim Chief Nursing Officer

This role encompasses provider management and oversight, recruitment and retention of physicians and staff as well as clinic operations.

White-Singleton has over 15 years of clinical and administrative leadership experience in many modalities of medicine including surgical clinic practices, nursing administration, surgical services, managed care, quality, education and process improvement.

Kerri has worked at SHS since 2017 serving as Surgical Services Director and Interim Chief Nursing Officer. She brings proven skills in problem-solving, operational development, communication and collaborative medicine.

Kerri enjoys spending time with her family of 8 doing all things outdoors including hiking, biking, camping and kayaking. Kerri has been an active member in our community since 2015. Read more