Valerie Lakey presents at Stanford School of Medicine’s WELL for Life 2019 Annual Summit

Stanford University – Mayers Memorial Hospital District’s Director of Public Relations, Valerie Lakey was a presenter at the Stanford School of Medicine’s WELL for Life 2019 Annual Summit last week. Lakey was a part of the Community Partner Panel.

Stanford Presentation

MMHD has joined with Stanford’s WELL for Life program which is an innovative study at the Stanford Research Prevention Center designed to identify and modify factors that can lead to disease. WELL is meant to encourage people to be WELL for life and offer and opportunity to improve daily and long-term well-being.

As a Critical Access Hospital, Mayers is in a position to help Stanford with a specific demographic and identify needs of a rural community. Additionally, MMHD will receive reporting from the program to help identify local health care needs to improve local programs and services.

Lakey was asked to share about MMHD’s partnership with WELL, priorities of the rural community, benefits and challenges of participating in the program and give input on what would make the program more effective. The WELL program is interested in piloting a program with MMHD to establish best practices to expand the program into other Critical Access facilities.

The Summit was attended by the WELL Asia partners for Taiwan, Singapore and China. Lakey attended a dinner with the international partners and was able to share information and gain valuable insight and network connections.

For more information on the WELL program and to learn how it can benefit you and our community and help Stanford with valuable research, contact Val Lakey vlakey@mayersmemorial.com.

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