THE DAY IN REVIEW
BY OUR LEADERSHIP MEMBER
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12TH
We started off our health day at the Chamber of Commerce discussing our 3 2 1’s and Community Service Project. Afterwards we headed to CHI St. Alexius Hospital and toured the facility. We went through the ICU, lab, OB, clinic, surgery, and physical therapy areas.
The next stop of our Heath Day was the DVRCC. There, we toured their newly built facility and the rooms people who live there will eventually stay in. We also discussed who the DVRCC takes in, what they take care of, and what they provide for the victims who are in need of their help. After touring the new building, we bussed over to the old one that they are currently still using. The difference between the old and new building is nothing short of dramatic. To see what some people are going through and the conditions that they live in is eye opening. Many of us take for granted being able to go home, sleep in our own beds, and even the feeling of safety. The new building will be an incredible upgrade for the DVRCC and their residents.
For lunch, the the group traveled to the Rotary! We split up among the tables and had conversations with the Rotarians.
The first stop after lunch at the Rotary was The Pit. The Pit is a new free weight facility in Dickinson that allows anyone to come in and build muscle. Wendy Clem, one of the owners of The Pit, spoke to us about how she started up the business and the the time and money that goes into starting one. For her, weight lifting was just a hobby that she turned into a business. Anyone can start up a business if they have the drive and passion it takes.
Over all our health and human services day was an eye opening experience. We learned about different apartments of the hospital, the DVRCC, and how to start up a small business.