Valley View University to Present “Colon Care 101” on March 21

Who/What: In honor of Colorectal Cancer Month, Rachel Conklin, MMS, PA-C, an advanced practice provider with the Gastroenterology Center at Valley View, will present “Colon Care 101,” a virtual discussion via Zoom on Thursday, March 21. The presentation is part of Valley View University (VVU), a series of free educational webinars hosted by Valley View. During this 30-minute webinar, followed by an open Q&A, Conklin will discuss colorectal cancer prevention, screening and treatment options.

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When: Thursday, March 21 at 12 p.m. MST.

How: To register, visit

Cost: Free

Background: Valley View professionals know that one doctor’s visit is often not enough to get all questions answered, so VVU strives to provide an opportunity for anyone to learn more in a stress-free environment. Topics include hip and knee pain, men’s health and more, taught by orthopedic surgeons, oncologists and many others.  For more information about the upcoming webinars, visit:  

About Valley ViewValley View is an independent, not-for-profit health system based in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Founded in 1955 with funds raised by the community, Valley View Hospital has evolved to serve the healthcare needs of the region. In addition to its 78-bed hospital in Glenwood Springs, Valley View now includes an integrated system of specialty centers and physicians’ practices providing care in multiple locations across Garfield, Pitkin, Eagle and Mesa counties. Cardiovascular care, including open heart surgery, comprehensive cancer care, neurosurgical and orthopedic care, provide a level of specialty care that enable patients to stay close to home for key healthcare needs. A network of primary care practices supports optimal health and the management of patients’ total health. As part of Valley View’s commitment to the community, it hosts health fairs, blood drives, a Kids & Teen Safety Fair and physician-led education series. Valley View has been recognized for performance excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (Pathway to Excellence), Healthgrades, J.D. Power & Associates, Truven Health “Top 100 Hospitals”, Planetree, Survey Vitals and Consumer Reports. PeopleCare. That’s Valley View.