and Clinics to provide sports physicals
St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics will be providing sports physicals for all area students interested in playing athletic sports; this is the 18th year SMH has offered these physicals. According to the Idaho High School Activities Association, students entering 7th, 9th or 11th grade and all new students must have a current sports physical form on file with the school prior to participating in any sport or practice associated with a sport.
The cost of the physical will be $25 payable at the time of exam. SMH will then donate back $15/physical to the student’s school for both academic and athletic programs. Insurances will not be billed for these sports physicals. Students unable to attend one of these sports physical clinics may schedule a wellness appointment at any other time, but the regular rate will apply and no donation will return to the school.
Forms and informational flyers will be distributed to students at the area schools. Forms will also be available at the St. Mary’s Clinics in Cottonwood, Craigmont, Nezperce, Kamiah and Grangeville.
Immunization updates will be provided for no additional cost with parental consent. Students should bring their immunization records with them as records will not be available during these sports physical clinics.
The sports physicals will be offered from 5:00PM to 6:30PM on May 28 at the Kamiah Clinic, on May 29 at the Cottonwood Clinic and on June 3 at the Nezperce Clinic Students from any of the area schools are welcome to receive their physical at any one of the three clinics. These times are specifically set aside for school sports physicals only.
Skinner is employee of the month
Bryan Skinner, Director of Information Technology was selected as the May Employee of the Month for St. Mary’s Hospital. He has been with St. Mary’s and Clearwater Valley Hospital since February of 2003.
Skinner is responsible for the Information Technology department’s day to day operations and scheduling, data centers, managing the IT staff, network technology, and application development of the clinical and administrative support teams. His duties include providing technical assistance to managers, physicians and other business partners in the development and implementation of information systems and new technologies that support the hospital’s strategic plan.
“I got into this profession because I enjoy being around people and solving technical problems whether it is mechanical or software related,” commented Skinner. “The technology field is always changing and it allows me to learn new things on a daily basis; we rarely work on the same thing two days in a row. The only constant that the Information Technology field knows is change.”
When asked what he likes the most about his job he responded, “I like the people I work with the most.”
“Bryan makes sure everyone in his department and other departments have all the tools needed to perform their jobs,” said a co-worker. “He is always very patient, polite and willing to help and or teach employees when they have problems with their computers or the network that prevents them from performing their daily job.”
Skinner grew up in Kamiah and attended Lewis Clark State College. Upon completing college he initially had to move to the Boise area and then the Coeur d’Alene area to find work in the technology field. He feels he is very lucky to have been hired by SMH and CVHC so he could live and work back in this area.
When not working on technology issues Skinner enjoys spending time at events that his four children, Jacob, Luke, Hailey and Jake Ray are involved in. Some of those events include ballet, dance, cheer, football, basketball, soccer, track, cross-country, baseball, softball and 4-H. When time allows he also enjoys hunting, fishing and camping.
Bryan, his wife Jennifer and their four children live in Lewiston.