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Infscal2009YRMCCommunityOutreachservednearly25000pepleatover18eventsandhealthairsthroughoutthecommunityYRMCiscommittedtoservingthecommunityarbeyondthewallsothehospital.YRMCemployeesparticipatedinseveraleventsthroughoutthecommunitiesweservetoincludeBacktoSchoolFairDiaDelCampesinoHealthFairDriveorSchoolSuppliesExpoMujerHealthandFitnessExpoLettuceDaysMartinLutherKingHealthFairMCASAirshowSilverConnectionsMemberEventsSomertonMelonFestivalUnitedWayWellton-MohawkTractorRodeoWelcomeBackBashWomensExpoYumaCountyFairYumaPlayDayZooperDuperSplashYRMCemployeesarepassionateaboutvolunteering.InFY2010theyselesslydonatedmorethan1950hoursoftheirfreetimetoworkatavarietyofcommunityoutreacheventsevenwhenitmeantgettingupintheveryearlyhoursofacoldDecembermorning.ThatsthekindofcommitmentittakestoworkatDiadelCampesinoDayoftheFarmworker.HeldeachDecemberinSanLuistheeventattractsthousandsoffarmworkerswhoreceivefreehealthscreeningsperformedbyYRMCemployees.Theeventbeginsat3a.m.toaccommodatetheparticipantsworkschedulesintheeldsanditalwaysdrawsalargegroupofenthusiasticYRMCvolunteers.YRMCprovidestheonlycholesterolscreeningsthatareoeredinourcommunityforfreeexplainsFlorRedondocoordinatorofprogramsforCampesinosSinFronterasthegroupthatorganizestheevent.Theyprovideover800eachyearatCampesinoandtheybringawholeteamwiththem.Theyalsoprovideglucoseandbloodpressuretestingandoereducationonthepreventionofobesityandotherdiseaseslikediabetesandcardiovasculardisease.Oureventwouldnotbeassuccessfulasithasbeenwithoutthehospitalsheadds.Justhavingthemasoneofourmaincollaboratorsalsobringsalotoftrustthattheservicesthatareprovidedwillbeprofessionalandrespectful.TheYumaCountyPublicHealthDepartmentandSunsetHealthClinicalsoparticipateintheevent.Florsaysthatthefarmworkersareveryappreciativeoftheservicesthatareprovidedtothem.Itreallybringsabigbenettoourcommunity.Thousandsofdollarsarebeingsavedinprevention.Itssomethingthatwelookforwardto.Itsreallycoldandreallyearlybutitreallygivesyoualotofsatisfactiontoprovidethoseservices.Theneedisthere.13CommunityOutreachWeforLendingHandItreallybringsabigbenettoourcommunity.Thousandsofdollarsarebeingsavedinprevention.