Waynesboro Hospital Health Fair to be held March 9
WAYNESBORO, Pa. – The 30th annual Waynesboro Hospital Health Fair will take place Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Waynesboro Area Senior High School from 7:30 to 11 a.m. The health fair, presented by Waynesboro Hospital, an affiliate of Summit Health, is free and open to the public.
According to Melissa Dubrow, Chief Operating Officer of Waynesboro Hospital, the health fair is offering free health screenings and health information to people of all ages.
“In 2012, we celebrated Waynesboro Hospital’s 90th anniversary, and only a few months later we are able to celebrate the community health fair’s 30th anniversary,” Dubrow said. “Our hospital team is so excited to be able to continue to offer this important event to our neighbors.”
Dubrow said that hospital departments will be offering free screenings for bone density, simple lung function screenings for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetic foot screenings, balance screenings, blood pressure screenings and blood screenings at the health fair.
“Prevention of disease is so important,” Dubrow explained. “The health fair is one way that we can help our neighbors know their health status, understand their risks and provide them with information on how to live healthier lives. It’s important for people of all ages to understand their health status.”
Dubrow said that more than 40 displays will be set up representing not only the hospital and other Summit Health affiliates, but many other community organizations as well.
“We are proud to partner with community agencies each year. Some of our community partners will be providing screenings like vision and hearing,” Dubrow noted. “We are also offering new screenings at the fair this year including tobacco dependency, scoliosis, and glaucoma screenings.”
A Family Affair
“Bring the whole family,” Dubrow exclaimed. “We have important health information available for our youngest neighbors too. It’s never too early to learn healthy habits. We also have a fun scavenger hunt, inflatable adventure and prizes for the children."
Advanced Life Support Medic II has arranged through State Farm Insurance of Waynesboro for the “No Texting While Driving” Simulator to be present at the health fair.
“The simulator is designed to demonstrate the dangers of distracted driving,” Dubrow explained. “This is a new addition to the health fair this year and it’s so important that we all take advantage of this educational opportunity to learn about the dangers of texting while driving.”
Dubrow noted that the blood screenings at the 30th annual Waynesboro Hospital Health Fair include total cholesterol, good cholesterol (HDL), bad cholesterol (LDL), triglycerides & blood sugar.
Adults over the age of 18 who plan on having their blood tested should not eat for 12 hours prior to their screening. For more information, visit www.SummitHealth.org or call (717) 709-4782.
Summit Health, a non-profit organization, is dedicated to building a healthier community through leading-edge medical technology, skilled physicians, caring staff, and convenient locations. Summit Health’s comprehensive selection of services and providers includes family physicians, surgeons, specialists, diagnostic services, a women’s health center, a fitness center, two walk-in care centers, and two award-winning hospitals. For more information about Summit Health, call (717) 267-7136 or visit www.SummitHealth.org and www.facebook.com/SummitHealth