WAYNESBORO, Pa. – More than 1,300 community members started their Saturday morning with a variety of free screenings and health information at Waynesboro Hospital’s 33rd annual Health Fair, “Building a Healthier Community,” held March 5 in Waynesboro Area Senior High School.
“We are so happy to be able to offer this event and its screenings to the community year after year,” said Waynesboro Hospital Chief Operating Officer Melissa Dubrow.
Free screenings offered by Waynesboro Hospital and other community agencies included blood screenings for sugar and cholesterol; lung volume and air flow; bone density; blood pressure; diabetic foot; hearing; eyes and vision; range of motion; and the InBody270 Body Composition Analyzer.
“In addition to providing free screenings and information to community members who may not see a doctor regularly, this fair is an opportunity for people to become more familiar with the providers who take care of them,” noted Summit Health Vice President of Community Relations Barb Rossini.
Presented by Waynesboro Hospital, an affiliate of Summit Health, the free health fair also included demonstrations from Mont Alto Volunteer Fire Co., apparatus display from Waynesboro Fire Department and fly-in of the LifeNet81 Medical Helicopter.
A popular new attraction at this year’s health fair was the display of a model of the da Vinci Surgical Robot used to perform minimally invasive surgeries at Chambersburg Hospital. Attendees were able to try their hands at controlling the robot by manipulating small rubber bands onto objects.
Dr. Ashish Behari of Summit Urology Group and Dr. D. Shaun Bryant of Summit Surgical Group both were present to explain how the robot is used and the benefits of robotic surgery, including less blood loss and quicker recovery.
Summit Health sponsors other free screenings throughout the year. To find out more, please check back often to: www.SummitHealth.org.