WAYNESBORO, Pa. – More than 1,500 locals attended the Waynesboro Hospital 34th annual Health Fair, “Building a Healthier Community,” March 11.
Held at Waynesboro Area Senior High School, over 650 attendees took advantage of free hospital lab screenings that checked blood glucose and cholesterol levels.
“This year marks Waynesboro Hospital’s 95th anniversary and 34th year of our health fair,” said Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Melissa Dubrow. “We appreciate the support the Waynesboro community has given us over the years. The health fair is just one of the important ways we return that support to the community.”
In addition to free screenings for blood glucose and cholesterol levels, the hospital and other community agencies offered screenings for lung volume and air flow; bone density; blood pressure; diabetic foot; eyes and vision; range of motion; balance; and body composition.
“This fair is important because it is just one of many ways Summit Health makes it a priority to be here for the health and well-being of community members not only when they are sick, but before they become ill,” said Summit Health Vice President of Community Relations Barb Rossini. “It is important to us to provide local residents with information that will help them lead their healthiest lives possible.”
Presented by Waynesboro Hospital, an affiliate of Summit Health, the free health fair also included a kids’ zone, 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 the MEGA Brain inflatable, which allowed attendees to take a walk through the brain as they learned how different medical conditions such as addiction; stroke; anxiety; depression; and concussion affect the brain’s function. Additional education was available on the topics from hospital representatives, Summit Health affiliates and community agencies.
Summit Health sponsors other free education and screening events throughout the year. To find out more, please visit www.SummitHealth.org
Summit Health is a non-profit network of hospitals and physician practices dedicated to building a healthier community.
As Franklin County's leading healthcare provider, Summit Health offers family care, specialists, lab and imaging services, a fitness center, two walk-in care centers, and two award-winning hospitals.