WAYNESBORO, Pa. – Almost half of the 1,500 community members who attended the Waynesboro Hospital 35th Annual Health Fair on March 10 took advantage of free blood glucose and cholesterol tests – a near-record showing for these screenings.
“The public demand we had for the basic lab screenings is one of the most important reasons we host the health fair each year,” said hospital Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Melissa Dubrow. “Our goal is to help provide access to health care in this community while helping our neighbors better understand and manage their health.”
Other free screenings offered by the hospital or participating community organizations included lung volume and air flow; bone density; blood pressure; diabetic foot; eyes and vision; grip strength; and body composition.
Additionally, more than 60 vendors, including Summit Health affiliates and other community partners, provided information on a range of health topics and community resources.
“Education is the first step to improving wellness in our community. A healthier way of life does exist and is within reach,” said Dubrow.
Presented by Waynesboro Hospital, an affiliate of Summit Health, the free health fair was held at Waynesboro Area Senior High School and also included a new Dr. Seuss-themed Creation Station that aimed to highlight early childhood literacy, apparatus display from Waynesboro Fire Department and fly-in of the LifeNet81 Medical Helicopter.
Summit Health sponsors other free education and screening events throughout the year to help community members stay healthy. To find out more, please visit www.SummitHealth.org/Events.
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.