NEW ALBANY, MISS., September 25, 2023 – Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County will host a free community health fair on Thursday, October 5 from 7 to 9 a.m. in the parking lot located behind the hospital. Screenings will be provided in a covered area with convenient parking for participants.
Free screenings include cholesterol, blood glucose, triglycerides, blood pressure, bone density, coronary risk factor assessment, and Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA). Free flu vaccines will be available for participants over the age of 18 years old. Several community resources will be represented including area clinics, educational booths, and specialized services.
“We are committed to improving the collective health of the community as well as reducing health disparities,” said Ann Bishop, CEO and administrator of Baptist Union County. “The free health fair is a great opportunity for community members to get an accurate picture of their overall health, which can help them make informed decisions about preventative screenings and lifestyle changes.”
To find out more about the event, please call 662-538-2613.
Baptist Union County offers a variety of services, including adult and pediatric inpatient care, sleep lab, maternity, surgery, a 24-hour emergency department and diagnostics. The hospital also has PET/CT, 3D mammography, TeleHealth services and an eICU. Baptist Union County has an excellent reputation for providing quality care and recently earned an “A” Safety Grade from the Leapfrog Group and Outstanding Patient Experience Excellence award from Healthgrades. Most notably, Baptist Union County earned five stars from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for the hospital’s quality, outcomes, safety and patient satisfaction.
For more information about Baptist Union County, please call 662-538-7631 or visit unioncounty.baptistonline.org.