10th Annual Men's Health Tune-up

VINCENNES, Ind. – The annual Good Samaritan Men’s Health Tune-Up is around the corner. The Tune-Up will be held Tuesday, October 7, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Highland Woods Community Center on Hart Street. The free event will offer a wide array of vital health screenings specifically aimed towards men. Some of the free screenings that will be offered include; Lipid Profile (Total Cholesterol, HDL, LDL and Triglycerides), Blood Sugar, Glomerular Filtration Rate (Kidney Function), PSA (Prostate Cancer Screening), Respiratory Function, Colorectal Take-Home Kits, Blood Pressure and more. 12-hour fasting is recommended for these screenings, but is not required.

“This event has grown so much throughout the years. We will have over 25 hospital booths available to provide health screenings and information specifically aimed towards men’s health,” said Rob McLin, President and CEO. “Many men are still struggling to find affordable health care and are having to go without. This is an opportunity for these men to receive free, preventative health screenings ranging from blood work to respiratory function.” There will be plenty of other activities in addition to the screenings, including exhibits and demonstrations, as well as hot dogs and beverages that will be served.

This is the tenth annual Men’s Health Tune-Up, and past years have demonstrated the critical need to bring education and health screenings to the public. In 2013, 572 men from Knox and the surrounding communities took advantage of the free blood screenings. Of those men an astounding 80% had abnormal blood pressure, 53% had abnormal triglyceride screenings and 71% had abnormal LDL.

“This is certainly one of the largest community outreach events we have all year,” said Mickey Pagan, Director of Integrated Health Delivery. “This event has been very well attended in the past and we anticipate that this year will be the same.

Reservations are not required for this event. The Men’s Health Tune-Up will be held Tuesday, October 7, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Highland Woods Community Center, 1377 S. Hart Street. For more information, call Good Samaritan Marketing at 812-885-3336.

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ABOUT GOOD SAMARITAN
Good Samaritan, Knox County’s largest employer, is licensed for 239 in-house patients. Annually, Good Samaritan Hospital has more than 440,000 outpatient visits and an additional 35,000 plus visits to its emergency room. The hospital offers a wide scope of medical services. From thoracic surgery to the birth of a baby, this growing health care provider balances quality patient care with preventive education to fulfill its mission. Consistently ranked in the top 10 percent in the nation in patient satisfaction, Good Samaritan Hospital provides a superb level of care while maintaining fiscal integrity and expanding facilities to meet the needs of the community. For more information, visit www.gshvin.org.

Mission: Provide excellent health care and promote healing through trusting relationships.
Vision: To be recognized as the regional center of excellence for health care.

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