Good Samaritan’s tenth annual women’s health event is a night
devoted to women in the community. This event focuses on women’s
needs, giving them a chance to be pampered while learning more about the
importance of maintaining good health.
This year’s Spring Screenings event will take place on Tuesday, June
2, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Highland Woods Community Center. It
will feature a variety of booths from hospital departments. Valuable health
information will be the highlight of the event.
These screenings give women the opportunity to become more aware of their
current health status at absolutely no cost. This event reminds women
of the vital importance of taking care of themselves and achieving overall wellness.
Free screenings will be offered to all women so they can get their health on track.
“I encourage all women in the area to come out and take advantage
of the free blood screenings offered at this event,” said Tracy
Snyder, Director of Laboratory at Good Samaritan. “We are encouraging
everyone in the community to focus on wellness, and this is a great way
to know your numbers!”
The screenings include bone density, blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol
(LDL and HDL), colorectal take-home kits, glomerular filtration rate (kidney
function) and more. Fasting for 10 to 12 hours before these screenings
is recommended, but not required. Multiple hospital department booths
will be available offering information about certain health risks women face.
Information about osteoporosis, joint replacement education, diet and exercise,
tobacco education, cancer prevention and more will be offered. Clinicians
will also be educating about breast health along with women’s overall health.
“This is a great opportunity for women in our community,” stated
Rob McLin, President and CEO of Good Samaritan. “In order to increase
the number of screenings, we make it a goal to provide more booths and
new information each year. This is open to women of all ages and I strongly
encourage each and every one to come to the health screenings.”
Women owe it to themselves to take the initiative and stay informed about
their health status. The Spring Screenings event on June 2 is a great
time for women to achieve all of these things and more.
Reservations are not required; however if you would like more information
about the event please call 812-885-3336.