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City of Bainbridge Health Fair hosted on November 12, 2014 a Success!
We had the pleasure of providing a health fair for the employees of the City of Bainbridge and their spouses on November 12, 2014 from 7am-10am at City Hall. Everyone that participated received free laboratory screenings, pulmonary function testing, blood pressure monitoring, vision screening, health education information, and instructions about our patient portal. Bainbridge YMCA provided body mass index measurements.
Thank you to everyone that helped make this event successful! Thank you to the City of Bainbridge staff for making us feel welcome!! And thank you to the all of the employees and spouses that participated!!
We were able to provide free screenings to over 150 people!! We are working on keeping our community healthy one health fair at a time!! Thank you to all of our employees that helped with this event!!!
To view Photos from the event, click here.
Community Health Fair hosted on November 5, 2014 a HUGE Success!
We were able to visit with and offer free health screenings including blood testing to over 620 people from our community during our FREE Community Health Fair held on November 5, 2014 at the Bainbridge YMCA. We appreciate our community very much, and are so very thankful for the continued support for Memorial Hospital and Manor.
Testing included blood work, blood pressure, pulmonary function, body mass index, bone density, and vision screening. Flu shots were also available. We also had education information available on high cholesterol, diabetes, and high blood pressure.
We also tried to focus on bringing in more community resources this year to help offer information about services that are available right here in our community. Some of those services included:
Bainbridge & Decatur Breast Cancer Support Group
Bainbridge Oncology Support Team
Bainbridge Soup Kitchen
Bainbridge Decatur Adult Day Care & Alzheimer's Care Giver Support Group
Methodist Church Food Bank
SOWEGA Council on Aging
Friendship House and Still Waters
The Salvation Army
SWGA Regional Library
MHM Auxiliary Volunteers
Thank you to our wonderful community, and for those that came out and spent some time with us. Thank you to the many volunteers and people that worked this event, and made this event possible. Thank you to our community resources for coming out and sharing important information!! Thank you to our employees for giving their time to work this event!! Thank you to Bainbridge State College's clinical students who volunteered their time as well!! Thank you to the YMCA for all of your help and partnering with us to offer this event this year!!
And thank you to everyone that was involved in anyway with this event; we appreciate your help and support in any way. The day was definitely a HUGE SUCCESS!!!!
News story from WALB: http://www.walb.com/story/27291999/hundreds-get-health-info-at-bainbridge-fair
To view photos from the Community Health Fair, see the photo gallery by clicking here.
Memorial Hospital and Manor Health to Host Free Health Fair for Community on November 5, 2014
As the Thanksgiving season approaches, we are all reminded to give thanks to those special people in our lives. Memorial Hospital and Manor would like to say thank you to our community for your continued support and loyalty, and for making us your provider of choice. We appreciate our patients and their families, and keep them at the heart of everything that we do. We are honored to be here for you, and we all want to ensure your continued health and happiness. To give back to the community that means so much to us, we will host a free health community fair on November 5, 2014 from 7:00am-Noon at the Bainbridge YMCA on Shotwell Street in Bainbridge.
The health fair is completely free of charge. The free preventative services provided are valued at over $500, and are offered at absolutely no cost to the community. The Health Fair will include blood tests that measure cholesterol and glucose levels, Prostrate screening tests for men over age 50, pulmonary function testing, blood pressure check, body mass index measurement, vision screening, and bone density screening. We will also have free health educational and community resources available at this event.
Flu Shots will be available for $25.00, and eligible individuals may be eligible to file part or all of the cost of the flu shot towards Medicare, Medicaid, or Insurance.
All participants are encouraged to not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before to receive more accurate test results. We also ask that anyone that would like to participate to please complete a Pre-Registration form and return via fax to 229-243-3340, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can drop off the form to the Registration desks at the front of the hospital or the Emergency Department by 10/27/2014.
Breast Cancer Lunch and Learn 10/23/2014 a HUGE SUCCESS
Our Lunch and Learn held on 10/23/2014, was a huge success! We had great food, great conversation, and socks galore!! We learned three very important take-aways from our speakers:
1) Early detection of breast cancer is the KEY to survival
2) Complete a monthly self breast exam without fail and contact your Doctor with concerns
3) Complete an annual mammogram once you reach age 40 without fail
We also learned about a local breast cancer support group right here in Bainbridge. They are available to offer support, guidance, and comfort to those women battling breast cancer. If you know someone that needs their help, please contact email@example.com. Other resources have also been posted under our Patient Education, Community, Education, and Resources pages.
Thank you to everyone that attended this event, and made it possible! We heard many survival stories, and we know that early detection is the key to beating Breast Cancer. Together, we can make a difference!
We have a lot of great events going on throughout the month of October to raise awareness and understanding about Breast Cancer. Our goal is to save at least one woman's life this October. Help us achieve that goal by encouraging yourself, and the special women in your life to know the symptoms and get a Mammogram.
Lunch with the Experts: Thursday, October 23, 2014 from Noon-1:30pm at the Kirbo Regional Center at Bainbridge State College. Please RSVP.
$50 Mammogram special for women age 40 or older that have not had a mammogram since October 1, 2013. See attachment for additional details.
Pink out football games: we will have pink footballs during our home football games.
Pink out Wednesdays: we are encouraging our entire community to dress in Pink on Wednesdays for the entire month of October. Come on!! Show your support!!!
And I heard that women that visit our facility during the month of October may get a small surprise in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness, along with any woman that has a mammogram during October.
We need your help to spread the word though!! Together we can save lives, and beat Breast Cancer!