Howard Young Medical Center to Host Community Health and Wellness Fair

(Woodruff, WI) – Howard Young Medical Center will be hosting a community Health and Wellness Fair Saturday, October 13, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. inside the hospital located at 240 Maple Street in Woodruff.

The health fair will feature FREE health screenings and the opportunity to meet new Ministry Medical Group providers. Visitors will also see the da Vinci ® Surgical System, the latest technology in robotic surgery.

Ministry’s robotic surgery program is the first to be available in the Northwoods. This technology is a significant investment in the future of health care in this region. Physicians are able to practice minimally invasive robotic assisted surgery in Woodruff, eliminating the need for inconvenient travel for patients and their families. Marshfield Clinic Surgeon Barbara Boyer, MD, will be available to discuss the benefits of robotic surgery.

FREE clinical screenings provided by Howard Young Medical Center and Ministry Medical Group will include fasting cholesterol testing, glucose screening, blood pressure checks and body mass index screenings. Providers recommend fasting for a period of at least 12 hours before a fasting cholesterol test. Appointments are not necessary and the FREE screenings are available on a first come first serve basis. Cholesterol patients must be 18 years of age and older. Results from the cholesterol panel will be mailed to participants.

“We are really looking forward to this event because it gives us an opportunity to interact with the community and provide free health services,” said Ministry Howard Young Health Care President Sheila Clough. “Being informed about your health care and the services offered locally is the most important step you can take for living a healthy and active life.” Howard Young Medical Center, Marshfield Clinic in Woodruff, and community partners will be available with health and wellness information.

Other features of the community Health and Wellness Fair include vision screenings provided by Marshfield Clinic Ophthalmology. The Ministry Health Care and Marshfield Clinic’s Heart Care Team and staff from Marshfield Clinic’s Radiation Oncology team will be available to provide information on cancer services. The Community Blood Center is hosting a blood drive and the Lakeland Food Pantry will be collecting donations. The Howard Young Medical Center Auxiliary Gift Shop will be open during the health fair.

Volunteers play a prominent role at HYMC. Staff from the Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) will be on hand, as will specially trained health care volunteers from HYMC’s pet therapy program. Dr. Kate Hospice Home Care, Ministry Home Health and staff from One Penny Place will also be available.

For more information on the Howard Young Medical Center Health and Wellness Fair, please contact Matt Thompson at 715.356.8368.

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