(RHINELANDER, WI) – The Saint Mary’s Hospital Foundation will be hosting the eighth annual Community Health and Wellness Fair on Saturday, April 26, from 8 a.m. - noon at Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital located at 2251 North Shore Drive in Rhinelander.
The health fair will feature FREE clinical screenings provided by the Saint Mary’s Hospital Foundation, Ministry Medical Group, and Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital. Screenings will include cholesterol screening, blood sugar testing, PSA prostate screening, blood pressure screening, balance screening, breast health exam, skin screening, pulse oximetry, depression screening, memory screening, and body mass index (BMI) screening. Providers recommend fasting for a period of at least 12 hours before a cholesterol screening. Appointments are not necessary and the FREE screenings are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Cholesterol patients must be 18 years of age and older.
“Last year we were honored to provide over 700 free screenings to community members,” said Ministry Sacred Heart/Saint Mary’s Foundation Director, Jesse Bolder. “Being informed about your healthcare and the services offered locally is the most important step you can take for living a healthy and active life.” Ministry Saint Mary’s associates and community partners will be available with health and wellness information. The Community Blood Center is hosting a blood drive in the Galleria and the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry will be collecting donations. The Ministry Saint Mary’s Gift Shop will be open during the health fair. Habush Habush & Rottier will be providing free bike helmets to children, while supplies last.
New this year is free car seat checks provided by Blaine Conley, RN Case Manager, Ministry Medical Group Pediatrics in Rhinelander. As a certified Car Seat Technician, Blaine will inspect your car seat and cover information necessary to assist parents and caregivers in the proper selection, use and installation, of the child restraint. “A properly installed car seat could be the difference in a child suffering an injury versus protecting them in the event of an accident,” said Conley. “Most parents don’t realize their car seat was put in incorrectly and we’re offering to inspect the seats to ensure they’re installed properly.”
During the Community Health and Wellness Fair, be sure to attend one of the free seminars. The Community Link Health Access department will be hosting two, “Power of Attorney for Health Care” sessions at 8:30 a.m. and again at 10:30 a.m. Dr. Benjamin Abadeer, General Surgeon, Ministry Medical Group, will discuss Hernia signs, symptoms, and precautions at 9:30 a.m. The seminars will be presented in the Ministry Saint Mary’s Cafeteria.
For more information on the Community Health and Wellness Fair, please call 715.361.2835.