Memorial Hospital and Manor hosted a free community health fair on November 5, 2014 from 7 a.m. to noon at the Bainbridge-Decatur County YMCA. The event was extremely successful, and set a new record of attendees. The health fair was provided free this year as a way of saying thank you to the community for their support of Memorial Hospital and Manor.
Billy Walker, CEO of Memorial Hospital and Manor stated, “We were able to visit with and offer free health screenings including blood testing to over 620 people from our community during this free event for our community. We appreciate our community very much, and are so very thankful for the continued support for Memorial Hospital and Manor. This health fair is a way for us to say thank you to our community, show our appreciation to our patients and their families, while also educating the community about health concerns and conditions.”
Testing provided during the health fair 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. Community resources were also brought in this year to offer information about available services here in the community.
Some of those resources included:
Bainbridge & Decatur Breast Cancer Support Group
Bainbridge Oncology Support Team
Bainbridge Soup Kitchen / Bainbridge Church of God
Bainbridge Decatur Adult Day Care & Alzheimer’s Care Giver Support Group
Bainbridge First Methodist Church Food Bank
SOWEGA Council on Aging
Friendship House and Still Waters
The Salvation Army
SWGA Regional Library
Memorial Health and Manor 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, employees, clinical students, community resources, the YMCA, and any one that was involved with this event in anyway; we truly appreciate your help and support. The day was definitely a huge success!” said Billy Walker, CEO of Memorial Hospital and Manor.