This weekend, locals can enjoy a treasure trove of medical information at a new fall-themed event.
Community Hospital South will hold its first annual Fall Health and Wellness Fair on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the hospital front parking lot. People can learn about the community’s range of services, from cancer treatment to heart tests to protecting themselves with a free flu vaccine, and have their blood pressure checked by community hospital staff.
Kids can paint their faces, participate in a variety of activities, and enjoy snacks.
The idea behind this event is to get people thinking about their health and understand the type of care they can receive at Community Hospital South.
“It’s important to let people know that if they have questions or are seeking information, we’re not just a site that provides care, we’re also a source of information for them. ,” said Pam Sterling, vice president of operations at Community Hospital South. “It’s really important to build relationships with the community so we can build trust and let them know we’re here to support them.”
The health fair coincides with the national Prescription Drug Take Back initiative, which prevents prescription drug abuse and theft through proper disposal of prescription drugs. People can safely bring unused or expired medications to events and dispose of them properly and responsibly.
“We are working with police departments to ensure that people with expired or no longer taken medications, whether over-the-counter or prescription, can clean out their medicine cabinets and properly dispose of them. ” Sterling said.
Booths and tables set up during the health fair will touch on the various themes and services available at Community Hospital South. Get information from diabetes educators and talk to stroke and chest pain experts to learn about the signs and symptoms of cardiovascular disease.
The community also provides information about medication assistance programs where hospitals can partner with patients to help them secure medications.
“I feel like people often don’t know about the services that we provide here in the South, so I think it’s a good opportunity to educate people and provide education about the different types of services that we do. I think. I know a lot of people come here for services, but maybe they’re not very familiar with everything we offer,” Sterling said. .
Because the hospital has a partnership with MD Anderson Cancer Center, the health fair will also provide the community with insight into the treatments and care currently available to cancer patients.
People can also find potential employment opportunities at Community Hospital South.
“We’re going to have a recruiting table in terms of the types of positions we’re hiring here,” Sterling said. “If people have questions about specific positions or specific areas of interest, some of our leaders will be here as well.”
if you go
Community Hospital South Fall Health and Wellness Fair
What it’s about: An opportunity to learn about health care options, job opportunities, and receive free flu shots, blood pressure tests, and more.
Date and time: Saturday 10am to 2pm
Location: Community Hospital South, 1402 E. County Line Road, Indianapolis