NEW ALBANY, MISS., July 19, 2018 – Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County will host a free back-to-school health fair on Saturday, August 11 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Registration stations will be set up in the front lobby and behind the hospital.
The event will feature a host of free health screenings, health tips, safety information, a teddy bear clinic, and backpacks with school supplies on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees will have the chance to tour fire trucks, ambulances, a helicopter, and other emergency vehicles. In addition, a variety of medical clinics, a dental clinic, and other community resources will be available. Car seat safety checks will be conducted during the back-to-school health fair in the parking lot of the Creekmore Clinic.
“This event represents a collaborative community effort, which includes law enforcement, clinics, health department, and many others, who are all committed to raising the collective health and safety of our community,” said Walter Grace, CEO and administrator of Baptist Union County.
To find out more about the event, please call 662-538-2613.
Baptist Union County, the recipient of many awards and accolades, was most recently recognized by Premier as one of only three hospitals in the nation that achieved top performance in all seven of the areas measured in Premier’s Quest collaborative. The hospital was awarded the Outstanding Patient Experience Award by Healthgrades and was named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America, in 2018.
Baptist Union County offers a variety of health care services, including adult and pediatric inpatient services, labor and delivery, cancer center,outpatient surgery and a 24-hour expanded emergency room. The hospital also offers telemedicine and comprehensive diagnostic services, including an American College of Radiology-accredited MRI machine.