National Womens Health Week is an observance led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Womens Health. In conjunction with this observance, Barnesville Hospital will sponsor a Womens Health Day on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, beginning at 9:00 a.m. with the last appointment at 3:00 p.m. During this day, participants will receive many screenings free of charge. Screenings can find diseases early, when they are easiest to treat. They can also identify other problems and help lower the risk for many problems, such as heart disease.
Peggy Douglass, Director of Education & Outreach at Barnesville Hospital says, “We want to demonstrate the importance of womens health issues. A day full of activities is planned where women of all ages will have a chance to participate in a variety of health screenings and informational sessions.
Health screenings will include:
- Blood Pressure
- Total Cholesterol, LDL, HDL
- Fitness Evaluation
- Pulmonary Function Screening
- Peripheral Vascular Disease Screening
- Bone Density Screening
Joginder Kaur, Registered Dietician at Barnesville Hospital, will be available throughout the day to provide nutritional counseling. This will also be a brown bag event so bring all your medications in a brown bag and a Registered Pharmacist will review them with you. At 1:00 p.m.. Carissa Allen, Physician Assistant with Belmont Professional Associates, will provide an educational presentation on Cervical, Ovarian, and Uterine Cancers in the Classroom.
The screenings are free and all women are encouraged to participate. To minimize time spent, an appointment is required for the health screenings. For an appointment call (740) 425-5158.
Barnesville Hospital is the only 24-hour critical access hospital serving Monroe county, western Belmont county, and parts of Noble, Harrison, and Guernsey counties. For more information on Barnesville Hospital and the services provided, visit the hospital’s website at Barnesville Hospital, find us on Facebook, or call Peggy Douglass, M.S., R.N.C., Director of Education & Outreach at (740) 425-5158.