Baptist Union County hosts Back-to-School Health Fair


NEW ALBANY, MISS., – Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County will host a free back-to-school health fair on Saturday, Aug. 6 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the hospital’s front lobby.

The event will feature a host of free health screenings, health tips, safety information, a teddy bear clinic, school supplies giveaways, plus attendees will have the chance to tour fire trucks, ambulances and other emergency vehicles.

“This event represents a collaborative community effort, which includes law enforcement, highway patrol, 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 662-538-2197.

Baptist Memorial Hospital-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 2012 and 2013. Baptist Union County offers a variety of health care services, including adult and pediatric inpatient services, labor and delivery, outpatient and laser surgery and a 24-hour, renovated emergency room. The hospital also offers telemedicine and imaging and laboratory services, including an American College of Radiology-accredited MRI machine.