Baptist Union County hosts Community Health Fair


NEW ALBANY, MISS., – Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County will host a community health fair on Tuesday, Oct. 18 from 7 to 9 a.m. in the hospital’s front lobby.

Offerings include free flu vaccines; vision screenings; body mass index assessments; blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood glucose screenings; and coronary risk factor assessments.

Also, thanks to the hospital’s partnership with the Mississippi Kidney Foundation, attendees will have the chance to undergo a blood test to determine if they have kidney disease.  The test measures eGRF and creatinine, two major indicators of kidney function.

 “We are committed to raising the collective health of the community,” said Walter Grace, CEO and administrator of Baptist Union County. “Free events, such as this health fair, allow community members to get an accurate picture of their overall health, which can help them make informed decisions about lifestyle changes.” 

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 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.