Baptist Union County hosts free community health fair


NEW ALBANY, Miss., – Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County will host a free community health fair on Thursday, Oct. 13 from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. in the hospital’s front lobby.

The event will feature a host of free screenings and preventive measures including flu vaccines; vision screenings; height, weight and body mass index; cholesterol and blood glucose screenings; and blood pressure checks. In addition to the screenings, important health educational information will be available, as well as a variety of exhibitors. Participants who plan to take advantage of the cholesterol and blood glucose screenings are advised to fast after midnight to produce the most accurate results.

“This event represents Baptist Union County’s commitment to raising the collective health of the communities we serve,” said Walter Grace, CEO and administrator of Baptist Union County.

To find out more about the event, please call 662-538-2613.

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.