MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - West Virginia University Hospitals-East will host a Health Expo on Saturday, May 7 from 9 am until 2 pm in the McCormack Center on the City Hospital campus.
As the official kick-off event for National Hospital Week May 8 – 14, the annual Health Expo will feature free screenings, health and nutritional information, and activities for the entire family.
According to event coordinator Jesi Graham, free screenings will include blood pressure checks and BMI/body fat testing. Dr. William Kao, WVUH-East Urology, will have information available on PSA testing and bladder stones.
Dr. Erik Hurst, a local dermatologist, will offer skin cancer screenings by appointment and hearing screenings will be offered by audiologist Dr. Molly Magness of WVUH-East Ear Nose & Throat.
“We are holding our annual health fair on the City Hospital campus again this year to showcase our WVUH-East facilities and the recent expansion projects,” said Graham. “We want the community to see first hand the growth on our campus while learning more about the health services that we provide,” she added.
Tours of the cardiac cath lab and new emergency department will be will held from 10 am until 12 noon, while tours of The Wellness Center will be available during the entire expo. A helicopter from WVUH-East’s new air ambulance service will also be open for public viewing on the helipad behind the emergency department.
In addition to free testing and tours, a children’s safety fair will be hosted by City Hospital’s trauma services. “Bring the family, take advantage of the free screenings and collect valuable information on a variety of health topics and WVUH-East health services,” Graham commented.
Nutritional counseling and diabetic information will be available, a Zumba demo will be held at 10:15 am, and five-minute chair massages will be offered from 9:30 am until 1:30 pm.
The 2011 Health Expo is being offered free to the public as a community service of WVUH-East. For more information or to schedule a skin cancer screening, contact The Wellness Center at 304.264.1232.