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Baptist Union County hosts free Community Health Fair

Baptist Union County Baptist Memorial Hospital- Union County

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

What services will be available at health fair?

Offerings include free flu vaccines; 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 free blood test to determine if they have kidney disease. The test is a finger prick which 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 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 2018.

Baptist Union County offers a variety of health care services, including adult and pediatric inpatient services, labor and delivery, cancer center, outpatient surgery and a 24-hour expanded emergency room. The hospital also offers telemedicine and comprehensive diagnostic services, including an American College of Radiology- Accredited Breast Care Center of Excellence.

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