Mon Health Preston Memorial Hospital recently held its annual health fair in Newberg, West Virginia, providing free and low-cost health screenings and health education to the community. This event has been a part of the hospital’s community outreach programs since 2003 and is co-hosted by the Newberg Rotary Club. A portion of the proceeds from the health fair goes towards supporting the Newberg Rotary Club and their projects throughout the year.
The health fair brought together staff from Mon Health Preston Memorial Hospital’s Laboratory, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Trauma, and Primary Care – Fellowsville, as well as the Newberg Rotary Club, Newberg Senior Center, and ten other healthcare and community agencies to provide a wide range of services to participants. These services included low-cost blood screenings, free vision screenings, and free blood pressure screenings, along with educational resources on various health topics such as organ donation, stroke and heart attack symptoms, substance use prevention, and respiratory care.
Melissa Lockwood, Chief Administrative Officer of Mon Health Preston Memorial Hospital, expressed that the hospital hosts health fairs like these to fulfill their mission of enhancing the health of the communities they serve. She also emphasized the importance of partnering with local organizations to educate and expand access to healthcare in the rural area.
For more information about Mon Health Preston Memorial Hospital, visit MonHealth.com/Preston-Memorial-Hospital. To find out about upcoming community outreach programs in your area, visit MonHealth.com/mh/health-fair.