Ascension Good Samaritan Health Center to host free Community Health Fair
Ascension Good Samaritan Health Center will hold a free Community Health Fair on Saturday, May 4. The event, to be held from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. throughout Ascension Good Samaritan campus at 601 South Center Avenue will provide free health screenings and additional information on the services available locally in Merrill.
Featured free health screenings include:
Cardiac Risk Assessment
Balance and grip strength
Glucose, body mass index (BMI) and blood pressure
Spinal and Posture Screening
Peripheral Vascular Disease
Interactive displays and booths from the following areas of interest will also be on display:
Advance Directives for Health Care
Hand Hygiene and Infection Prevention
Alcohol and Drug Prevention
Community Care Paramedic Program
Food and Nutrition Education
At Home and Hospice Care
Medication Disposal Kits will also be available.
In addition, Ascension Good Samaritan Volunteers will be holding a plant sale and all attendees will have a chance to win one of two $500 Grocery Gift Cards or several gift baskets and prizes. These activities will feature clinicians, associates and volunteers from Ascension Good Samaritan Hospital, Ascension Medical Group and other affiliated groups and community coalition partners. For more information, please call 715.539.5042.
About Ascension Wisconsin
Ascension Wisconsin (ascension.org/wisconsin) operates 24 hospital campuses, more than 100 related healthcare facilities and employs more than 1,300 primary and specialty care clinicians from Racine to Eagle River. Serving Wisconsin since 1848, Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. As such, Ascension Wisconsin provided more than $292 million in community benefit, including care of persons living in poverty in Fiscal Year 2018. Ascension is one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health system in the U.S. operating 2,600 sites of care – including 151 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 21 states and the District of Columbia.