ST. CLOUD, FL (October 17, 2012) – On Saturday, October 13, St. Cloud Regional Medical Center opened its doors to the community, offering free health screenings, educational materials, and other services at its 2nd Annual Health Fair. With the help of St. Cloud Regional associates, physician partners, and local service partners, the fair offered activities for both the young and the young at heart. The fair was full of fun, goodies, and even four chances to win tickets for 4 to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, provided by St. Cloud Regional Medical Center. Some of the health screenings provided were for blood pressure, BMI, pulse oximetry, hearing, glucose, cholesterol, vision, and healthy feet checks.
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Although many of the tests were for adults, the fair aimed at educating the entire family. St. Cloud Regional’s Women’s Advisory Council hosted a Kid’s Zone for the Fair, complete with videos, a prize wheel, and activity pages all focused on age-appropriate health education. One of the most popular giveaways of the day was the children’s gift of doctor’s caps; both kids and adults alike were seen sporting these caps throughout the fair.
ProHealth Family Physicians office offered another activity that reached a wide age range. With an interactive demonstration using bright cups, a remote-control car, and special eyeglass lenses, they demonstrated the dangers of distracted driving.
Besides the many screenings and activities, another highlight of the event was the hour of presentations in the Café. First, Robert Brooks, CEO spoke on the ways that St. Cloud Regional contributes to the wellbeing of its community. Mr. Brooks has been giving similar presentations to numerous organizations throughout the St. Cloud/Kissimmee area, stating that “the hospital is receiving positive feedback and creating a gateway for constructive dialog with community members.”
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Mr. Brooks also highlighted the hospital’s state of the art Operating Rooms, its all private post-surgical unit, and its commitment to quality as well as the hospital’s excellence in the past few months as it relates to clinical quality measures. View a copy of St. Cloud Regional’s Community Benefit Report.
Then, Paula Jones, RN and Clinical Educator, spoke on Early Heart Attack Care. With St. Cloud Regional close to submitting its application for certification as a Chest Pain Center, an interdisciplinary group of hospital associates has instituted a comprehensive education plan on chest pain for the community, associates, patients, and physician offices.
Lastly, Sue Dupont, Director of Rehabilitation Services at St. Cloud Regional, taught the attendees simple but effective ways to increase mobility and flexibility using items in you might find in your home. As an experienced physical trainer, “Sue found fun ways to get the community members thinking about their health and challenged them to go home and use the tools with which she had equipped them,” said Robert Brooks after witnessing Sue’s demonstration and the positive reaction of the attendees.
Thank you to all of the Associates of St. Cloud Regional, to the physician groups, and to the other community partners who came together to provide important health services to local community members.
St. Cloud Regional continues to participate in more events that promote improving the quality of life for the communities it serves. In November, St. Cloud Regional Medical Center will be the exclusive health care provider offering screenings at Cornerstone Family Church’s health fair, and St. Cloud Regional will be participating in the health fair at Avante of St. Cloud.