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Contact: Julie Reinhart
Office: 419-436-6621
Cell: 419-340-2455

ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital Hosts Annual Community Health and Wellness Fair

posted on: 05/08/2014

FOSTORIA, OHIO, May 8, 2014 – ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital and Fostoria Area Health Ministry will host the annual Healthy, Wealthy and Wise Health Fair Wed., May 21, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Stacy’s Place (former UAW Hall), 625 Plaza Dr., Fostoria.

Focused on improving health and well-being, a number of free screenings will be available to participants and include blood pressure, blood sugar, body fat analysis, bone density, skin damage, osteoporosis/bone density, diabetic foot screen provided by David Bettenhausen, DPM, and more. A cholesterol/stroke screen will be offered for a minimal $10 fee.

The health fair features an educational program series that includes helpful information from local experts. All programs will be held in the small meeting room at Stacy’s Place, and will last approximately 20 minutes. Individuals who attend one more of the programs will have a chance to win one of 50 premium door prizes.

  • 10:30 a.m.: Kelly Morse, licensed genetic counselor, Importance of Family History and Cancer Screenings

  • 11 a.m.: Arjun Das, MD, nephrologist, Kidney Disease

  • 11:30 a.m.: Matthew Currie, MD, ophthalmologist, Cataracts

  • Noon: Brian Hecht, MD, orthopedic surgeon, Hip Pain

In addition, more than 55 information booths including local, regional and state organizations will be onsite to provide resource information and give away materials and promotional items.

A complimentary light lunch will be offered to the first 300 attendees courtesy of John Irwin, Edward Jones®.

This year’s health fair also includes an additional incentive for attending, a grand prize drawing. Highlighted items are:

  • $100 JB Tours Gift Certificate

  • 3-month Review Times subscription plus 2 tickets to Cleveland Indians vs. Baltimore Orioles on Aug. 17 in Cleveland

  • 3-month Geary Family YMCA Membership

To view a complete list of program times, information booths and more, visit www.promedica.org/fostoria or call ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital’s wellness department at 419-436-6688.


About ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital
ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital is a member of Toledo, Ohio-based ProMedica, a mission-based, not-for-profit healthcare organization formed in 1986. ProMedica has more than 15,000 employees and nearly 1,900 physicians – with more than 600 healthcare providers employed by ProMedica Physicians. Its 12 hospitals and more than 300 facilities offer comprehensive diagnostic, medical and surgical specialties in heart and vascular, oncology, orthopaedics, neurology, and women and pediatric services. ProMedica’s mission is to improve health and well-being, with a strong focus on wellness and clinical excellence, as well as innovative, community advocacy programs that address health-related issues such as hunger and obesity. For more information, please visit www.promedica.org.