MARYSVILLE – Community Memorial Healthcare will hold its 11th Annual Health Fair on Saturday, April 28 from 6-10 a.m. at the hospital. As a part of the annual and event and a service to the communities it serves, Community Memorial Healthcare will be offering reduced-fee health screenings which include a blood profile.
Curtis Hawkinson, hospital administrator at CMH says their job is to help people be knowledgeable about their health. “Our job is to be here when you need us, but it’s also to help make our citizens healthier,” he added.
The day will also feature a live lung exhibit from the hospital’s Respitory Therapy staff demonstrating the effects of smoking. In addition, screenings will also be offered for COPD and obstructive sleep apnea free of charge.
The public is asked to enter through the main (south) doors, where they will be greeted by hospital personnel for registration. Stations will be set up in the front lobby/outpatient area for blood draws. Complimentary refreshments will be available in the hospital cafeteria. Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, Marysville, will be hosting a fundraiser breakfast simultaneously at their new fellowship hall, directly adjacent to the main CMH campus. Those attending the health fair are encouraged to stop by for a hearty meal.
Cost of the blood profile is $30. For men, a PSA is offered for $15. The blood profile includes testing for the following:
- Lipid profile: tests for total cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol (often called good cholesterol), and triglycerides. The lipid profile is a group of tests that are often ordered together to determine risk of coronary heart disease.
- TSH blood test: used to find out whether the thyroid gland is working properly and can identify conditions of an under-active thyroid gland (hypothyroidism), or an over-active thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism).
- CBC (complete blood count): measures the concentration of white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets in the blood.
- HgbA1C (hemoglobin A1C): a test to measure the average blood sugar level over the past 90 days.
- CMP (comprehensive metabolic panel): typically a standardized group of tests used as a broad screening tool to evaluate organ function and check for conditions such as diabetes, liver disease, and kidney disease. The CMP includes testing for proteins, electrolytes (including potassium), liver enzymes, and kidney function tests.
- PSA (prostatic specific antigen): a screening test for male prostate cancer.
NOTE: Please do not eat 12-14 hours prior to the test. You may have moderate amounts of black coffee or water. Continue taking any medications as prescribed by your physician