Bardstown, Ky. (October 1, 2019) — Flaget Memorial Hospital will host its 7th Annual Community Health & Wellness Fair on Saturday, October 19, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registered attendees and walk-ins are welcome to take part in a variety of free health screenings. The fair will take place at Flaget Memorial Hospital, located at 4305 New Shepherdsville Road in Bardstown.
“Early detection and treatment are key to ensuring the best outcomes when it comes to cancer and other potentially life-threatening diseases,” said Kristie Paris, MD, CHI Saint Joseph Health – Cancer Care Center in Bardstown. “We understand that cost can be a barrier for why people don’t receive regular health screenings. That’s why the Health & Wellness Fair is so important, as it will provide these vital health screenings to the community free of charge.”
No appointment is necessary for several of the free health screenings, including tests for cholesterol, blood glucose, blood pressure, body mass index, heart rate, hearing, mental health, oxygen saturation and lung cancer. The Kentucky Cancer Program will provide free colon cancer screenings. Attendees also can receive a complimentary chair massage.
Pre-registration is required for skin and breast cancer screenings available at the fair. To reserve a spot, call 502.350.5700.
To learn more about Flaget Memorial Hospital’s 7th Annual Community Health & Wellness Fair, visit www.CHISaintJosephHealth.org/FlagetHealthFair or call 502.350.5040.
About CHI Saint Joseph Health
CHI Saint Joseph Health, part of Catholic Health Initiatives, is one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with 135 locations in 20 counties, including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies. In total, the health system serves patients in 35 counties statewide. CHI Saint Joseph Health is dedicated to building healthier communities by elevating patient care through an integrated physical and behavioral health delivery system. CHI Saint Joseph Health embodies a strong mission and faith-based heritage and works through local partnerships to expand access to care in the communities it serves.
About Flaget Memorial Hospital
Flaget Memorial Hospital, part of CHI Saint Joseph Health, is a 52-bed facility located in Bardstown, KY. Established in 1951 by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, the facility serves residents of Nelson, Hardin, Marion, Washington, Spencer, Bullitt and LaRue counties. The facility is also home to Nelson County’s first full-service cancer center.
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