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KentuckyOne Health to Bring Preventive Care to the Forefront at Kentucky State Fair
Louisville, Ky. (August 18, 2015)—KentuckyOne Health, the largest health system in the Commonwealth, will offer health screenings, demonstrations and much more at this year’s Kentucky State Fair, August 20-30, 2015 at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center.
KentuckyOne Health will have the largest exhibit in the “Health Horizons” area of the South Wing and will offer daily screenings for blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol and cardiovascular health from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The James Graham Brown Cancer Center (JGBCC) will provide mammograms daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. JGBCC’s Mobile Mammography Unit accepts insurance and will also provide free screenings to those who qualify. At specific times throughout the week, screenings for prostate, skin, head and neck and colon cancers will also be available.
In addition to screenings, fairgoers will have the opportunity to see health demonstrations and speak with medical experts from KentuckyOne Health.
“It is our goal to improve the health of all Kentuckians,” said Ruth W. Brinkley, president and CEO, KentuckyOne Health. “The Kentucky State Fair provides another opportunity for us to provide access to screenings and important health and wellness information to the citizens of the Commonwealth.”
More than 75 percent of adults infected with Hepatitis C are baby boomers born between 1945 and 1965. To help combat this epidemic, Hepatitis C screenings will also be available at this year’s Kentucky State Fair, through the Jewish Hospital Trager Transplant Center. The Hepatitis C clinic staff will provide free screenings from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on August 22, 25 and 28.
KentuckyOne Health physicians, clinicians and volunteers will provide information and health screenings on a number of topics including cancer care, heart care, primary care, women’s health, stroke care and more.
To raise awareness for traumatic brain injury and educate Kentuckians on helmet safety, KentuckyOne Health employees and volunteers will distribute free bike helmets to kids at the fair on Friday, August 28, 2015. Children will be fitted for a free helmet at the KentuckyOne Health exhibit in the South Wing between 10 a.m. and noon and again from 4-6 p.m., while supplies last. Experts from University of Louisville Hospital and Frazier Rehab Institute, both part of KentuckyOne Health, will assist parents to properly fit a helmet for their child.
A complete schedule of screenings and demonstrations offered by day, as well as additional information about each department highlighted at this year’s exhibit, is available online at KentuckyOneHealth.org/statefair.
About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health, the largest and most comprehensive health system in the Commonwealth, has more than 200 locations including, hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies in Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is dedicated to bringing wellness, healing and hope to all, including the underserved. The system is made up of the former Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System, along with the University of Louisville Hospital and James Graham Brown Cancer Center. KentuckyOne Health is proud of and strengthened by its Catholic, Jewish and academic heritages.