The Health Fair at Madison Valley Medical Center is a community service event that focuses on screening tests and education for life style changes that support good health.
The Health Fair is a spring and fall event that focuses on screening and prevention. It gives the community the opportunity to have low cost diagnostic testing for preventable or treatable conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, abdominal aortic aneurysm or peripheral arterial disease. The goal is overall community wellness.
The Health Fair is also a way for the community to be informed of the services provided by their local hospital and clinic. Some of the groups involved are Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Hospice, Lincare, Hyalite Rehab, Diabetes Educators, the Ennis Fire Department and Costco. Key factors for success are accessible diagnostic tests at a reduced rate and educational opportunities provided by our medical staff during the ‘noon lunch lectures’.
Last year the Imaging Department was able to diagnosis three people with abdominal aortic aneurysms who had no symptoms and were unaware of their condition. Through the results of the blood testing the Laboratory was able in inform physicians of the patients’ conditions, allowing for early intervention and treatment of disease such as diabetes, high cholesterol and hypertension.
Contact Information: Bev Bishop, Imaging Manager at Madison Valley Medical Center