Pulaski Memorial Hospital will soon be celebrating its 50th anniversary – which just so happens to also be a good age at which to visit the health fair, which they will be holding Saturday, May 11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a free pancake breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. The health fair also marks the beginning of National Hospital Week, and Carol Sparks of Pulaski Memorial Hospital said they will have a variety of great activities.
Sparks said the hospital is looking to have a surviving member of the hospital’s original ground-breaking crew as well as the first baby born at the hospital. A number of government and county leaders and prominent community figures have also been invited.
Each attendee will receive a brochure of the hospital with a map laying out the various booths around the interior, and each participant who visits every booth will be entered into a drawing with prizes like free mammogram screenings and free bone density scans, as well as gift cards, gift baskets, YMCA memberships and many others. The Red Cross will be on hand for their regular blood drive, and the Physical Therapy Department at the hospital will be doing presentations on concussion education and Body Mass Index information.
The health fair will also offer blood pressure checks, glucose checks, sleep study information, lung displays, smoking cessation information and oncology information. The heart and stroke robot will also be available for attendees to view.
The hospital is also celebrating a major accomplishment: Sparks said Pulaski Memorial Hospital has been selected as one of the top 20 hospitals in the nation for quality.