Hospital back-to-school health fair Saturday will offer health screening, school supplies, information

Baptist Union County hosts Back-to-School Health Fair


Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County will host a free back-to-school health fair on Saturday, Aug. 8 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in the hospital’s front lobby.

The event will feature a host of free health screenings, health tips, safety information, a teddy bear clinic, school supplies giveaways, plus attendees will have the chance to tour fire trucks, ambulances and other emergency vehicles.

“This event represents a collaborative community effort, which includes local law enforcement, schools, local and state entities, and civic organizations, who are all committed to raising the collective health and safety of our community,” said Walter Grace, CEO and administrator of Baptist Union County.

To find out more about the event, call 662-538-2197.

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County, the recipient of many awards and accolades, was most recently recognized as one of the top 100 hospitals in the country by the Safecare Group® in the category for hospitals between 100 and 400 beds. The hospital was awarded the Outstanding Patient Experience Award by Healthgrades and was named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America, in 2012 and 2013. Baptist Union County offers a variety of health care services, including adult and pediatric inpatient services, labor and delivery, outpatient and laser surgery and a 24-hour, newly renovated emergency room. The hospital also offers telemedicine and imaging and laboratory services, including an American College of Radiology-accredited MRI machine.