Event to Be Held Saturday, April 26th
White Plains, NY (March 21, 2014) - White Plains Hospital will hold its 37th annual Neighborhood Health Fair on Saturday, April 26th, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Thomas H. Slater Center, located just a few blocks from the hospital at Fisher Court, near Quarropas Street and the courthouse.
The day-long event will include screenings for diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, breast and prostate cancers, and HIV testing. Lab tests will be done for sickle cell disease and high cholesterol. Experts will be on hand to pass out information and answer questions on various health topics.
More than 500 people from White Plains and neighboring communities are expected to receive free health screenings and information at the fair. Refreshments will be provided and entertainment, including a lunchtime Zumba® workshop, will be available. The Junior League of Westchester will also be providing an interactive Kids in the Kitchen workshop to educate children on healthy snack and meal preparation.
The Neighborhood Health Fair involves collaboration from the Hospital and several community groups, including El Centro Hispano Inc., Cavalry Baptist Church, the Thomas H. Slater Center and the White Plains Housing Authority.
For more information, contact Kellie King, Assistant Director of Community Outreach at White Plains Hospital at (914) 681-1192.
White Plains Hospital (WPH) is a 292-bed voluntary, not-for-profit health care organization with the primary mission of offering high quality, acute health care and preventive medical care to all people who live in, work in or visit Westchester County and its surrounding areas. Centers of Excellence include the Dickstein Cancer Treatment Center, The William & Sylvia Silberstein Neonatal & Maternity Center and The Ruth and Jerome A. Siegel Stroke Center . The Hospital has the busiest Emergency Department in Westchester County, seeing over 55,000 visits a year. White Plains Hospital is the only community hospital in Westchester County licensed to perform emergency & elective angioplasty. The Hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission and earned its recognition as a Top Performer for Key Quality Measures® in 2013. The Hospital is also an eleven-time winner of the Consumer Choice Award, an honor given to the nation’s top hospitals by the National Research Corporation, and received Magnet designation in 2012 from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).For additional information, visit http://www.wphospital.org.