Mercy Health - Cincinnati Marks Black History Month with Two Community Health Fairs and a Celebration

(CINCINNATI; February 4, 2015) – Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, invites the community to mark February’s Black History Month recognition by attending a community health fair. Mercy Health is sponsoring one event and hosting another to help community members learn more about their health.

Mercy Health is the lead sponsor of the first event, Zeta Amicae’s 15th Annual Health Event, taking place at the Church of the Resurrection on Sunday, February 8. The Church of the Resurrection is located in the Bond Hill area near what will be Mercy Health’s new headquarters at 1619 California Ave. Cincinnati, ZIP 45237. The Health Fair, which is free and open the public, will run in the church’s from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and will offer:
• Free car seats
• Blood Pressure screenings
• Diabetic Screenings
• Men’s rectal exams in a private room
• Information from Mercy Health Physicians
• Information from different health insurance providers

Mercy Health presents the second community health fair, which is also a Black History Month Celebration. The event takes place at McAuley High School from 1-4:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 21. McAuley High School is located at 6000 Oakwood Ave., Cincinnati, ZIP 45224.

The health fair and celebration includes free health screenings, kid-friendly activities, helpful health information, refreshments and entertainment.

The Urban League Mass Choir, under the direction of A. Michael Cunningham, will perform from 2:30-3 p.m.

From 3-4:30 p.m., Cincinnati’s top African-American health leaders will take part in a panel discussion, detailing their professional journeys and those who influenced them as well as their views on how to build a healthier community one person, one family, one block at a time.

Panel speakers include:
• Karen Bankston, PhD, University of Cincinnati Professor of Nursing and former hospital administrator
• Ramona Cheek, Vice President of Nursing and Site Administrator of Mercy Health – Fairfield Hospital
• Noble Maseru, PhD, City of Cincinnati Health Commissioner
• Joya Sykes, MD, Mercy Health - Mack Road Family Medicine
• Stephen Wilson, MD - Mercy Health - Forest Park Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

Leonard Randolph, MD, Mercy Health Board Member and former Chief Medical Officer of Mercy Health – Cincinnati will moderate the panel.