St. Rita’s to offer free blood pressure screenings at Delphos VFW

On Friday, August 25, Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center will offer free blood pressure screenings to the public. The event will take place at the Delphos VFW located at: 213 W. 4th St., Delphos, Ohio 45833 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. No preregistration is required.

Blood pressure screenings will be performed by St. Rita’s oncology nurses. Blood pressure screenings are important because high blood pressure can show no symptoms and can only be detected through proper measurement. Screenings can also help build awareness about what can happen to the vessels and heart, increasing the risk for heart attack and stroke. 

“At St. Rita’s, part of our Mission is to improve the health of our communities,” said Suzie Warnecke, oncology nurse navigator at Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center. “These screenings stand true to our Mission, and we look forward to offering blood pressure screenings to those in Delphos and the communities we serve.”

Coupled with blood pressure screenings, will be the opportunity for oncology nurses to provide an awareness of the CT Lung Screening availability to those who qualify and prompt a notification to providers of those individuals interested. The CT Lung Screening can assist with early detection of lung cancer before symptoms present. 

St. Rita’s looks forward to this event and serving Delphos and surrounding communities.

About St. Rita’s Health Partners

Since 1918, St. Rita’s Health Partners has been providing quality healthcare to the people of Lima and west central Ohio. More people prefer St. Rita's for medical care than any other hospital in the 10-county region we serve. Our comprehensive high-quality medical services include The Henry & Beverly Hawk Vascular & Heart Center at St. Rita's, St. Rita's Orthopaedic Care Center, trauma and emergency, cancer treatment, women's health, mother/baby, pediatrics, sports medicine and rehabilitation, behavioral health services, homecare and hospice.

As a member of Mercy Health, the largest health system in Ohio and one of the largest health systems in the United States, it is our Mission to extend the healing ministry of Jesus by improving the health of our communities. In 2014, St. Rita’s Health Partners invested $42 million in community benefit into the communities where we provide care, most of it targeted to people who are poor and under-served. Together with more than 3,000 employees, physicians and volunteers, we are fulfilling our promise, providing area residents with outstanding health and wellness services and improving the health of the communities we serve. Please visit for more information or connect with St. Rita’s Medical Center on Facebook.