Mercy Health - Youngstown Launches New Summer Event
YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO (June 23, 2017) – At the core of Mercy Health - Youngstown's Mission is the purpose on which it was founded: to improve the health of our communities by ensuring access to high-quality, affordable, compassionate healthcare for everyone who calls the Mahoning Valley home.
That purpose will come to life on Tuesday, June 27, from 4 to 7 p.m. when the healthcare leader introduces a new summer screening event in collaboration with St. Patrick’s Church. The event will bring screenings, health information, a rigatoni dinner and grocery giveaways to underserved members of the community, especially the un- or under-insured who don’t have access to important preventive health services.
Healthy Summer Screening Event
Tuesday, June 27, 4 to 7 p.m.
Access to BMI, blood pressure, bone density, dental, mammography and prostate screenings
Free rigatoni dinner and grocery giveaways
St. Patrick’s Church | 1410 Oak Hill Ave., Youngstown
During the warmer season, the community typically has access to fewer events specifically offering free health screenings. The new Mercy Health event was created to extend access into the summer months and is the organization’s first such event collaboration with the faith community. Attendees will have the opportunity to access a variety of free screenings, including:
- Body mass index (BMI)
- Blood pressure
- Bone density
- Dental screening
- Mammography (Note: Charges for mammography may apply based on insurance coverage.)
- Prostate-specific blood draw
In addition to screenings, participants can also gain access to information about programs that can contribute to their overall health and wellbeing, including:
- Diabetes Education
- Hispanic Health Program
- Hospice of the Valley
- Lead Prevention
- Prescription Assistance
- Radiology Services
- Resource Mothers – Centering Pregnancy
- Stepping Out
- Tobacco Cessation
To maximize value for those in need throughout the community, the event will also include a free rigatoni dinner and dessert, as well as two valuable giveaways. Attendees who participate in screenings or health information opportunities can qualify for a grocery bag filled with non-perishable food items (estimated value of up to $25) and a hygiene bag filled with toiletry items and vitamins.
Preventive health screenings are integral to early diagnosis and treatment of disease. As an integral part of the communities it serves, Mercy Health - Youngstown is committed to ensuring access to the screenings that can help save lives. The Healthy Summer Screening Event was made possible through the support of sponsors including St. Patrick’s Church, Joanie’s Sisters in Support Sorority, AVI Food Systems, Gleaner’s Food Bank, United Methodist Community Center, St. John’s Episcopal Church, The Way Station, CareSource, Oak Hill Collaborative, Marc’s, Udder Cream, Joyce Mellot, WRTA and Catholic Charities.
Community members who are in need of transportation to the event can make arrangements for a Catholic Charities shuttle service by calling (330) 480-3405. Participants must pre-register for prostate screenings by calling (330) 480-3405 and for a mammogram by calling (330) 480-2654.
About Mercy Health
Mercy Health - Youngstown is an integrated health system in the Mahoning Valley, which encompasses the Youngstown/Warren metropolitan area – Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties in Ohio. It is part of Mercy Health, which is headquartered in Cincinnati and is the largest health system in Ohio and one of the largest Catholic health systems in the United States. Mercy Health - Youngstown provides a full spectrum of healthcare services – acute inpatient and trauma, outpatient and ambulatory, rehabilitation, behavioral, emergency and urgent care, primary care physicians in patient-centered medical homes, specialist physician care, home health, home medical equipment, long-term care and hospice care, as well as Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley. Learn more at www.mercy.com/Youngstown.