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Large turnout for annual community health and safety fair

News Release: Oct. 16, 2014

Large turnout for annual community health and safety fair

Glendale Heights – Several thousand people attended this year’s annual Glendale Heights Family Health & Safety Fair Oct. 1, an event that Adventist GlenOaks Hospital was again pleased to sponsor.

Within the first hour, representatives from Adventist GlenOaks Hospital provided more than 400 flu shots at the event, said Erin Gerber, administrative director of marketing and service line development at Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.

“As a faith-based, local hospital, we are so pleased to be able to continue to provide these free health and wellness screenings and vaccinations to our community members. The turnout was substantial and we want to thank not only event attendees, but all of the volunteers and participants who helped make this year’s Glendale Heights Family Health & Safety Fair such a success,” Gerber said.

The hospital’s medical staff contributed to the flu shot clinic and one physician took time out of his busy practice schedule to personally administer flu vaccinations.

In addition to the free flu shots, the hospital provided the public with free blood pressure checks, blood sugar screenings, pulmonary testing, cholesterol check vouchers, range of motion screenings and more. There was a Teddy Bear Clinic for attendees 16 years old and under, with another physician stitching up children’s bears.

The hospital made available information focusing on nutrition, childbirth, heart care, emotional health and spiritual life to all attendees. And it also hosted its third annual Women’s Health Education Expo in the popular “Pink Zone.”

“Participating in this annual event allows us the opportunity to give back to a community that has supported us from the very beginning,” said Bruce C. Christian, chief executive officer at Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. “We are fortunate to work so closely with our partners in ensuring the continued health of our local residents.”

This year’s event was also sponsored by Bloomingdale Fire Protection District, Chicago Blower Corporation, Glenbard Township High School District 87, Glenside Fire Protection District, Glenside Library District, Marquardt School District 15, Village of Glendale Heights and Queen Bee School District 16.

Photo caption: Dr. David de Ramos administers a flu shot to Glendale Heights Mayor Linda Jackson during the Glendale Heights Family Health & Safety Fair. Adventist GlenOaks Hospital was one of the event’s sponsors.

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