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The Tidelands Health Newsroom

Published on August 22, 2007

Georgetown Hospital System Hosts Regional Health Screening

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Murrells Inlet, SC - Georgetown Hospital System’s Community Health Education Department will host the first in a series of several Regional Health Screenings on Friday, September 21 at Belin Memorial United Methodist Church Family Life Center from 7:30 – 11:30 a.m.

The screenings are designed to provide greater community-wide access to health care resources and information.  In the next year, Regional Health Screenings will take place in Andrews, Plantersville, Georgetown, Socastee, Maryville and Hemingway at various times.  Each event will focus on different and specific health issues.  The September 21 event will focus on prostate, breast, ovarian and oral cancer.

Health screenings to be offered include:  Chemistry Panel--$20, CBC w/differential--$20, TSH (Thyroid Screen)--$10, Hgb A1C for Diabetics--$10, PSA for Men--$10 and free blood pressure screenings.  Chemistry Panel and CBC tests require a 10-12 hour fast.  Universal medication forms, physician referral services and other health information will also be available.

Although not mandatory, advance completion of pre-registration materials is strongly encouraged. Pre-registration packets for the event are available at the information lobby areas of Georgetown Memorial Hospital and Waccamaw Community Hospital, HealthPoint-Center for Health and Fitness, Francis B. Ford Cancer Treatment Center, and The Imaging Center at Waccamaw Medical Park.  Persons who plan to participate in the September 21 screenings should obtain one of the packets in advance, complete it and bring it to the event to expedite the process.

Belin Memorial United Methodist Church is located in the heart of old Murrells Inlet on Highway 17 business close to Oliver’s Lodge Restaurant and the public boat landing.  The Family Life Center, which will be the site for the screenings, is located on the west side of Highway 17 business.

For more information please contact the Community Health Education Department at 520-8447 or log onto www.GeorgetownHospitalSystem.org

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