2003-08-15 / Community

St. John’s Episcopal Hospital

To Sponsor August 23 Health Fair
St. John’s Episcopal Hospital To Sponsor August 23 Health Fair

St. John’s Episcopal Hospital South Shore and Healthfirst are hosting the Seaside Summer Health Fair for children and teens on Saturday, August 23, 2003, from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at O’Donohue Park, located at Seagirt Boulevard and Beach 17th Street in Far Rockaway.

There will be free health screenings, rope trick demonstrations and pony rides by the Federation of Black Cowboys, face painting, popcorn, soda and much more. The screenings include: asthma, blood pressure; diabetes; podiatry; height/weight; body mass index; and scoliosis. For pediatric screenings children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

There will be free information on health insurance, nutrition, and social services and more. Additional participants include: Cyberzone, Caribbean Women’s Health, Catholic Charities, MultiViz, the New York City Department of Health, Pepsi, PRYSE, and the Wave. Support has been given by Wavecrest Gardens, Subway, Andrew Langer of Century 21, and AXA. For more information, please call St. John’s Episcopal Hospital South Shore at 718-869-7750.

St. John’s Episcopal Hospital South Shore provides a full range of

medical and surgical care. It also is a major provider of comprehensive primary care. The Hospital operates the only 24-hour obstetrical service and the only comprehensive outpatient and inpatient mental health center in the community. It is a designated 911 receiving hospital and the only psychiatric receiving facility for the Rockaways.

A multi-disciplinary teaching hospital, St. John’s Episcopal Hospital South Shore offers a fully accredited graduate medical education program in internal medicine that is affiliated with State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn and fully accredited osteopathic graduate medical education programs in family practice, general surgery, obstetrics/gynecology and dermatology.

Recently, St. John’s opened a renovated 13,000 sq. ft. Surgical Care Center. The Surgical Care Center and post-surgery unit are equipped with 24-hour monitoring and a state-of-the-art surgeon’s treatment room and nursing station designed for immediate transmission of vital patient information. The Surgical Care Center also features VIP-style private and semi-private patient rooms.

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