On June 18, 2011 an Annual Men’s Health Fair was organized by East Orange General Hospital at the Medical Arts Building on Central Avenue in East Orange. The fair was divided into three floors and attracted local residents to take advantage of the free screenings.
East Orange General Hospital provided free health screenings for both men and women during the health fair. More than 60 community members were tested by physicians and nurses for various health indicators, including prostate, cholesterol, diabetes, blood pressure and BMI (body mass index). In addition, behavioral health screenings were done for anxiety and depression.
“Early detection of various health conditions can mean the difference between successful treatment and possible prolonged illness,” said East Orange General’s President and CEO Kevin Slavin. “We were glad to partner with other area agencies in providing this free service to help ensure community wellness.”
Community partners that participated in the event included the East Orange Department of Health and Senior Services, the City of Orange Department of Health and Health First New Jersey.
The City of East Orange and City of Orange Health Department and Senior Services participated in this event. The purpose is to increase more awareness with men, who usually do not speak about ailments until it is too late.
In a related upcoming event on June 25, East Orange General will participate in “A Walk in Time,” a grant funded program to get East Orange residents active by walking to various historical sites in the city. EOGH is partnering with the East Orange Historical Society and city’s Department of Health and Senior Services.
The tour will depart at 10:00 a.m. from East Orange General Hospital’s Medical Arts Building, located at 310 Central Avenue. Registered walkers will be provided with a walk journal, which includes historical site information, and a pedometer to track their mileage.
East Orange General Hospital has truly been dedicated to working with the community since Kevin Slavin became president.