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Women's Check-Up Event

Monday, 03 May 2010

Spencer Hospital, Avera Spencer Family Care co-sponsor Women’s Check-Up Day


Every year during National Women’s Check-Up Day a woman may discover something she can do to improve her health or she may be reassured her health choices are right on target. Providing women an opportunity to increase awareness of their personal health needs is the goal of the National Women’s Health Check-Up Day.


Locally, Spencer Hospital will be teaming up with Avera Spencer Family Care to provide reduced health screenings and information Thursday, May 13 in the lower level of Spencer Hospital for a $5 ticket fee. Participants can visit various booths for screenings and information from 4 – 6 p.m. A deliciously light dinner will be served at 6 p.m. with Candace Daniels presenting “Smart Goals.”


Those wishing to attend may purchase advanced tickets at the Spencer Hospital Gift Shop or after hours at the Information Desk until 9 p.m.

“This is a great event and a very valuable one for women who need to be more in tune with their health or who may not have insurance,” emphasized Jeannette Hasley, Spencer Hospital Women’s Health Director. “We are offering a variety of health screenings and a wealth of information during the check-up event Thursday evening.”


Hasley continued: “In conjunction with the check-up event, we will be scheduling optional lab appointments at the hospital for women who would like to come in first thing Thursday morning, May 6, for an optional blood draw to have a lipid and cholesterol panel completed. There is a $30 pay-at-the-time-of-service fee for the lab work and appointments are required and can be made by calling the lab at (712) 264-6173. Fasting is required to get accurate results so all appointments will be scheduled for first thing in the morning. Also, it’s a perfect time to pick up your ticker for the May 13th program.”


For those who opt to have the blood work done, each person’s results will be available at the check-up event on May 13th or can be mailed to those who cannot make it back for the check-up event. At the check-up event, dietitians will be available to review lab results which will include total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides and blood sugar results.


“Come. Bring your grandmother, bring your daughter, or bring a friend,” encouraged Mindy Sylvester, Women’s Health Coordinator. “This health check-up event is for women of all ages. You may be the picture of health and discover that your blood pressure is elevated, or that you need to watch your cholesterol and you can learn many ways of how you can improve your health. Or, better yet, you may discover your health choices are right on track. It’s your health. We encourage you to take time and join us on May 13th for our Women’s Health Check-up.”



OPTIONAL BLOOD TEST – MAY 6: Only $30       Please schedule your appointment in advance.

Participants will have the option of a comprehensive lipid panel blood test on the morning of Thursday, May 6 at the hospital for an additional fee of $30, payable at the person’s lab appointment, with results available for review at the Check-Up Event (May 13). Fasting will be required and appointments will need to be made with the Spencer Hospital lab at 264-6173. Hospital dietitians and nurses will be available for nutritional counseling that evening at no additional fee.


The comprehensive lipid profile will include total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, Tri-glycerides, total cholesterol/HDL ratio, and blood sugar.


Available booths and screenings included in the $5 ticket price (unless otherwise noted):


Healthy Skin
Sun damage evaluation and education featuring DermaScan technology.


Healthy Hearts
Blood Pressure reading, supportive evaluation and education for women’s heart health Also, sign up for the free “Friends and Family CPR” course to be offered on Saturday, May 22 to learn how you can save a life.


Healthy Minds
Integrating the use of stress dots as well as the depression screening tool.


Healthy Bodies
Physical Therapy of Spencer Hospital give tips on pilates, yoga and other exercise components that help relieve stress and build a healthy body.


Healthy Sleep Habits
Understanding the importance of healthy sleep habits and how the lack of it affects our physical well-being.


Healthy Lungs   - $100
The American Lung Association’s premiere smoking cessation program is Freedom From Smoking®. Sign up at this booth for the next available session at Spencer Hospital.


Healthy Breasts
Breasts change many times and in many ways over a woman’s lifetime. Discover simple lifestyle choices to improve your general health that will also benefit your breasts.


Healthy Colon
Learn more about new surgical techniques and procedures and how they can improve your colon health. Also, take home a colorectal screening (recommended for men and women over 50) $2 per kit.


Healthy Immunities
Learn more about shingles, tetanus, Gardasil and even travelers immunization recommendations.
Healthy Caretaking
Whether you have an elderly parent under your care, or someone with an illness, learn ways to keep y ourself healthy while providing them the support they need.


Healthy Finances
Have your questions about insurance, Medicare, and KEPPA program     answered by the Spencer Hospital financial team. Also learn about power of attorney, living wills and more.


PLUS learn some important self-defense moves that could save your life!



Keynote Presentation - 6 p.m Thursday, May 13th

Are you continually setting goals, only to be disappointed by the lack of their success?  Do you procrastinate starting a new exercise routine or practicing a new eating habit time after time?  Are you a self-proclaimed “Queen of Excuses” when it comes to why you’ve delayed setting a wellness goal yet again?  If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then you should make a note to join us at the upcoming Women’s Check-Up health event on Thursday, May 13th.


The evening keynote speaker, Candace Daniels, HR Generalist at Spencer Hospital, has been training SMART goals for the last eight years in various industry settings.  During this workshop, you will identify your excuses that have held you back from your wellness goals, learn effective tips for goal setting, explore your own personal wellness goals, learn the S.M.A.R.T goal system, and ultimately walk away with the tools that you need to develop a personalized, structured wellness goal to success.  So stop dreaming about setting that wellness goal and take the first step to wellness success.


Visit our online events calendar for more information.

Last updated ( Monday, 03 May 2010 )

Mindy Sylvester
Women's Health Coordinator
Spencer Hospital
1200 First Ave East
Spencer, Iowa 51301
(712) 264-6649

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