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Jewish Hospital Shelbyville Hosts 18th Annual Men’s Health Fair on June 2
Shelbyville, Ky. (May 11, 2018) – Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, part of KentuckyOne Health, will hold its 18th annual Men’s Health Fair on Saturday, June 2, 2018. The event will take place from 8-11 a.m. at the hospital, located at 727 Hospital Drive in Shelbyville.
The annual event is part of the hospital’s ongoing efforts to improve health in the community. A number of local physicians will participate in the health fair, offering a variety of free health screenings for men – including the PSA (prostate specific antigen), a screening to detect prostate cancer in men.
Shelby County Magistrate Tony Carriss leads a group of men and women who help organize the health fair. Following his diagnosis with prostate cancer, Carriss reached out to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville leaders to help create the screening event, which is still going strong 18 years later.
“Early detection is so important,” said Carriss. “As Father’s Day approaches in June, these free screenings can be wonderful gift for dads and men in our community. We are so grateful to the local physicians who give their time on a Saturday morning to join in our effort, especially Dr. Brooks Jackson, who has been with us all 18 years.”
This year’s screenings include:
· lab work, including cholesterol, glucose and the PSA;
· physician exam by urologist;
· stroke, oral health, blood pressure, skin cancer, shoulder rotation, vision, podiatry, and sleep apnea screenings.
“Taking part in these screenings is quick and easy,” said Annessa Baker, site executive and chief nursing officer, Jewish Hospital Shelbyville. “In about an hour on a Saturday morning, men can walk in the hospital and take advantage of a number of free screenings, talk with local physicians, and learn if they have health conditions that need to be addressed – and the only thing it costs is time.”
In the past 17 years Jewish Hospital Shelbyville has held this event, 4,046 men have been screened. Of the men tested, 63 percent showed abnormal levels or lipids, 34 percent showed potential skin cancer issues, 31 percent had abnormal glucose levels, 7 percent had an abnormal digital rectal exam (DRE), and 5 percent had abnormal PSA levels.
Walk-ins are welcome for this event, but men are encouraged to call and register for the event in advance. As part of lab work requirements, participants are encouraged to abstain from eating or drinking after midnight on the evening prior to the event.
For more information or to register, call Jewish Hospital Shelbyville at 502.647.4000.
About Jewish Hospital Shelbyville
Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, part of KentuckyOne Health, is located on the Colonel Harland D. Sanders Medical Campus. For more than 110 years, the community hospital has served as a vital resource to residents of Shelby, Henry and Spencer counties. The hospital offers a full range of comprehensive services, including 24/7 emergency care, transitional care, diagnostic and medical imaging, cardiac rehabilitation, general surgery, endoscopy, gastroenterology, orthopedic care, pain management, occupational medicine, sleep medicine, clinical laboratory and pharmacy, and more.
About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health, part of Catholic Health Initiatives, is one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth, and includes hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies in Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is dedicated to bringing wellness, healing and hope to all, including the underserved.