Orleans Community Health officials pleased with response at wellness fair

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 15 September 2022 at 6:46 am

MEDINA – Orleans Community Health’s first wellness fair in five years on Tuesday was a success, according to information from Scott Robinson, director of Marketing, Communication and Outreach.

More than 60 members of the community attended the event, which ran from 3 to 7 p.m. at Medina Memorial Hospital.

“As we continue to see growth throughout our organization, this event was our opportunity to invite the community to witness it firsthand,” said Marc Shurtz, chief executive officer for Orleans Community Health. “I was personally able to have conversations with several of the attendees and already can’t wait to do this again.”

A majority of those in attendance received screenings in either the imaging or lab departments. They were able to choose from the abdominal aorta screening, carotid screening, ABI screening, hemoglobin A1c, prostate-specific antigen and/or a thyroid stimulating hormone exam.

Strong support for the health and wellness of the surrounding community was shown by the organizations in attendance. They included the Alzheimer’s Association, Independent Health, SNAP, Supportive Care of Orleans/Hospice, Orleans County Office for the Aging, Orleans County Health Department and M-Power (Medicare assistance).

“Overall turnout exceeded our expectations and from what we’ve heard, everyone had a great time,” Robinson said. “We may not be a big city hospital, but this event gave us an opportunity to show that our services are right on par with the others.”