|
|
|
|
The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Q5: Cushing to host Health Festival on Saturday

  • Carla Whitesell-Dahl, Community Relations Representative for Saint Luke's Cushing Hospital. The hospital will be hosting a Health Festival Saturday morning.
    • email print
  • Carla Whitesell-Dahl, Community Relations Representative for Saint Luke's Cushing Hospital. The hospital will be hosting a Health Festival Saturday morning.
    What is the Cushing Health Festival?
    The Saint Luke's Cushing Hospital Health Festival will be this Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Riverfront Community Center (123 S. Esplanade Street, Leavenworth) from 9 a.m. to noon. We will offer free tests, screenings and information for all ages ― including cholesterol/lipid profile, blood pressure checks, vision screenings and infant hearing screening up to 3 years of age. Hospital departments and community organizations such as the Alliance Against Family Violence, American Heart Association, Leavenworth County Humane Society, Parents As Teachers, Tiny-K of Leavenworth County and Operation Life Saver will be on hand. Health/wellness-related businesses such as Leavenworth Yoga Cooperative, Sterling Health Insurance and Sagasu Family Martial Arts will also provide information.
    What is the purpose of the event?
    This an opportunity to bring the hospital and the community together to promote health and wellness services. We're also celebrating our recent name change ― from Cushing Memorial Hospital to Saint Luke's Cushing Hospital. Saint Luke's Health System is dedicated to expanding the services offered at Cushing ― and we're very excited about the future.
    What are some of the things people can expect to see at this year's event?
    More than 20 different hospital departments, nonprofit community agencies, and health/wellness-related businesses will be represented. The theme is "Healthy Fun For Everyone!" so the carnival decorations will make for an inviting atmosphere for the whole family. Police, fire and emergency medical vehicles will be on hand to give everyone an up-close look. There will also be a children's activity area, and DJ Mile High will provide music.
    How did the event get started?
    The event started after Cushing became part of Saint Luke's Health System in 2006. As a not for profit, faith based hospital, it was and still is, a way of giving back to the community. It is a way of sharing information with the family, while having fun.
    How can people find out more information about the Health Festival?
    For more information, visit saintlukescushing.com or call 913-684-1112.
      • calendar