Posted by: Staff_Writer on 09/27/2013 08:23 PM
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Mark Twain Medical Center Holds 15th Annual Fall Health Fair
San Andreas, CA...Mark Twain Medical Center (MTMC) will be holding its 15th Annual Fall Health Fair on Saturday, September 28th from 7am to noon on the Hospital Campus in San Andreas. “Providing affordable health care services is one way we serve our community,” said Craig Marks, Hospital President. “Our health fairs benefit individuals that are underserved or working towards maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Our providers and staff are here to share preventative care and health maintenance tips. Hosting our community health fairs allows us to express our gratitude to those that entrust us with their health care needs. This is a joint effort with many other entities working together, especially the Health Care District that helps fund this initiative, to ensure that Calaveras County residents can thrive in a healthy community.”
Over fifty community health related service groups will participate in this community- wide event. A
wealth of information is available on topics such as senior health services, nutrition, fitness and diabetes.
There are a variety of free health screenings – body fat, physical fitness levels, colon cancer, stress levels,
and metabolic screenings. Low cost testing and services include Pneumonia Vaccinations ($45), Blood
Analysis ($45), and Bone Density Screenings ($10). Flu shots are free.
In addition to the five-panel blood analysis (this test consists of a chemistry panel, thyroid, complete
blood count, lipid panel, iron for women, and PSA for men), the hospital will now also screen for vitamin
MTMC will also be sponsoring the Annual Fall Calaveras 5k Run / Walk for Cancer Awareness on the
day of the Health Fair. The course is on Murray Creek Road in San Andreas. The fees for Pre-
Registration by September 21 are; $10 for children ages 6 to 12 and $20 for ages 13+; with children
under age 6 being free. All race proceeds will go to the Mark Twain Medical Center Foundation. For race
information, call (209) 754-9670.
Another fundraiser during the Health Fair that is being offered by the hospital Emergency Room nurses.
The semi-annual “Scrubs for Smiles” scrub sale benefits the Smile Train. Smile Train is an international
nonprofit organization that provides funding for surgeries. “Your donations will have a positive impact
on families and children with cleft palate,” shared Nancy Leer, RN. “Each surgery costs two hundred and
fifty dollars. With the Smile Train Benefits, lives are forever changed for the families and children with
cleft palates throughout the world.”
For more information about the Fall Health Fair, call 754-2564.
About Mark Twain Medical Center
Founded in 1951, Mark Twain Medical Center is a 25-bed critical access hospital providing inpatient
acute care, outpatient services and emergency services. The Medical Center’s Medical Staff represents
a broad range of specialties that ensure access to high quality medical care in a rural community. In
addition to being a major provider of health services, Mark Twain Medical Center is also a major
source of jobs for area residents. On average, more than 300 people are employed at the hospital
and its five Family Medical Centers. The Medical Center is a member of Dignity Health, the fifth
largest not-for-profit healthcare system in the nation. For more information, please visit our website at
www.marktwainmedicalcenter.org. Mark Twain Medical Center is also on Facebook.