KentuckyOne Health Offers Health Screenings, Demonstrations at Kentucky State Fair

8/13/2013

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Louisville, Ky.—KentuckyOne Health, the largest health system in the Commonwealth, will offer health screenings, demonstrations and more at the upcoming Kentucky State Fair, set to take place August 15-25 at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center.
 
KentuckyOne Health will have the largest exhibit in the “Health Horizons” area of the South Wing. The exhibit will feature a number of free health screenings, demonstrations and opportunities to talk with medical experts as part of the system’s mission to provide comprehensive and accessible care across the Commonwealth. Approximately 60 clinical and non-clinical volunteers will be on-hand each day.
 
“It’s our mission to improve the health of all Kentuckians,” said Ruth W. Brinkley, president and CEO, KentuckyOne Health. “Preventative screenings are an important tool to identify potential health threats early, when they are often most treatable. Citizens come to the fair from across the state, which makes it an ideal venue for outreach on important health topics.”
 
Physicians, clinicians and volunteers will provide screenings and information on a number of health topics including heart care, primary care, stroke and neurological care, cancer, sports medicine, orthopedics and women’s health. Information about smoking cessation will also be available.
 
Daily screenings and activities include:
  • Blood pressure checks
  • Cholesterol and glucose screenings
  • James Graham Brown Cancer Center Mobile Mammography Van
  • Walk-through, inflatable heart and colon
  • Bariatric surgery information
  • Depression and anxiety information from Our Lady of Peace
 
Activities and screenings that vary by day include:
  • Head and Neck Screenings
  • Walk with a Doc
    • Meet and greet with a local cardiologist and information available
  • Our Lady of Peace Depression and Anxiety Screening
  • Smoking Cessation Information
  • University of Louisville Hospital Stroke Team
  • University of Louisville Hospital Trauma Team
  • University of Louisville Hospital Burn Unit
  • University of Louisville Hospital Epilepsy Team
  • Cancer Care
  • KentuckyOne Health Sports Medicine
  • Frazier Rehab institute Team
  • Bone density
  • Concussion Information and Awareness
 
For a full breakdown of screenings and demonstrations offered by day, as well as additional information about each department highlighted at this year’s exhibit, please review the daily schedule online at www.kentuckyonehealth.org/kystatefair.
 
 
About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health was formed when two major Kentucky health care organizations came together in early 2012. KentuckyOne Health combines the Jewish and Catholic heritages of the two former systems – Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System. In late 2012, the organization formed a partnership with the University of Louisville Hospital | James Graham Brown Cancer Center.  The nonprofit system is committed to improving the health of Kentuckians by integrating medical research, education, technology and health care services wherever patients receive care. KentuckyOne Health has more than 200 locations including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies, with nearly 15,000 employees across the state of Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is the largest health system in Kentucky.
 
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SCHEDULE OF SCREENINGS, DEMONSTRATIONS AND MORE:
 
 
KentuckyOne Health
Schedule of Screenings, Demonstrations and more at Kentucky State Fair
 
Thursday, August 15
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.              Cholesterol and Glucose Screenings
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.              Depression and Anxiety Screenings and Information
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.              James Graham Brown Cancer Center Mobile Mammography Van
                                    Bariatric Surgery Information
9 a.m. – 7 p.m.              Blood Pressure Screenings
                                    Walk-through, Inflatable Colon and Heart
 
 
Friday, August 16
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.              Cholesterol and Glucose Screenings
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.              Depression and Anxiety Screenings and Information
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.              James Graham Brown Cancer Center Mobile Mammography Van
                                    Bariatric Surgery Information
9 a.m. – 7 p.m.              Blood Pressure Screenings
Walk-through, Inflatable Colon and Heart
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.           Walk with a Doc Information
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.             Head and Neck Cancer Screenings
 
 
Saturday, August 17
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.              Cholesterol and Glucose Screenings
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.                          James Graham Brown Cancer Center Mobile Mammography Van
                                    Bariatric Surgery Information
9 a.m. – 7 p.m.              Blood Pressure Screenings
                                    Walk-through, Inflatable Colon and Heart
 
                                   
Sunday, August 18
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.              Cholesterol and Glucose Screenings
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.              James Graham Brown Cancer Center Mobile Mammography Van
                                    Bariatric Surgery Information
9 a.m. – 7 p.m.              Blood Pressure Screenings
                                    Walk-through, Inflatable Colon and Heart
 
 
Monday, August 19
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.              Cholesterol and Glucose Screenings
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.              Depression and Anxiety Screenings and Information
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.              James Graham Brown Cancer Center Mobile Mammography Van
                                    Bariatric Surgery Information
9 a.m. – 7 p.m.              Blood Pressure Screenings
                                    Walk-through, Inflatable Colon and Heart

Tuesday, August 20
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.              Cholesterol and Glucose Screenings
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.              Depression and Anxiety Information
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.              James Graham Brown Cancer Center Mobile Mammography Van
                                    Bariatric Surgery Information
University of Louisville Hospital Trauma Team
9 a.m. – 7 p.m.              Blood Pressure Screenings
                                    Walk-through, Inflatable Colon and Heart
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.            University of Louisville Hospital Burn Unit
10 a.m.- 4 p.m.              University of Louisville Hospital Stroke Team
University of Hospital Epilepsy Center and Pharmacy
 
 
Wednesday, August 21
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.              Cholesterol and Glucose Screenings
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.              Depression and Anxiety Screenings and Information
Smoking Cessation Information
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.              James Graham Brown Cancer Center Mobile Mammography Van
                                    Bariatric Surgery Information
                                    Cancer Care Information
9 a.m. – 7 p.m.              Blood Pressure Screenings
Walk-through, Inflatable Colon and Heart
Smoking Cessation Information
 
Thursday, August 22
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.              Cholesterol and Glucose Screenings
                                    KentuckyOne Health Sports Medicine Team
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.              Depression and Anxiety Information
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.              James Graham Brown Cancer Center Mobile Mammography Van
                                    Bariatric Surgery Information
                                    Frazier Rehab Institute Team
9 a.m. – 7 p.m.              Blood Pressure Screenings
                                    Walk-through, Inflatable Colon and Heart
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.            University of Louisville Hospital Burn Unit
 
 
Friday, August 23
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.              Cholesterol and Glucose Screenings
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.              Depression and Anxiety Screenings and Information
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.              James Graham Brown Cancer Center Mobile Mammography Van
                                    Bariatric Surgery Information
9 a.m. – 7 p.m.              Blood Pressure Screenings
Walk-through, Inflatable Colon and Heart
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.           Walk with a Doc
 
 
Saturday, August 24
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.              Cholesterol and Glucose Screenings
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.              Smoking Cessation Information
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.              James Graham Brown Cancer Center Mobile Mammography Van
                                    Bariatric Surgery Information
9 a.m. – 7 p.m.              Blood Pressure Screenings
Walk-through, Inflatable Colon and Heart
Smoking Cessation
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.            University of Louisville Hospital Burn Unit
Sunday, August 25
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.              Cholesterol and Glucose Screenings
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.              James Graham Brown Cancer Center Mobile Mammography Van
                                    Bariatric Surgery Information
9 a.m. – 7 p.m.              Blood Pressure Screenings
Walk-through, Inflatable Colon and Heart
 
Heart Care
Daily: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Heart disease is the number one killer in the United States. And the fact is, many of those deaths could have been prevented if people would have known the heart attack warning signs. Heart health awareness and education is particularly important for Kentuckians. Kentucky ranks ninth in the nation for deaths from heart disease and stroke. The internationally renowned team of experts at Jewish Heart Care will be on hand at the Kentucky State Fair to share information about heart health. KentuckyOne Health will offer free cholesterol and glucose screenings from 9 a.m. -1:30 p.m. each day and free blood pressure screenings from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day at the Kentucky State Fair, August 15-26. The exhibit will also feature a large inflatable heart that visitors can walk through and learn the anatomy of the organ and cardiovascular care. 
 
Breast Cancer Screenings at the Kentucky State Fair
Daily: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
In 1990, the James Graham Brown Cancer Center began offering mammograms at the Kentucky State Fair to raise awareness and improve access to quality breast care. Mammograms will take place every day of the state fair from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and will be performed by technicians from the Brown Cancer Center’s Breast Care Center, the first nationally accredited breast center in Kentucky.  Please be sure to bring your Medicare or commercial insurance card. Those without insurance should speak to staff members on site for additional information.  With insurance, the mammography will cost $79 and can be paid for by cash, check or credit card.
Bariatric Surgery Information
Daily: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
When you just can’t seem to lose the weight that’s causing you serious health problems, LAP-BAND® surgery can be the step that helps you finally succeed. For people suffering from severe obesity and related health conditions, weight-loss surgery may be a solution. The LAP-Band® System is safer, less invasive, and more effective than other types of weight-loss surgery.
Jewish Bariatric Care works with patients on a multi-disciplinary weight-loss program, which includes nutritional, emotional and exercise counseling, before and after surgery to ensure success and long-term health. Meet the team at the Kentucky State Fair in the Health Horizons area in the South Wing.
 
Depression and Anxiety Screenings and Information
Daily: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Our Lady of Peace is a private, non-profit psychiatric hospital that offers the most comprehensive array of psychiatric treatment services in the state, including specialized programs and services along the full continuum of care, including inpatient, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programming for all ages, including children, adolescents, adults and seniors. Visit the Our Lady of Peace team at the State Fair to learn about depression and anxiety and what can be done to treat these conditions. Depression and anxiety screenings will also be available.
 
Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Screenings
Friday, August 16, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Kentucky is a state steeped in traditions—horseracing, college sports and beautiful natural resources.  Tobacco use has also been a tradition throughout the Commonwealth, and one that together we must bring to an end. We lead the nation in tobacco-related cancers and in the percentage of adults who smoke or use tobacco products. That tradition has lead to a lung cancer death rate that is 45 percent higher in Kentucky than the nation.

The James Graham Brown Cancer Center will offer FREE oral, head and neck cancer screenings, from the same team that performed Kentucky’s first daVinci TransOral Robotic Surgery. The innovative surgery allows access to cancerous tissue through the mouth, making the surgery virtually incision free. It opens new possibilities in treating throat cancer with less scarring and better outcomes. As with all cancers, early detection increases treatment options.
 
Walk with a Doc
Friday, August 16, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Friday, August 23, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Meet the doc, Dr. Jesse Adams, who hosts the monthly Walk with a Doc Program. Walk with a Doc is a nationwide program that works to empower patients to improve their health through physical activity, exercising side-by-side with their healthcare providers. Walkers have the opportunity to learn about important health topics, ask medical questions in an informal manner and receive free blood pressure screenings, refreshments and giveaways.
Stroke and Neurological Care
Tuesday, August 20: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
University of Louisville Hospital is the first certified Comprehensive Stroke Center in Kentucky and was the 20th in the nation. Achieving Comprehensive Stroke Center certification recognizes University Hospital's commitment to providing the best possible stroke care and the Stroke Center's ability to treat all levels of patients. In addition to providing the most advanced treatments, University Hospital's Stroke Center is focused on educating the community on stroke risk factors and symptoms so future strokes can be prevented.  Stroke screenings will include FREE daily blood pressure screenings, as well as information on other risk factors.
 
Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
Tuesday, August 20, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Epilepsy is the third most common neurological disorder in the United States after Alzheimer’s disease and stroke. In Kentucky and Southern Indiana alone, over 90,000 people have epilepsy. Due to the high number, there is a vital need for a comprehensive epilepsy team, making the University of Louisville Hospital Epilepsy Center a critical resource for the community and state. As a Level IV epilepsy center, the highest accreditation, the team has the expertise and resources to effectively diagnose and treat patients, as well as to perform brain surgery when necessary. Talk to these specially trained epilepsy nurses, learn about the disorder, warning signs and treatments available.
 
Trauma Prevention
Tuesday, August 20: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Meet the University of Louisville Hospital Trauma Team and learn about their expertise in preventing traumas, regardless of whether they are at work, exercising, staying active or staying at home. ULH is home to the nation's first trauma center, founded in 1910 when forward thinking physicians first aligned all the resources needed to meet lifesaving needs when it matters most.
 
Frazier Rehab Institute
Thursday, August 22, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Comprehensive rehabilitation services are offered by KentuckyOne Health through Frazier Rehab Institute. Providing therapy in an acute care setting for inpatient and outpatient rehab needs, Frazier offers a number of specialties focused on helping individuals reach a higher quality of life including physical, occupational, speech-language and recreational therapies, as well as pulmonary rehab, rehab nursing and psychology/neuropsychology. Meet the Frazier Rehab team to learn more about the innovative treatments offered right here in Louisville.

KentuckyOne Health Sports Medicine

Thursday, August 22, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Meet the team from KentuckyOne Health Sports Medicine, the leaders in sports medicine. KentuckyOne Health Sports Medicine offers a comprehensive range of services including education, prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and wellness from a specially trained and certified staff, ensuring the highest quality of care possible. Certified Athletic Trainers and other professionals in the area of sports medicine provide a holistic approach to the athlete, no matter the level of competition, keeping people in the game of life by helping them understand the need for education and preventative measures, for the entire individual-physically and mentally. Sports injury screenings will be performed by licensed physical therapists and will address questions about injury prevention, proper footwear, training regiment, overuse injuries and more.
 
Burn Awareness
Thursday, August 22 and Saturday, August 24, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
The University of Louisville Hospital Burn Unit is a critical resource. It is the only unit dedicated to adult burns in the region and treats between 250 and 300 patients each year. While the expertise of the burn unit has resulted in some miracle recoveries, this outreach mission is about prevention. Come talk to the nurses, specially trained about burns, to learn about prevention, immediate steps to take after a burn and when to seek medical attention.
 
 
 
 

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