PMH HealthBeat

Health Fairs begin April 26

Pocahontas Memorial Hospital’s Health Fairs for 2017 will begin next week.  These Health Fairs have been an important part of the community’s healthcare for more than 25 years.  As a result of the Health Fairs throughout the years, dozens of critical health conditions have been uncovered such as anemia and low blood cell counts, thyroid issues, leukemia, diabetes, high lipids, bleeding disorders and prostate cancer.

The Executive I screening covers practically every organ in the body and includes testing for cardiac, liver, cholesterol, hematology, thyroid function and electrolytes.  This screening would typically cost more than $450, but as an important preventative tool for the community, PMH is proud to offer it for just $25. 

PMH has only increased the price one time in the last 20 years.  If men would like to include a PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen), the total cost is $30.  Other tests are also available including an A1C for an additional $15, Vitamin D test for an additional $25, and a bone density test for an additional $10.  These tests are also being offered at discounted rates.

Results from the blood screenings are mailed to your home in about a week and, upon request, will also be provided to your regular healthcare provider.  New this year, results are available in 72 hours by creating an account on the LabCorp Patient Portal.  You can go ahead and sign up today by logging on to https://pa

The Annual Health Fair at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital will be held on Friday, May 12.  Public Health Fairs will be held throughout the county beginning on April 26.  A full schedule can be found in this newspaper on page 4 and also on our website at

Auxiliary Makes Donation for Walking Path

PMH Auxiliary members Edwina Garber and Cheryl Cain, shown above, present a check for $1,000 to Ashley Pritt to help finance a walking path to be completed on hospital grounds. Grant funds have been obtained as well as donations from community members and businesses.  The path will be a great addition for both hospital staff and patients.  We hope to break ground for the path this spring.  If you would like to make a donation, please contact Ashley Pritt at 304-799-7400.

more recommended stories