There’s Something for Everyone at the Health Fair
By LiVe Well Center
Each year, Intermountain Dixie Regional Medical Center is proud to put on our annual LiVe Well Health Fair. The health fair provides an opportunity for health providers and other nonprofit community groups to gather together under one roof in the name of helping you live the healthiest life possible. This year’s health fair returns to the Dixie Regional Health and Performance Center on September 28, 2019.
The health fair will kick off at 8:00 a.m. with the first annual LiVe Well Fun Run/Walk, sponsored by the Intermountain LiVe Well Center. The event will start in the Health and Performance Center parking lot and take you around the hospital. “We are excited to be a part of the health fair this year by encouraging exercise,” said Allen Christensen, Health Promotion and Wellness Operations Manager at LiVe Well Center in St. George. “There could not be a better way to start out a day dedicated to living well than going for a morning walk or jog with friends.” All ages and abilities are welcome to participate in the free fun run, but participants will need to fill out a liability waiver the morning of the event.
At 9:00 a.m., the entire health fair opens with booths located on each level of the Health and Performance Center. “Another new addition to the health fair that is sure to be a hit is a robotics exhibit,” said Mitch Cloward, administrator of Dixie Regional Medical Center. “Our same day surgery department has acquired a da Vinci Surgical System that will help perform minimally invasive surgeries and improve care. Once up and running, this system will be able to assist doctors in performing surgeries in urology, general surgery, gynecology, and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) using the most up to date technology.” A model of this system will be available at the fair so attendees can experiment with it to get a feel for how the surgeon will use it during surgery.
“One of the great benefits of the health fair is the involvement of our community partners who are dedicated to helping you get a snapshot of your health,” said Jordan Merrill, Community Health Specialist at Dixie Regional. “We are excited to return this year with a screening team to provide you with information about your blood pressure, potential for depression, and more.”
The community health team will join other volunteers from Intermountain Healthcare, Southwest Utah Public Health Department, Dixie State University, Community Nursing Services, and other health businesses to offer more than a dozen services, which include flu shots (most major insurances accepted; $20 fee with cash, check, or credit card), skin cancer screening, cholesterol tests ($25 fee; fasting for at least eight hours prior to test required), musculoskeletal information, body composition, hearing and balance, and more.
Other booths will be available to provide information on community programs and services that partner with Dixie Regional to help make our community a better place for everyone to live. Family friendly exhibits like the Teddy Bear Clinic will also be available.
We hope you will invite a friend or family member and join us at the health fair. If you have any questions, please feel free to call 435-251-2159.