This year, 35 vendors, including 10 Logan Health – Shelby (LHS) departments, participated in the Annual Community Health Fair at the Shelby Civic Center on Wednesday, October 11. The successful event hosted by LHS and the Toole County Health Department saw an overall increase in community engagement.
During the event, LHS Laboratory Services delivered 13 lab draws, LHS Cardiopulmonary Services ran 17 spirometry tests, 6 participants donated blood during the Vitalant blood drive, and several free A1C, bone density, glucose, and blood pressure checks were given by the University of Montana’s IPHARM program. The Toole County Health Department also had a great number of visitors who took advantage of available vaccines through the onsite Care Van.
All booths brought door prizes, giveaways, and great interactive activities for all to enjoy. The health fair welcomed Shelby High School students during the day to help educate about the healthcare industry, which also included hands-on demonstrations. General surgeon, Dr. Milheim and his surgical team, led a hands-on heart dissection for Shelby High School’s Med-Prep students using steer, lamb and pig hearts. The program allows students to visit each LHS department throughout the year.
Free lunch made by TLC Catering in Shelby was available for all attendees and vendors. LHS would like to thank City of Shelby and Shelby Civic Center for the use of space and availability throughout the event. LHS appreciates all the attendees, guest vendors and, volunteers who were able to join and make a difference in the overall health and wellbeing of our communities.