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St. John Broken Arrow and Broken Arrow Public Schools Present Annual Community Health Fair

Event to offer free screenings, information and giveaways

 

September 22, 2014, Broken Arrow, Okla. -- St. John Broken Arrow will partner with Broken Arrow Public Schools to present the Broken Arrow Community Health Fair on Saturday, September 27. The free event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Broken Arrow High School campus, 1901 E. Albany Street in Broken Arrow. 

Attendees will receive free health services and screenings such as blood pressure and heart rate checks, oxygen saturation readings, and physician and nurse consultations. Children are invited to enjoy interactive health games, view the inside of a Life Flight helicopter or bring their favorite stuffed toy for a check-up at the teddy bear clinic.

“Preventive medicine offers an opportunity for us to be proactive with our health and learn about possible risk factors, as well as appropriate ways to reduce those risks,” said St. John Broken Arrow chief operating officer David Phillips. “Partnering with Broken Arrow Public Schools to offer a free community health fair provides a great opportunity for students and the community to become more engaged in their health.”

Health fair attendees will also have an opportunity to interact with St. John health professionals to discuss relevant issues such as heart attack, stroke, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), smoking cessation, diabetes and more.

“Broken Arrow Public Schools is very fortunate to have a collaborative partnership with St. John Broken Arrow," said Dr. Jarod Mendenhall, superintendent for Broken Arrow Public Schools. "We are truly grateful for their focus on the health and well-being of our students, staff and the community."

About St. John Broken Arrow

St. John Broken Arrow is a six-story, 44-bed hospital located at Elm (161st E. Avenue) and Albany (61st Street) in Broken Arrow. The hospital opened in September 2010 and is the community’s only hospital. St. John Broken Arrow offers a wide range of healthcare services, including emergency care, orthopedic services, sports medicine, a regionally renowned joint replacement center, outpatient services and all-digital diagnostic imaging services. A 100,000-square-foot medical office building connects to the hospital.

About Broken Arrow Public Schools

Established in 1904, Broken Arrow Public Schools is the sixth largest school district in Oklahoma. With a current enrollment of 18,000 students, Broken Arrow Public Schools strives to educate, equip and empower a community of learners by providing dynamic learning opportunities, enabling all students to be successful.

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