Johnson Memorial Medical Center (JMMC) and Saint Francis Care will hold a Community Health Screening Event on June 9, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Saint Francis Care at Ellington, 137 West Road in Ellington, Connecticut. The event will feature breast exams, body fat analyses, cholesterol/glucose screenings, integrative medicine techniques, hearing screenings, retinal screenings, and skin cancer screenings free-of-charge to community members. Most screenings require an appointment; please call 1-877-783-7262 to register or click here to register online.
In addition to health screenings, the event will feature a Medication Review by a Big Y Pharmacist and a Booster Seat Safety Clinic. The Big Y Pharmacist will assess current medications, including dosage, timing, and interactions of medications. At the Booster Seat Safety Clinic, experienced car seat technicians will check booster seats free-of-charge from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Appointments are not needed for the Medication Review or Booster Seat Safety Clinic.
JMMC and Saint Francis Care announced in January the intention to enter into a partnership agreement. The Community Health Screening Event is the first joint community event for the organizations.
JMMC is the non-profit parent company of Johnson Memorial Hospital; Evergreen Health Care Center, which offers long-term care, short-term rehabilitation and recovery, and care for those with Alzheimer's disease and related forms of dementia; and Home & Community Health Services, a home health care and hospice agency. JMMC provides a continuum of health care services to those living and working in north central Connecticut and western Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.jmmc.com.
Saint Francis Care is an integrated healthcare delivery system established by Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, an anchor institution in north central Connecticut since 1897. Licensed for 617 beds and 65 bassinets, it is a major teaching hospital and the largest Catholic hospital in New England. Other major entities of Saint Francis Care include The Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital, the Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute, the Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute of Connecticut, the Saint Francis/Mount Sinai Regional Cancer Center, and the Joyce D. and Andrew J. Mandell Center for Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Care. Its services are supported by a network of five major Access Centers and eight additional medical office centers sited throughout the region. For more information, visit www.stfranciscare.com.