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Monday, October 21
Hospital Staff Appreciation Day
HRMC wants to extend their thanks and appreciation to its clinical and support staff, and will do so with internal events for employees. The hospital encourages folks in the community to say "thank you" to their physician, nurse or others who support their health care. It's a great way to let them know you are supportive of their work.
Tuesday, October 22
Visitor Appreciation Day - All Day
Drive Thru Flu Shot Clinic - 3 PM to 6 PM
As a sign of our appreciation, HRMC would like to thank the community, patients, and visitors at the hospital for their support and will host activities throughout the day. HRMC will also host a drive thru flu shot clinic from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Just as simple as it sounds - you drive up, roll up your sleeve, and get vaccinated right in the comfort of your vehicle. Shots take as little as 1-2 minutes to complete, with the entire process taking an estimated 15-20 minutes or less. This includes time for registration, consent, and brief patient education all from the comfort of your vehicle. Receiving the vaccine in a parking lot organized for administration of flu vaccines is essentially no different than receiving it in a doctor's office. Trained nurses and clinical staff administer the shot in both settings - except that it is much more convenient to have it done in a drive-thru. The vaccine can only be administered to those 4 years of age and up. The cost is $15 per person.
Wednesday, October 23
Get Healthy Hampton Expo - 7:00 AM to 1:30 PM
HRMC will host the Get Healthy Hampton Expo on the grounds of the hospital from 7:00 AM to 1:30 PM. The health fair will provide important services and screenings for those in attendance such as blood pressure checks, blood work/screenings, diagnostic testing, and flu shots. Various HRMC departments will have booths available so individuals can obtain more information regarding services as well as important health related education. This will culminate during the lunch hour when a number of individuals can be entered into free drawings for giveaway items. Tours of the hospital and medical buildings will be provided throughout the day at selected times.
Speakers & Presentations
During the Expo, you have the opportunity to learn about that latest medical
advancements and health related news. Our medical staff will be speaking during the
health fair at the following times: Due to limited space, please RSVP to hold your
spot by calling (803) 943-1255.
* 9:00 AM - Dr. Malcolm Horry, primary care physician, will be presenting "Women's
Health Issues - What you Need to Know"
* 10:00 AM - Dr. Cerame, general surgeon, will be presenting "Treating Breast Cancer -
The latest advancements and developments"
* 11:00 AM - Jeana Smith, dietary & nutrition director, will be presenting "Living Longer
with Good Nutrition"
Heart & Vascular Screenings at the Expo with significant savings!
Register by Friday, October 18 and receive the Early Bird rate of $150. After October 18,
the cost is $175. For more information or to register for early bird rates, call
(803) 943-1245 or (803) 943-1253.
* Stroke/Carotid Artery Screening: Checks the carotid arteries for buildup of fatty
plaque - a leading cause of strokes.
* Heart Rhythm Screening (Atrial Fibrillation): Checks for the presence or absence of an
irregular heartbeat. Atrial Fibrillation increases the risk of stroke 5 times.
* Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening: Checks for the presence of an aneurysm in
the abdominal aorta. An undetected aneurysm could lead to a ruptured aorta.
* Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening: Checks for plaque build-up in the lower
extremities. A person with Peripheral Artery Disease is 4 to 5 times more likely to die
from heart disease.
Blood Tests Offered at Expo
* $40 - General Panel includes Complete Blood Count (CBC), Basic Metabolic Panel
(BMP), Lipid Panel and Liver Panel
* $10 - TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone)
* $10 - Hemoglobin A1C
* $10 - PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen, for men 50 and older)
Things to remember regarding blood tests: Walk-in appointments only. Payment is due in full at time of registration. No eating or drinking for at least 10 hours prior to having your blood drawn. Your lab results will be mailed to each individual. Please provide your physician with a copy for interpretation.
Thursday, October 24
HRMC to Host Hampton County Chamber After Hours Event
The hospital will host an "after hours" event in conjunction with the Hampton County Chamber of Commerce. Remarks will be made by the CEO and president of the hospital. Shortly after, there will be a time for attendees to meet the hospital's physicians and learn more about the services we provide. Tours of the new medical office building will be provided.
Friday, October 25
Commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month with 1 mile Awareness Walk - 10:00 AM
The community, staff, and friends of the hospital are encouraged to join us as we commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness month with a 1 mile walk around the hospital (approximately 3 laps). Kicking off at 10:00 AM in the HRMC cafeteria, we will start with stretching exercises before starting the walk. For anyone who participates, we will serve healthy snacks and refreshments afterwards.