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Helping People: It’s What We Do

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Prevention and wellness have always been important components of health care for Saint Alphonsus.  One of the ways we provide this service to people in the areas we operate is through free screenings, health fairs and seminars.

These events allow individuals to visit with providers to be screened for potential problems. Whether it is diabetes, bone density, skin cancer, or others, catching problems early often results in better outcomes.  Even if a disease isn’t present, if indicators are found that show it could develop into a problem in the future, we can help the person through health education, diet and exercise, or other appropriate programs.

As a not-for-profit health care provider we invest our resources back into the communities we serve to increase positive health outcomes.  I hope you take advantage of these upcoming free screenings and activities we are providing in the coming months near you.

March

12        Nutrition Education Series – Heart Health 101
Saint Alphonsus Medical Center, Ontario
12 – 1 PM in the Snake River Conference Room.

14        Screening & Lecture by Dr. Badke, “Signs and Symptoms of Heart Attack”
Cascade Medical Center in Cascade
Screening will be a blood draw with information on lipids and BMI, along with blood pressure. 7 – 10 AM.

16        Mammography screening at the Hispanic Expo
Nampa Civic Center
11AM – 3 PM in the Saint Alphonsus Mobile Health Screening Coach (the Pink Motorhome)

19        Nutrition Education Series – Tips and Tricks to Exercising  
Saint Alphonsus Medical Center, Ontario
12 – 1 PM in the Snake River Conference Room.

26        Nutrition Education Series – Tips & Tricks to Reading Food Labels
Saint Alphonsus Medical Center, Ontario
1 – 2 PM in the Snake River Conference Room.

27        Healthy Me Series – “Are You a High Risk Pregnancy?” by Dr. James Betoni 
Saint Alphonsus Birkeland Maternity Center, Nampa
6:00 PM.  RSVP at 463-5872 or online at www.saintalphonsus.org/baby. Or text a general question to BABIES to 88000.

April 

12        Mammography, bone density, blood pressure, balance testing and BMI screening
Fruitland Health Plaza Health Fair, 910 NW 16th Street, Fruitland
10 AM – 2 PM

14        Healthy Me Series – “Pregnancy and You” by Dr. Guillermo Guzman
6:00 PM at Saint Alphonsus Birkeland Maternity Center, Nampa
RSVP at 463-5872 or online at www.saintalphonsus.org/healthy-me. Or text a general question to BABIES at 88000.

16        Educational seminar on Joint Care
Saint Alphonsus Medical Center-Nampa, 1512 N. 12th Avenue
6:30 – 7:30 PM in the Spring & Summer Conference rooms. RSVP required for dinner and seminar at 367-7355 or online at www.saintalphonsus.org/ortho

19        Mammography screening at the Hispanic Health Fair at the Hispanic Cultural Center
From 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM in the Saint Alphonsus Mobile Health Screening Coach (Pink Motorhome)

23        Mammography and bone density screening
At the Information Fair at the O’Conner Field House in Caldwell
All day in the Saint Alphonsus Mobile Health Screening Coach (Pink Motorhome)

24        Healthy Me Series – “Women’s Health Mid-Life” by Dr. Rebecca McCaffrey
Mulvaney Building, Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, 1072 N. Liberty, Boise. 
6:00 PM.  RSVP online at www.saintalphonsus.org/healthy-me

26        Skin cancer screening
Saint Alphonsus Cancer Care Center, 1055 N. Curtis Road, Boise.
8 AM – Noon. Screening is free but requires pre-registration. Call 367-4220 or online at www.saintalphonsus.org/skincancer to register.

May 

7          Mammography and bone density screening
Boise State University Health Fair
All day in the Mobile Health Screening Coach (Pink Motorhome)

14        Healthy Me Series – “Gynecology: Minimally Invasive Surgery Options” by Dr. Mary Janowiak and Dr. Jon Kattenhorn
Mulvaney Building, Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, 1072 N. Liberty, Boise
6:00 PM.  RSVP online at www.saintalphonsus.org/healthy-me

17        Mammography and bone density screening at Fiesta de Mayo in Caldwell
All day in the Mobile Health Screening Coach (Pink Motorhome)

31        7th Annual Arthritis Symposium
Saint Alphonsus McCleary Auditorium, 1055 N. Curtis Road, Boise
9:30 AM – 1 PM. RSVP required at 367-4220.

31        Neuroscience Grand Opening and Screening
Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, 1055 N. Curtis Road, Boise 
This all-day screening will be a blood draw with information on lipids and BMI, along with blood pressure. Call 367-4220 for more specific time information.

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