The inaugural Women’s Health Expo at Decatur County Memorial Hospital (DCMH) drew widespread acclaim and enthusiastic participation from the local community. Held in the newly opened state-of-the-art Rehabilitation & Medical Offices building on March 2, 2024, the event marked a significant milestone in DCMH’s commitment to women’s wellness.

The Expo provided attendees with an opportunity to experience a range of free essential health screenings and services. Over three hours, 120+ patients received various assessments, including Thyroid Function Tests, Vitamin Deficiency Tests, Rehab Assessments, Skin Cancer Screenings, Mental Health Assessments, Sleep Assessments, Lipid Panels, and A1C tests. These screenings were made possible thanks to the generous support of the Hospital Foundation of Decatur County (Foundation), Selking International, Standard Fertilizer, and Centra Credit Union.

Many attendees also had the opportunity to schedule appointments for heart and/or lung scans at a reduced price due to funds dispersed from the Heart and Lung Screening Funds created by the Foundation. These funds were used in their entirety to help offset the costs of the additional scans conducted following the event.

At the Expo, participants could schedule pap smears and mammograms and receive referrals to specialized services such as DCMH Sleep Clinic, DCMH Rehabilitation Services, DCMH Behavioral & Mental Health Services, Centerstone, and Forefront Dermatology.

“The Women’s Health Expo coincided with Women’s History Month as a way to celebrate women, women’s health, and help support healthcare initiatives for women by offering free screenings,” said Liz McCoy, Manager, Marketing & Communication of DCMH. “We plan to offer the Expo event each year along with our two other free screening events, Healthy Fair and Men’s Tailgate.”

Beyond the medical services offered, participants enjoyed a vibrant atmosphere filled with engaging activities, including nail painting by DCMH’s Spirit of Women, hair tinsel application by Jennifer Ooley with The Farmhouse Salon and KayLynn Comer with KayLynn’s Lashes & More, and permanent jewelry installations by Jordan Einhaus with Permalinx. Attendees also had the opportunity to speak with DCMH department booths, interact with community partners, and take guided tours of the new building. Participants received an educational chat from DCMH Foot & Ankle Surgeon Dr. Alexandria Marshall about Choosing Footwear for Your Life. Culminating in a themed brunch provided by DCMH’s Dietary team, complete with mocktails adorned with edible glitter and a festive balloon arch, the Expo showcased DCMH’s commitment to wellness.

The event’s success was made possible by the dedication of over 50 DCMH employees who volunteered their time and expertise to ensure a memorable and impactful experience for all attendees.

“We are proud to continue offering free and discounted screenings to our community through events like the Women’s Health Expo,” said Rex McKinney, CEO/President of DCMH. “We are meeting the needs of our community by making healthcare more accessible and removing barriers to quality care.”

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