Baystate Mary Lane Hospital Announces Community Health Screenings

WARE — Baystate Mary Lane Hospital is dedicated to help people lead healthier, fuller lives by offering affordable community health screenings throughout 2010.

“We take a great deal of pride in bringing these health screenings in three sites in the community,” said John Olinski, MT, supervisor of Laboratory at the hospital. “Our community health screening program includes a lipid-panel, blood-glucose, and blood-pressure screening.”

The hospital sends a copy of the results to the patients and their physicians.

“We remind them to speak to their physician about their laboratory results,” said Olinski. “Their health care providers will help them decide what treatment is best for them, if any, based on their cholesterol and blood-glucose screening results. If community members don’t have a physician, we help them locate one.”

The Community Health screening locations and dates are as follows:

Baystate Mary Lane Hospital

Community Health Information Center, First Floor, Wednesdays from 8 to 10 a.m., Jan. 20, March 17, May 19, July 21, Sept. 15, Nov. 17.

Baystate Health

95 Sargent Street, Belchertown, Laboratory and Radiology Patient Service Center, Tuesdays from 8 to 10 a.m., Jan. 19, March 16, May 18, July 20, Sept. 21, Nov. 16.

West Brookfield Senior Center

73 Central St., West Brookfield, Tuesdays from 8 to 9 a.m., Jan. 5, March 2, May 4, July 6, Sept. 7, Nov. 2.

For the cholesterol screening, there is a $5 fee. A 12-hour fasting is required prior to the screening. Pre-registration is required for the screening by calling Baystate Health Link at (413) 967-2488 or toll-free outside the Ware calling area at (800) 377-4325.

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