Grand Opening Event and Health Fair | April 22, 2017
PORT ANGELES (April 4, 2017) Please join us for a special welcome ceremony followed by facility tours and a Health Fair featuring Olympic Medical providers and staff with valuable information for you and your family on a variety of health-related topics.
Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Schedule of Events
10:00 a.m. Grand Opening Ceremonies
10:15 a.m. Tours, Informational Booths & Teddy Bear Clinic
10:30 a.m. Health Presentations Begin
Our Health Fair is free and open to the public. Come take a tour and visit booths for information and health screenings throughout the new facility.
Teddy Bear Clinic -- Children are invited to bring their favorite stuffed animal to this fun, interactive event. Your child will assist in giving their special friend a medical checkup, hosted by our pediatrics staff. Click here to learn more about the Teddy Bear Clinic.Pain Management -- Primary Care will offer information about managing pain without opioids and on the dangers of opioid addiction.
Adult Immunizations -- Learn the who/when/what for adult immunizations.
Blood Pressure Monitoring -- Staff will take BPs and provide tracking cards.
MyChart -- OMP Staff will offer assistance in signing up for and navigating MyChart.
Call Center/Scheduling -- OMP’s Call Center staff will explain our centralized call and scheduling process.
Cancer Center -- Staff will provide information about the services cancer patients can receive right here on the peninsula.
Health Screening Information -- Learn about valuable health screenings for colon cancer, breast cancer and women’s health.
Meet our Team -- OMP providers and staff from our service lines will answer questions about the services they provide.
Home Health & Lifeline -- Valuable services are available for in-home care such as nursing, wound care, physical, speech and occupational therapy, home health aides and medical social workers. Phillips Lifeline is also available.
Ready, Set, Go! 5210 -- Healthy choices matter. Take the 5-2-1-0 healthy families challenge for better health. Also children can use a pedal-powered blender to create a delicious fruit smoothie. Brought to you by the Olympic Peninsula Healthy Community Coalition and Molina Healthcare.
Meet Fire Fighters & EMTs -- Check out an ambulance and fire truck and learn about pre-hospital care and a senior fall prevention program from the folks at Fire District 2.
You are also invited to attend a variety of free health-related presentations. All health presentations will take place just across the street in Linkletter Hall on the lower level of Olympic Memorial Hospital, 939 Caroline St.
Your Meds, Your Safety
10:30 a.m. – Understand the crucial importance of medication safety.
With Mark Fischer, MD, FACP, Internal Medicine
Prostate Enlargement: What are My Options?
11 a.m. – Most men will develop enlarged prostates as they age. Learn about symptoms, when to seek treatment, what’s available, what’s new.
With Carleen Bensen, MD, Urology
Blood Pressure: More than Just Numbers
11:30 a.m. – Learn the importance of proper blood pressure (BP) readings. Improperly taken BPs lead to over- and under-medication, inappropriate doctor visits, and can lead to worsening conditions.
With Michael McGuire, ARNP, Primary Care
Colon Cancer Screening: Why, Why Not?
Noon – Screening for colon cancer, the second-leading cancer killer, is recommended for most people starting at age 50. Understand the pros and cons in order to make an informed decision.
With Duane Webb, MD, Gastroenterology
Preventing and Identifying Strokes
12:30 p.m. – With Lorraine Wall, RN, Chief Nursing Officer / Hospital Chief Operating Officer
Modern Midwives: Science Meets the Art of Caring
1 p.m. – Is midwifery care right for you? Meet the midwife team and learn the important role of midwives in 21st century healthcare.
With Midwives Cheri Shields, ARNP, CNM, and Laurie Johnson-Driese, ARNP, CNM
Inside, Outside, Right Side Up!
1:30 p.m. – Your mental health can benefit from our geographic location! Find out how to use getting outside into our wonderful local environment to improve your mental outlook and wellbeing..
With Joshua Jones, MD, Psychiatry
Smart Eating to Prevent and Manage Disease
2 p.m. – Most health problems are a combination of life factors.
You cannot control family history, gender and age. However, diet can be controlled. Learn how food choices contribute to a healthy heart and diabetes prevention.
With Elizabeth Schuerman, RD, Nutrition Services & Diabetes Education
Olympic Medical Center (Clallam County Public Hospital District No. 2) is a comprehensive, award-winning health care provider for more than 70,000 residents of Clallam County. It has served the community since its establishment on Nov. 1, 1951, and is governed by a seven-member, publicly elected board. Olympic Medical is a sole community hospital and rural referral center, and a charter member of both the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (2003) and the Swedish Health Network (2011). Olympic Medical provides inpatient services at its 67-bed acute-care facility in Port Angeles, including a level-three trauma designated emergency department, surgical services, and labor and delivery. OMC’s outpatient services include cardiac, imaging, physical therapy and rehabilitation, laboratory, sleep medicine, surgical services, home health, physician clinics and comprehensive regional cancer care at locations in Port Angeles and Sequim.