A neighborhood well being honest is ready for June 12 at Parkview Baptist Church in Longview.
In the course of the occasion, audio system will talk about well being points and issues together with cardiac care, diabetes and dialysis.
Tonya Fagan, chief nursing officer for Choose Medical within the Vital Sickness Restoration division, will give an outline of the occasion.
“I’m doing an outline of what was talked about in the course of the day,” she mentioned. “The well being honest mainly covers cardiac points and care and diabetes however I’m going to additionally embody some data on COVID and the significance of vaccinations.”
Fagan was a registered nurse at Good Shepherd Medical Heart for greater than 15 years. Her nursing profession contains greater than 20 years expertise in important care and she or he has held a number of management roles, together with scientific director of medical intensive care, surgical/CV intensive care, stroke-cardiovascular intermediate care, progressive care, oncology and post-surgical items.
Different audio system embody Joyce Brown, Dorothy Patton and Helen Stephens.
Brown is the youth director at Parkview Baptist Church. She additionally works along with her group, “Saturday Initiative Youth Providers,” to make sure college students are outfitted with the talents wanted to succeed. This system, since its inception in 2008, has served greater than 425 native youths.
Patton labored in ICU medical surgical and dialysis items throughout her nursing profession at Good Shepherd Medical Heart. She was workers nurse for 18 years, cost nurse for 22 years and assistant scientific supervisor for 2 years. She retired from her 42-year nursing profession in 2011.
Stephens started her nursing profession at Parkview Hospital in Midland after graduating from Midland School in 1972. She later labored within the dialysis unit at Good Shepherd earlier than retiring in 2006.
The well being honest additionally will embody a particular session on shallowness for younger women ages 13-19.
“It’s been famous that shallowness drives well being and we need to give them some suggestions and get them to talk on the place they really feel they’re with shallowness,” Fagan mentioned. “We need to give them some confidence builders, some instruments for that, even when it’s simply talking in entrance of individuals or ensuring that they worth themselves as ladies.”
The well being honest is free and open to the neighborhood.
Fagan mentioned it’s vital to have occasions such because the well being honest accessible to the neighborhood.
“In our Black neighborhood, we have now an incredible quantity of coronary heart illness and diabetes,” she mentioned. “Figuring out the indicators and signs and having the instruments … is essential in our neighborhood.”