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Washington Hospital Participates at the Fremont Festival of the Arts

August 07, 2012

Washington Hospital Staff Members Showcase Programs and Services at Annual Event

The Fremont Festival of the Arts is the largest free street-festival that currently takes place west of the Mississippi river. This year on the first weekend in August, it was estimated more than 385,000 people attended the two-day event which showcased hundreds of arts and crafts exhibitors and local businesses. The wide selection of quality food and wine that the festival offers makes the Fremont Festival of the Arts a signature event for the community.

Washington Hospital is your community hospital and this year's festival proved to be a great opportunity to educate the community about Washington Hospital's health and wellness programs.

"It was really great for the hospital to use the festival as an opportunity to connect with people and give so much useful information to members of our community," says Ruth Traylor, Director of Community Outreach at Washington Hospital. "All of our staff members played a big part in encouraging people to participate at our booth and we received some really positive feedback."

Hospital representatives from several departments were available during the festival to advise members of the community about all the medical services, programs, classes, and resources that are accessible throughout the Washington Hospital Healthcare System. Attendees had the opportunity to learn about the following programs including:

  • Washington Outpatient Rehabilitation Center,
  • Sandy Amos, R.N. Infusion Center
  • Washington Women's Center
  • Washington Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine
  • Outpatient Nutritional Services
  • Washington Community Health Resource Library

Representatives from Washington Urgent Care also shared information about their services. Located at 2500 Mowry Avenue (Washington West) Washington Urgent Care is a convenient and cost-effective alternative to emergency room care. Patients are seen on a walk-in basis for minor emergencies, illnesses and other common medical needs seven days a week.

Washington Women's Center Education Classes

The Washington Women's Center mission is to get women started on the path to good health and keep them going with programs geared especially for women. During the festival, participants were able to check out our growing list of wellness and education services, including the Women's Center wellness massage service.

Susan Silsdorf, a massage therapist with The Washington Women's Center, offered brief neck and shoulder massages to weary festival attendees. Women's Center staff were also on hand to talk about the top notch breast imaging and breast care services available to the community.

To see a list of upcoming classes, visit www.whhs.com/womenscenter and register online at www.whhs.com.

Community Education and Outreach

Washington Hospital's Community Outreach staff offered information about the Washington on Wheels "W.O.W." Mobile Health Clinic, Washington Hospital Health Insurance Information Service and the four Washington Clinics located in the Tri-City area.

InHealth Channel 78

InHealth Channel staff members asked Tri-City area residents what they liked most about the current programming and what kind of programs they were interested in watching in the future.

The InHealth channel works as another facet of Washington Hospital's mission to better serve residents living throughout the Washington Township Health Care District. InHealth is committed to producing entertaining and educational shows that cover a large variety of health and safety topics. Among the regular program schedule are broadcasts of the District Board meetings and Washington Hospital's popular Health and Wellness classes. The InHealth program schedule is posted on Washington Hospital's Web site at www.whhs.com.

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