By Russ Green/Richmond News
Nearly 30 vendors with a variety of health care services will be on hand April 5 as the Ray County Memorial Hospital holds its first, of what is hoped to be, many Community Health Fairs.
The fair will be held in the Richmond High School commons area from 9 a.m. to noon and will give visitors a chance to view health exhibits as well as visit with specialists. It has been a long process in planning this event for Jennifer Gant, the RCMH Home Health Director and her six-member committee.
“We wanted to be able to do something for the community,” Gant said. “We’re not sure the hospital has done anything like this before. We needed to plan the location, the vendors, door prizes and just what the hospital itself was going to offer.”
The vendors will be displaying a variety of health care services, and booths offering blood pressure checks, along with cholesterol and blood sugar checks will be on hand. Admission is free, although there could be a slight charge at some of the vendor booths, according to Gant.