NEW ALBANY, MISS.– Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County, located at 200 Hwy 30 West, will host a free back-to-school health fair for children 12 years and younger on Saturday, July 25 from 9 – 11:30 a.m. Due to COVID-19, this year’s event will be drive-thru only. Participants will stay in their vehicles and follow a designated route with the assistance of the New Albany Police Department.
The event includes 25 booths with free medical clinics, a dental clinic, health tips, safety information and other community resources. Emergency vehicles will also be onsite and school supplies will be available on a first come, first serve basis.
“We’re excited to welcome our community to our back-to-school health fair this year,” said James Grantham, CEO and administrator of Baptist Union County. “Thank you to the New Albany Police Department for assisting us with this drive-thru event and to our local partners for your continued dedication to the health and well-being of our community.”
New Albany police will begin lining up vehicles around 7:30 a.m. and participants will need to enter through the designated area from Oxford Road behind the hospital. For more information, please call 662-538-2613.
Baptist Union County offers a variety of services, including adult and pediatric inpatient care, maternity, surgery, a 24-hour emergency department and diagnostics. The hospital also has 3D mammography, TeleHealth services and an eICU. Baptist Union County has an excellent reputation for providing quality care and recently earned an “A” Safety Grade from the Leapfrog Group. Most notably, Baptist Union County earned five stars from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for the hospital’s quality, outcomes, safety and patient satisfaction. The Chartis Center for Rural Health also recognized the hospital as one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the country.