Neptune, NJ (PressExposure) February 17, 2011 -- On Wednesday, October 27, the women of southern Ocean County will once again be treated to an evening devoted to their personal health and wellness. During the hours of 5:00 through 9:00 pm, the first floor of Southern Ocean County Hospital (SOCH) will be transformed into one of the region's most comprehensive health events, featuring free health screenings, literature, educational seminars, and opportunities to meet SOCH physicians, interactive displays, free gifts and more!
It's all part of Southern Ocean County Hospital's 19th annual Women's Health Night, scheduled for Wednesday, October 27, from 5:00 to 9:00 pm.
"Last year, nearly 400 women attended the event, demonstrating just how important these health services are to women in our community." says Carol Schoenberger, RN, BSN, CDE, director of health resources at SOCH.
Registration begins at 5:00 pm, and guests are asked to enter through the main entrance and register at the Women's Health Night Registration Desk in the main lobby.
Prior to the event a free lipid profile (cholesterol screening) will take place. Women who would like to take part in the lipid profile should come to the Beach Plum Conference Room at SOCH at 1140 Route 72 West on Monday MORNING, October 25 from 7:00 am to 9:00 am. Fasting for 12 hours is required prior to having blood drawn. That is why the blood draw will take place in the morning. The lipid profile results will be available during Women's Health Night on October 27.
A variety of health screenings are also planned for the evening. The free screenings include: blood pressure, blood sugar, body fat analysis, bone densitometry, colorectal cancer, Dermascan, foot screenings, hearing screenings, pulmonary function and pap smears. Participants wishing to have a free pap smear are required to schedule an appointment through 1-800-DOCTORS.
In addition to the free lectures and health screenings, Women's Health Night 2010 at Southern Ocean County Hospital also features a wealth of information on maternity services (http://www.jerseyshoreuniversitymedicalcenter.com/JSUMC/services/maternity/index.cfm), nutrition, fitness, cancer, cardiology and other health issues related to women. Women will enjoy the dozens of interactive educational displays hosted by healthcare professional representing SOCH services and community organizations:
SOCH is located at 1140 Route 72 West in Manahawkin.
For more information, call 1-800-DOCTORS.