published Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Memorial holding open house, free screenings at Hixson location

Memorial Hospital Hixson will be holding an open house and free screenings today as it reveals renovations at the satellite facility.

The open house, which will run from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., will include tours of the expanded and revamped intensive care unit and emergency department; free health screenings including blood pressure and osteoporosis; healthy cooking demonstrations; and physician lectures on topics from everything to controlling your cardiac disease risk factors and advances in breast cancer treatments.

A dedication of the renovated facility will be at 2:30 p.m. Door prize drawings will include a $250 gift certificate, a year’s subscription to Lifeline, and an Apple iPad.

Educational sessions will be held every 30 minutes beginning at 3 p.m. and will include:

· “Your Best Chance – Controlling Your Cardiac Disease Risk Factors” with Robert K. Berglund, M.D.

· “Laparoscopic Colon Resection” with Charles A. Portera, Jr., M.D.

· “Thyroid Cancer, Benign Thyroid Disease, and Hyperparathyroidism” with W. Heath Giles, M.D.

· “Advances in Breast Cancer Treatments” with Betsy J. Washburn, M.D.

· “Bladder Control Therapy” with Ross A. Cohn, M.D.

· “General Surgery” with G. Thomas Gilmore, M.D.

Key screenings will include:

· Blood Pressure

· Osteoporosis Screening

· Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Screening

· Balance Screening

· Mole Patrol provided by Susong Associates

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