Riverton Hospital Hosts Annual Health Fair and Family 5k

Laura Klarman

 801.285.2016

 laura.klarman@imail.org

 6/6/2013

RIVERTON, UT - Riverton Hospital will host a free community health fair on Saturday, June 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. that will include free screenings, health information, an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at surgery procedures and free drawings for gift baskets and more.

Everyone — including adults, teenagers, and children — is invited to come learn more about being healthy, have fun together, and see the services offered at Riverton Hospital. All events are free and open to the public. Riverton Hospital is located at 3741 West 12600 South in Riverton.

“I’m excited about this year’s fair because we’re planning even more interactive activities for the whole family,” says Blair Kent, Riverton Hospital’s administrator. “We’re excited to open our doors and invite the community in to see the good work that goes on here and show how much we appreciate their support.”

What will happen at the fair? Some of the things you can do at Saturday’s fair:

  • Get free health screenings including free cholesterol and glucose checks (no fasting required), body-weight analyses, and balance testing. 

  • Take interactive tours of Riverton’s state-of-the-art operating rooms to get a close-up look at how surgical procedures are done. Riverton’s surgical staff will demonstrate how they use some of their tools and equipment during surgical procedures and even let you try some of it out for yourself. 

  • Get information about your medications. A pharmacist will be on hand to help answer questions about medications you’re taking or considering.

  • Check out a fire truck, police cruiser, ambulance and more. A number of police and fire vehicles will be on display in the parking lot along with information on child safety in and around cars.

  • Visit the Imaging Department for interactive displays about ultrasound, MRI, and CT procedures.  

  • Come to the Emergency Department’s Teddy Bear Clinic where they’ll show kids how to stich up and fix their teddy bear’s owies.

  • Learn about living with and treating asthma from the experts in Riverton’s Children’s Unit with games and activities.

  • Visit Primary Children’s Outpatient Services for children’s health assessments.

  • Visit our new Community Corner with local partner agencies.

  • Get a free commemorative photo of your visit to Riverton Hospital at our fun photo booth.

A Family 5k, sponsored by Riverton Hospital is also being held at 9 a.m. the morning of Riverton’s fair followed by a pancake breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Register at www.rivertonhospital.com. The race is only $25 for a family of six and $10 for singles. 

For more information about the health fair or Family 5K, please call 801.285.2016

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