Dear Editor,

On Saturday, June 10, 2017 Prevost Hospital hosted its 35th annual health fair. Our records indicate that 171 participants registered on Saturday morning, 323 SMAC blood tests were performed, 141 participants received the carotid screen, 153 pulse oximetry tests were performed, 65 participants received skin cancer screenings, 15 units of blood were donated to United Blood Services, 32 vision screenings and 45 hearing screenings were performed. Numerous participants also had blood pressure monitoring. Several vendors were on hand and presented health fair participants with valuable health information.

On behalf of the Board of Commissioners of Prevost Memorial Hospital, the medical staff and the hospital staff, I wish to thank the citizens of Donaldsonville and the surrounding communities for your continued support of this annual event. I wish to also thank Dr. Connor Patterson, Dermatologist; Ms. Erin Rushing, hearing specialist; Dr. Devjani Lahiri and Asim Munir, vision screenings; Mr. Byyan Broussard and Ms. Susan Langlois, CVT Vascular Lab; Ms. Kathleen Trepagnier, Saint Elizabeth Physicians; Ms. Cassidy Kent, Ms. Mandy Guillot and Ms. Jacqueline Dent, United Blood Services; Ms. Toni Naquin, Restorix Health; Ms. Peggy Guillot and Ms. Susan LeBoeuf, LOPA; Ms. Natalie Waguespack and Mr. Charles McMillan, Diabetes Management and Supplies; Children’s International Medical Group; Ms. Constance Lafayette, A Absolute Home Care; Ms. Deborah Daigle and Ms. Jamie Denoux, Comfort Care Hospice; and Ms. Misty Turner, Chateau D’ville; for their efforts to make the health fair a success. Participants are appreciative and thankful for the health care and information they receive at the health fair each year.

I wish also to thank the members of the Ladies Auxiliary of Prevost Hospital, the many hospital employees and other volunteers who worked the health fair. I would like to thank the staff of The Chief for their assistance in publicizing the health fair and Mr. Greg Fischer (Editor) for covering our health fair. All of you have my deepest thanks and gratitude for your efforts to make the health fair a success once again this year. It is gratifying to host this health care event each year and see the continued interest that this fair generates. We are here to serve you and we appreciate your support. Your health is our first priority and we are happy to have been able to be of service to you once again.

Sincerely,

Vince Cataldo

Administrator