Prevost thanks Donaldsonville

Staff Writer
Donaldsonville Chief

Dear Editor,

On Saturday, June 14, 2014, Prevost Hospital hosted its 32nd annual health fair. Our records indicate that 180 participants registered on Saturday morning, 360 SMAC tests were performed, 150 participants received the carotid screen, 158 pulse oximetry tests were performed, 76 participants received skin cancer screenings, 14 units of blood were donated to United Blood Services, 40 hearing screenings and 33 vision screens were performed. Blood pressure checks were performed on numerous participants.

Without the support of the citizens of Donaldsonville and surrounding communities this event would not be possible. It is with my deepest gratitude that I thank Dr. Connor Patterson, Dermatologist; Southern Eye Center; CVT vascular lab and volunteers; Ms. Frances Newman, hearing specialist; Innovative Home Health; Amedisys Home Health/Hospice; Saint Elizabeth Physicians and staff; United Blood Services; Louisiana Wound Care Specialists; The Digestive Group; Chateau D'ville, Hospice Compassus; and Life Source Services of Baton Rouge for their efforts to make the health fair a success.

I would like to thank the Knights of Columbus for their very generous monetary donation to our health fair. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. I wish also to thank the Prevost Hospital Ladies Auxiliary under the direction of Mrs. Angeline Comminey for their services during the health fair. I appreciate the help of the many hospital employees and some of their family members who volunteered their services. All of the combined efforts helped to make the health fair an efficient experience for participants.

I extend my appreciation to the businesses and churches in Donaldsonville and in the surrounding communities for displaying Health Fair fliers and helping with promoting this function.

Again, I am thankful to all participants, vendors and volunteers for their Contribution to make this annual event possible. It is gratifying to serve the health care needs of the community.

Vince Cataldo