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Hospital to host second free screening

08/05/2015

Uniontown Hospital, in its continued commitment to provide for the needs of Fayette County residents, will again host an Adagio Health education event on Aug. 13 at the hospital Outpatient Diagnostic Center.

The “Get Screened!” event will focus on colorectal cancer and is free to the public.

Uniontown Hospital CEO Steve Handy said that the partnership with Adagio is an opportunity to help educate area residents to the dangers of colorectal cancer and provide an opportunity for them to learn more about how to ensure their good health.

According to Bonnie DeLozier, regional program director for Adagio Health, Fayette County has the second highest incidence of colorectal cancer in the state.

“The good news is that if caught early, colorectal cancer is very treatable so we really emphasize the importance of regular screening. We are grateful to the Uniontown Hospital for this opportunity to provide potentially life-saving information and screening,” DeLozier said.

The event, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Outpatient Diagnostic Center in South Union Township, will include a free risk assessment for attendees, a free FIT kit (home test kit) and free lab results for all completed kits.

Additionally, representatives from Southwestern Gastrointestinal Specialists in Uniontown will be on hand to answer any questions.

The second event was scheduled after more than 150 area residents took advantage of the free kit giveaway at an event in June at Uniontown Hospital.

DeLozier also noted that light refreshments will be provided.

Adagio Health promotes health and wellness for women, teens and children. Their programs include health care, nutrition and preventive health education throughout western Pennsylvania.  

For more information regarding the “Get Screened!” event, call Adagio Health at 724-437-1582. 

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