Harris Methodist Erath County Hospital Hosting Hispanic Health Fair
09/02/2008

STEPHENVILLE, Texas – Harris Methodist Erath County Hospital is sponsoring the fifth annual Hispanic Health Fair from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 14.

The free event will be held at City Park in Stephenville. The health fair is being held in collaboration with KCOM-AM (Fiesta 1510) and the Fiestas Patrias celebration.

Vision screening, diabetes finger stick testing, and blood pressure checks will be available, as well as information on diabetes, dental health, nutrition, healthy pregnancy, sleep lab services, spiritual health and other general health information. In addition to the health information, the event will include bands, dancers, entertainment and food.

“Health fairs are important to help members of the community and the surrounding area to think more about preventive health services and taking care of the whole person – body, mind and spirit,” said Ilda Martinez, medical/surgical manager for Harris Methodist Erath County Hospital. “The event will be a combination of fun as well as great information to improve their health.”

For more information on the event in either English or Spanish, call Ilda Martinez at 254-965-1571.

About Harris Methodist Erath County Hospital
Harris Methodist Erath County Hospital is a 98-bed community hospital that provides health care for residents in Erath and the surrounding counties. As one of 13 hospitals in the Texas Health Resources system, Harris Methodist Erath County Hospital offers the compassion, respect, and commitment nurtured by one of the largest faith-based nonprofit hospital systems in the United States.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States and the largest in North Texas in terms of patients served. THR’s system of 13 hospitals includes Harris Methodist Hospitals, Arlington Memorial Hospital and Presbyterian Healthcare System, and a medical research organization. THR is a corporate member or partner in six additional hospitals and surgery centers. For more information about Texas Health Resources, visit www.texashealth.org.