More than 50 Christiana Care employees and students from 14 departments participated in the annual Wilmington Wellness Day, April 26 at Rodney Square, bringing information about how to live longer, happier and healthier lives to more than 2,500 city residents.
The year’s event featured Million Hearts Delaware, a statewide effort to advance the national goal of preventing 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. Christiana Care’s Blood Pressure Ambassadors assisted Million Hearts by provided blood pressure screenings to 223 attendees. Million Hearts and its partner agencies also provided education and resource information to more than 500 individuals.
Christiana Care Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon John Vorassi, DDS, performed throat and mouth cancer screenings for 38 people.
In addition, Christiana Care staff screened 25 women for osteoporosis and offered health information about parenting, cancer prevention and treatment, kids’ safety, stroke, the Affordable Care Act, rehabilitation and physical therapy.
The annual event provides free health information and screenings that some residents of Wilmington find it difficult to afford.
Christiana Care departments and services that participated this year included Community Health Outreach and Education, Trauma, Nuclear Medicine, Center for Advanced Joint Replacement, Rehabilitation Services, Marketplace Guides, Health Ambassadors, Stroke Program, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Hospital Dentistry, Medical Interpreters and Warriors Against Prostate Cancer.