Monday, June 10, 2013
Broward Health Medical Center Health Fair Celebrates 75 Years of Good Health
The day included lessons from Dan Carpenter, professional football kicker!
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – Broward County’s first hospital, Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC), celebrated its 75th anniversary celebration on Saturday, June 1, with a family-friendly community health and wellness fair on the BHMC campus.
Since opening its doors in 1938, BHMC has been a pillar of support to the Broward community, delivering compassionate care and advanced technology within a powerful health care system. BHMC is now the flagship hospital for Broward Health and is home base to some of the region’s premier cardiac, orthopedic and transplant services, to name just a few.
The wellness fair featured fun and educational events for the entire family. Pro football kickers Dan Carpenter and Brandon Fields attended the event, offering kicking tips. The event also included free screenings for adults, including skin and oral cancer, body mass index, spirometry, depression and blood pressure. Vision screenings were available for children, as well as HIV testing (for ages 13 and older).
Some of the Broward Health Medical Center team!
The Lillian S Wells Women’s Center offered chair massage and healing touch demonstrations. The state-of-the-art Broward Health Wellness Center held exercise demonstrations that included Pilates, spinning and zumba. Broward Health affiliated physicians lead a variety of health lectures, ranging from cutting edge treatments for stroke and heart attack, to children and vaccines, women’s health issues, work/life balance and more.
“This milestone celebrated more than medical excellence,” said Calvin Glidewell, CEO of BHMC. “We celebrated a remarkable partnership between our hospital and the community we so proudly serve. Patients come to BHMC from all over the world because of the outstanding care and advanced services we offer. We couldn’t have grown from 48 beds to 716 beds and more than 3,200 employees without the support of our community. BHMC’s 75th anniversary is an opportunity to celebrate with the generations of families we’ve reached through our programs and services. Our commitment to quality and to our community will enable us to provide superior healthcare far into the future.”
Broward Health, providing service for more than 70 years, is a nationally recognized system offering world class health care services to our neighbors in South Florida. Broward Health includes Broward Health Medical Center, Broward Health North, Broward Health Imperial Point, Broward Health Coral Springs, Chris Evert Children’s Hospital, Broward Health Weston, Broward Health Community Health Services, Broward Health Physician Group and Broward Health Foundation. For more information, visit BrowardHealth.org.