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Berlin, Md. Atlantic General Hospital and Peninsula Regional Medical Center are collaborating with the Ocean Pines Association and its Communications Advisory Committee to offer a Free Health Fair to the community. The event will be held Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 8 a.m. to Noon, in the Ocean Pines Community Center at 235 Ocean Parkway, Ocean Pines, Md.

Atlantic General Hospital will be providing various health-related screenings including, hearing, foot checks for neuropathy, carotid, and bone density. Other specialists will be there from the Endoscopy Center, Mental Health Services, Health Literacy, Orthopedics, Palliative Care, Patient Portal, Hospital Quality and Patient Safety.

The PRMC Wagner Wellness van and providers will also be on site performing Blood Pressure Checks and Stroke Risk Assessment as well as pulse oximetry and skin cancer screening. There will be information available on ortho/joint replacement, spine, women’s and children services as well as a childhood obesity/diabetes display. Other areas include the Wound Centers from both hospitals plus many others.

Information on other health and personal safety topics will also be available, including the Affordable Care Act/Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program updates. There will also be community health related vendors from the area providing additional screenings and education.

This year AGH will be offering free flu shots for participants over the age of 13 from 8 am to Noon during the event.

You do not have to be an Ocean Pines resident to attend. The event is open to everyone; all are welcome to attend, even those who are visiting the area. It promises to be a fun, informative morning. Best of all, it is FREE!

For more information, call Dawn Denton at the Community Education office at Atlantic General at 410-641-9268, Rhonda Lasher at Community Relations at Peninsula Regional Medical Center at 410-543-7766 or for vending space call the Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department at 410-641-7052. See you there!

About Atlantic General Hospital

Atlantic General Hospital has been providing quality health care to the residents of Worcester, Wicomico, Somerset (Md.) and Sussex (Del.) counties since May 1993. Built by the commitment and generosity of a dedicated community, the hospital’s state-of-the-art facility in Berlin, Md., combines old-fashioned personal attention with the latest in technology and services. It provides quality specialty care such as weight loss surgery, orthopedics, outpatient infusion for individuals with cancer or blood/autoimmune disorders, retina surgery and a comprehensive women’s diagnostic center. Atlantic General Health System, its network of more than 40 primary care providers and specialists, care for residents and visitors throughout the region. For more information about Atlantic General Hospital, visit