Jefferson Regional Medical Center will host a public health fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, in JRMC’s main lobby. The health fair will be free and open to the public.


JRMC healthcare professionals will offer readings for weight, body fat, blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol. There will also be diabetes education and dietitians will provide healthy recipes for the upcoming holidays.


The event will be held in observance of Healthcare Quality Week which ended Oct. 21. Last week, JRMC employees joined the National Association for Healthcare Quality and agencies nationwide celebrating the week, according to a press release.


Jodie Howell, director of JRMC’s Quality Department, said many individuals behind the scenes work hard to achieve high patient satisfaction.


“When a patient comes in our hospital, they typically see the front-line staff only,” she said. “What they don’t get to see is this enormous amount of work and energy that behind-the-scenes individuals put in to make sure that patients’ experiences exceed expectations and that their health outcomes are optimal.”


“JRMC would like to thank every individual who works hard to contribute to our hospital’s success,” according to the release.