Bellin Health, Shopko to offer free health education, screenings

04/24/2008

GREEN BAY — Bellin Health’s Personal Health Institute will offer a series of free community health presentations and several free screenings designed to keep participants better informed about key health care issues.

The health presentations, called Face to Face, are scheduled from May through November and will take place near Bellin’s FastCare clinics, located inside Manitowoc and Green Bay area Shopko stores – Bay Park Square, East Town Mall and Suamico. Topics range from stroke risk factors and safety in the summer, to heart health and smoking cessation.

“These presentations and the accompanying screenings offer interested members of the public an opportunity to really gauge their overall health as it relates to several key health areas,” said Pam Miller, Personal Health Institute. “The program is part of our continued effort to better serve the health needs of the community.”

Each event includes a 15-minute presentation by a Bellin health professional, followed immediately by a question-and-answer session. Related screenings – most free, some costing as little as $5 – will take place after the question-and-answer sessions.

The first Face to Face, scheduled from noon to 12:15 p.m., starts on Tuesday, May 6, near the FastCare clinic and pharmacy in the Shopko Store at the Bay Park Square Mall. The topic is stroke risk factors. A free blood pressure screening will be offered from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information on the Face to Face series schedule and locations, please call (888) 899-9935 or visit www.bellin.org and click on the calendar tab.

About Bellin

Bellin Health, www.bellin.org, is an integrated health care delivery system based in Green Bay. Celebrating its 100th year, the health system has serviced people in Northeast Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula since 1908. It is comprised of Bellin Hospital, Bellin Psychiatric Center, 25 Bellin Health Family Medical Center primary care physician clinics, and several retail health clinics known as Bellin Health FastCare. Bellin also operates Bellin Health Partners, a physician-hospital organization with 230 specialty physician members, the Bond Health Center, a critical care access hospital in Oconto, Bellin Fitness Center with three locations, and Bellin College of Nursing. With its 2,500 employees, Bellin is known for its emphasis on preventive health care and is the region’s leader in cardiac, orthopedics, sports medicine, digestive health, mental health, and primary care medicine.

About Shopko

Shopko Stores Operating Co., LLC is an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, Inc., a leading private investment firm focused on leverage buyouts, equity, debt, and other investments in market-leading companies that can benefit from its in-house operating professionals and experience. Shopko is a $2.2 billion retailer of quality goods and services headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., with stores in 13 states throughout the Midwest, Mountain and Pacific Northwest regions. Retail formats include 132 Shopko stores, providing quality name-brand merchandise, great values, pharmacy and optical services in mid-sized to larger cities, and three Shopko Express Rx stores, a convenient neighborhood drugstore concept. For more information, please visit www.shopko.com