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Village Hospital will have educational presence at Family Fest

Gibbs Cancer Center scheduled to open in late April

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Thursday, March 28, 2013

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Tony Connor, Communication Education Coordinator for Village Hospital, said blood pressure checks, diabetes screenings and doctors and associates will host health sessions in 4-hour intervals.

Tony Connor, Communication Education Coordinator for Village Hospital, said blood pressure checks, diabetes screenings and doctors and associates will host health sessions in 4-hour intervals.



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Rudy Painter, Family Fest Chairman, announced Greer Idol 7 will begin with auditions on Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4.

Rudy Painter, Family Fest Chairman, announced Greer Idol 7 will begin with auditions on Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4.

 

Sponsoring a community event has its privileges and in Village Hospital’s thinking, it also has a responsibility.

The title sponsor to the 29th Annual Family Fest on May 3-4 will be celebrating the opening of the Gibbs Cancer Center while offering blood pressure checks, diabetes screening and other educational health opportunities with doctors and staff. The Gibbs Center in Greer is scheduled to open the last week in April.

“We will be working in four-hour sessions both days,” said Tony Connor, Communication Education Coordinator for Village Hospital. “We will have health education, screenings, games and prizes and physicians on-site to meet the community.”

Connor was at a media event Thursday at the Chamber of Commerce Thursday that announced the complete entertainment schedule, food court sponsor (Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport), Creation Station (Mitsubishi Polyester Film), and a bigger Veterans Walk.

Greer Idol 7 auditions will be held on Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m. at the festival

“We’re ahead of where we were on this date (March 28) than we were last year,” said Rudy Painter, Family Fest Chairman.

Village Hospital will have one 4-hour session on the festival’s opening evening on Friday, 6-10 p.m. And it will have three sessions on Saturday during the 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. schedule.

The Gibbs Cancer Center at Pelham is a $7 million, 10,000-square foot facility offering radiation and medical oncology in one location. The Cancer Center will employ 15-20 associates when it opens in April.

Pending availability, Connor said a representative(s) from the Gibbs Cancer Center would be at the festival.

Village Hospital is now offering diagnostic mammography.

Businesses mentioned in this article.

Pelham Medical Center

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