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More than fun

Spring is in the air, which means it’s time for the Pelham Medical Center Greer Family Fest!

This year will be bigger than ever, full of tasty treats, fun games, interesting vendors and music to get all ages dancing!

Pelham Medical Center remains a proud presenting sponsor for the event, and you can expect a healthy dose of fun and learning at this year’s festival.

Visit Pelham Medical Center’s tent and you’ll get a taste of healthy cookies, you’ll meet ER and internal medicine doctors, get a free blood pressure screening and so much more!

Here’s the complete schedule of Pelham Medical Center’s events. A link to the overall schedule for this year’s festival can be found below.

FRIDAY, MAY 4

6 -10 p.m.

·        Free blood pressure screening

·        Emergency department: Games and information

·        “Ask an ER Doc” – Elizabeth Atkinson, MD, 6-8 p.m.

·        Meet the staff: Immediate Care Center–Pelham, Medical Group of the Carolinas (MGC)–Family Medicine– Five Forks, Massage Therapy

·        Clinical dietician answers your questions

·        Taste healthy cookies

·        Respiratory therapists: Smoking cessation

·        Act FAST: Learn signs and symptoms of stroke

SATURDAY, MAY 5

9 a.m. -1 p.m.

·        Free blood pressure screening

·        Free skin cancer screening: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. with Dr. Dunleavy and 12-2 p.m. with Dr. Del Savio

·        Meet the staff: Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute, Bearden-Josey Center for Breast Health – Mammography

·        “Ask an Internal Medicine Doc” – Dr. Humaria Khalid

·        Meet the staff: MGC–Internal Medicine–Greer, MGC–Pelham Center for Women, MGC– Orthopaedic Surgery–Pelham, MGC–Gastroenterology

·        Rehabilitation Services (inpatient & outpatient): Physical fitness training activities

·        Clinical dietician answers your questions

·        Taste healthy cookies

·        Creation Station: “M*A*S*H” tent

·        Ask our chaplain about advanced directives

·        MGC–Diabetes and Endocrinology: Diabetes risk assessments, portion control and “Rethink your Drink”

1- 5 p.m.

·        Learn hands-only CPR, 12-3 p.m.

·        Pelham Medical Center Imaging Services: Information, games and activities

·        Meet the staff: Immediate Care Center–Pelham with Dr. Wayne Davis, MGC–Division of Surgery– Pelham

·        Meet a pain specialist  – Dr. Husam Mourtada with Spine and Pain Management, 2-4 p.m.

·        Joe R. Utley Heart Resource Center staff: Keep your heart healthy

·        Clinical dietician answers your questions

·        Taste healthy cookies

·        Ask our chaplain about advanced directives

From the band Vertical Horizon to carnival rides to delicious food, there’s a lot you can’t miss at this year’s Pelham Medical Center Greer Family Fest.