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White Plains Hospital to Host 38th Annual Neighborhood Health Fair Event to Be Held Saturday, April 25th

March 25, 2015

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (March 25, 2015) – White Plains Hospital will hold its 38th annual Neighborhood Health Fair on Saturday, April 25th, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Thomas H. Slater Center, located at Fisher Court, near Quarropas Street and the courthouse.

The day-long event will include screenings for diabetes, high blood pressure, vascular, breast and prostate cancers, and HIV testing. Lab testing will be available for sickle cell disease and high cholesterol. Experts will be on hand to pass out information and answer questions on various health topics.

More than 500 people from White Plains and neighboring communities are expected to receive free health screenings and information at the fair. Refreshments will be provided and activities, including a lunchtime Zumba® workshop, will be available.

The Neighborhood Health Fair involves collaboration from the Hospital and several community groups, including El Centro Hispano Inc., Cavalry Baptist Church, the Thomas H. Slater Center and the White Plains Housing Authority.

For more information, contact Kellie King Slater, Assistant Director of Community Outreach at White Plains Hospital at (914) 681-1192.

About White Plains Hospital

A member of the Montefiore Health System, White Plains Hospital (WPH) is a 292-bed not-for-profit health care organization with the primary mission of providing exceptional acute and preventive medical care to all people who live in, work in or visit Westchester County and its surrounding areas. Centers of Excellence include the Dickstein Cancer CenterThe William & Sylvia Silberstein Neonatal & Maternity Center and The Ruth and Jerome A. Siegel Stroke Center. The Hospital’s Flanzer Emergency Department is the busiest in Westchester County, seeing over 55,000 visits a year. White Plains Hospital is the only community hospital in Westchester County to perform lifesaving emergency & elective angioplasty in its Joan and Alan Herfort, M.D. Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. The Hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission and earned its recognition as a Top Performer for Key Quality Measures® in 2013. The Hospital is also an eleven-time winner of the Consumer Choice Award, an honor given to the nation’s top hospitals by the National Research Corporation, and received Magnet® designation in 2012 from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). In 2014 White Plains Hospital received the Outstanding Patient Experience Award from Healthgrades®, given to only 5% of hospitals nationwide. For additional information, visit