WILCOX HEALTH TO HOST DIABETES 101: A HEALTHIER YOU
FREE COMMUNITY EVENT ON APRIL 1, 2017
On Saturday, April 1, 2017, Wilcox Health will host a free community event providing education and resources for those living with or at risk for diabetes. Diabetes 101: A Healthier You will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Wilcox Medical Center and will feature information sessions, healthy meal planning, community resource booths and an Active Living Zone, among other activities.
Diabetes 101 will kick off at 8:30 a.m. with a Walk Around the Block with a Doc, followed by a healthy breakfast and talk on diabetes. Educational sessions will include a closer look at diabetes and its risk factors, an exercise demonstration, and healthy meal planning with a registered dietician. Guests will also receive free health screenings and learn about the latest options and tips on living healthy with diabetes.
“Nearly 600,000 people in Hawai‘i are living with prediabetes or diabetes,” said Jen H. Chahanovich, President & CEO of Wilcox Medical Center. “Through events like this, we can provide people with diabetes with the tools and resources they need to understand how to manage their condition in order to live a healthy and productive life.”
To register for the event, call 245-1198. For more information, visit WilcoxHealth.org.
About Wilcox Health:
Wilcox Health, which comprises Wilcox Medical Center and Kaua‘i Medical Clinic, is an affiliate of Hawai‘i Pacific Health, one of the state’s largest health care providers. In addition to Wilcox, Hawai‘i Pacific Health includes three other medical centers – Kapi‘olani, Pali Momi and Straub – as well as over 70 locations statewide.
Founded in 1938, Wilcox Medical Center is a not-for-profit hospital dedicated to providing the Kaua‘i community with accessible, quality health care. The largest medical center on Kaua‘i, it is a state-of-the-art acute care facility with a full suite of services offering 30 specialties and programs including cardiology, emergency, family practice, gastroenterology, health management, internal medicine, neurology, OB-GYN, oncology, orthopedics, pediatrics and urology. Its 20-bed emergency department is the first neighbor island facility to obtain a Level III Trauma designation and serves as the island’s Primary Stroke Center. The medical center also has four birthing suites, seven intensive care beds and 20 same-day surgery beds. The American Heart Association has recognized Wilcox in three areas of excellence: stroke (S) – gold plus award and honor roll elite plus, heart failure (HF) – gold plus award, and atrial fibrillation (AFIB) – gold award. Wilcox has also received an “A” in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, the QUEST citation of merit for high-value health care, and is recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission.
Kaua‘i Medical Clinic is the island’s largest clinic and only multispecialty medical group. More than 85 physicians and midlevel providers offer primary and specialty care at clinic locations in ʻEleʻele, Kapaʻa, Kōloa and Līhuʻe. Kaua‘i Medical Clinic also offers an Urgent Care clinic in Līhuʻe that is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday-Sunday. Learn more at WilcoxHealth.org.