HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital has partnered with the Madison County Fair to provide a cooling/first aid station at this year’s event, while also offering health related screenings and information for fair attendees.
In addition, the HSHS St. Joseph’s Foundation will be hosting a Farm Safety event presented by Highland Rural King on Saturday, July 30, in the Show Barn at 3 p.m.
St. Joseph’s Hospital will have registered nurses and certified nursing assistants on site from Tuesday, July 26 through Saturday, July 30. The nurses will be there daily from 3 to 7 p.m. to treat any minor injuries, overheating, or other medical issues. Emergency Medical Services will be on standby for back up if needed. St. Joseph’s Hospital will also have a cooling station available during the same hours. The station will be located in the new HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Pavilion located between the Exhibition Hall and the Food & Beverage Pavilion. It will be stocked with fans, water, ice packs, and popsicles for children. Sponsors of the station include Highland Rural King, Oberbeck Grain, Country Financial, LG Seeds, Prairie Farms and Gelly Excavating.
Information about hospital services, as well as blood pressure and BMI screenings, will be available inside the St. Joseph’s Hospital Pavilion during the week. While inside the Hospital Pavilion fair goers can receive giveaways, as well as enter into a drawing for one of two prizes – a Go Pro camera and a Drone – provided by Rachel Crow with Country Financial in Highland.
The HSHS St. Joseph’s Foundation will be hosting a Farm Safety event at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, in the Show Barn following the Farm Follies. The event is presented by Highland Rural King. The event will feature information on how to prevent accidents related to farm equipment, buildings, animals, chemicals, ATVs and snowmobiles. The presentation will be one all ages can enjoy and learn from. All attendees will be given a complimentary safety manual, ice cream, and all will have a chance to win prizes.
For more information about HSHS St. Joseph’s Foundation or St. Joseph’s Hospital events at the Madison County Fair, call Amy Liefer at (618) 651-2589 or [email protected]