News in Brief – 10/7/10

Published 10:26 am Thursday, October 7, 2010

SOMC to host free breast cancer screenings

PORTSMOUTH — Southern Ohio Medical Center will host free breast cancer screenings from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 21 at the SOMC Cancer Center, 1121 Kinneys Lane in Portsmouth.

The event is open to local uninsured and underinsured women and free clinical breast exams will be provided.

Free mammograms will also be provided through the Hands of Hope program funded by the Columbus Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure in cooperation with Southern Ohio Medical Center.

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Women age 40 or older or younger women with a family history of breast cancer are encouraged to attend. Registration is necessary and can be made by calling the SOMC Volunteer Office at 740-356-8234.

Make a haunted house at BCPL

CATLETTSBURG, Ky. — Make your own haunted house at a special BCPL program next week.

The gingerbread haunted house making program will be offered at two different times on Wednesday, Oct. 13, at the Catlettsburg Branch: 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. The library will provide all the supplies.

The branch is located at 2704 Louisa St. Each class is limited to 6 participants. Call Amanda Clark at (606) 329-0518, ext. 1140, to reserve your spot.

Health ministry welcomes Ironton church

IRONTON — Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital’s (OLBH) Healthy Community Services (HCS) recently welcomed First United Methodist Church in Ironton as a new partner in health ministry.

HCS supports volunteer nurses and/or health ministry coordinators in approximately 50 area churches and organizations to meet the health care needs of congregations and members. HCS develops health and wellness activities that blend with existing ministries and meet the unique needs of each congregation.

Examples of programs include free health screenings, CPR classes and other health education endeavors. “Our health ministry is the manifestation of the hospital’s mission at work,” Diana Williams, OLBH’s Community Resources director, said. “Our program focuses on the relationship between physical and spiritual health. We are very pleased to have First United Methodist join us in this ministry.”

For more information about how to become a partner, contact HCS at (606) 833-3366, or toll-free at 888-635-2200.