Preston Memorial Hospital’s Annual Newberg Health Fair Brings Community Together

Mon Health Preston Memorial Hospital’s Annual Health Fair: Bridging the Gap in Rural Health Care Education and Access

Mon Health Preston Memorial Hospital held its annual health fair in Newberg, West Virginia, where it provided free and low-cost health screenings and education to the community. The event has been a part of the hospital’s community outreach programs since 2003 and is co-hosted by the Newberg Rotary Club. A portion of the proceeds from the health fair supports the Newberg Rotary Club and their projects throughout the year.

Staff from Mon Health Preston Memorial Hospital’s Laboratory, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Trauma, and Primary Care – Fellowsville collaborated with the Newberg Rotary Club, Newberg Senior Center, and ten other healthcare and community agencies to put on the health fair. The event offered low-cost blood screenings, free vision screenings, and free blood pressure screenings as well as educational resources on various health topics such as organ donation, stroke and heart attack symptoms, substance use prevention, respiratory care, among others.

Melissa Lockwood, Chief Administrative Officer of Mon Health Preston Memorial Hospital expressed her views regarding these health fairs saying that they are critical in achieving the hospital’s mission of enhancing the health of communities they serve. She stated that they are proud to partner with local organizations in educating people about healthcare access in rural areas. To know more about Mon Health Preston Memorial Hospital visit their website at or for upcoming community outreach programs check their website at

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