Nashville General Hospital Hosts Annual Health Fair

Posted at 7:28 PM, Jun 02, 2018

Keeping the community healthy was the focus at Nashville General Hospital's annual event in North Nashville.

The fourth annual health fair was held at Watkins Park.

Attendees received free health screenings and health information. Kids enjoyed music and face painting.

Part of the event allowed people to participate in a Question and Answer session with doctors.

"It's used as an educational opportunity as well as an opportunity for people to come out and mingle and understand what's going on at Nashville General. This is what we do," CEO Dr. Joseph Webb said.

Webb said the primary purpose of the health fair is to inform people about their health conditions and get them exposed to biometric screenings.

"We're collecting data on people, and we're using that data to get back to them. If someone has an elevated blood pressure or an elevated blood sugar, we're going to get back to them or maybe some other medical condition may be going on that they're not aware of. We oftentimes discover some ailments that people are not aware of," Webb said.

Organizers said the event has grown since its start, and they hope to have even more people attend next year.