Family Health Fair Set for December 1 at Eugenio Maria de Hostos Early Childhood Education Center

A Family Health Fair will be held on Saturday, December 1, at Eugenio Maria de Hostos Early Childhood Education Center in Union City, NJ, from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Palisades Medical Center and the North Hudson Rotary Club are teaming up to sponsor the fair, which will feature free health screenings and information, as well as free giveaways for children, including books, coloring books and crayons.

All health screenings and evaluations are open to the public and will be provided free of charge. Health information will be provided in English and Spanish and bi-lingual medical professionals will be on hand to answer questions. Health tests and screenings will include rapid HIV testing, sugar and cholesterol, blood pressure, heart rate and pulse oximetry. There will also be a public display of the nationally-recognized AIDS QUILT.

Eugenio Maria de Hostos Early Childhood Education Center is at 2200 Kennedy Blvd. in Union City, NJ. For more information about the Family Health Fair, please call Joanne Riggs at (201) 854-5793.

Throughout the year, Palisades Medical Center's staff takes an active role in our local communities by partnering with North Hudson Community Action Corporation, Christ Hospital School of Nursing, and Hudson Perinatial Consortium to provide free health screenings and education programs. The New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA) recognized Palisades Medical Center's Community Outreach Program with its 2011 Community Outreach Award for its unique and effective methods of reaching out to better serve the healthcare needs of area residents. Palisades Medical Center's community outreach and education programs are generously funded in part by Abbott Nutrition, the Aetna Foundation, The Provident Bank Foundation, Schering-Plough Corporation, and TD Charitable Foundation.

About Palisades Medical Center

Palisades Medical Center is located in North Bergen, NJ, and serves a population of 400,000 in Hudson and Southern Bergen Counties. The non-profit Medical Center is affiliated with the Hackensack University Health Network, and it features a 202-bed hospital and The Harborage, a 245-bed nursing home and rehabilitation center. Palisades is the largest employer in its service area with more than 1,300 employees and it has an annual operating budget of approximately $150 million.

The State of New Jersey's annual healthcare report card ranked Palisades as one of the top hospitals in the state and #1 in Hudson County. Palisades was also one of only two hospitals in New Jersey to receive a perfect 100% score in treating heart attack patients. The State's annual evaluation showed that The Harborage at Palisades has "Zero Deficiencies" for the third consecutive year. For more information, please call (201) 854-5000 or visit www.palisadesmedical.org.

About North Hudson Rotary Club and Rotary International

The North Hudson Rotary Club is a chartered organization of Rotary International, which is an organization of service clubs located all over the world. The stated purpose of the organization is to bring together business and professional leaders to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. Rotary's primary motto is "Service above self," and its secondary motto is "One profits most who serves best."