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Bay State Savings Bank to Host FREE Public Health Screenings

March 28, 2016

WORCESTER, MA – April 2016: April 4-10 is “National Public Health Week.” To celebrate, Bay State Savings Bank has partnered with Worcester State University’s Department of Nursing to offer FREE Public Health Screenings in several of its branch locations. The screenings, which are provided by experienced Registered Nurses, will take place on Thursday, April 7th from 9am – 1pm at the Holden branch (628 Main Street, Holden) and on Friday, April 8th from 9am – 1pm at the Grafton Street branch (799 Grafton Street, Worcester). The public is invited. 

The screenings will consist of Automated External Defibrillator (AED) demonstrations, using new training equipment underwritten by Bay State Savings Bank; vital sign and blood pressure checks; stroke awareness education, and prescription drug safety instruction. These services will be performed by Registered Nurses enrolled in Worcester State University’s RN to BS program and Master of Science in Nursing program. In addition to the Public Health Screenings, the Bank will be giving away $5. Dunkin’ Donuts gift cards to the first 50 individuals screened each day! 

“We are very excited to be collaborating with Worcester State University’s Department of Nursing to offer FREE Public Health Screenings at our branches,” said Diane Giampa, SVP/Human Resources & Marketing at Bay State Savings Bank. “Many individuals have health issues and perhaps can’t afford an evaluation or don’t know where to have a screening done. Through these screening sessions we will be helping to provide people in our local community with an opportunity to access important, potentially life-saving information at no cost to them.” 

“We encourage everyone to join us for the FREE Public Health Screenings at Bay State Savings Bank,” said Stephanie Chalupka, EdD, RN, PHCNS-BC, FAAOHN, FNAP and Associate Dean for Nursing at WSU. “While these screenings are not a substitute for regular doctor visits, they will offer training and education, which can benefit people of all ages. Of course, the entire effort is made possible by the generosity of Bay State Savings Bank, and we are extremely grateful for the support of community outreach efforts and for our Nursing Program.”

“On behalf of the entire WSU family, we are grateful for Bay State Savings Bank’s community partnership and very generous support, added Jane Grant, Worcester State University’s Leadership Gifts Officer. “With Bay State Savings Bank’s commitment to the Worcester State University Department of Nursing and the community at large, together we are able to help make a difference to those who may have health issues.”

For more than 38 years, the Dr. Lillian R. Goodman Nursing Department at Worcester State University has been educating students and professional nurses to improve the health of individuals, families, and communities throughout Massachusetts and around the world. Its rigorous academic programs prepare students for evidence-based nursing practice with a growing focus on multidisciplinary care and the nurse’s role as leader and manager of the client’s health care. For more information, call 508-929-8129 or visit: http://www.worcester.edu/Nursing/.

For more information about the Free Public Health Screenings, view event flyer.


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