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Construction begins at OhioHealth MedCentral Mansfield Hospital


Construction is underway for OhioHealth MedCentral Mansfield Hospital’s new surgery and medical office building.


The old handicapped parking area and up to five rows of the public patient visitor parking will no longer be available. Lot A for associate parking will house the construction trailers and will take 32 spaces out of that lot.


Patients and visitors should note that March 24 through April 14, Ohio Street will be closed from Vennum Avenue to the loading dock which will remain open. Trucks will pull onto Lind Avenue and back up into the loading dock. This will temporarily close the physicians parking area off Ohio Street between March 24 and April 14.


A courtesy shuttle is available for patients and visitors. Hospital security officers have analyzed the parking situation and feel confident there is adequate parking.


OhioHealth MedCentral offers free blood pressure screenings


OhioHealth MedCentral is offering three sessions of blood pressure screenings and one session of blood sugar screenings in April. All are free and open to the public.


Blood pressure screenings will be held:


Wednesday, April 2, 9-11 a.m. and 5-7 p.m. at the OhioHealth MedCentral Health & Fitness Center, 1750 W. Fourth St., Ontario.


Wednesday, April 16, 9 a.m.-noon at Mansfield Hospital lobby, 335 Glessner Ave.


Blood pressure and blood sugar screenings will be offered Friday, April 11, 9-11 a.m.at Shelby Hospital Surgery Center, 199 W. Main St. An eight-hour fast is recommended for blood sugar screenings.


Healthy Chef discusses “Diabetic Meal Planning” April 3


The latest installment of MedCentral’s Healthy Chef Cooking Series will look at how to prepare a diabetic meal.


“Diabetic Meal Planning” will be held Thursday, April 3, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the OhioHealth MedCentral Health & Fitness Center, 1750 W. Fourth St., Ontario.


The program is free and open to the public, but registration is requested. Sign up by April 2 by calling 419-526-8900.


Class offered to help beat stress April 8


OhioHealth MedCentral and Third Street Family Health Services have teamed up to provide a free educational class on “Stress Busters for Better Health” on Tuesday, April 8, at 2 p.m.


The diabetic education classes have moved to a new location to the Area Agency on Aging, Hawkins Corner, Suite 100, Ontario, and take place on the second Tuesday of the month.


The joint classes began in 2006 and topics include monitoring blood sugar, sick day management, diabetic foot care, all about insulin and skin care safety.


The classes are free and open to the public. For more information call Sally Oswalt, quality improvement and health information technology manager, at Third Street Family Health Services, at (419) 522-6191 or MedCentral Patient Education at (419) 520-2550.


Free screenings at Minority Health Fair April 26


Eight different health screenings and checks will be available at the 17th Annual Minority Health Fair at the Ocie Hill Neighborhood Center, 445 Bowman St., Mansfield. These services are available from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on April 26.


The health fair is a combined effort of a number of Richland County agencies for residents of Mansfield’s north end neighborhoods. Free transportation is available by calling the Mary McLeod Center at 419-526-2200.


Cholesterol screenings require pre-registration by calling 419-774-4544. A 12-hour fast is recommended. Fasting also is suggested for those interested in blood sugar checks.


Blood pressure checks will be available along with mammograms, and hearing screenings. Also confidential HIV testing will be done and prostate screenings for men over 50 are on the schedule with pre-registration required by calling 419-524-2626.


Child developmental screenings also are planned during the health fair which will feature many more health activities throughout the day. Food and door prizes will be included.


The Richland County Chapter of the American Red Cross will hold a blood drive. Appointments are available and walk-ins are welcome.


For more information on this health fair, call 419-774-4544.

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