Health Fair 2011
What a great evening!

Thank you to everyone who made the 2011 Health Fair
on May 10 such a tremendous success!

  • Friends of CHS volunteers Jeanne Sen and Jo White shared information about becoming a CHS volunteer. Thank you to all of our volunteers who helped with the health fair!

  • Our partners Kelly York and Stephanie Thompson from the Early Detection Works program presented valuable information about free mammograms and screenings.

  • wRoz Leapheart greets visitors with a smile at the cardio-pulmonary department.

  • Recreation Center Program Coordinator Salli Stewart conducts a body mass index test.

  • Events like this would not be possible without the help of our volunteers! Thank you, Sherry Volland and Linda Booth, for handling the registration table.

  • Wolf Creek communication staff were on hand to discuss the plant's extensive emergency precautions.

  • Dr. Joel Waxman delighted all with his amazing balloon creations.

  • Patricia Kissler and Faye Schmidt pose with a special friend at the radiology booth.

  • Torchy Duncan brought smiles to all while handing out balloons to kids. Torchy is a volunteer at the hospital and The Meadows.

  • Tricia Bowers and Alberta Andrick from The Meadows awarded healthy snacks.

  • Tammra Schillig, R.N. takes a short break from blood pressure checks, handing out information, and supervising the Plinko game.

  • CEO Dennis George took a turn on the dunk tank.

  • Shelly Karmann, R.N. introduced the concept of 911 to children with very insightful discussions.

  • Coffey County Emergency Management Coordinator Russel Stukey demonstrated items that each household should have on hand for emergencies. Participants could also register for electronic notifications.

  • Resource Center for Independent Living's Jessica Cole jumped at the chance to participate in the health fair to let everyone know that RCIL is still committed to our community.

  • A set of pig lungs graphically illustrates the damage caused by smoking.

  • Dr. Chris Jarvis hits the cold water of the dunk tank.

  • J.D. Schlesener answers a young girl's questions about the ambulance.

  • We were glad to have staff from Hand in Hand Hospice participate in the health fair.

  • School Nurse Laurie Hermon brought a machine that highlights germs remaining on hands even after using hand sanitizer.

  • Dietician Glenna Yokum challenged kids to create an image of what nutrition means to them.

  • We were glad to have Dr. Gabe Wurdeman of Rock Creek Dental and Bill Persinger from the Mental Health Center.

  • CEO Dennis George get wet! Dennis filled in for an injured Dr. Sides on the dunk tank.

  • The opportunity to dunk Dr. Braun brought out a group of eager young men--his sons and their friends.

  • Certified Diabetes Educator Karen Nielsen conducts a blood glucose test.

  • Tammra Schillig, R.N. checks a participant's blood pressure.


Special thanks to all of our participating departments and to housekeeping and dietary staff who worked so hard all day!

We were delighted to see such great participation from our community partners:

USD #244 Schools and Recreation Center

Coffey County Health Department

Coffey County Emergency Management

Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation

Early Detection Works

Hand in Hand Hospice

Rock Creek Dental

Resource Center for Independent Living

Mental Health Center of East Central Kansas


 Through the generous support of the dunk tank, $117 and a big box of pantry items was delivered to God's Storehouse.  Thank you, Coffey County!