CarePoint Health Mobile Screening Van Visits Guttenberg Town Hall for Health and Wellness Event

Mayor Gerald R. Drasheff on hand for ribbon cutting ceremony. State-of-the-art vehicle provided free screenings for attendees.

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Guttenberg, NJ (PRWEB) May 07, 2014

The CarePoint Health mobile screening van visited Guttenberg, New Jersey on April 25, 2014 for a special health and wellness event. The mayor of Guttenberg, Gerald R. Drasheff, was on hand for a ribbon cutting ceremony to welcome the vehicle to Town Hall. Over 50 people were provided with critical blood pressure and cholesterol screenings. The mobile screening van is a state-of-the-art medical vehicle, designed to address the growing health care needs of patients and families in the communities served by the hospitals of CarePoint Health: Bayonne Medical Center, Christ Hospital, and Hoboken University Medical Center.

In the coming months, the mobile screening van will continue to travel to various locations and features a fully equipped exam room, wheelchair lift, and lavatory to accommodate screenings and spot medical services throughout Hudson County. Providing communities with the best health care is often predicated on access, and CarePoint Health is committed to the idea that no patient, regardless of his/her location, should face an undue transportation burden. The mobile screening van seeks to remove barriers to access to help people take control of their health and wellness.

Key features include:

  •     Wheelchair lift
  •     Hydraulic leveling and stabilizing jacks
  •     Exterior awning
  •     Slide out room
  •     27’ TV/monitor with DVD and laptop connection
Medical equipment includes:
  •     Otoscope, ophthalmoscope, specula dispenser, thermometer, wall aneroid
  •     Exam table with storage
  •     Medical sink
  •     Defibrillator AED-10 with case
  •     Vital signs monitor
Neighborhoods, community centers, and locations throughout our area will soon see the arrival of the CarePoint Health mobile screening van in their vicinity.

For more information about the Mobile Screening Van, contact:
Allyson Miller
CarePoint Health
Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations
Phone: 201-858-5297
Fax: 973-646-5563
Email: AMiller(at)bayonnemedicalcenter(dot)org

About CarePoint Health
CarePoint Health brings quality, patient-focused health care to Hudson County. Combining the resources of three area hospitals - Bayonne Medical Center, Christ Hospital in Jersey City, and Hoboken University Medical Center - CarePoint Health provides a new approach to deliver health care that puts the patient front and center. We leverage a network of top doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals whose expertise and attentiveness work together to provide complete coordination of care, from the doctor’s office to the hospital to the home. Patients benefit from the expertise and capabilities of a broad network of leading specialists and specialized technology. And at CarePoint Health, all of our medical professionals emphasize preventive medicine and focus on educating patients to make healthy life choices. For more information on our facilities, partners, and services, visit our website, http://www.carepointhealth.org.