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Free Screenings on Diabetes Alert Day at St. Anthony's Hospital

                                              Media Alert


St. Anthony’s Offers Screenings on Diabetes Alert Day


What:  St. Anthony’s Hospital is offering free diabetes risk assessments, blood glucose monitoring and blood pressure checks to mark Diabetes Alert Day on March 27, 2012.


Nearly 26-million Americans suffer with diabetes – more than 8 percent of the U.S. population. Of those, seven million do not know that they have the disease.


In observance of this day, stop by the St. Anthony’s Hospital Main Lobby to learn about your risk for diabetes. Everyone is welcome. It is recommended that you fast before the diabetes screening.


When and Where:  Tuesday, March 27, 2012
                                    7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
                                    St. Anthony’s Hospital Main Lobby
                                    1200 Seventh Ave. N
                                    St. Petersburg, FL 33705


The Main Lobby is located on the Hospital’s First Floor
Call (727) 953-6993 for more information.


About St. Anthony’s Hospital: St. Anthony’s Hospital is a 395-bed hospital founded in 1931 as a ministry of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany and is the first and only faith-based hospital in Pinellas County. St. Anthony’s celebrated its 80th year in 2011, and the hospital continues its rich history dedicated to improving the health of the community by providing high-quality, innovative and compassionate care.


Contact: Sherry Robinson, (727) 257-7052 pager; (727) 580-3355 cell


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