Spectrum Hospital Hosts Health Fair

Nursing students from West Shore Community College put on a health fair today at a Northern Michigan hospital.

This is the fifth year for the event and aims to give students experience in educating the public about common health concerns.

The fair took place this afternoon at Spectrum Hospital in Ludington in Mason County.

Students staffed tables dealing with a variety of health issues including healthy eating, high blood pressure and bone marrow donation.

Students had to research the topics, then gather information to distribute.

One student says being in charge of a day like this helped her understand the importance of public health education

“There’s more need for people to be educated about different aspects of health and it’s important for us as nurses to continue educating ourselves in these different facets.”

This is the first time Spectrum Hospital hosted the health fair, a partnership the college and hospital hope to continue.