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Ocean Medical Center and Georgian Court Health Services Offer Free Health & Wellness Fair

Health Screenings Include Stroke Assessment and Blood Pressure Checks

Lakewood, N.J., Apr. 8, 2009—Ocean Medical Center of Brick, a member of the Meridian Health family, and Georgian Court University’s Office of Health Services are co-sponsoring a free Health and Wellness Fair to the community on Wednesday, April 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The event will be held in the Casino building on the Lakewood campus.

The fair will offer opportunities for free health screenings, including blood pressure, cholesterol, body mass index (BMI), and stroke assessments with medical staff from Ocean Medical Center. Chair massages, giveaways, and demonstrations of the Nintendo Wii’s interactive games will also be available.

Additional participants include GCU’s holistic health graduate program, Counseling Center, and Office of Security, as well as Blue Cross/Blue Shield and the American Cancer Society.

For more information or to register for this free event, please call 1.800.DOCTORS.

About Georgian Court University
Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts core and a special concern for women. A forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court serves over 3,000 students of all faiths and backgrounds in a residential Women's College and a coeducational University College with undergraduate and graduate programs. Georgian Court's main campus is located at 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, now named a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court also offers classes at its site at 90 Woodbridge Center Drive in Woodbridge, at Coastal Communiversity in Wall, and at Cumberland County College in Vineland.

About Ocean Medical Center
Ocean Medical Center, a member of the Meridian Health family, is a 281-bed non-profit community hospital located in Brick New Jersey, providing health care programs and services in all major medical disciplines, including maternity; oncology; orthopedics and rehabilitation; general, neurological, thoracic, and vascular surgery; cardiology; dialysis; and emergency and critical care services. The Medical Center features Magnet award winning nurses and is a proud affiliate of University of Pennsylvania Cancer Network. Ocean Medical Center also operates the state’s first Satellite Emergency Department in Point Pleasant, called the Ocean Care Center. For more information, call the Meridian Health Line at 1-800-560-9990 or log on to our web site at

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