Shore Memorial Hospital Provides Free Vascular Screenings to Somers Point Police and Fire Departments

Friday, August 28, 2009
Kristin Zimmer, vascular sonographer, performs an ultrasound to look for an aorta aneurysm in Captain Mike Boyd of the Somers Point Police Department during a free screening at Shore Memorial Hospital on August 27.

As a way to give back to the community and thank local law enforcement officials and fire department volunteers for their service to the people of Somers Point, Shore Memorial Hospital provided free vascular health screenings for the Somers Point Police Department and Somers Point Fire Departments on August 27. A second screening day is also open to police and fire fighters on September 3.

Simple, painless screenings are available for three vascular conditions: carotid artery disease, aorta aneurysm and arterial disease in the legs. All three of these conditions can lead to heart disease or stroke if left untreated. If risk factors are caught early, individuals can get appropriate treatment before their condition becomes more serious or even life-threatening.

Screening Information: Screenings for the above conditions are available to the public on Thursdays, September 10 and 24 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Shore Memorial Egg Harbor Township Outpatient Center. Screenings last approximately 30 minutes and cost $95. These screenings are not covered by private insurance. Call (609) 653-4500 to schedule an appointment. To reach the Egg Harbor Township Outpatient Center, call (609) 927-8069.