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Holy Name Joins Fiesta in America as Sponsor of Health-Themed Expo
Free Diabetes Screening and Presentation Will Be Offered

Holy Name Medical Center will provide health information and free diabetes screenings at "Fiesta in America," the East Coast's largest two-day Filipino indoor expo and cultural show. The medical center is sponsoring the health and wellness- themed event, which is scheduled for August 12–13 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ.

The Filipino Medical Program staff will be on hand to provide attendees information about Holy Name's programs and services, including maternity care, cancer care, hospice care, breast health, Asian Health Services, the Center for Healthy Living, gynecologic oncology and radiology. Holy Name will also offer a diabetes screening, 12–3 p.m. at Conference Room A, followed immediately with a Diabetes presentation at 3 p.m. with a certified diabetes educator and a Filipino hospitalist.

"Holy Name's participation at Fiesta in America shows our longstanding commitment to providing education, services, and culturally relevant health care to New Jersey's diverse population," said Michael Maron, President and CEO of Holy Name.

Holy Name is a nationally recognized leader for linguistically and culturally sensitive care to the diverse population it serves. Holy Name's award-winning Asian Health Services, which encompasses Korean, Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, and Indian Medical Programs, recently earned the distinction of Population Health Hero from the New Jersey Department of Health.

"Holy Name helps our community achieve the highest attainable level of health through prevention and education," said Kyung Hee Choi, Vice President of Asian Health Services. "By providing the screening at Fiesta in America, we hope to increase awareness and prevent of occurrence of diseases and health conditions, such as diabetes, that are predominant in Asian community."

Holy Name's Asian Health Services provides culturally-based amenities as well as programs to educate, screen and diagnose conditions that are more prevalent in the Asian community. Its physicians, staff and volunteers work to overcome barriers to care, frequently found among Asian Americans, and to encourage preventive screenings and timely checkups.

For more information, call 201-833-3355 or email filipinomedical@holyname.org. On site interview and photo opportunity available.