Baby & Children’s Fair
4/8/2017 – 10AM
Mat-Su Regional Medical Center
2500 S Woodworth Loop, Palmer
Mat-Su Regional Medical Center will host its annual free Baby and Children’s Fair on Saturday, April 8th from 10am-2PM at its main campus in Palmer.
Nurturing New Beginnings and Wellness in the Wonder Years is the theme of this year’s fair, according to Alan Craft, Mat-Su Regional’s Director of Marketing and Public Relations.
The annual health event features vendor giveaways, raffles, free hearing and vision screenings, free car seat checks, parenting advice, health education and games for children – including a bounce house and healthy snacks.
This year’s fair features a Community Baby Shower that includes a gift pack of baby-essential items for the first 100 families who are either expecting a child or have a child less than twelve months of age. The shower is sponsored by ROCK Mat-Su (Raising Our Children’ with Kindness) and the Mat-Su Health Foundation.
“Mat-Su Regional is extremely excited to be partnering with ROCK Mat-Su and the Mat-Su Health Foundation to sponsor the community baby shower,” Craft said. “They have developed a wonderful gift concept for new parents, and we’re pleased to be able to support their effort.”
“This is a great community event that draws a huge crowd. It’s one of the ways Mat-Su Regional proactively supports wellness and preventive care,” Craft said. “Last year’s fair featured more than forty healthcare, safety and educational service providers, and more than 500 people attended the event. This year’s event will feature more interactive, educational games for children.”
For families seeking a pediatrician or family doctor, there will be several community providers and medical clinics at the event. For those expecting a baby or considering starting a family, the hospital’s maternity team will be conducting tours of the Family Birthing Center, which features hotel-like private birthing suites. In addition to the baby shower, there will also be a drawing for a bicycle and kid trailer.
For more information, visit the hospital’s website at www.matsuregional.com, or contact Craft at 861-6849 or Michele Wagner at 861-6807. The hospital is located at 2500 S. Woodworth Loop in Palmer.
Mat-Su Regional Medical Center is a 74-bed state-of-the-art healthcare facility that provides advanced surgical service, including robotics and anterior approach hip replacement, cardiac care, intensive and general medical care, emergency services, the state’s only epilepsy monitoring program, diagnostic imaging, a sleep lab, an urgent care center and is home to the Family Birthing Center.
The hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Top Performer for Key Quality Measures award for three consecutive years, being recognized for excellence in heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, immunizations and surgical care. Mat-Su Regional is also a Blue Distinction Center for Maternity Care, recognizing its expertise in delivering safe and cost-effective maternity care. Mat-Su Regional is owned in part by physicians.