Mat-Su Regional Baby and Children’s Fair 2019

Contributed by Katie Stark

Baby & Children’s Fair
04/06/19 – 10 AM - 2 PM
Mat-Su Regional Medical Center
2500 S. Woodworth Loop, Palmer
FREE event

Mat-Su Regional Medical Center surfs into spring with Baby and Children’s Fair

Mat-Su Regional Medical Center will host its annual free Baby and Children’s Fair, Saturday, April 6, from 10 AM to 2 PM, at its main campus in Palmer.

‘Catch the Wellness Wave’ is the theme of this year’s fair, according to Alan Craft, Mat-Su Regional’s director of marketing and public relations, so all are encouraged and welcomed to wear their board shorts and sunglasses to the event.

The annual health expo features vendor giveaways, raffles, free hearing and vision screenings, free car seat checks, parenting advice, tours of the Family Birthing Center, health education and games for children – including a bounce house and healthy snacks.

“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 30 healthcare, safety and educational service providers, and hosted approximately 700 attendees, according to Craft. This year’s event will feature more interactive and educational games for children, along with a warm, tropical theme.

For families seeking a pediatrician or a 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.

For more information, visit the hospital’s website at, or contact Alan Craft at 861-6849, or Deena Straub at 861-6807. The hospital is located at 2500 S. Woodworth Loop in Palmer.

Mat-Su Regional Medical Center is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. It is a 109-bed acute care facility providing advanced surgical services, including robotics, advanced wound care, cardiac care, emergency services, diagnostic imaging, sleep studies, three urgent care centers, the Family Birthing Center and is home of the 30-Minutes-or-Less ER Service Pledge.

In the past few years, Mat-Su Regional has earned a string of impressive honors, including being the first hospital in Alaska to earn accreditation as a Chest Pain Center from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care, and has twice been named among the Top 150 Places to Work in Healthcare by Becker’s Hospital Review.