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DMH Partners With National Kidney Foundation of Illinois To Offer Free Health Screenings

May 30, 2018…Decatur, Ill… The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois is teaming up with Decatur Memorial Hospital to provide free kidney and health screening on Wednesday, June 6, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., in DMH Classrooms B and C.  Anyone interested in getting screening for kidney disease, high blood pressure or diabetes is encouraged to attend. There is no cost to be screened and appointments are not necessary.

The screening will be offered by the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois’ KidneyMobile, the nation’s only custom mobile unit that travels across the state screening individuals for kidney disease and its two main causes: diabetes and high blood pressure.  In addition to a free screening, attendees will also be able to talk with a DMH provider.

Mohammad Hasnain, MD, Kidney Specialist from the DMH Medical Group will be on-hand to meet with patients.  “Kidney Disease is rampant in the United States. Our focus is prevention and to increase the awareness and knowledge of the risk factors,” said Dr. Hasnain.

“One in three American adults is at risk for kidney disease, while one in seven already has the disease,” said Anne Black, Chief Executive Officer with the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois. “That means hundreds of thousands of people in Illinois are affected. Our goal is to educate the community about risks for kidney disease and detect it early so they can manage the disease and slow its progression.”

The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois improves the health and well-being of people at risk for or affected by kidney disease through prevention, education and empowerment. To learn more please visit www.nkfi.org.

For more information about the free screenings, call 217-876-6874.

 

Decatur Memorial Hospital (DMH), located in Decatur, Ill., is a 300 bed, not-for-profit, community hospital that has been providing medical care since 1916 for the residents of Central Illinois.  Today, DMH has nearly 2,200 dedicated employees, 300 physicians, and is a designated Level II Trauma Center.  DMH has been recognized six consecutive years as a 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospital from IBM Watson Health.