Five Alarm Fun! UH St. John Medical Center Teams with Westlake for Safety Fair

What do you get when you mix a little boy with a real fireman’s helmet? Five alarm fun!

The City of Westlake and University Hospitals St. John Medical Center joined forces to present the annual free Community Safety and Wellness Fair on Saturday, May 20, at the Westlake Recreation Center.

“We have long appreciated the contributions University Hospitals St. John Medical Center has made to the citizens of Westlake,” says Westlake Mayor Dennis Clough. “The Community Safety and Wellness Fair was born out of their frequent collaborations with our Community Services and Recreation Departments on Westlake health projects.”

UH SJMC President Robert David, with Mary Kizcek and Paul Forthofer, Community Outreach

“University Hospitals St. John Medical Center is dedicated to make sure that the communities we serve have access to health screenings and information that can keep them safe and healthy. We are here for ALL community members, not just the patients within our hospital,” said Paul Forthofer, Manager of Community Outreach at University Hospitals St. John Medical Center (UH SJMC).

Visitors arriving at the Westlake Recreation Center were welcomed by Touch-a-Truck with emergency and service vehicles from the city’s Police, Fire, and Service Departments, Patton’s Towing tow truck, and special displays. The University Hospitals Medivac helicopter landed at 12:30 p.m., and health screenings, live demonstrations, exhibitors and children’s activities all took place inside the recreation center.

More than 60 exhibitors shared their expertise on a variety of topics. Additional UH SJMC staff members from various departments and representatives from the City of Westlake Community Services, Fire, Police, Recreation, and Service Departments were on hand as well.

Families found many opportunities to engage even young children at the fair in healthy living habits while having lots of fun. A great way to spend a day!

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