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OGHS and Family Strong Foundation Host Men's Health Summit

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In recognition of National Men’s Health Month, Opelousas General Health System and Family Strong Foundation will host a Men’s Health Summit on Saturday, June 24, 2017.

From 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Opelousas General Health System’s South Campus, several healthcare organizations will be on hand to offer health information and screenings. PSA screenings will be offered for $15. This test screens men for prostate cancer. Several local physicians are scheduled to speak on various health topics:

9:30 a.m. - Dr. Kerry Thibodeaux, General and Vascular Surgeon

“Diabetes and Wound Treatment”

10:00 a.m. - Dr. John Vallee, Urologist

“PSA Testing”

11:00 a.m. - Dr. Tiffany Liu, Neurologist

“Stroke Awareness”

11:30 a.m. - Dr. David Homan, Interventional Cardiologist

“The Importance of Wellness for Cardiac Health in Men”

Author Dewayne Williams, of the book “Infidelity: Roots of a Broken Man” and special guest, Dustin Miller, Louisiana State Representative will also be in attendance.

This event is co-sponsored by St. Landry Professionals, United Healthcare and Louisiana Healthcare Connections.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Pre-registration is not required. Everyone is invited to attend.

About Family Strong Foundation: The Family Strong Foundation (FSF) is a 501 c3, non-profit organization, establishing itself within the St. Landry Parish community in 2012; the foundation now services St. Landry, Acadia, and Evangeline parishes. Shonda Garner Brooks is the founder and CEO of the organization, and it is her vision that success begins with encouragement and exposure; the Family Strong Foundation provides resources that make it possible for the communal population to enhance their skill sets, network, and overall confidence in creating the best self-possible. The mission of the Family Strong Foundation is to strengthen the communal family by empowering each member to take control of their financial futures, improve their quality of life, and to be productive and supportive citizens.

The Family Strong Foundation (FSF) has three major initiatives in effect currently.

  1. Technology Initiative
  2. Empowerment Initiative
  3. Healthy Living Initiative.

About Opelousas General Health System: Since 1957, Opelousas General Health System has been dedicated to the provision of quality health care through its strong commitment and high standards. Central to the success of OGHS's commitment for excellence is the presence of an outstanding and highly qualified staff of physicians, nurses, technologists and other personnel who provide professional treatment in a caring environment. Serving as the region's referral medical center, OGHS is a 207-bed, full service medical center, and the area's most comprehensive community health care facility offering a wide range of medical specialties and state-of-the-art technology. Visit us at