Memorial Hospital has a new set of wheels. Wednesday, the hospital unveiled its new immunization van.
The new van replaces Memorial's first mobile immunization unit, which served Harrison County residents for 13 years. Employees of New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation helped fund the van, along with Pfizer, Inc. and Hancock Bank.
Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees Chair, Myrtis Franke, says the new van will help continue the hospital's mission.
"Building a healthier community. We can't do it by people just entering the hospital. You've got to get out in the community to try and make a difference," says Franke. "And doing that is in a lot of the screenings and immunizations and things that are preventive in care, so that's been very big to us and I think really important to the community."
Memorial Hospital's immunization van offers free immunizations and health screenings in Harrison County. It will be rolling into your neighborhood soon. To find out where, click here.
For more information, call 228-867-4246.