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NOVA-Medical Campus to host Springfield Community Day, April 18

Northern Virginia Community College’s Medical Education Campus will host Springfield Community Day on Saturday, April 18, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., at 6699 Springfield Center Drive in Springfield. There will be campus tours and college information available, as well as the annual Health Fair and Walk4Life.

Each spring, the Health Fair and Walk4Life are held on the grounds of the Medical Education Campus. The health fair will offer a variety of health screenings for adults and fun activities for children. Proceeds from the Walk4Life will benefit the American Cancer Society.

NOVA’s partners in the Health Fair are:

  • American Health Care Professionals who will provide a registered nurse and two fitness instructors;
  • Fairfax County Health Department, offering health education and the “Glo Germ” machine to instruct children in proper hand washing techniques;
  • Neighborhood Health’s Outreach and Enrollment Manager, Eduardo Mantilla-Torres, will provide information on Virginia-sponsored health programs for women and children, including FAMIS, Medicaid FAMIS MOMS and the Affordable Care Act
  • Discussions with Vernon Johnson, a sports medicine coordinator from the World Police & Fire Games, which will be held June 26 through July 5 and
  • Sergeant Anthony Hans, a recruiter with the U.S. Army Reserve.

For the first time this year, the MEC will also offer an open house in conjunction with this event, in which interested community members can learn more about the MEC and its programs and have free tours of the state-of-the-art facility.

NOVA’s Medical Education Campus is the first specialized community college campus in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It offers its students state-of-the-art facilities with a 32-chair dental clinic, a cadaver lab and a technologically-advanced patient simulators lab. The MEC offers ten Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees in Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Health Information Management, Health Information Technology, Emergency Medical Services, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Radiography, Respiratory Therapy, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy. Certificates in many medical disciplines, including Radiation Oncology, Clinical Coding, Phlebotomy and Emergency Medical Technology as well as continuing education for local healthcare workers and first responders are also available.

Media Contact:  Kathy Thompson | 703.764.0896 | kthompson@nvcc.edu

Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through NOVA Online. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.