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Texas Health Stephenville Invites Public to Cholesterol Screening, Book Sale

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville invites the community to two great events at the hospital on Nov. 2.

Cholesterol screening event
The cholesterol screenings will be held from 7 to 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 2 in the Atrium at Texas Health Stephenville. Proceeds will benefit the 2011 Stephenville High School Project Graduation.

The National Cholesterol Education Program Panel recommends that everyone age 20 or older have a fasting blood test every five years.

High school students and their parents will help individuals fill out the appropriate paperwork for the screenings and hospital employees will complete the screenings. A lipid profile, which is a breakdown of good and bad cholesterol levels, is $25. Thyroid testing is $25 and prostate tests cost $30 each.

A complete profile, which includes the lipid profile, but not the thyroid or prostate tests, will cost $70. Fasting after midnight is required to achieve accurate results. No appointment is required. Participants will have their lab results mailed to them. They can then be taken to a primary care doctor for follow-up treatment, if needed.

For more information, call 254-965-1518.

Book sale
The Volunteer Auxiliary’s book sale will be held from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Belknap Lobby.

A range of materials — from children’s books to publications for adults — will be available.

A percentage of the proceeds from the book fair will be given to the Auxiliary to fund ongoing projects. The Auxiliary raises money to complete projects such as waiting room renovations and other improvement efforts for the hospital.

About Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville is a 98-bed acute care, full-service facility serving Erath and surrounding counties since 1926. The hospital's services include inpatient and outpatient surgery, women’s services, advanced diagnostic imaging, inpatient and outpatient physical therapy and wound care. Texas Health Stephenville, an affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, has been recognized as a Nurse-Friendly Hospital and a Level IV Trauma Center. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States and the largest in North Texas in terms of patients served. Texas Health’s system of 13 hospitals includes Texas Health Harris Methodist, Texas Health Arlington Memorial, Texas Health Presbyterian, and an organization for medical research and education. Texas Health is a partner in eight additional hospitals or surgery centers. Texas Health Physicians Group provides a variety of models for engagement with physicians. Texas Health Partners is a joint venture development and management company owned by Texas Health Resources. Texas Health MedSynergies is a joint venture that offers physicians a range of office management and other business services to support their practices. Texas Health SingleSource Staffing is a joint venture designed to help Texas Health hospitals improve patient care by recruiting and retaining quality nurses and allied healthcare professionals. For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit

Doctors on the medical staff practice independently and are not employees or agents of the hospital.

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