Coal Miners Appreciation Day Offers Free Screenings - Genesis HealthCare System - Zanesville, Ohio

Published on August 18, 2015

Coal Miners Appreciation Day Offers Free Screenings

Zanesville, Ohio (Aug. 17, 2015)Coal Miners Appreciation Day will be Friday, Sept. 4, from 9 a.m. to noon at Ohio University Zanesville/Zane State College. There will be free screenings, lunch and educational speakers. The college is located at 1425 Newark Road, Zanesville, and the doors open at 8:30 a.m.

The event is for past and present coal miners, their families and friends. The U.S. Department of Labor and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) will be there to provide coal miners with free tests to detect coal workers’ pneumoconiosis, or black lung. Those tested may be eligible for black lung benefits.

The event is free but reservations are requested for both the Coal Miners Appreciation Day and the screenings. To register, go to “Education & Events,” or call the Genesis Event Registration Line at (740) 454-4002 or 800-322-4762, ext. 4002. 

About Genesis HealthCare System

Genesis is an integrated health care delivery system based in Southeastern Ohio. The system includes Genesis Hospital, a not-for-profit hospital in Zanesville; Centers of Excellence for Cancer Care, Heart & Vascular, Women’s, Emergency & Trauma, Neurosciences & Orthopedics; an extensive network of more than 300 physicians; and multiple outpatient care centers throughout the region.

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