Gearing Up for the Season – State Representatives Jack Rader and David Parker Partner with Pocono Medical Center for Wellness Festival


East Stroudsburg, PA (September, 12, 2016) – State Representatives Jack Rader and David Parker, and Pocono Medical Center welcome friends and family to its 2nd Annual Wellness Festival on September 17, 2016 at Northampton Community College Monroe Campus from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“We are proud to work in conjunction with Northampton Community College and Pocono Medical Center to bring the community our 2nd annual Wellness Festival,” said State Representative Jack Rader. “We are honored with this opportunity to connect with our community and provide resources and information for those to take initiative of their health and wellness,” said State Representative David Parker.

At this year’s Wellness Festival, Pocono Medical Center will be offering 150 free flu shots and free health screenings. There will also be over fifty wellness vendors, Zumba classes, healthy cooking demonstrations, refreshments, and door prizes.

“Pocono Medical Center is privileged to work alongside its local elected officials to bring our comprehensive services into the community and encourage local families to make their health a priority with us,” said Geoffrey M. Roche, Director of Public and Government Affairs of Pocono Medical Center.

The Wellness Festival is free admission. For more information on the event, please contact either State Representative Jack Rader’s office at (570) 643-7683, or State Representative David Parker’s office at (570) 894-7905.

Pocono Medical Center (PMC) is a non-profit, nationally recognized hospital that has served the region for over 100 years. PMC has three comprehensive healthcare centers located in Bartonsville, Tobyhanna, and Brodheadsville, and 21 primary and specialty care physician practices. PMC has one of the busiest and most-experienced emergency departments in the state with a fully-accredited Level III Trauma Center, Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center and Hip and Knee Program. Backed by the region’s most robust team of over 230 physicians and providers, PMC offers a full continuum of care from clinical and acute care services to specialized services such as the state-of-the art cancer center and comprehensive cardiovascular care. PMC and the Pocono Health System Visiting Nurse and Hospice both received a 4-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, ranking PMC in the top 20% in the nation. PMC also serves as a designated, regional leader in safety as one of only 33 hospitals in Pennsylvania to receive an “A” rating from the Leapfrog Group and as recipient of the Healthgrades 2016 Patient Safety Award. For more information or to learn more, please visit our website at