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MBSH Cardiac Rehab promotes “Go Red for Women”

Friday, February 07, 2014

MBSH Cardiac Rehab promotes “Go Red for Women”

Every year, Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital Cardiac Rehab Department promotes heart health during the month of February with various campaigns and educational displays.  On February 7, which was the American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women” day, promoting an educational movement about women and cardiovascular disease, the rehab staff offered blood pressure screenings and had an educational table set up near the cafeteria.  Employees and visitors of the hospital were given information about heart health and shown the effects of food choices on the heart and circulatory system.  During the noon promotion, 61 individuals were given blood pressure tests.

Heart disease is the #1 killer of women, which results in more deaths than all forms of cancer combined.  Most of these deaths could be prevented, however, most women don’t recognize the symptoms until it is too late.  That is why it is known as the “silent killer.”  Through the “Go Red for Women” day, employees were encouraged to wear red, uniting with millions of women to help save lives across America.    More information is available by visiting their website at: www.GoRedForWomen.org.

Some MBSH Employees dressed red at the Cardiac Rehab educational display in the Cafeteria l-r:  Traci Krygiel, GeroPsych Social Worker, Becky Hubbard, Med-Surg/CCU Nurse Manager, Cheryl Higgason, Cardiac Rehab RN, Mike Whitaker, Cardiac Rehab Manager, Alison Tourville, Patient Access Rep., Donna Graddy, Financial Counselor, Dee Bell, Authorization Rep. and Teresa Reeves, Patient Access Manager.