Greenwich, CT (Jan. 22, 2019) – Greenwich Hospital will mark national American Heart Month with a series of events that range from supporting National Wear Red Day on February 1 to hosting the annual free Heart Health and Stroke Fair on February 6.
National Wear Red Day, held the first Friday in February, raises awareness about health disease being the leading cause of death for women. Greenwich Hospital will offer free blood pressure screenings and heart-health information in the Cafeteria Atrium on the ground floor.
Greenwich Hospital’s Heart Health and Stroke Fair will take place from 8 – 10:30 am in the hospital’s Noble Conference Center on the first floor. Educators, pharmacists, dietitians, holistic practitioners and other healthcare professionals will be on hand to answer questions about prevention, risk factors and treatment options for heart conditions. The event is free.
“Our goal is to keep people healthy and have the state-of-the-art resources available if and when the need for acute cardiac care arises,” said Norman G. Roth, president of Greenwich Hospital, who noted that heart disease is the nation’s leading cause of death for both men and women.
In addition, Greenwich Hospital experts will also appear on WGCH (1490 AM) Spotlight on Medicine radio show from 9 – 9:30 am on the following dates:
Heart Health and Stroke Fair
Thursday, Jan. 31
Kathy Carley-Spanier, RN, director of Community Health at Greenwich Hospital
Heart Disease: Diagnostic and Treatment Advances
Thursday, Feb. 16
Christopher Howes, MD, interventional cardiologist
Greenwich Hospital provides a comprehensive range of specialized cardiac services, including screening, prevention, emergency care, treatment and rehabilitation. Resources include a state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization laboratory for interventional procedures such as emergency angioplasty and the Yale New Haven Health Women’s Cardiovascular Center at 15 Valley Drive in Greenwich.
Greenwich Hospital is a member of Yale New Haven Health. Greenwich is a 206-bed community hospital serving lower Fairfield County, Connecticut and Westchester County, New York. It is a major academic affiliate of Yale School of Medicine. Founded in 1903, Greenwich Hospital has evolved into a progressive medical center and teaching institution representing all medical specialties and offering a wide range of medical, surgical, diagnostic and wellness programs. Greenwich Hospital is recognized throughout the healthcare industry as a leader in service and patient satisfaction excellence. Greenwich Hospital has the prestigious Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the nation’s highest honor of nursing excellence.