Berea, Ky. (February 11, 2019) — As part of the national effort to increase awareness of cardiovascular disease in women, Saint Joseph Berea is partnering with the American Heart Association to host a Go Red for Women Lunch & Learn event.
The event will take place from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, February 27, at Churchill Weavers, located at 100 Churchill Drive. Free screenings will be offered from 10:30-11:45 a.m. for blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol, oxygen saturation and peripheral vascular disease. Lunch and a presentation will be held from noon-1 p.m.
The free event will feature Donny Hardy, MD, CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group – Primary Care, who will discuss the signs, symptoms and prevention of heart attacks in women.
February is American Heart Month, a time to help spread awareness about how to prevent heart disease and to encourage people to live heart-healthy lives. According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the number one killer of women, and a staggering 90 percent of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease or stroke. Statistics show that 80 percent of heart disease and stroke events in women may be prevented by lifestyle changes and education.
Complimentary lunch will be provided during this event. For details or to RSVP, call 859.986.6520 or visit www.chisaintjosephhealth.org/goredforwomen. Registration is encouraged by February 22.
About CHI Saint Joseph Health
CHI Saint Joseph Health, part of Catholic Health Initiatives, is one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with 135 locations in 20 counties, including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies. In total, the health system serves patients in 35 counties statewide. CHI Saint Joseph Health is dedicated to building healthier communities by elevating patient care through an integrated physical and behavioral health delivery system. CHI Saint Joseph Health embodies a strong mission and faith-based heritage and works through local partnerships to expand access to care in the communities it serves.
About Saint Joseph Berea
Saint Joseph Berea is a 25-bed critical access hospital located in Berea, KY. Established in 1898 on the grounds of Berea College, the facility serves residents of Madison, Estill, Garrard, Jackson and Rockcastle counties. Saint Joseph Berea recognizes the importance of family, friends and familiar surroundings in the healing process and provides a breadth of services so that getting first-rate care doesn’t have to mean being far from home.
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