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KentuckyOne Health Teaches Heart-Healthy Lessons
at American Heart Association “Healthy Hearts Wear Red” Community Luncheon
Louisville, Ky. (February 9, 2016) – Participants can learn hands-only CPR and other heart-healthy tips at the American Heart Association’s Healthy Hearts Wear Red luncheon at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre on Thursday, Feb. 18. The luncheon will honor American Heart Month in February. Visitors can visit tables with heart health information and be trained in hands-only bystander CPR beginning at 10 a.m., followed by lunch at 11:30 a.m., and a program from noon-1:30 p.m.
KentuckyOne Health will host an information table at the luncheon, where registered dietitian Megan Montgomery from KentuckyOne Health Healthy Lifestyle Centers will field questions about heart-healthy nutrition. KentuckyOne Health nursing staff will provide hands-only CPR training for participants as well.
The hands-only CPR training demonstration is part of a statewide initiative from KentuckyOne Health to teach or train 35,000 Kentuckians in hands-only CPR during American Heart Month in February. Individuals can be trained in hands-only CPR in as little as five minutes.
In addition to the hands-only CPR training, the luncheon will also feature Bullitt County EMS deputy director Lt. Colonel Bridgett Etherton, pharmacist Ellen Barger of B & B Pharmacy, as well as a survivor fashion show sponsored by Goody’s Department Store.
Tickets to the event cost $10 per person, and can be purchased at the Bullitt County Health Department and Bullitt County YMCA. Proceeds from the event will benefit the American Heart Association. Registration ends Friday, Feb. 12 and space is limited. For more information, call 502.955.5355.
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KentuckyOne Health, the largest and most comprehensive health system in the Commonwealth, has more than 200 locations including, hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies in Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is dedicated to bringing wellness, healing and hope to all, including the underserved. The system is made up of the former Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System, along with the University of Louisville Hospital and James Graham Brown Cancer Center. KentuckyOne Health is proud of and strengthened by its Catholic, Jewish and academic heritages.