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Katie Heckman, Manager, Community Relations
Saint Joseph Berea Hosts
Go Red For Women Heart Health Awareness Luncheon
Berea, Ky. (February 1, 2017) — As part of the national effort to increase awareness of cardiovascular disease in women, Saint Joseph Berea, part of KentuckyOne Health, is partnering with the American Heart Association and Thrive!, Berea College’s health and wellness program, to host a Go Red for Women Lunch & Learn event.
The event will take place from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. The luncheon will be held in The Commons Room of the Woods-Penniman Building at Berea College, located at the corner of Chestnut Street and Scaffold Cane Road. Parking will be available in the Presser Lot, or behind Boone Tavern.
The free event will feature Jessica Pennington, MD, KentuckyOne Health Primary Care Associates, who will discuss the signs, symptoms and prevention of heart attacks in women. Complimentary lunch will also be provided. Free screenings will also be offered during the event for cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen saturation and peripheral vascular disease.
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. Statistics show that 80 percent of heart disease and stroke events in women may be prevented by lifestyle changes and education.
For details or to RSVP to this event, call 859.986.6535. Registration for this event closes on February 17.
About KentuckyOne Health
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.