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Peterson Has The Pulse On Heart Health – Events and Education Offered Throughout The Month

February 1, 2017

KERRVILLE – February is American Heart Month, a time to raise awareness on a national level about heart disease in women. Heart disease affects more than 6 million American women, and another 37 million women are at risk for developing heart disease. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, yet only one in five American women believe heart disease is her greatest health threat. Peterson hopes that with the right information, education and care, heart disease in women can be treated or prevented.

Throughout February, Peterson Health will be supporting American Heart Month through various community programs, events, openings, and celebrations, including:

Wear Red Every Friday – The first Friday in February is National Wear Red Day, a day to wear red and raise awareness of the dangers of heart disease in women. At Peterson, employees annually don red but they continue to raise awareness throughout the entire month by asking employees to wear red every FRiday in February. We invite the public to join us. Visit out Facebook page. Send us picstures of you, your family, friends or co-workers wearing red on Friday.

7th Annual Remarable Women Event – For the seventh consecutive year, Peterson offers a free community workshop dedicated to topics relevant to women’s health. Held at the Ambulatory Case Center on Tuesday, February 21ststarting at 5:30pm, the event begins with a general introductions by Peterson’s new director of Cardiac Catheterization/Interventional Radiology Department, Dustin Graham. He will present the latest advancements in Peterson’s Heart and Vascular Center, discuss the latest procedures Peterson offers for peripheral vascular disease, as well as other matters of the heart. The event also includes four other presentations from area physicians and surgeon’s covering the most important health topics of interest to women. For more information or a specific list of speakers and topics call Marketing at 830-258-7411. The event¬† is free, but seating is limited, so reservations are required.

Peterson’s Cardiopulmonary Rehab 1st Anniversary Open House – Peterson Health took a giant leap toward better health last February with the opening of a new cardiopulmonary rehabliation patients and graduates in a reception and open house scheduled for Thursday, February 23rd. Tour the outpatient rehabilitation rehab gym, meet the Cardio Cath Nurse Coordinator and staff, and learn of the many assesmments and exercise plans aimed at the right care for healing hearts. This service is an important part of the continuum of cardiac and pulmonary care for out community. The rehab open house is “come and go”. From 4:30-6:00pm at the Ambulatory Care Center, 260 Cully Drive, Kerrville. For information on our expanded cardiac rehab services or the planned event call Jana Geisen at 830-258-7077.

2nd Annual Peterson Health Heart Walk – Join Peterson employees in a fun walk to conclude American Heart Month and celebrate heath health. Our cardiopulmonary graduates will lead the group for the first lap as we applaud their elevated and imporvde health. All participants weill receive a new Peterson Health shirt and fast finishers will receive a carity of other prizes. The walk will be held at Peterson Regional Medical Center, 551 Hill Country Drive, Saturday, February 25th starting at 10am. Peterson has been designated as official
Fit Friendly Worksite.” Walkers will enjoy the designated mile route. Community members and students across the region are encouraged to join us. Tours of the hospital will also be offered for nayone interested and the hospital cafeteria will be open for business for the purchase of heart healthy foods. For more information , contact Jennier Slaughter at 830-258-7624

Shares Lisa Winters, Director of Marketing and Communications, “At Peterson Health, we work hard to coordinate a comprehensive list of activities between a number of department that focus on a heart health. Heart disease continues to be the most devastating disease for both men and women. By offering events and education for all of our stakeholders – our own employees, our patients, their families, the general community, everyone has on opportunity to elevate heart health while improving lives and inspiring others.”

For more information visit our website at www.petersonhealth.com or contact Lisa Winters at 830-258-7628

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