Published: 01/30/2013

Evangelical Community Hospital Holds February Talk With The Doc Program on Heart Health

February is American Heart Month and Evangelical Community Hospital is bringing awareness to heart disease, its prevention and treatment. Throughout the month of February, the Hospital will be holding events and screenings addressing heart health.
Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer in the United States, causing 2,200 deaths each day.  Cardiovascular or heart disease is a broad term used to describe a range of diseases that affect your heart.
Join Petra Lynch, MD, for a Talk with the Doc session focused on heart health and cardiovascular disease on Tuesday, February 12th, at 6:30 pm at Evangelical Community Hospital. A complimentary meal will be provided at 5:30 pm.
Dr. Lynch, a Geisinger Interventional Cardiologist and a member of the on-site Evangelical Cardiovascular care team will discuss heart health awareness, heart disease prevention, intervention, and treatment. Lynch is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and is Fellowship-trained in Interventional Cardiology at the University of Rochester Medical Center.
Registration is required. Please call (570) 768-3200 to reserve your seat at this important healthcare presentation. For more information on this and other heart healthy events, visit

Did you know …

  • Cardiovascular disease kills more people each year than cancer, lower respiratory diseases (including pneumonia), and accidents.
  • Cigarette smokers are two to three times more likely to die from heart disease than nonsmokers.
  • Heart disease is the number one killer in women age 20 and over, killing approximately one woman every minute.

Key Risk Factors Associated with the development of Heart Disease:

  • Age
  • Gender
  • Family History
  • Poor Diet
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Physical Inactivity
  • High Stress

Evangelical Community Hospital is a non-profit organization that employs approximately 1,300 people and has more than 170 employed and non-employed physicians on staff. The Hospital is licensed to accommodate 127 overnight patients, 12 acute rehab patients and 18 bassinets. The Hospital serves residents throughout the Central Susquehanna Valley, including those living in Snyder, Union, Northumberland and Lycoming Counties.