Evangelical Holds Events Targeting Cardiovascular Disease During American Heart Month

January 17, 2018


While American Heart Month is a federally designated month in the United States, it’s important to realize that cardiovascular disease knows no borders. Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, remains the leading global cause of death with more than 17.3 million deaths each year, according to the American Heart Association.

To aid in awareness of and the fight against cardiovascular disease, during Heart Month—February 2018—Evangelical Community Hospital is holding several low or no-cost events to the community. All screens and classes, unless otherwise noted are available through Evangelical Community Health and Wellness. More details and registration are available by calling 570-768-3200 or visiting www.evanhospital.com/events.

Senior Strong Lecture - The Heart Healthy Way of Eating. Friday, February 2, noon, at Community Health and Wellness.

Stroke Support Group: Tuesday, February 6, 2-3:30 pm, at Evangelical Community Hospital’s 3rd Floor Rehabilitation Unit. This month’s topic: Home Safety.

Talk with the Doc: Evangelical’s Experts Discuss Heart Disease, Prevention, and Treatment

A Talk with the Doc discussion focused on heart health will be held at Evangelical Community Hospital on Tuesday, February 13, in the Apple Conference Rooms located at the rear of the O’Keefe Dining Room. A complimentary meal will be offered at 5:30 pm with the talk starting at 6:30 pm. Registration required.

The panel of experts includes: Petra Lynch, MD, Interventional Cardiologist; Todd Stefan, MD, FACS, RPVI, Vascular Surgeon; Lisa Brinckman, RN, Director of Heart and Vascular Services; Vicki Krebs, RN, Coordinator of Cardiac Rehabilitation; and Christina O’Rourke, RDN, LDN, Dietitian-Nutritionist.

FREE Heart Screen: Friday, February 16, 7-10 am, at Community Health and Wellness. Appointments required. Screenings include: lipid panel, blood glucose, blood pressure, body composition, cardiac risk and stroke assessments, and blood oxygen saturation. Results reviewed by a physician and mailed to you. A 12-hour fast is required.

Comprehensive Blood Screen: Tuesday, February 27, 7-10 am, at Community Health and Wellness. $40 fee includes lipid panel (HDL, LDL, total cholesterol, and triglycerides), complete blood count, and CMP (blood sugar, electrolytes, calcium, protein, liver enzymes etc.). Appointments required.

Blood Pressure Screenings (FREE! – Walk-ins Welcome):

  • Friday, February 2, 10 am-noon, Mifflinburg Bank and Trust, Fairground Road, Lewisburg
  • Monday, February 12, 10 am-noon, The Miller Center, Lewisburg
  • Tuesday, February 27, 10 am-noon, Milton YMCA
  • Wednesday, February 28, 9-11 am, Mifflinburg YMCA
  • Wednesdays, Noon-4 pm and Fridays, 9 am-noon, Community Health and Wellness, Lewisburg

CPR Classes:

  • First Aid with Adult/Child/Infant CPR & AED: Thursday, February 8, 8:30 am-1:30 pm, at Community Health and Wellness. Fee: $55. Registration is required.
  • HeartCode BLS Skills Check Class: Friday, February 9, 8:30 am, at Community Health and Wellness. Fee $25. Registration is required.
  • Heartsaver First Aid, CPR, and AED Skills Check Class: Friday, February 9, 12:30 pm, at Community Health and Wellness. Fee $25. Registration is required.
  • Healthcare Provider CPR Class: Thursday, February 15, 12:30 pm, and Wednesday, February 28, 6 pm, at Community Health and Wellness. Fee $45. Registration is required.

Why Weight, Six-Week Weight Management Program. Tuesdays, March 6-April 10, 6-7:15 pm, at Evangelical Community Hospital in Apple A Conference Room. $60 for the six-week session. Registration required.

Freedom from Smoking: Learn to overcome tobacco addiction so you can enjoy the benefits of a healthier you. Call 570-768-3200 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

What’s your risk for heart disease or heart attack? Take Evangelical Community Hospital’s heart attack risk assessment quiz at www.evanhospital.com/HeartRisk! Answer a few simple questions and find out if you should be asking your doctor about what you can be doing to make your heart healthier.


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