SGCMH goes Red
Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital is joining hospitals across the state and the nation by participating in the American Heart Association’s 13th Annual National Wear Red Day® for Women.
Physicians, nurses, administrators and staff will help to raise awareness and support the American Heart Association’s fight against heart disease by wearing red to work on National Wear Red Day, Friday, February 5th. To raise greater community awareness, SGCMH also is participating in the American Heart Association’s “GLOWing Red for Women” campaign by lighting the front of the hospital with red lights throughout February, which is American Heart Month. This simple, yet powerful statement will aid the American Heart Association’s fight against heart disease, which is the No. 1 killer of women in the United States.
The hospital invites local businesses, community groups, and schools to help raise awareness in the fight against cardiovascular disease. Go Red for Women invites women to take charge of their heart health through simple lifestyle changes such as quitting smoking, eating healthier, exercising more and maintaining a healthy weight.
“Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital is proud to support the effort to increase awareness of the impact of heart disease on our nation’s women,” said Dr. Matthew Bosner, Cardiologist and Director of Cardiology at SGCMH. “Women who consider themselves healthy often misdiagnose the symptoms of a heart attack because they don’t think it could happen to them. Typical symptoms suggestive of a heart attack are chest pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, weakness and sweating. Women may also experience pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach. If you have any of these signs, call 9-1-1 and get to a hospital right away.
Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital encourages women to know their numbers (blood pressure, cholesterol, etc), live a heart-healthy lifestyle and be aware of the risk factors of heart disease.
For more information about women and heart care, join us for the 2016 Women’s Health Fair to be held Saturday, February 27.