Springs Memorial Hospital Invites
Lancaster Community to
GO RED FOR WOMEN
Lancaster, SC (January 25, 2011) - On Friday, Feb 4th, Springs Memorial Hospital will once again join the American Heart Association’s National Go Red for Women Campaign. The hospital is asking and encouraging everyone in the Lancaster community (male and female) to wear the color RED on this day as a symbol of increasing the awareness of cardiovascular disease prevention in women. Contrary to what many may think, cancer is not the leading killer disease in women. It is heart disease.
Since 2004, Go Red for Women has captured the energy, passion, and intelligence of women to work collectively to wipe out heart disease. The American Heart Association wants millions of women across America to take heart disease personally.
As part of the awareness initiatives for this day, Springs Memorial will be offering free blood pressure screenings in the hospital lobby from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and cholesterol screenings for $5 from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. If you would like to participate in the cholesterol screening, remember it is best to fast 6-8 hours prior. Both events are open to men as well.
A very informative “Women’s Heart Health Talk” led by Dr. Mark Ciminelli of Carolina Heart Specialists, will be held at 12:00pm in the Board Room of the hospital. Dr. Ciminelli will reserve time at the end for a Q&A session. Light refreshments will be provided. If you are interested in attending this talk, please call 286-1685 for a reservation. Seating is limited.
“We feel that participating in the American Heart Association’s National Go Red for Women Day is in line with many of the American Heart Association’s initiatives,” said Doug Arbour, Hospital CEO. “As your community hospital, it is important for us to not only be a resource for you when you are sick but to also be a community partner in wellness initiatives.”
Springs Memorial Hospital is an Accredited Chest Pain Center, which is yet another example of the hospital’s commitment to cardiovascular disease awareness. Accreditation is a process through which the Society of Chest Pain Centers evaluates the care of a facility surrounding the treatment of patients who present to the hospital with symptoms of a heart attack. The intent of this accreditation is to ensure facilities meet or exceed quality-of-care measures based on improving the process for the care of the acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patient. SMH has been an Accredited Chest Pain Center since 2008.
For more information about the national Go Red for Women, please visit GoRedForWomen.org. Remember to wear RED on Friday, February 4th. If your business, company or agency agrees to promote and participate in Go Red for Women Day, please contact Ashley Shannon, Director of Marketing and Community Relations at Springs Memorial Hospital at 803-286-1685.
Springs Memorial Hospital Staff dressed in red showing their support for
last year's American Heart Association's Go Red For Women Campaign.