Gor­don Hos­pi­tal em­ploy­ees “go red” for women

Calhoun Times - - FRONT PAGE - Staff Re­ports

(Cal­houn, Ga.) — Ac­cord­ing to the Amer­i­can Heart As­so­ci­a­tion, car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­ease in the U.S. kills ap­prox­i­mately one woman ev­ery 80 sec­onds. The good news is that 80 per­cent of car­diac events may be pre­vented with ed­u­ca­tion and life­style changes.

Gor­don Hos­pi­tal em­ploy­ees joined the Amer­i­can Heart As­so­ci­a­tion’s Go Red for Women® move­ment on Fri­day, Feb. 2, 2018 to help raise aware­ness and save more lives. Ini­ti­ated by the Amer­i­can Heart As­so­ci­a­tion, Wear Red Day is a na­tional aware­ness move­ment held on the first Fri­day of ev­ery Fe­bru­ary cre­ated to high­light the num­ber one cause of death among women: heart dis­ease, stroke, and all other car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­eases. The Amer­i­can Heart As­so­ci­a­tion The Amer­i­can Heart As­so­ci­a­tion is the na­tion’s old­est and largest vol­un­tary or­ga­ni­za­tion ded­i­cated to fight­ing heart dis­ease and stroke. Founded by six car­di­ol­o­gists in 1924, the or­ga­ni­za­tion now in­cludes more than 22.5 mil­lion vol­un­teers and supporters. It funds in­no­va­tive re­search, fights for stronger pub­lic health poli­cies, and pro­vides crit­i­cal tools and in­for­ma­tion to save and im­prove lives. The na­tion­wide or­ga­ni­za­tion in­cludes 156 lo­cal of­fices and more than 3,000 em­ploy­ees. The Amer­i­can Stroke As­so­ci­a­tion was cre­ated as a divi­sion in 1997 to bring to­gether the or­ga­ni­za­tion’s stroke-re­lated ac­tiv­i­ties. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.heart.org. About Gor­don Hos­pi­tal Founded in 1935, Gor­don Hos­pi­tal is proud to be a mem­ber of Ad­ven­tist Health Sys­tem. With 45 hos­pi­tal cam­puses and more than 8,300 li­censed beds in nine states, Ad­ven­tist Health Sys­tem is a faith-based health­care or­ga­ni­za­tion head­quar­tered in Al­ta­monte Springs, Florida. A na­tional leader in qual­ity, safety, and pa­tient sat­is­fac­tion, Ad­ven­tist Health Sys­tem’s more than 80,000 em­ploy­ees main­tain a tra­di­tion of whole-per­son health by car­ing for the phys­i­cal, emo­tional, and spir­i­tual needs of ev­ery pa­tient. Each Ad­ven­tist Health Sys­tem fa­cil­ity op­er­ates in­de­pen­dently in de­liv­er­ing care and ser­vices to best meet the needs of the lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties they serve. While each en­tity is unique, all re­main united in one mis­sion of ex­tend­ing the heal­ing min­istry of Christ.

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