Mount St. Mary's Hospital Celebrates Heart Month in February | Health
A community education program by one of Niagara’s leading cardiologists, free community lipid panel screening, promotion of the “Go Red For Women” awareness campaign of the American Heart Association, and a hospital-wide information event are just some of the activities being coordinated in conjunction with the Cardiology Team at Mount St. Mary’s Hospital as part of “Heart Month” in February.
The Cardiac Center at Mount St. Mary’s Hospital consists of a team of five cardiologists and a 40-member staff who provide the care that makes Mount St. Mary’s the leading provider of cardio-pulmonary care services in Niagara County with services that include Cardiac Rehabilitation, EKG, Holter and Event Monitoring, Echocardiography, Cardiac Stress Testing, Pulmonary/Rehabilitation, Pulmonary Function Testing, Respiratory Therapy, EEG and EMG testing.
The featured activities of the month-long awareness program are:.
February 1: “Go Red for Women” Awareness Day
February 3: Free Community Lipid Panel Screening Day from 6 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. “Risk Profiles” presented by Cardiologist Dr. Zina Hajduczok at 8 am and 10 am in the hospital cafeteria. Also free blood pressure testing and free breakfast.
February 4: Start of a three week program “Fall Out of Addictions: Stop Smoking?” at 6:30 p.m.
February 11-15: Heart Month Main Lobby from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. daily
February 12-14: “Taking Charge of Your Diabetes” from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
The month’s overall programs include:
On Friday, February 1, Mount St. Mary’s will recognize “Go Red For Women” day with special emphasis on providing information to women on signs and risk factors of heart disease.
On Sunday, February 3, Mount St. Mary's Hospital will conduct its annual free Community Lipid Panel Screening for cholesterol levels. The tests will be taken from 6 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. in the hospital’s North Lobby. This is a fasting test. Do not eat after midnight or prior to awakening. No reservations are required. For information call 298-2145. Also on February 3 at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Dr. Zina Hajduczok, Cardiologist, will discuss “Risk Profiles” in the cafeteria. The program is free. In addition, there will be free blood pressure testing and a free breakfast.
Starting on Monday, February 4 and continuing on February 11 and February 18, “Fall Out of Addictions: Stop Smoking,” a series of three classes will be offered from 6-8 p.m. in Room 723A of the hospital. The class will be conducted by Elyse Updegraph, Exercise Specialist. Register by calling 298-2145 or 298-3030.
On Friday, February 8, Mount St. Mary’s will conduct a blood drive for the community blood bank of Upstate New York Transplant Services. The UNYTS drive will be held from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Appointments are available at 298-2145 and walk-ins are welcome
Starting Monday, February 11 and continuing through Friday, February 15, a Heart Month Health Fair will be held at Mount St. Mary’s. A variety of displays on health topics will be setup in the hospital’s main lobby.
On February 12, 13 & 14, “Taking Charge of Your Diabetes” will be presented by Debra Hoffman, Certified Diabetes Educator. This is a series of 3 sessions from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. and will be held in Room 249 of the main hospital building. To register call 298-2297.