Cartersville, GA; February 3, 2012: Cartersville Medical Center employees wore red today in support of National Wear Red Day. The event, held each year on the first Friday in February, is held nationwide to help raise awareness and fight heart disease.
Heart disease is the number one killer of women, claiming the life of one in three women each year. Cartersville Medical Center supports the mission of the American Heart Association which is to ensure research and fundraising for lifesaving educational programs and the development of new treatments to fight heart disease.
“We realize that women — mothers, sisters, friends — are dying of heart disease at the rate of one per minute,” said Keith Sandlin, chief executive officer at Cartersville Medical Center.
Staff representing various hospital departments gathered this morning and formed the shape of a heart for a photo opportunity to raise awareness about heart disease and prevention. “We believe it is our responsibility as healthcare professionals to help educate the women in our community about heart disease,” said Sandlin. “This is a fun way to engage our employees in helping to promote awareness of heart disease.”
Cartersville Medical Center is sponsoring its 2nd annual major heart health community event, “Cartersville Has Heart”, on Saturday, February 18. The event will feature:
- Free health screenings
- Interactive medical stations with mock emergency exercises
- AmeriHeart℠ , the world’s largest interactive, anatomically correct, walk-through inflatable heart exhibit
- AngioScreen: only $40 (normally $80)
- Local EMS providers
- Heart healthy nutrition information and cooking demonstration
- Fashion show by Belk
- Fitness demonstrations by Ladies Fitness & Cair Plus Fitness Center
- Food available for purchase by Louie’s Café
- Giveaways & More!
The event will be held at the Clarence Brown Conference Center and is scheduled for 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. For more information, call MedLine: (800) 242-5662.
About Cartersville Medical Center
Cartersville Medical Center is a facility of Redmond Regional Health System which is comprised of three hospitals in Northwest Georgia including Redmond Regional Medical Center in Rome and Polk Medical Center in Cedartown. Cartersville Medical Center is a 112-bed acute care hospital accredited by The Joint Commission and recently named an Accredited Chest Pain Center. Acworth Medical Plaza – including Acworth Immediate Care and Acworth Imaging Center – and The Hope Center are facilities of Cartersville Medical Center.
For more information about programs and services offered at Cartersville Medical Center, The Hope Center or Acworth Medical Plaza, call MedLine at (800) 242-5662 or visit www.cartersvillemedical.com.