News Releases / 2014
Community Memorial Celebrates Hearth Health Month
Ventura, California, 01/21/2014
In honor of February’s Heart Health Month Community Memorial Health System’s HealthAware program will host an event Friday, February 7 to celebrate National Wear Red Day.
This event is being held as part of the Go Red for Women campaign to raise awareness about the nation’s No. 1 killer: heart disease.
Beginning at 10 am, a variety of activities will be held on the front lawn of Community Memorial Hospital, 147 N. Brent St., in Ventura. These activities include:
- Free Red Dress embroidered Sticker with blood pressure check
- Free reusable red bag for those wearing red
- Free Body composition analysis
- One on one question and answer featuring Ask a Registered Nurse, Physical Therapist or Dietitian (10am-1pm only).
“We are pleased to be holding an event to raise awareness about a disease as far reaching and serious as heart disease,” says Andrea Ricketts, RN, PHN, MSN, ACNP-BC. “CMHS has a mission to provide quality care to patients, but it starts with knowing your risks and the signs of heart disease.”
Ricketts, CMHS HealthAware Manager, says education is the key to saving lives.
“This is a great opportunity to reach out to the community and educate about the reality and dangers of heart disease,” she says. “Being aware is sometimes the difference between life and death.”
For more information call CMHS HealthAware office at (805) 667-2818.
Community Memorial Health System is a not-for-profit health system, which is comprised of Community Memorial Hospital, Ojai Valley Community Hospital, and twelve family-practice health centers entitled Centers for Family Health. The health system is located in Ventura County, California.