Monmouth Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, will host the second annual 'Day of Dance' event at Eatontown's Monmouth Mall to raise awareness of American Heart Month.
On Saturday, February 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monmouth Medical Center will present this free women's health event featuring Tai Chi and Zumba demonstrations as well as a special appearance by dancers from Dance Plus of Little Silver, 107.1 The Breeze and Thunder 106.3 radio personalities, healthy cooking and CPR demonstrations, health screenings and information, giveaways, prizes and a free raffle for a Jawbone Fitness Tracker.
Special guests Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini, who represents the 11th district and serves on the Assembly's Health and Senior Services Committee, and Eatontown Mayor Dennis Connelly will provide remarks.
A month-long national observance, American Heart Month urges citizens to recognize the nationwide problem of heart and blood vessel diseases and support all essential programs required to solve the problem. Barnabas Health's southern region hospitals, which in addition to Monmouth include Ocean County's Community Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus are the region's exclusive HeartCaring hospitals. HeartCaring is an innovative, comprehensive program that focuses on gender-disparities in cardiovascular care and on women as the primary healthcare consumer and decision maker.
"At Monmouth Medical Center, our core commitment as a HeartCaring hospital is to build community and physician awareness around gender disparities in cardiovascular care and to improve detection and treatment of cardiovascular diseases for the women and families in our community," says Frank J. Vozos, M.D., FACS, president and chief executive officer of Monmouth Medical Center. "Most importantly, HeartCaring inspires women to take action for their cardiovascular health because they are engaged in innovative, creative, and surprising ways."
Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the United States. It is also one of the most preventable. Monmouth Medical Center and its fellow Barnabas Health Heart Centers are hosting a range of screening events, educational programs, nutritional and heart disease risk assessments, and family-focused programs at Barnabas Health hospitals and community-based centers. From infant CPR courses to cardiac physicians explaining the latest guidelines for preventing heart attack and stroke, to dance parties that encourage people of all ages to get moving, all the activities are designed to improve the heart health of New Jersey residents.
For a full calendar of Barnabas Health Heart Centers events, visit www.BarnabasHealth.org/heartcenters.
About Monmouth Medical Center
Located in Long Branch, N.J., Monmouth Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, along with The Unterberg Children's Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, is one of New Jersey's largest teaching hospitals and has been an affiliate of Philadelphia's Drexel University College of Medicine for more than 40 years. From its earliest days, Monmouth Medical Center has been a leader in surgical advancement and has introduced many technological firsts to the region, including robotic surgery and other minimally invasive techniques. The hospital is routinely recognized by HealthGrades, the nation's largest premier independent health care quality company, for excellence in both emergency medicine and maternity care. U.S. News & World Reporthas recognized Monmouth as a regional leader in cancer, geriatrics, gynecology, neurology and neurosurgery. For more information on Monmouth Medical Center, visit www.barnabashealth.org/monmouth.