February – Women’s Heart Health Event
Promoting Women's Heart Health During American Heart Month
Annual Event Marks American Heart Month
Monmouth Medical Center Hosts Third Annual HeartCaring® ‘Day
of Dance’ at Monmouth Mall in Conjunction with American Heart Month
Each February, Monmouth Medical Center hosts a women's heart health
event in conjunction with its Spirit of Women and HeartCaring initiative.
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Spirit of Women is an alliance of health care providers that are committed
to high standards of excellence in women's health, education and community
outreach. Monmouth Medical Center is Monmouth County's exclusive Spirit
of Women hospital, and through this alliance, has been designated a HeartCaring
hospital, a national designation reserved for a select group of hospitals
and clinicians that signifies excellence in women's cardiovascular
care. Sponsored by Monmouth Medical Center, the event features Tai Chi
and Zumba demonstrations as well as a special appearance by area dancers,
health screenings and information, giveaways, prizes and raffles.
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 designed to solve the problem. To demonstrate
support of American Heart Month, the exterior of Monmouth Medical Center
is illuminated in red throughout February in partnership with the
American Heart Association's national
Go Red For Women campaign.
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, all the activities are designed
to improve the heart health of New Jersey residents.