Grand View Hospital Doesn’t Skip a Beat During American Heart Month
|(February 9, 2010) Sellersville, PA – In recognition of American Heart Month this February, Grand View is encouraging its community members to know their risk of developing heart disease. Grand View’s Know Your Numbers campaign promotes the importance of understanding one’s own risk factors for heart disease such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and smoking.
“Heart-related programs are a key component for our community campaign,” notes Laurel Landis, RN, manager of cardiology. “We believe in providing the information about different aspects of heart disease, as well as preventive measures, to as many people as possible.”
Grand View Hospital employees and staff show their support of American Heart Month by wearing something red
Please call the Grand View Information Line at 215-453-4300 or visit www.gvh.org. for more information or to register for the following FREE programs:
CARDIO FITNESS FOR SENIORS
Wed, Feb 17; 1:30 – 2:30 pm; Christ United Methodist Church, Lansdale (FREE)
Learn how to help keep your heart strong and healthy, the importance of fitness, and what being fit means at different ages. Registration is required.
Laurel Landis, RN, Manager of Cardiology at Grand View
HEART DISEASE & YOU: TWO NUMBERS YOU SHOULD KNOW
Wed, Feb 24; 10 – 11 am; Peter Becker Community, Maplewood Building, Harleysville (FREE)
High blood pressure and high cholesterol are two risk factors for heart disease. Learn how to help keep your blood pressure and cholesterol in healthy ranges. Free blood pressure screenings will also be offered. Registration is required.
Carol Knauff, RN, Clinical Educator at Grand View
The Grand View Hospital Cardiovascular Center of Excellence aligns top talent to enable patients to achieve optimal levels of cardiovascular health. We provide high-quality services to diagnose and treat heart and vascular diseases. Areas of concentration include Cardiology (Medical and Interventional), Neurology (Stroke Prevention and Management), and Vascular Services (Surgical and Non-Surgical Interventions). For more information on the Cardiovascular Center of Excellence, call 215-453-4314 or visit www.gvh.org.
The Grand View Wound Care Center also opened on February 1. The center, located at the Grand View Hospital Outpatient Center at Sellersville, provides treatment for chronic and non-healing wounds, as well as offers advanced therapies, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). For more information, call 215-453-3360 or visit www.gvh.org.
This past October, Grand View opened the second phase of The David M. Flowers, MD, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, featuring a new location within the hospital and a second procedure room. With construction and renovation costs of $3.1 million, the laboratory is equipped with $1.5 million in technology, which will enhance the hospital’s ability to use catheterization to diagnose and treat cardiovascular disease. For more information, call 215-453-4563 or visit www.gvh.org.