(January 22, 2013) Sellersville, PA - The public is invited to ‘Heart Health Day
’ hosted by Grand View Hospital on Saturday, February 2 at the Montgomery Mall. The event is free and will feature some of the area’s leading cardiologists answering questions about heart health. Free health screenings by registered nurses will be available and include blood pressure checks, cholesterol readings, and heart risk assessments. The event will be held inside the mall near Sears and will run from 10 am to 2 pm.
“This provides people with a rare opportunity to speak one-on-one with a cardiologist in a casual setting. This is also a good time to get those health screenings that so many of us put off. Registered nurses will walk you through a heart risk assessment,” said event organizer Mary DeHaven, Grand View’s Public Relations Director. She and her team have assembled a host of additional activities to help inspire families with young children and people of all ages to adopt healthy lifestyle changes.
Participating cardiologists are affiliated with Grand View Hospital and include:
Buxmont Cardiology Associates
Alderfer Travis Cardiology
- Michelle Stram, MD
- Chris Oswald, MD
- Matthew Collins, DO
- J. Todd Alderfer, MD
- J. Doyle Walton, MD
- Mark Kudes, MD
In addition to getting answers to heart health questions from cardiologists and free health screenings, event-goers will also have the opportunity to meet with pediatrician Deborah Faccenda, MD, who leads Grand View’s pediatric weight management program, Grand New Youth.
Interactive ‘Move and Groove’ activities include Tai Chi with Grand View instructor Ben Caccavale and a fitness workout with Dr. Drill. Performances by American Gymnastics & Cheer, Irish dance by Reel Colleens, and a demonstration by the award-winning Bungee Jumpers Jump Rope Team promise to motivate everyone to get into the groove of fitness and exercise.
DeHaven added, “As being active is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, we’ve included some special activities to get families and individuals moving.” These include:
About Grand View Hospital
- Trek the mall with Grand View’s Stroke Program and Vascular Care Coordinator Denise Kistler, RN, CNRN, and learn to make heart healthy choices
- Go on a heart health scavenger hunt
- Do a kids obstacle course
Grand View’s Cardiovascular Center of Excellence specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of heart and vascular diseases. Using advanced techniques and equipment, the Center manages cardiovascular problems ranging from the prevention and supervision of risk factors, to the management of complex medical conditions. A multi-disciplinary team uses a collaborative approach to treatment. Areas of concentration include medical and interventional cardiology, stroke prevention and management, and vascular care using surgical and non-surgical interventions.
Recent awards recognizing heart and vascular care at Grand View include:
- 5-Star Recipient in Treatment of Heart Failure from Healthgrades six years in a row, 2008-2013
- 5-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack from Healthgrades, 2013
- Get With the Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, 2010-2012
- Get With the Guidelines® Silver Award in Heart Failure from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, 2012
- Advanced Heart Failure Certification and Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission, 2012
- Primary Stroke Center Certification and Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission Five Consecutive Years, 2008-2012
Grand View, Bucks County’s first hospital, has provided residents of Bucks and Montgomery counties with comprehensive health care services since 1913. Grand View offers a range of inpatient and outpatient care – particularly emphasizing the areas of surgery and orthopaedics, women’s and children's health, heart and vascular care, and cancer treatment. For more information about Grand View services and programs, visit www.gvh.org