Grand View Goes Red for National Wear Red Day
|SELLERSVILLE, Pa – Grand View Hospital employees showed their support of women’s heart health by wearing something red on National Wear Red Day, Friday, February 1.
National Wear Red Day was created in 2002 by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to generate more awareness of women’s heart disease.
Employees were asked to be creative when choosing something red to wear, as a new policy adopted last year standardized uniform colors for employees working in clinical areas at Grand View Hospital. This policy was enacted to help patients know who’s who during their hospital stay.
While uniforms were still required, employees were allowed to wear red accessories. Those who were able to attend during their shift gathered in the main lobby for a group photo. Showing their support, employees donned red ties, bracelets, hair ribbons, and socks, as well as other red accessories.
Grand View Hospital is running a month-long campaign this February to raise awareness of heart disease and other heart-related illnesses. The campaign, called “Know Your Numbers,” promotes knowledge about one’s blood pressure and cholesterol, two factors which can greatly increase your chance of developing heart disease, diabetes, or having a stroke. To learn more about your risk of developing cardiovascular disease, visit Grand View’s website at www.gvh.org.
Grand View Maternity employees showing their
support by donning red accessories, such as
socks, scarves and bracelets.
Grand View Hospital employees wore red on National Wear Red Day,
Friday, Feburary 1 to show support for women’s heart health.
|The hospital also offers heart-related programs for the community. On Saturday, February 2, Grand View will host Healthy Hear Day 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, dance and exercise performances, and fun activities for kids will be offered. The event will be held inside the mall near Sears and will run from 10 am to 2 pm.
About Grand View Hospital
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.