Saint Thomas Health Goes Red in Support of Women and Heart Disease
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (Feb. 4, 2014) – February is American Heart Month, and Saint Thomas Health is going red to help bring heart disease to the forefront of women’s health.
Saint Thomas Health is encouraging women to empower themselves with the important information on how they can fight the effects of heart disease. They are asking Middle Tennesseans to “Pick A Promise” and take small steps toward having a heart-healthy life. Visit www.nashvillegoesred.org to learn simple life changes to be heart healthy.
Pick A Promise:
- I promise to eat healthy
- I promise to exercise more
- I promise to quit smoking
- I promise to know my numbers
- I promise to share the message
Saint Thomas Health will host a variety of events in honor of Go Red month, to further educate Middle Tennessee women on heart health. To learn more and register go to: www.nashvillegoesred.org.
- Feb. 7 is national wear red day. Like Saint Thomas Health on Facebook to see newborn babies “Going Red” at Saint Thomas Midtown and Saint Thomas Rutherford hospitals.
- Feb. 7- Saint Thomas Health hospitals will be lighting the exterior of their hospitals red.
- Feb. 15- Middle Tennessee State University basketball game will be “Going Red” and the Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital Mission in Motion- Mobile Health Unit will provide free blood pressure and glucose checks.
- Feb. 21- Saint Thomas Health and Nashville CABLE are hosting a Dark Chocolate and Red Wine event. Network with men and women, while learning heart-healthy tips. The event is at the Bridge Building in Nashville and begins at 5:30 p.m. Register at www.nashvillecable.org/EventCalendar.
- Feb. 27- Saint Thomas Health will be hosting free heart screenings at their clinics located in Nashville and Murfreesboro.
In addition to the hospitals of Saint Thomas Health turning the exteriors of the hospitals red on Friday, Feb. 7, other buildings going red include: Adventure Science Center, Bohan Advertising, Doubletree by Hilton, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Hard Rock Café, LP Field, Nashville Business Journal at Plaza 18, Nashville Electric Service, The Parthenon, Rutherford County Courthouse, Studio Gaven hair salon, Tennessee State Capitol, The Tennessean, TriStar Stonecrest Medical Center, Williamson County Historical Courthouse. Saint Thomas Health is the City Goes Red partner for the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement in Middle Tennessee. This brings lifesaving awareness to women about their number one health threat, cardiovascular disease, and information on how to reduce risk factors and live healthy every day.
Heart disease is the number one killer of women age 20 and over, taking the life of 1 in 3 women each year. Yet only 1 in 5 women believe heart disease is their greatest health threat.
This month, Pick a Promise and love your heart: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIQMG8HV1e0&feature=youtu.be
About Saint Thomas Health
Saint Thomas Health is Middle Tennessee’s faith-based, not-for-profit health care system united under the common mission of one healing community. With more than 7,000 associates, Saint Thomas Health is focused on transforming the health care experience and helping people live healthier lives, with special attention to the poor and vulnerable. The regional health system includes – Saint Thomas Hospital for Spinal Surgery, Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital and Saint Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro and Saint Thomas Hickman Hospital in Centerville – and a comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures, medical practices, clinics and rehabilitation facilities. Saint Thomas Health is a member of Ascension Health, a Catholic organization that is the largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. For more information, visit www.saintthomashealth.com.