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Join Epiphany Healthcare in Raising Awareness during American Heart Month

Posted by Derek Moorman on February 4, 2016 at 11:18 AM

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It’s February once again and that means it’s time to join Epiphany Healthcare in observance of the American Heart Association’s American Heart Month. Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States? In fact, each year, one in four deaths are caused by heart disease, that’s more than all types of cancer combined. The good news is that heart disease is often preventable and each and every one of us can make a difference. Here are some ways that you can participate in American Heart Month 2016. 



Take Matters Into Your Own Hands

The easiest way to observe American Heart Month is to make heart healthy changes in your own life. There are certain factors that put some people at greater risk for heart disease than others, but many of these are manageable. Here are some suggestions to minimize your own risk for heart disease.

  • Make it a priority to eat healthy and get active.
  • Watch your weight.
  • If you are a smoker, do whatever it takes to quit.
  • Control your cholesterol and blood pressure.
  • If you drink alcohol, be sure to drink only in moderation.
  • Take measures to prevent type 2 diabetes.
  • Learn to manage stress.

Spread The Word

One of the most important ways you can participate in American Heart Month is to call others to action. In today’s world it is easier than ever to make yourself heard. Here are some ways you can use your voice to raise awareness in your community:

  • Celebrate National Wear Red Day to raise awareness about women and their risk for heart disease. Encourage everyone in your community to wear red on February 5, 2016.  For more information about National Wear Red Day visit goredforwomen.org .
  • Use social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter throughout the month of February to raise awareness about American Heart Month.
  • Host or sponsor a community event to encourage families to be active and learn more about local health resources.
  • Join the American Heart Association’s national Be The Cure movement in advocating for healthier communities and healthier lives. (http://yourethecure.org/aha/advocacy/default.aspx)
  • Encourage loved ones to make heart healthy lifestyle choices.

At Epiphany Healthcare we want you to join us in observance of American Heart Month 2016, but we want the changes you make this February to be lasting ones. In addition, please use the information above to encourage friends, loved ones, and those in your community to make life long heart healthy decisions.

Created on 12/09/11 at 11:37:40  

Topics: American Heart Association, Heart Disease, heart health

Join Epiphany Cardio in Honoring Hospitals Nationwide!

Posted by Derek Moorman on May 15, 2013 at 11:03 AM

Epiphany Cardio recognizes hospitals nationwide in celebration of National Hospital Week, an annual event that celebrates the health care industry. The event, taking place this year from May 12th through the 18th, is a tribute to medical professionals; technology, history, and advancements that make health care what it is today. This year’s theme is “A Guiding Light for Changing Times.” The theme emphasizes hospitals’ growing role in the nation’s ever-changing health care industry. The associated festivities are meant to unite health care facilities and personnel around the country.

The celebratory tradition began in 1921 when a Chicago editor proposed a community-wide salute to the medical industry. The concept was meant to ease any anxieties the general public had regarding hospitals and medical staff. Today the week-long event is a time to acknowledge medical personnel, encourage trust throughout the community, and promote a mission of wellness and celebrate top quality care at each medical facility. 

Many people use this week to appreciate the vital role health care facilities and staff members play in society. Medical treatment is about more than just healing, it’s a crucial piece of a bigger puzzle. Health care represents hope, discovery, and innovation fNational Hospital Weekor a brighter future. The optimism and positive attitudes of medical personnel are central to the well-being of a community, and the nationwide event recognizes this.

With so many advancements in technologies, hospitals and medical facilities can provide high-quality, effective and sophisticated solutions to a number of health care issues. Software, hardware and medical device suppliers play a major role in the success of the industry as well. National Hospital Week honors the complex network of people and tools that keep the health care services operating properly.

There are countless ways communities can participate in the week-long celebrations. Hospital directors can plan activities throughout the week for patients and staff members. One way to show appreciation to personnel is to host an on-site reception for the entire staff. This type of function can be as extravagant or as intimate as needed, and family members can join in. Health care providers can also use this week to boost patient morale and promote trust. A patient seminar is ideal for this purpose. Most people want to be informed when it comes to their health, and a seminar can bridge the gap between patient and physician. Providing a tutorial on relevant topics will show hospital patrons that they matter, which can further improve the doctor-patient relationship.

Handing out promotional items is also a great way to kick-start the celebration. Marketing materials such as coffee mugs, t-shirts and reusable shopping bags raise awareness about the impact of the health care industry on the community. Administrative staff managers can give out appreciation gifts as well in order to show medical professionals and patients how valued they are.

National Hospital Week is the largest health care event in the country, and hospital administrators, medical workers, technicians and patients from all over the nation are participating. The team at Epiphany Cardio is no exception. We would like to acknowledge our customers and thank them for their contributions and support in making our company a success.

 

Created on 12/09/11 at 11:37:40

Topics: Epiphany Cardio, Hospital, Nation's Health, National Hospital Week, Healthcare industry, patient seminar, doctor-patient relationship

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