TAVARES, Fla. (January 20, 2014) - In recognition of heart month, Florida Hospital Waterman will host a series of heart healthy events throughout the month of February. To symbolize their continued dedication to improving the heart health of Lake County, the outside canopy will “Go-Red” and glow for the entirety of the month. On Friday, January 31 Florida Hospital Waterman will host a kickoff event, its first Women’s Hot Topic Breakfast. Women across the county are invited to join Gary S. Allen, MD, FACS, board certified cardiothoracic surgeon, and a panel of women’s health experts to discuss a variety of women’s health topics, with a special focus on heart health.
“Heart disease affects every 1 in 3 women,” Dr. Allen said. “This event will help to educate and inform women about the health and lifestyle information they need to keep themselves and their family’s heart healthy.”
Florida Hospital Waterman’s community education program, Waterman Wellness, will feature two special heart health presentations. Samuel J. Goss, D.O., F.A.C.C. will present "Heart Matters: Overview of Cardiac Issues" on Wednesday, February 5, 1 p.m. in the Florida Hospital Waterman Mattison Conference Center. Also, Miguel Bryce, M.D., F.A.C.C. will present "Cardiac Devices: Overview of Arrhythmias" on Wednesday, February 26, 2 p.m in the Konkoo Room at the Best Western Inn.
“Heart Disease is a leading cause of death in Lake County for both men and women,” says Richard Pearce, Director of the Florida Hospital Waterman Heart Center. “However, many of the factors contributing to heart disease can be prevented by making lifestyle improvements. We want to make sure that our community as the educational tools they need to make healthy choices.”
To keep the momentum going Thursday, February 13, from 8 - 11 a.m. a free, community “Heart to Heart” Health and Wellness Expo will take place in the main entrance atrium and the Donald & Audrey Conroy CREATION Health Center. To finish out the month, Florida Hospital Waterman will host a special open house to reveal their newly renovated Cardiac Catheterization Lab.
The hospital also plans to host a variety of employee focused initiatives, to give all employees the opportunity to unite for this important cause. Employees are being encouraged to participate in National Go-Red Day on February 7, and are being encouraged to purchase carnations to be delivered to their fellow co-works on Valentine’s Day. Proceeds from the sale will go directly to benefit the Heart Center, and improving the heart health of Lake County.
To register for a Florida Hospital Waterman Heart Month event or for more information, call (352) 253- 3635 or visit FHWatermanHeart.com.
Heart Month Events
Friday, January 31, 8 a.m. Women's Hot Topic Breakfast
Join Gary Allen, MD, FAACP, cardiothoracic surgeon, and a panel of women's health experts for great food and frank discussions about women's health issues. Topics will include hormone replacement therapy, nutrition, stress management, heart health and more. Space is limited.
Waterman Wellness presents two special Heart Month presentations:
Samuel J. Goss, D.O., F.A.C.C. "Heart Matters: Overview of Cardiac Issues"
Wednesday, February 5, 1 p.m. Florida Hospital Waterman Mattison Conference center. Miguel Bryce, M.D., F.A.C.C. "Cardiac Devices: Overview of Arrhythmias"
Wednesday, February 26, 2 p.m. Konkoo Room: Best Western Inn (across from FHW).
Thursday, February 13, 2014 8 - 11 a.m. Heart to Heart: Health & Wellness Expo
Main Entrance Atrium and Donald & Audrey Conry CREATION Health Center (FREE valet parking) The Health and Wellness Expo will include health, wellness and fitness experts featuring clinical and educational resources all geared toward providing you with the most up-to-date information for living a full and active life. Registration and fasting will be required for some of the screenings.