Florida Hospital Zephyrhills (FHZ) will devote February to free educational heart presentations and screenings to inform, prevent and perhaps save lives as part of its MEGA Heart Month.
In previous years, FHZ has hosted a MEGA Heart Expo where these activities have been condensed into four hours, according to Jane Freeman, FHZ’s Community Relations Manager. This year, however, FHZ wanted to offer more heart presentations and screenings to meet the community’s needs, she said.
Ten cardiac presentations are scheduled that include everything from how to perform CPR to women’s heart health, atrial fibrillation, congestive heart failure and how best to manage cardiovascular disease if one is diabetic. EKGs, cholesterol screenings and leg and vein screenings are also available with all activities taking place at FHZ. Programs and screenings are by registration or appointment only by calling (877) 534-3108. To view the complete list of heart activities and the dates and times, visit HeartExpertsPasco.com and click on the “view upcoming events” tab. If one doesn’t have internet access or has questions, call Freeman at (813) 783-6192.
FHZ’s Wellness Center is also focusing on cardiac-related wellness programs in February that incorporate healthy eating and being fit physically, emotionally and spiritually.
FHZ offers the only comprehensive cardiovascular program in East and Central Pasco County that includes open heart surgery and valve repair, Freeman said. It has also been named One of America’s Best Hospitals for heart care by the Women’s Choice Award ® in 2018.
About Florida Hospital Zephyrhills
Florida Hospital Zephyrhills (FHZ) is an award winning 149-bed regional medical center located in East Pasco County. It is a proud member of the Adventist Health System, providing a legacy of health and healing for more than 150 years. FHZ has been named One of America’s Best Hospitals for 2018 in heart care; stroke; orthopedics; and patient safety by the Women’s Choice Award®. The hospital is also the first in Florida to receive The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement. FHZ offers the only comprehensive cardiovascular program in East and Central Pasco County, including open heart surgery and valve repair. Equipped with eight technologically advanced surgical suites, the hospital provides a full range of inpatient and outpatient surgical services including, but not limited to general, orthopedic, endoscopic, gynecology, urology, cardiovascular and robotic procedures. The Women’s Health Center at FHZ provides gynecology, urology, pelvic floor health, obstetrics and breast care through the Simpson Breast Health Center. And, the hospital’s recently renovated ER delivers emergency medical care 24/7 with a fast track suite for minor emergencies. Other programs and services include a Wellness Center, Wellness Spa, Center for Wound Healing, Bone and Joint Center, Outpatient Rehabilitation and Diagnostic Imaging. To learn more visit FHZeph.org.