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Published on February 04, 2015

Saint Mary’s Hospital GOES Red and GLOWS Red For National Wear Red Day® for Women

WATERBURY, Conn. (February 4, 2015) ─ Saint Mary’s Hospital is joining hospitals across the state and the nation by participating in the American Heart Association’s 12th Annual National Wear Red Day® for Women.

Physicians, nurses, administrators and staff will help to raise awareness and support the American Heart Association’s fight against heart disease by wearing red to work on National Wear Red Day, Friday, February 6th. Cardiac nurses from the Heart Center of Greater Waterbury and Saint Mary’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program will offer free blood pressure screenings and heart health information in the Main Lobby at Saint Mary’s from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. No appointment is necessary.

To raise greater community awareness, Saint Mary’s also is participating in the American Heart Association’s “GLOWing Red for Women” campaign by lighting the front of the hospital with red LED lights throughout February, which is American Heart Month. This simple, yet powerful statement will aid the American Heart Association’s fight against heart disease, which is the No. 1 killer of women in the United States, and claims more lives than all forms of cancer combined.

Hundreds of local businesses, community groups, hospitals, towns and schools have signed up to Go Red to help raise awareness and funds to fight cardiovascular disease. Go Red for Women invites women to speak up and take charge of their heart health through simple lifestyle changes such as quitting smoking, eating healthier, exercising more and maintaining a healthy weight.

“Saint Mary’s Hospital is proud to support the effort to increase awareness of the impact of heart disease on our nation’s women,” said Dr. Paul Kelly, Chief of Cardiology and Medical Director, Cardiac Services, at Saint Mary’s Hospital.

Saint Mary’s has been recognized by the American Heart Association for six years in row with Gold Awards for quality cardiac care. The hospital has been recognized by the Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the U.S., as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®, including heart attack and heart failure, for two years in a row. Additionally, Saint Mary’s was among the first 11 hospitals in the country chosen to participate in the American College of Cardiology’s Patient Navigator Program, which aims to improve to improve the health of heart failure patients.

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