Heart Month 2018
Love Your Heart. We Do.
Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System is a leader in heart disease
prevention and treatment. SVMHS earned the American Heart Association
Gold Plus Rating for Heart Failure; the Blue Shield/Blue Cross Distinction
Center for Cardiac Care; the AHA Gold Fit-Friendly Organization; the 2015
Joint Commission Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for Heart Attack
and Heart Failure and is the first Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI
in Monterey County. Find out more at
svmh.com/heart and follow our heart healthy tips on
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Exercise Challenge 2018 is a FREE 10-week exercise program that begins
February 5, 2018 and runs through April 15, 2018. This program is designed to promote a healthy lifestyle and encourages
people to get regular aerobic exercise. Get heart healthy. Win prizes!
Ask The Experts
One night could change your life! Join us for a unique
Ask The Experts experience that will get you to think differently about your heart health.
Ask The Experts will be held
Thursday, February 15th at the Ryan Ranch Center for Advanced Diagnostic Imaging located at 5
Lower Ragsdale Drive in Monterey. This is a FREE event and open to the
public with plenty of easy access parking. This fun and informative evening
includes blood pressure screenings, health and wellness information, featured
experts, appetizers, give-aways and more.
RSVP required. Please call 831-759-1890 or
Thursday, February 15th
5:00pm reception, followed by program
5 Lower Ragsdale Drive
Ryan Ranch, Monterey
Call (831) 759-1890 or register online at svmh.com/asktheexperts
Go Red For Women
At SVMHS, employees can purchase and wear the Go Red for Women Pin to support
the fight against heart disease, women's No. 1 killer. Purchasing
the pin allows employees to wear jeans to work each Friday during the
Month of February.
The $5 RED Dress Pins will be sold in the cafeteria on January 31 and February
1 from 11:30am - 1:00pm. Pins can also be purchased all month long at
the Cardiovascular Diagnostic Outpatient Center (CDOC) at 5 Lower Ragsdale
in Ryan Ranch, CDOC at 230 San Jose Street, SVMH Cardiology Department,
Health Promotion office, Human Resources, Volunteer Services office and
Cardiac Wellness Center.
Celebrate National Wear Red Day® with Go Red For Women on
Friday, February 2, 2018 to help fight women’s No. 1 killer—heart disease. Join the
movement nationwide and learn how you can honor women by going to
Nutrition and healthy eating habits are the cornerstone to a healthy heart.
Make healthy eating a priority today and try a new and delicious recipe
February Red Hat Campaign
Every baby born at SVMH during the month of February will go home with
a hand-made red hat courtesy of our own dedicated hat making volunteers
and the American Heart Association Little Hats Big Hearts campaign.
Mended Hearts is the country's longest running peer-to-peer cardiac
support group, offering a unique physician-endorsed support model to help
heart patients, families and caregivers. For more information, call (831) 755-0772.
When: Tuesday, February 20th | 6pm - 7:30pm
Where: 450 E. Romie Lane, Salinas
Downing Resource Center parking structure, conference rooms B&C
Speaker: Richard Gerber, MD
Topic: Stress and Heart Disease