On Friday, February 5th, the Swedish Covenant Hospital staff banded together to raise awareness for women’s heart disease by wearing red in recognition of National Wear Red Day
. Participants gathered to take a group photo that was posted to social media, utilizing the reach of the hospital’s internet community to promote awareness and support to the community and beyond.
Participation in National Wear Red Day is an important way to bolster community involvement. Despite being 80% preventable, one out of every three women dies from heart disease and stroke. The color red serves to encourage women to make positive lifestyle choices to prevent and recognize the red flags that signal heart disease.
“Everyone should follow certain guidelines to take care of their heart,” said Debbie Drewke, MBA, MS, RD, LDN, manager, cardiology services. “The most important habits to adopt are to exercise regularly, maintain a healthy diet—which may include a consultation with a registered dietitian—and receive a heart screening as a preventive measure.”
Throughout the month of February, Swedish Covenant Hospital provides a broad spectrum of unique, heart-healthy resources to patients, community members and staff, including community and employee events, medically-minded internal and external communications, health screenings and medical consultations.
To schedule a heart disease screening, available every Thursday morning through the month of May, please visit the Swedish Covenant Hospital events page
To schedule a nutrition counseling appointment at Swedish Covenant Hospital, call 773-878-6888