The Medical Center of Aurora Hits the Road for Heart Month

Educational campaign travels throughout Aurora and Denver

Aurora, CO, January 29, 2010 – TMCA encourages everyone to Know Your Heart as part of Heart Month 2010.
 
To help people become more aware of their personal heart health, The Medical Center of Aurora/Centennial Medical Plaza is promoting awareness of how the heart works, and what people of all ages and health levels must do to better manage their heart health.   
 
Starting in February, an educational display will travel throughout the Denver and Aurora areas.  This display shares critical information about how the heart works, healthy lifestyles and real-life stories of people affected by heart disease.  It also encourages people of all ages to get their heart score in order to know just how healthy they are given their personal risk factors.
 
“It’s easy to assume that you’re healthier than you really are,” says John Hill, president and CEO of The Medical Center of Aurora/Centennial Medical Plaza.  “Unfortunately, we treat hundreds of patients each year that were completely surprised to discover they had heart disease.  Our goal is to help people become more aware and involved with their health in order to help prevent heart attack and stroke.”
 
Anyone can get their personal heart score by visiting www.auroramed.com.  Information about healthy blood pressure levels, heart rate and other heart health information can also be found on this website.
 
Locations featuring this display throughout February and March 2010 include Macy’s at Park Meadows, Macy’s at Town Center at Aurora, Aurora Public Library, Aurora Chamber of Commerce and Denver Public Library.  Partners supplying artifacts or other content include Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Medtronic, Abbott Labs and American Heart Association.
 
For a schedule of the Know Your Heart exhibit or to schedule this display at your place of business, please call The Medical Center of Aurora at 303-873-5682, or email Emily.Crowley@HealthONECares.com
 
More information about Know Your Heart and cardiac services at The Medical Center of Aurora can be found by visiting www.auroramed.com or by calling 303-873-5682.


 
About The Medical Center of Aurora

The Medical Center of Aurora, the first community hospital in the Denver metro area to receive Magnet Recognition  for nursing excellence, is an acute care hospital with specialization in cardiovascular services, neurosciences, oncology, surgery and women’s services. The Medical Center of Aurora also has Primary Stroke Certification.

The hospital is a Level II trauma center, serving the eastern metro area and I-70 corridor with emergency care, EMS education and support. Licensed for 346 beds, the facility is located at Interstate 225 and Mississippi in Aurora, Colo., and encompasses South and North Campus locations along with Centennial Medical Plaza in the southeast metro area. Selected as “The Best Company to Work for in Colorado” (2007), the hospital and its three campuses are part of the HealthONE System of Excellence.

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