The Medical Center of Aurora Offering Free Heart Health Screenings in February

Aurora, CO, Jan. 31, 2011 – The Medical Center of Aurora, a leading Colorado heart health hospital, is offering free heart health screenings around Aurora throughout the month of February. The goal of these screenings is to promote cardiovascular health to the community in honor of National Heart Month. Offered screenings, free of charge, include: cholesterol test, glucose level, blood pressure check, stroke and heart disease risk assessment, and BMI calculations. Fasting is required if you are having your cholesterol checked. For details, please visit Screening dates and locations are:

• Saturday, February 5th: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Macy's Town Center at Aurora
• Wednesday, February 9th: 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., The Medical Center of Aurora Main Campus
• Thursday, February 17th: 8 a.m. - 11 a.m., Aurora Center for Active Adults
• Wednesday, February 23rd: 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., The Medical Center of Aurora Main Campus
• Friday, February 25th: 8:00 a.m. - 11 a.m., Centennial Medical Plaza

“Heart disease is still the number one cause of death in the United States. We want to remind the community of the importance of living a heart healthy life and provide them with the opportunity to know their numbers and manage their health,” said John Hill, president and CEO of The Medical Center of Aurora.

In addition to providing heart health screenings, the Macy’s Town Center at Aurora event on February 5th will also offer complimentary facials, skincare tips, makeovers and fragrance consultations from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. No appointment is necessary, however women are encouraged to reserve a time for a facial/makeover by calling Macy’s at 303-214-1860. All activities will take place on the main floor at Macy’s.

The Colorado Chapter of the American Heart Association will host a Kid Zone from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. featuring heart healthy educational activities in the Children’s Department at Macy’s. All attendees will be eligible for prize drawings throughout the day.

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.

About Macy’s

Macy's, the largest retail brand of Macy's, Inc., delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at more than 800 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam. Macy's stores and offer distinctive assortments brands for him, her, children and home. Macy's is known for its many community events, such as Macy's 4th of July Fireworks® and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade®, as well as fashion and floral shows, culinary events and celebrity appearances. Building on a 150-year tradition, Macy's helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities that make a difference in the lives of our customers.


Emily Crowley
The Medical Center of Aurora