Heart Health Screenings for Heart Month

The Medical Center of Aurora to Offer Free Heart Health Screenings for National Heart Month

Aurora, CO, Jan. 24, 2012 - The Medical Center of Aurora, a leading Colorado heart health hospital, is offering free heart health screenings throughout the month of February. In honor of National Heart Month, these screenings promote heart healthy lifestyles and will include stations for: Lipid Panel/Glucose Blood Draw*, Ask a Pharmacist, Ask a Nutritionist, Heart Disease Risk Assessment/BMI and Stroke Risk Assessment/Blood Pressure.

Appointments are required for the blood draws, and resources at the other stations will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Fasting is required if you are having your blood drawn. Screening dates and locations are:

Wednesday, February 8th: 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., The Medical Center of Aurora Main Campus 

Friday, February 24th: 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., The Medical Center of Aurora Main Campus 

Tuesday, February 28th: 8:00 a.m. - 11 a.m., Centennial Medical Plaza

"Heart disease is still the number one cause of death in the United States, which is why heart health education and awareness is extremely important," said John Hill, President and CEO of The Medical Center of Aurora/Centennial Medical Plaza. "Our goal is to provide community members with an accessible opportunity to know their numbers and manage their health."

*Space is limited! Please call 303-873-0630 to make an appointment and to find out if you qualify for the lipid panel/glucose blood draw. For details, please visit www.AuroraMed.com/heart.

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 and Chest Pain Center accreditation.

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 Main and North Campus locations along with Centennial Medical Plaza in the southeast metro area. Selected as a "Best Place to Work" by the Denver Business Journal (2010), the hospital and its three campuses are part of the HealthONE System of Excellence.