WEST PLAINS, MO – American Coronary heart Month, a federally designated occasion, is a perfect time to remind Individuals to give attention to their hearts and encourage them to get their households, pals and communities concerned. Whereas many restrictions are nonetheless affecting each day actions as a result of COVID-19, Ozarks Healthcare is reminding its sufferers and group members that coronary heart assaults, heart problems, and strokes know no borders. The group is encouraging sufferers and group members to “hold the beat” and give attention to coronary heart well being by the month of February.
“February is the proper time to decide to practising wholesome habits for a robust coronary heart,” Dr. William A. McGee, Ozarks Healthcare Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and Cardiothoracic Surgeon at Ozarks Healthcare Coronary heart and Lung Middle, stated. “Whereas COVID-19 has been a worldwide point of interest for over a 12 months, it’s necessary to recollect our well being as a complete contributes to our skill to combat all varieties of viruses and illnesses. Our hearts are vital organs for every type of capabilities. Devoting slightly time on daily basis to take care of your self can go a good distance towards defending your coronary heart’s well being. At Ozarks Healthcare, we’re proud to teach our group and sufferers a few heart-healthy life-style and the significance of lowering threat for coronary heart illness all through the month.”
In recognition of American Coronary heart Month, Ozarks Healthcare will host the next heart-focused digital and group occasions:
- Fb Dwell Dialogue: Tricks to Keep Coronary heart Sturdy throughout COVID-19 (Feb. 12) – Past following the everyday protecting measures to keep away from getting sick, people ought to defend their hearts with extra steps to remain wholesome and coronary heart robust. Doing so will assist enhance your immunity in opposition to COVID-19 and different infections. Be part of Dr. Archana Sinha and Dr. William McGee, Ozarks Healthcare Coronary heart and Lung Middle, by way of Fb Dwell for a panel dialogue about coronary heart well being throughout COVID-19 on Friday, Feb. 12, at 3 p.m. (Central Time). Look ahead to extra info to be posted on Ozarks Healthcare’s Fb web page, https://www.facebook.com/OzarksHealthcare.
- Ozarks Healthcare and Group Blood Middle of the Ozarks Blood Drive (Feb. 19) – Give blood for different hearts to make use of and pump this month! Ozarks Healthcare and the Group Blood Middle of the Ozarks will host a blood drive on Friday, Feb. 19, from midday to six p.m. (Central Time) on the Willard Hunter Classroom within the OMC Parkway Middle at 1211 Porter Wagoner Boulevard in West Plains. Masks are required for donors and workers. In the event you don’t have a masks, one will probably be supplied. Appointments are strongly inspired to handle donor circulation. To schedule your appointment, name 417-227-5006 or go to cbco.org/donate-blood.
- #KeepTheBeat Social Media Problem (Feb. 22-26) – Ozarks Healthcare invitations all to take part in a digital week-long #KeepTheBeat Problem to take just a few moments of every day to apply heart-healthy actions. Look ahead to a schedule to be posted on Ozarks Healthcare’s social media channels previous to Feb. 22 to observe together with themed days and matching hashtags geared in the direction of coronary heart well being. Individuals are invited to share their exercise on social media to encourage household, pals, and neighbors to apply a heart-healthy life-style.
- Free Coronary heart Danger Screenings at Ozarks Healthcare Coronary heart and Lung Middle and Household Medication Areas (Feb. 22-26) – People might obtain a free coronary heart well being screening on the Ozarks Healthcare Coronary heart and Lung Middle and Household Medication areas over the past week of February. The screening features a lipid panel, glucose, A1C, and blood strain verify. Schedule your screening utilizing the contact info under:
Ozarks Healthcare Coronary heart and Lung Middle
1115 Alaska Avenue
West Plains, MO 65775
Ozarks Healthcare Alton
100 Medical Drive
Alton, MO 65606
Ozarks Healthcare Gainesville
37 Medical Drive
Gainesville, MO 65655
Ozarks Healthcare Mountain Grove
500 East nineteenth Road
Mountain Grove, MO 65711
Ozarks Healthcare Mountain View
220 North Elm Road
Mountain View, MO 65548
Ozarks Healthcare Thayer
1375 Nettleton Avenue
Thayer, MO 65791
Ozarks Healthcare West Plains
181 Kentucky Avenue (Highland Park)
West Plains, MO 65775
Ozarks Healthcare Winona
9104 State Freeway 19
Winona, MO 65588
“Scheduling a coronary heart screening might save your life,” Dr. A.Okay. George, Board Licensed Heart specialist at Ozarks Healthcare Coronary heart and Lung Middle, stated. “By detecting threat components indicating coronary heart illness early, our workers can work with you to scale back your threat and make crucial modifications for a more healthy coronary heart and life.”
Coronary heart care providers supplied by Ozarks Healthcare Coronary heart and Lung Middle embody every little thing between fundamental procedures to open coronary heart surgical procedure. Different providers embody cardiac rehabilitation, stomach aortic aneurysm therapy, echocardiograms, balloon angioplasty, thrombectomy (clot removing), atherectomy (plaque removing), stent, defibrillator, and pacemaker placement, transradial cardiac catheterization, and extra. Ozarks Healthcare’s crew of cardiology consultants embody interventional cardiologists Dr. Muhammad Khan, Dr. A.Okay. George, Dr. Hussain Ibrahim, Dr. Archana Sinha, and cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. William A. McGee. To study extra about coronary heart care providers supplied by Ozarks Healthcare, go to https://www.ozarkshealthcare.com/services/heart-care/.