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January 29, 2015

Good Samaritan Medical Center Participates in National Go Red For Women® Campaign

Thursday, January 29, 2015. Hospital Staff and Guests are invited to Wear Red for Women and show support in Go Red Photo Booth on Feb 6, 2015.

Good Samaritan Medical Center will participate in the National Wear Red day with a Go Red for Women Photo Booth on Feb., 6, 2015.  Go Red For Women® started more than 10 years ago because the American Heart Association learned that more women were dying from heart disease than men. Now they are the world’s largest network of women fighting to protect themselves from the dangers of heart disease. This celebration of women’s heart health takes place annually during the month of February to bring awareness to heart disease and stroke in women, of which 1 in 3 die of each year.

On Friday, Feb. 6, 2015 a photo booth will be set up in the lobby of Good Samaritan Medical Center for use by hospital staff and guests to take photos of themselves dressed in red.  The hospital will also provide fun props and costume accessories for participants to use, while also providing heart health facts to aid in the discussion and prevention of heart disease in women.

“As a medical facility we see up close the devastation heart disease can cause when left untreated. We know that 80% of cardiac events can be prevented with education and a change in lifestyle,” states Dr. Clifford Berger, an interventional cardiologist and Medical Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Lab at GSMC. “We are here to help keep our patients from experiencing severe cardiac episodes through education, treatment and prevention plans.”

“Event’s like Go Red for Women provide us with a way to engage with the community we serve without having to see them as patients in distress,” said John Jurczyk, president of Good Samaritan Medical Center. “We welcome these opportunities to show our commitment to the health and well being of our community, and are happy to capture these moments that are not related to a medical episode.”

Good Samaritan Medical Center’s Photo Booth will be available throughout the day on Feb. 6 for all hospital staff and visitors. Photos will be published on the hospital’s Facebook page and for each “like” and “share” a photo gets, Good Samaritan will donate $5.00 to the local office of the American Heart Association.  

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