2008-03-07 / Community

SJEH Hosts Heart Month Seminar


During American Heart Month, St. John's Episcopal Hospital held a seminar on heart health on Thursday, February 14, in the Hospital's Teaching Center Conference Room, at 277 Beach 19 Street and Plainview Avenue. Dr.Vitaly Kishinyovsky gave the presentation, followed by a question-and-answer session. A representative of Healthfirst also spoke on Medicare and managed care benefits. The event included (from left to right): attendee Betty Bailey; Johnny Caldwell, Healthfirst marketing representative; Patti Parker, attendee; Donovan Richardson, District Manager for Councilman James Sanders, Jr.; Dr. Vitaly Kshinyovsky; and Jaime Segarra, attendee. The Hospital also conducted cholesterol and blood pressure screenings in the hospital lobby, as a community service. St. John's Episcopal Hospital held these activities to raise greater awareness of the dangers of heart disease, which is the nation's number one killer. Controlling one's blood pressure and cholesterol levels is key to maintaining good heart health, according to the American Heart Association. During American Heart Month, St. John's Episcopal Hospital held a seminar on heart health on Thursday, February 14, in the Hospital's Teaching Center Conference Room, at 277 Beach 19 Street and Plainview Avenue. Dr.Vitaly Kishinyovsky gave the presentation, followed by a question-and-answer session. A representative of Healthfirst also spoke on Medicare and managed care benefits. The event included (from left to right): attendee Betty Bailey; Johnny Caldwell, Healthfirst marketing representative; Patti Parker, attendee; Donovan Richardson, District Manager for Councilman James Sanders, Jr.; Dr. Vitaly Kshinyovsky; and Jaime Segarra, attendee. The Hospital also conducted cholesterol and blood pressure screenings in the hospital lobby, as a community service. St. John's Episcopal Hospital held these activities to raise greater awareness of the dangers of heart disease, which is the nation's number one killer. Controlling one's blood pressure and cholesterol levels is key to maintaining good heart health, according to the American Heart Association.

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