GALLIPOLIS — Holzer Health System kicked off American Heart Month on Friday, February 1 with a wreath lighting at the medical center in Gallipolis. American Heart Month provides the opportunity for healthcare facilities to focus the spotlight on heart health, and that focused was narrowed even more so to women at Friday’s events.
Holzer Health System’s Gallipolis Medical Center held a wreath lighting ceremony at 1 p.m. in the front lobby of the hospital. At this time, Gallia County Commissioner Brent Saunders, Gallipolis City Commissioner Jay Cremeans, and Brent Saunders Chairman of the Board, Holzer Health System, presented a proclamation dedicating February 1 as “Go Red for Women Day” for heart health. In addition, Ryan Smith, State Representative for the 93rd District of Ohio, was on hand to lend his remarks for the event.
To officially light the wreath, Matt Johnson, Executive Director for the Holzer Cardiovascular Institute, invited special guest, Patsy Keebaugh, to share her experience with Holzer Cardiovascular Institute. Keebaugh is a former HCI patient, who shared her story of extensive heart health issues despite a lack of significant symptoms.
“I am so blessed that I was lead to my physician, who then steered me to Holzer Cardiovascular Institute,” Keebaugh said. “I have never met a nicer group of individuals who genuinely care about their patients.”
More heart health activities slated by Holzer Health System include the Annual Heart Health Fair at the Gallipolis Medical Center. The health fair will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Thursday, February 14 in Conference Rooms ABC at 100 Jackson Pike, Gallipolis, Ohio.
For more information, please call (740) 446-5679.