Heather Scott to chair the American Heart Association’s 2024 Blair Go Red for Women Event and Fashion Show

Heather Scott, senior clinical manager of the cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology labs at UPMC Altoona, will serve as the chairwoman of the 2024 Blair Go Red for Women® Event and Fashion Show.

In her role as clinical manager, Heather Scott improves the quality of care that is provided to UPMC Altoona cardiac patients, ensuring each patient gets the education and awareness to improve their quality of life, and leading the cardiac catheterization lab into the future with cutting edge technology for the Altoona and surrounding area.

Scott graduated from Penn State Altoona with her Associate Degree in Nursing in May of 2007 and began working at Altoona Hospital in June 2007. Throughout her nursing career, Scott worked in several units before finding her love in the cardiac catheterization lab in 2018. She received her BSN from Capella University in 2021 and is currently working on her master’s degree from Capella University.

The Go Red for Women movement is a comprehensive platform designed more than two decades ago to increase women’s heart health awareness and serve as a catalyst for change to improve the lives of women globally. According to the American Heart Association, a global force for healthier lives for all, cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in women, claiming more lives than all cancers combined. Nearly 45% of women over age 20 are living with some form of CVD[1]. Go Red for Women is a global movement with impact across the United States and in more than 50 countries around the world.

This year’s Blair Go Red for Women Event and Fashion Show will take place on Thursday, May 23 at 6 p.m. at the Blair County Convention Center in Altoona. For more information, visit heart.org/blairgored.

Go Red for Women is nationally sponsored by CVS Health. The Blair Go Red for Women Event and Fashion show is sponsored locally by PSECU, Boston Scientific, Geisinger, Nason Foundation, UPMC and UPMC Health Plan, FirstEnergy Foundation, Inari Medical, Medtronic and other local companies.



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