hidden The American Heart Association and Capital Health respond to alarming drop in 9-1-1 calls fueled by COVID-19 fears

The American Heart Association and Capital Health respond to alarming drop in 9-1-1 calls fueled by COVID-19 fears

As COVID-19 cases continue to increase and strain emergency departments nationwide, a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) suggests ER visits in April were down 42 percent compared to the same period last year.[1] Yet, heart attacks and strokes haven’t stopped for COVID-19. To combat this alarming

hidden Pediatric cardiologist to lead virtual walk to support heart health in the Lehigh Valley

Pediatric cardiologist to lead virtual walk to support heart health in the Lehigh Valley

The American Heart Association recently announced Dr. Louis W. Hansrote, medical director at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Cardiac Center in Allentown and chief of pediatric cardiology at Reilley’s Children’s Hospital of the Lehigh Valley, will serve as chairperson of the 2020 Lehigh Valley Heart Walk scheduled as a month-long virtual experience from September 1-30. With

hidden Local hospital executive to lead virtual walk to support heart and brain health in Monmouth & Ocean counties

Local hospital executive to lead virtual walk to support heart and brain health in Monmouth & Ocean counties

The American Heart Association recently announced Bill Arnold, MHA, President, Southern Region, for RWJBarnabas Health, will serve as chairperson of the 2020 Shoreline Heart Walk scheduled as a virtual event for Sunday, October 25. With the pandemic keeping people at home, the Association is embracing a new approach to keep the Shoreline Heart Walk event

hidden Bethlehem students learn to grow with new school garden

Bethlehem students learn to grow with new school garden

The American Heart Association Lehigh Valley board of directors recently teamed up with the Kellyn Foundation to install raised garden beds at Lincoln Elementary School in Bethlehem, PA. As part of the Garden as a Classroom program, Kellyn facilitates the building of raised bed gardens and ongoing hands-on healthy lifestyle curriculum to provide educational concepts

hidden Be a stroke champion during May, American Stroke Month

Be a stroke champion during May, American Stroke Month

Guest blog by Gina Petrone Mumolie, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, Senior Vice President, Hospital Administration, Capital Health and board member for South/Central NJ American Heart Association Capital Health and the American Heart Association are thinking about you during this challenging time.  We hope you are taking all precautions to keep yourself, loved ones and coworkers

hidden Take steps to prevent secondary stroke for May, American Stroke Month

Take steps to prevent secondary stroke for May, American Stroke Month

As hospitals, health professionals and healthcare systems, governments and leaders work to reduce community spread of the coronavirus in the U.S. and protect the most vulnerable individuals, the American Heart Association encourages heart attack and stroke survivors to takes steps for secondary prevention. Reducing risk of another event and staying as healthy as possible is