hidden 35 years later, surgeon and patient reunite at Heart Ball

35 years later, surgeon and patient reunite at Heart Ball

Mike Willsey noticed the name “Lewis Britton” on the license of a customer at his U-Haul business in the Southern Tier, and asked if he was related to Lew Britton, the surgeon in Albany. When the customer told him it was his father, Willsey told him that Dr. Lewis Britton had performed surgery on his

hidden Boss runs more than a marathon in staffer’s honor

Boss runs more than a marathon in staffer’s honor

Mary St. Germain was a woman who went the extra mile for everyone she knew – coworkers, family, community members. When SEFCU’s Director of Facility Operations passed away of a sudden heart attack in August 2021, in her early 60s, her coworkers were stunned. “Mary was amazing,” said Chris Duwe, Senior Vice President of Risk


Nurse leaders to chair Tri-County Heart Walk

Beverly Keefer, RN, MSN, BSN, CNML, chaired the 2020 Tri-County Heart Walk, which went from being a scheduled in-person event to a virtual event when COVID struck. She is returning to co-chair the 2022 Tri-County Heart Walk on Saturday, May 21, at Lake Welch Beach in Harriman State Park, 800 Kanawauke Road, Stony Point, to


Trauma Medical Director didn’t expect a heart attack

Dr. Thomas Robb knew that he should quit smoking. “I was past 50 and I knew I was putting myself at risk for a myocardial infarction (MI or heart attack) and lung cancer,” he said. “But it’s easier said than done.” On Jan. 31 of this year, Robb experienced what he first thought was reflux.


The Mohawk Valley Blood Pressure Initiative will reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases

Michael Hyman was diagnosed with high blood pressure in 2014, and recently started using a self-monitoring blood pressure device. He began eating better and exercising more, and today, has a healthy blood pressure level. That self-monitoring blood pressure program is becoming more widely available, as the American Heart Association launched the Mohawk Valley Blood Pressure


2022 Men Go Red campaign raised $58,510

On Wear Red Day, Friday, Feb. 4, 10 Capital Region, NY, men turned the national day of awareness about women’s heart health into their own personal cause. For six weeks beginning on Feb. 4, the Men Go Red for Women raised funds, held events, dressed in red, and raised awareness about the No. 1 killer