McKenzie to Celebrate American Heart Health Month
disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, with 1 in 4 being
attributed to the ailment. To prevent
heart disease and increase awareness of its effects, McKenzie Health
System is proudly participating in American Heart Month.
Thanks in part to the McKenzie Health
System Women’s Health and Wellness Fund, during the month of February women can
take advantage of Cardiac Calcium Scoring for $55. This test, which helps us
identify heart disease even when there are no symptoms, can be scheduled by calling 810-648-6179.
Go Red Ladies Night event will be held on February 22, 2019 from 5:30-8:00 p.m.
at Woodland Hills Golf Club in Sandusky. The evening, which is being sponsored
by McKenzie Health System and the McKenzie Health System Foundation, will
include special discussions on “Organizing for Life” by Connie Kramer of
Integrit Cleaning & Organizing Service and “Be Good to Your Heart” from
Nurse Practitioners Brandy Trepkowski and Suzette Walker. Tickets cost $10 in
advance and $15 at the door and can be purchased at the McKenzie Hospital Campus
main desk, in the McKenzie Gift Shop, at Sanilac Pharmacy, or by calling
A Facebook contest will launch on
February 1 which will give community members a chance to win a number of
prizes; however, the real winners will be those who commit to making healthy
lifestyle changes. Like us on Facebook and watch for the event to post so you
can be a part of the fun.
In addition, hospital employees will be
accepting challenges to fulfill different health related goals and will enjoy
healthy recipes in the café prepared specially for this month.
You can do your part by making healthy
changes to lower your risk of developing heart disease. Controlling and
preventing risk factors is also important for people who already have heart
disease. To lower your risk:
Watch your weight.
Quit smoking and stay away from
Control your cholesterol and blood
If you drink alcohol, drink only in
Get active and eat healthy.
For more information about McKenzie
activities, visit www.mckenziehealth.org.