Harrison’s February edition of Message from the CEO features a brief tour of Harrison’s Heart & Vascular Center with Scott Bosch, president and CEO of Harrison Medical Center. He also lets the community know about the Million Hearts™ initiative, which aims to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes in the U.S. by 2016. This public-private partnership, co-led by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), brings awareness to heart disease and stroke prevention efforts. Finally, Mr. Bosch offers five ways to improve your heart health:
1. Challenge your family and friends to take the Million Hearts™ pledge at millionhearts.hhs.gov.
2. Get physically active for at least 30 minutes per day, most days of the week.
3. Know your ABCs:
a. ask your doctor if you should take an Aspirin every day,
b. find out if you have high Blood pressure,
c. also find out if you have high Cholesterol, and if you do, get treatment,
s. and, if you Smoke, get help to quit.
4. Eat a heart-healthy diet high in fruits and vegetables and low in sodium and trans fat.
5. Follow your doctor's prescription instructions.
To view the February edition of Message from the CEO, visit www.harrisonmedical.org.
Harrison Medical Center is a not-for-profit 297-bed healthcare organization serving residents on the Kitsap and Olympic peninsulas and in North Mason County. Harrison provides a full range of medical, surgical, labor & delivery, pediatric, level-three trauma emergency, urgent care, and primary care services across four campuses--Bremerton, Silverdale, Port Orchard, and Belfair—and nearly a dozen locations. Harrison offers a nationally recognized and award-winning cardiovascular program, 25-year accredited oncology program, comprehensive orthopaedic specialties, ICU, Sleep Center, rehabilitation, medical imaging, laboratory patient service centers, and much more. Learn about our many services at 866-844-WELL or www.harrisonmedical.org.