Swedish Covenant Hospital Goes Red for Heart Health

Go Red for Women Employee Photo croppedOn Friday, February 5th, the Swedish Covenant Hospital staff banded together to raise awareness for women’s heart disease by wearing red in recognition of National Wear Red Day. Participants gathered to take a group photo that was posted to social media, utilizing the reach of the hospital’s online community to promote awareness and support to the community and beyond.

Participation in National Wear Red Day is an important way to bolster community awareness and involvement regarding heart health. Despite being 80% preventable, one out of every three women dies from heart disease and stroke. The color red serves to encourage women to make positive lifestyle choices to prevent and recognize the red flags that signal heart disease.

blood pressure at event“Everyone should follow certain guidelines to take care of their heart,” said Debbie Drewke, MBA, MS, RD, LDN, manager, cardiology services. “The most important habits to adopt are to exercise regularly, maintain a healthy diet—which may include a consultation with a registered dietitian—and receive a heart screening as a preventive measure.”

Throughout the month of February, Swedish Covenant Hospital provides a broad spectrum of unique, heart-healthy resources to patients, community members and staff, including community and employee events, medically-minded internal and external communications, health screenings and medical consultations.

To schedule a heart disease screening, available every Thursday morning through the month of May, please visit the Swedish Covenant Hospital events page.

To schedule a nutrition counseling appointment at Swedish Covenant Hospital, call 773-878-6888.

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About Swedish Covenant Hospital

Swedish Covenant Hospital excels in safety, the best possible outcomes and a positive patient experience by providing expert care and unparalleled health and wellness services in state-of-the-art facilities. The hospital has received an “A” hospital safety grade eight consecutive times from the Leapfrog group and has achieved and sustained Magnet Recognition for nursing excellence since 2010. Swedish Covenant Hospital is the city’s leading independent, nonprofit hospital, focused on the physical, psychological, social and spiritual elements of healing, resulting in compassionate, reliable patient care. The hospital continues to help expand quality healthcare to residents of Chicago’s north and northwest sides by creating affiliations with other Chicago health care organizations, including a cancer care affiliation with Rush University Medical Center and a pediatric affiliation with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. For more information, visit SwedishCovenant.org.

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