By Dr. Patricia A. Maryland
St. John Providence Health System is nation-
ally recognized as a leader in heart and vascu- lar care. Led by some of the country’s most re- spected and skilled cardiovascular physicians, nurses, clinicians and researchers, we provide cardiovascular care that is unmatched. A few recent headlines about our Cardiac Center of Excellence making news include:
‘Cardiovascular Hybrid Surgical Laboratory at St. John Hospital’
Gretchen Valade has made another gener-
ous donation to St. John Hospital and Medical Center. Mrs. Valade has contributed $3 million for the creation of a fully equipped Cardiovas- cular Hybrid Surgical Laboratory at St. John Hospital and Medical Center. The Valade name also adorns the Healing Arts Center in the Van Elslander Cancer Center at SJH&MC.
As the anchor of a new $5 million Minimally
Invasive Structural Heart Program at SJH&MC, the laboratory will be used to perform the most advanced non-surgical and minimally invasive surgical cardiovascular procedures. These pro- cedures include small incision, minimally inva- sive aortic valve replacement surgery and per- cutaneous mitral valve repair and percutaneous aortic valve replacement. The percutaneous procedures are similar to balloon angioplasty, where a catheter is guided into the area being treated via a small incision in the groin, elimi- nating the need for an incision in the chest.
‘St. John Providence Health System and FOX 2 Healthy Heart Project’
For the sixth consecutive year, St. John
Providence Health System and FOX 2 are team- ing up for the Healthy Heart Project. The event is scheduled for Saturday, May 1, 7 to 10. a.m.,
Dr. Patricia A. Maryland
THE MICHIGAN CHRONICLE
St. John Providence Health System
Caring for your Heart
with registra- tion ending at 10 a.m. This year’s event will be hosted at two of heart hos- pitals, both of which are designated Blue Distinc- tion Centers for Cardiac Care by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.
H o s p i t a l , 16001 W. Nine Mile
• St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, 11800 E. 12 Mile Road, Warren You'll get a real-time look at your heart with
an electrocardiogram (EKG), an electrical re- cording of the heart used in the investigation of heart disease. You'll get free heart health screenings with on-the-spot results and advice on adopting a heart-healthy lifestyle. The free screenings include blood glucose, blood pres- sure and body mass index.
Learn about nutrition, fitness, quitting
smoking and stress management. There will be giveaways and chances to get one-on-one advice from medical experts about heart health. The event is offered free of charge, as is park- ing.
For more information about the Healthy
Heart Project, or cardiovascular care at St. John Providence Health System call 1-866-501- DOCS.
Dr. Patricia A. Maryland is the president
and CEO of St. John Providence Health System and the Michigan Market leader for Ascension Health.
Grilling For Literacy fundraiser
The Josie Odum Morris Lit-
eracy Project (JOMLP) is part- nering with Detroit Young Pro- fessionals (DYP) to promote family literacy. On Wednesday, May 19, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., JOMLP will host its 2010 Grill- ing for Literacy fundraiser at Mongolian Grill, 22115 Michi- gan Ave., in Dearborn.
“The State of Literacy In
America” (1998) National In- stitute for Literacy reports 38 percent of adults who live in Inkster are functionally illiter- ate, compared to 17 percent in Dearborn Heights, an adjacent community. This is especially significant because approxi- mately 14 percent of Dearborn
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month
Heights’ residents are foreign born and English is their second language, and African- Americans account for 67 per- cent of the Inkster population and English is their first lan- guage.
To support the event, call (734) 620-1335.
Ages 18-85 call Charles Timms of Quest Healthcare Consultants at
1-866-469-3225 FOR A FREE QUOTE.
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