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Dignity Health Central Coast Recognizes American Heart Month and Urges Community Members to “Know their Numbers”


February serves as an annual reminder to check heart health using Dignity Health Central Coast’s free online cardiac risk assessment

CENTRAL COAST, CA – January 31, 2019 – Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, which is why Arroyo Grande Community Hospital (AGCH), French Hospital Medical Center (FHMC), and Marian Regional Medical Center (MRMC), Dignity Health Central Coast hospitals, are offering a free online assessment to encourage individuals to learn more about their risk for heart disease and how to prevent it.

There are many factors that affect your risk for developing heart disease. With the answers to a handful of questions, our free, confidential assessment will help identify medical conditions or lifestyle choices that may increase the risk and outline steps to help reduce that risk.   

Those that complete the assessment receive a report that to share with their primary care physician. It includes a summary of their results, isolates their key risk factors and helps them understand what they can do to improve their heart health.

To access the free, confidential online cardiac risk assessment, go to Dignityhealth.org/centralcoast/cardiac 

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About French Hospital Medical Center’s Copeland, Forbes and Rossi Cardiac Care Center
French Hospital’s Copeland, Forbes and Rossi Cardiac Care Center is ranked nationally by Healthgrades as a Five-Star Recipient for Pacemaker Procedures for five consecutive years. The cardiac center is staffed by a team of heart care specialists dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of heart disease. French Hospital Medical Center is the only facility in San Luis Obispo County equipped and trained to treat an ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) or acute heart attack, offering you critical cardiac care, when you need it most.

About Marian Regional Medical Center’s Sue J. Sword Heart Center
Marian’s Sue J. Sword Heart Center, continually rated among the top 10% nationally for heart care, boasts a state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization lab and cardiac surgical suite for minimally invasive cardiac procedures. Marian is also a STEMI Receiving Center for Santa Barbara County and holds a level III Trauma Center designation. The heart center is staffed by a highly-skilled team, including: cardiothoracic and vascular surgeons, interventional cardiologists, cardiologists, skilled nurses, and other specially trained healthcare professionals. 

About Dignity Health Central Coast
Dignity Health Central Coast is comprised of five hospitals, all recognized for their quality of care, safety and service, primary care offices, premier ambulatory surgery centers, technologically advanced imaging centers, outpatient services and comprehensive home health services. Hospitals in the Dignity Health Central Coast region include Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria, St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital in Camarillo and St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard. Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to provide additional funding to support new programs and services, as well as to advance the community’s access to health care.  For more information, visit: www.dignityhealth.org/centralcoast  

About Arroyo Grande Community Hospital
Arroyo Grande Community Hospital, located in Arroyo Grande, California, is rated a top Joint Replacement Center by Blue Shield and is among the Top 10% in the nation for Joint Replacement. Arroyo has achieved prestigious designation as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. The Emergency Department is one of the busiest in the county and nationally recognized for superior patient satisfaction. The hospital also provides the only comprehensive hospital-based Acute Rehabilitation Center on the Central Coast. Arroyo is a Dignity Health member of the Central Coast which also includes French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, CA, Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria, CA, St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard, CA and St. John’s Pleasant Valley in Camarillo, CA. Dignity Health Central Coast is an integrated network of top quality hospitals, physicians from the most prestigious medical schools, and comprehensive outpatient services including primary care offices, premier ambulatory surgery centers, technologically-advanced laboratories and imaging centers and a full service home health agency; all recognized for quality, safety and service. Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to help meet the growing health care needs of our communities.   

 

 

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