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St. John’s Hospitals Recognize February as Heart Health Awareness Month


Free educational events focused on preventing and managing heart disease

OXNARD, CA – (January 31, 2019) – In recognition of Heart Health Month, St. John’s Regional Medical Center (SJRMC) and St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital (SJPVH), members of Dignity Health, are pleased to invite community members to take charge of their health and join us at our heart healthy programs throughout the month of February.

This month’s free sessions are brought to you by experts at the St. John’s Heart and Vascular Institute and the Community Health Education Department and include:

  • 2nd Annual Cardiac Symposium, February 9 (at SJPVH)
    RSVP is required, please call: 877.753.6248
  • Heart-Healthy Cooking Class Series: Plant-Based Style Adaptation, February 23 (at SJRMC)
    To register for the class, please call: 805.988.2865
  • Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar Checks, every Mon., Wed., and Fri. (at Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme)
    For more information, please call: 805.988.2865
  • Health Risk Assessments, quick, easy, confidential online risk assessments.

“St. John’s Heart and Vascular Institute was recently honored with the 2019 Five-Star Coronary Intervention Excellence AwardTM and the 2019 America’s 100 Best Coronary InterventionTM by Healthgrades,” said Darren W. Lee, President and CEO, St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital and St. John’s Regional Medical Center. “These awards demonstrate our commitment to delivering quality care for cardiac patients.”

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, roughly 720,000 Americans suffer a heart attack each year. Early treatment can save lives, and that is why St. John’s Hospitals offers free online heart risk assessments, diagnostic procedures, medical management, and non-surgical interventions for the treatment of heart disease.

Many of the risk factors for heart disease can be reduced by improving lifestyle habits. Small lifestyle choices such as exercising, managing a well balance diet, and not smoking can make a big difference when fighting heart disease. During Heart Health Month, schedule a visit with your physician to discuss your heart health. To find a cardiologist at St. John’s, please call 877.753.6248.

If any member of the media would like to attend these events or requires additional information, please contact Arrate Zavala in the Marketing Communications Department at 805.988.2751.

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About Dignity Health St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital and St. John’s Regional Medical Center

St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital in Camarillo and St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard are members of Dignity Health Central Coast, an integrated network of top quality hospitals, with physicians from the most prestigious medical schools, and comprehensive outpatient services - all recognized for quality, safety and service. Both hospitals are supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to help meet the growing health care needs of our communities. Hospitals in the Dignity Health Central Coast region also include Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria. Learn more at DignityHealth.org/PleasantValley and DignityHealth.org/StJohnsRegional.

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