Lancaster and Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Centers Announce Go Red for Women Partnership

Lancaster, Pa. (October 1, 2012) – Lancaster and Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Centers will announce a new partnership with the American Heart Association to promote women’s heart health through the Go Red for Women campaign at a press conference Thursday, Oct. 4 at 11:15 a.m. in the Lancaster Regional Medical Center atrium located at 250 College Ave., Lancaster.

Speaking at the press conference will be Lancaster and Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Centers’ Market CEO Bob Moore, Dr. Ellen Smith of Red Rose Cardiology, heart disease survivor Lois Good, Ann Marie Bolen of the American Heart Association, and 2013 Lancaster Go Red for Women co-chair Sara Grosh, Director of Physician Outreach & Market Development at Lancaster Regional.

“Lancaster and Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Centers are the only accredited Chest Pain Centers in Lancaster County by the Society of Chest Pain Centers,” said Mr. Moore.  “So our partnership is very fitting. We have also co-chaired the Heart Walk for the past two years, raising over $25,000 last year. And so we are honored to partner for the Go Red for Women campaign as well.”

Lancaster and Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Centers’ Go Red for Women sponsorship will support a variety of projects, events and educational opportunities aimed at improving women’s heart health in the Lancaster area. Events include an executive leadership breakfast at the Eden Encore Lounge in Lancaster on Wednesday, Oct. 17, the Go Red for Women Pursenalities auction and premiere party at the Cork Factory Hotel in Lancaster on Wednesday, Nov. 14, in addition to the annual Go Red for Women Luncheon.

The 2013 Lancaster Go Red for Women Luncheon, an annual event attracting hundreds of local men and women, is scheduled for May 3, 2013 at the Eden Resort in Lancaster. The 2013 goal is to raise $115,000 for women’s heart health. The theme for the 2013 event will be “Grow Red,” highlighting the importance of incorporating more fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables into a balanced diet to improve heart health.

Go Red for Women is the American Heart Association’s campaign to fight the number one killer of women, cardiovascular disease. The campaign launched 10 years ago to bring greater awareness to the causes, signs and treatment of heart disease in women and empower women to take charge of their heart health. Funds raised from local and national Go Red for Women activities are used to support awareness, research, education and community programs to benefit women’s health. Go Red for Women is sponsored nationally by Macy’s and Merck & Co. Inc. For more information about the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign, go to www.goredforwomen.org.

About the American Heart Association

Founded in 1924, we are the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of heart disease and stroke. To help prevent, treat and defeat these diseases — America’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers — we fund cutting-edge research, conduct lifesaving public and professional educational programs, and advocate to protect public health. For more information about the American Heart Association, visit www.heart.org.

About Lancaster Regional Medical Center

As one of the first hospitals in the county, Lancaster Regional Medical Center (LRMC) has been dedicated to providing patients with personal and compassionate care for over 122 years. With 214 licensed beds and more than 400 physicians, Lancaster Regional offers a fully comprehensive range of inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical services. For more information, visit lancasterregional.com. LRMC is partially owned by physicians.

About Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center

Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center (HLRMC) is a 148-bed hospital that is staffed with caring and respectful health professionals. Heart of Lancaster offers a choice of the county’s top physicians, beautifully appointed patient rooms, state-of-the-art technology in a patient-friendly and stress-free environment. For more information, visit heartoflancaster.com. HLRMC is partially owned by physicians.