February is American Heart Month and is dedicated to focusing on heart healthy habits to help prevent cardiovascular disease. To raise awareness throughout Rutherford County, TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center will glow red each night during the month of February to support the American Heart Associations’ “National Wear Red Day.” to help raise awareness of the threat of heart disease in women as part of the Go Red for Women movement.
The most powerful tool in preventing heart disease is knowing your personal risk of heart disease and steps you can take to prevent heart disease,” said Prakash Patel M.D., chief medical officer at TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center in Smyrna, Tenn. “Everyone should take the first step in prevention by talking with their healthcare provider about personal risk. And this should happen during every stage of life – not just with older adults.”
To spread awareness that heart disease can impact any age, TriStar StoneCrest colleagues across the hospital wore red attire, and even our tiniest patients swaddled in red blanks, joined the cause to raise awareness in honor of their new moms.
“Taking personal steps to prevent heart disease and continually assessing your risk for developing heart disease should be life-long habits,” said Dr. Patel. “Everyone must also pay attention to any signs or symptoms of heart disease. Early detection and treatment of heart disease and seeking emergency care quickly at the first sign of a heart attack can be the difference between life and death.”
Community members are encouraged to learn more about heart health this month through the activities listed below or by taking a FREE online heart risk assessment to learn more about their personal risk of heart disease at TriStarHealth.com/MyHeartRisk.
February Heart Health Activities
Feb. 15: Facebook Live Presentation from 2:15 pm – 2:30 pm on the TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/TriStarStoneCrest. Dr. Thomas Cabell, cardiologist, will lead a discussion on healing the heart, body, and soul. Dr. Cabell will discuss other lifestyle factors outside of diet and exercise contributing to conditions of the heart.
Ongoing: FREE Online Heart Risk Assessment at TriStarHealth.com/MyHeartRisk. By answering a few quick
questions, participants immediately receive a digital report with information that allows them to compare their
actual age to their heart’s biological age; estimate their risk of developing heart disease over the next 10-30
years; and prioritize their most harmful cardiovascular risk factors.
TriStar StoneCrest has extensive cardiac imaging, diagnostic and treatment procedures to provide high-quality heart care to our community. If you would like to schedule an interview with one of our cardiologists, please don’t hesitate to reach out!
About TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center
TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center is a 119-bed facility located in North Rutherford County, Tenn. The TriStar Health hospital offers a full array of acute care services, including emergency care, general surgery, cardiology, obstetrics, including a level 2 NICU, intensive care, vascular, neurology, sleep, breast, urology, urogynecology, physical medicine, outpatient diagnostic service, podiatry, orthopedics, joint, spine, otorhinolaryngology, and cancer care through Sarah Cannon at TriStar StoneCrest. Recognized as a Joint Commission Top Performer in Key Quality Measures for four consecutive years, recipient of the Blue Distinction® Center for Knee and Hip Replacement and Blue Distinction® Center Plus for Spine Surgery, accredited Center of Excellence in Hernia Center by the Surgical Review Corporation, and accredited by the Joint Commission for Total Hip and Knee Replacement and Spine Surgery. TriStar StoneCrest maintains its commitment to be the center of excellence for a national leader in providing quality healthcare. The facility is also an Accredited Chest Pain Center, Certified Primary Stroke Center and recognized by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer Accreditation.
For more information about the services offered and health plans accepted by TriStar StoneCrest, call TriStar MedLine® at 615-342-1919 or visit TriStarStoneCrest.com. The hospital is located at 200 StoneCrest Blvd., Smyrna, TN.
About TriStar Health
TriStar Health is one of the largest and most comprehensive healthcare providers in the region, comprised of eleven hospitals, 21 imaging centers, 110 physician offices, five freestanding ERs, seven outpatient surgery centers, 18 CareNow® Urgent Care centers and ten medical parks. TriStar Health utilizes advances in clinical technology and innovative procedures while delivering high-quality care. The TriStar Health network had over 2.2 million encounters last year, including 377,824 ER visits, 97,583 inpatient admissions, and 7,560 babies delivered and provides $132 million annually in uncompensated care. The network is supported by over 1,400 physicians and 10,000 employees – including more than 4,000 nurses – who, above all else, are committed to the care and improvement of human life. TriStar Health is an affiliate of HCA Healthcare, one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services. Learn more at TriStarHealth.com.