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Posted by on Dec 6, 2012 |

Stepping Out to Fight Heart Disease

Stepping Out to Fight Heart Disease

Washington Adventist Hospital and Shady Grove Adventist Hospital employees and physicians, along with their family and friends, took a stand against heart disease during the 2012 Greater Washington Heart Walk, held on November 10 at Nationals Park.

Funds raised help the American Heart Association support projects like these:

  • Putting up-to-the-minute research into doctors’ hands so they can better prevent and treat heart disease among patients.
  • Groundbreaking pediatric heart and stroke research. About 36,000 babies are born with heart defects each year —research is the key to saving babies’ lives.
  • Getting life-saving information to those who need it most – information that can save a life, like how to eat better, how to recognize the warning signs of heart attack, and how to talk to a doctor about critical health choices.

Washington Adventist Hospital raised nearly $13,000 for the American Heart Association.  Shady Grove Adventist Hospital raised more than $7,000. Thank you to the employees, doctors and our wonderful community members who helped us support this great cause!

Washington Adventist Hospital

Washington Adventist Hospital is a 252-bed acute-care facility located in Takoma Park, Maryland. Opened in 1907, the hospital is Montgomery County’s first cardiac center, performing hundreds of open-heart surgeries and thousands of heart catheterizations each year.

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