Beebe Medical Center to Highlight Heart Month in February Beacon
Beebe Medical Center highlights February as Heart Month in the upcoming issue of the Beacon magazine, to be available for free beginning the week of February 18. Cardiovascular disease, which includes heart disease, is still the No. 1 killer of both men and women in the United States.
The article "Interventional Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery: A Look at the First Year" describes Beebe Medical Center's comprehensive heart program and what has been accomplished since the program began. It introduces readers to many of the healthcare professionals involved in the program. A second article looks at an endoscopic surgery used by a Beebe Medical Center vascular surgeon to repair an abdominal aortic aneurysm. Both these articles reveal cutting edge technologies used at Beebe Medical Center. A third article shares information on the dangers of sleep disorders and describes the Beebe Medical Center's Sleep Disorder Center and how it helps its patients. Patients tell their experiences in all three of these stories. The February issue also includes information on screenings, classes and support group
The magazine will be inserted into several local Sussex County newspapers during the week of February 18. It also will be available from the Public Relation Department and on the web at www.beebemed.org
The Beacon magazine is published five times a year and highlights Beebe Medical Center and the many healthcare services that it and its Medical Staff offer the community. It also includes an up-to-date telephone directory for the Medical Center and the satellite facilities.
Caption: Front Cover: George Miller enjoys a healthy snack with his wife Ann, who in October 2007 suffered a heart attack and became the 100th open-heart surgery patient at Beebe Medical Center.
Beebe Medical Center is a not-for-profit community medical center with a charitable mission to encourage healthy living, prevent illness, and restore optimal health with the people residing, working, or visiting in the communities we serve. For more information, please visit us online at www.beebemed.org