Providence Medical Center to host heart attack and stroke awareness event

610,000 Americans will die from heart disease this year. Providence is working with the community to change that.

Posted: Sep 9, 2019 4:03 PM

MEDFORD, Ore.-- Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the U.S. 

Providence Medical center wants to help people learn more about the risk and symptoms of heart attacks and strokes. 

It's hosting a community event Wednesday, September 11. 

There will be blood pressure screenings, hands-only CPR demonstrations, and a presentation by a Providence doctor. 

“I think it’s very important for the community to be aware of stroke health, preventing stroke, preventing heart attacks, as well as knowing how to treat it because the community will be the first ones to respond to it," said Kristian Scheuneman. She's a Clinical Nurse Coordinator for ICU. 

The event starts at 5:00 p.m. It's at Providence Medford Medical Center, 1111 Crater Lake Ave. It's being held at Mary Norbert Hall on the ground floor. 

Registration is requested. You can register at online or by calling 1(800)562-8964. The event is free to attend. 

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