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Red Cross Blood Drive at St. Mary’s set for Sept. 25

September 22, 2018

Red Cross Blood Drive at St. Mary’s set for Sept. 25

St. Mary’s Medical Center will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in St. Mary’s Regional Heart Institute Room 212.

The blood drive is being held in honor of a young nurse at St. Mary’s who has been diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia and is receiving many blood products.

Walk-ins are always welcome. Appointments may be scheduled by calling the St. Mary’s blood bank at (304) 526-1063 or by visiting redcrossblood.org and entering StMarysMC. Donors should bring a photo ID or donor card for identification.

The Total Woman at St. Mary’s offering event on heart disease symptoms

St. Mary’s The Total Woman will present “Listen to Your Heart: Heart Disease Symptoms You Can’t Ignore” Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Conference Center, 2849 Fifth Ave., Huntington.

Mark Studeny, MD, interventional cardiologist with Marshall Cardiology and St. Mary’s Regional Heart Institute, will be the guest speaker. Jo Andrea “Andy” Watson, DNP, MSN, RN, CCRN, CPAN, director of organizational development and learning at St. Mary’s, will demonstrate hands-only CPR and an automated external defibrillator (AED). Free health screenings will be offered from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Lunch will be served. An RSVP is required by calling (304) 526-1271.

St. Mary’s hosting Greater Huntington Walks community walk

St. Mary’s Medical Center will host a community walk Wednesday, Sept. 26 at noon at St. Mary’s main campus, 2900 First Ave. in Huntington, as part of the Greater Huntington Walks initiative.

The walk will follow the one-mile campus walking trail. Participants should meet in the lobby of the medical center. All Huntington area residents are invited to attend.

The mission of Greater Huntington Walks is for the Greater Huntington area to be viewed as a healthy and active community for people to live, work and visit. It aims to promote and enhance the health of people by encouraging walking and activity and working together to achieve a community goal.

Last month, Greater Huntington Walks achieved its collective goal of all participants accumulating enough miles to walk to the moon. The initiative is now working to collect enough miles to return to Earth from the moon, or 238,900 miles, by the end of 2018.

For more information, or to register to participate, visit www.greaterhuntingtonwalks.com.

St. Mary’s neurosurgeon to present at Huntington AARP chapter meeting

The Huntington Area Chapter AARP, sponsored by St. Mary’s Medical Center, will have its monthly meeting Monday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. at St. Mary’s Conference Center, 2849 Fifth Ave., Huntington.

Juanita Garces, MD, neurosurgeon with St. Mary’s Neurosurgery, will discuss adult degenerative scoliosis and back pain.

New chapter members are welcome anytime. Chapter dues are $5 yearly with a membership in the national AARP. For more information, call Jane Cleghon, chapter president, at (304) 526-1023.

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