Clinton Hospital Cardiologist Speaks about Dangers of Heart Disease
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: February 13, 2012
Contact: Jodie Grady, Marketing Manager
CLINTON – The Clinton Hospital Guild recently announced a $50,000 commitment to Clinton Hospital’s new Emergency Department project at the group’s Valentine’s Tea, which was held at the hospital last week. During the event, Guild President Millie Potenti presented Sheila Daly, president and CEO of Clinton Hospital, with a $10,000 check – representing the first of five gifts to be donated annually.
“I cannot say enough about the support the Clinton Hospital Guild has shown the hospital over the years,” said Ms. Daly. “Along with the many generous monetary donations they have made to the hospital, these women selflessly donate countless hours of their own time to the hospital, both through the guild-run thrift and gift shops, as well as volunteering in various areas throughout the hospital. The work and advancements we continue to make at Clinton Hospital would not be possible without the strong commitment to locally accessible health care from groups like the Clinton Hospital Guild. We are extremely grateful.”
Guild Celebrates American Heart Month
Members of the Clinton Hospital Guild appropriately took on a heart theme at this year’s annual Valentine Tea, with many of the members dressing in red to celebrate Valentine’s Day as well as American Heart Month. Speaking to the group about the importance of heart health in women and the warning signs of a heart attack, was Clinton Hospital’s Director of Cardiovascular Medicine Rishi Vohora, DO.
“While many people believe men are primarily affected by heart disease, in fact heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States,” explained Dr. Vohora.
“It is important that women understand that heart disease can strike at any age, so ‘now’ is always the right time to adopt a healthier lifestyle.”
Dr. Vohora is a physician with the UMass Memorial Health Care Cardiovascular Center of Excellence. Cardiology experts from UMass Memorial Medical Center provide 24/7 coverage at Clinton Hospital for patients in need of a cardiac consultation, and Dr. Vohora also offers weekly office hours in the hospital’s ambulatory care center. For appointments, call 978-368-3760. For more information on the risk factors of heart disease, visit www.heart.org.