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Sutter General Shows Its Heart By Going Red

Posted by on Feb 7, 2014 in Cardiac Services, Our Services, Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento | 0 comments

Sutter General Hospital is bathed in red for National Heart Month. Even the lights in the middle portion of the hospital meet to form red hearts!

Sutter General Hospital is bathed in red for National Heart Month. Even the lights in the middle portion of the hospital meet to form red hearts!


SACRAMENTO – Sutter General Hospital had commuters seeing red Thursday night … but in a good way.

The hospital is celebrating American Heart Month and the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day Friday, Feb. 7, by bathing the hospital’s side facing the Capital City Freeway in red light. The red glow will continue each night through Feb. 13.

While Sutter General Hospital may be the most visible due to its proximity to the freeway, several other Sacramento buildings, businesses and community groups are going red and participating in “Go Red” activities to help draw attention to heart disease being the No. 1 killer of women.

“We are humbled by the outpouring of support from the Sacramento region and truly believe this will be the reddest heart month we’ve seen locally,” said Rick Harrell, regional service line executive for Sutter Heart & Vascular Institute and volunteer spokesperson for the American Heart Association. “It’s really inspiring to see so many people come together to take up the cause and join the fight against heart disease. We hope our messages resonate beyond February and encourage the local community to go red and speak red throughout the year so we can continue drawing much-needed attention to our number one health threat.”

Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento’s cardiac services are currently located at Sutter Memorial Hospital in East Sacramento, and Sutter has bathed that hospital in red in the past. Within the year, the heart services will be moving to the Sutter General campus, making it the new home of the Sutter Heart & Vascular Institute.

Here’s a snapshot of Go Red activities happening around the region.

Buildings/Landmarks Go Red
• Sutter General Hospital
• Park Tower
• Bank of the West Tower (500 Capitol Mall)
• Emerald Tower (300 Capitol Mall) – Fountain
• Wells Fargo Building (400 Capitol Mall)
• ROUFS the Cow – Hwy 160 by Ruland’s

Events
• Wear Red Day Celebration and Macy’s Fashion Show, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 7 at Arden Fair Mall
• Midtown Farmers Market Goes Red, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 15 at Midtown Farmers Market, 20th and J streets

In recognition of the 11th National Wear Red Day on Feb. 7 and American Heart Month in February, the American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women” asks that, across America, Women Go Red. Since the inception of the movement, more than 627,000 women have been saved from heart disease and 330 fewer women are dying per day. Women who Go Red are more likely to make healthy choices with nearly 90 percent making at least one healthy behavior change and more than one-third having lost weight. More than 40 percent have checked their cholesterol levels while one-third have talked with their doctors about developing heart health plans.

But the fight is far from over. According to the American Heart Association, heart disease causes one in three women’s deaths each year, killing approximately one woman every minute. An estimated 43 million women in the U.S. are affected by heart disease and 90 percent of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease.

Visit GoRedForWomen.org to learn more about how you can go red and join in the fight to end heart disease in women.

Posted by on Feb 7, 2014 in Cardiac Services, Our Services, Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento | 0 comments