WCA Hospital will offer complimentary blood pressure screenings and emergency health and vaccination education during its grand opening of WCA's 21st century emergency department from 12:30 to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
The screenings are confidential and free.
"An ounce of prevention can be the key to living a long and healthy life," said Toni DeAngelo, WCA Hospital community health and wellness director. "About one in two U.S. adults have high blood pressure which increases the risk for heart disease and stroke, leading causes of death in the United States. High blood pressure is called the silent killer because it often has no warning signs or symptoms and many people don't realize they have it. That is why it is so important to get your blood pressure checked on a regular basis. We encourage our residents to stop by our Grand Opening to get their blood pressure checked and receive the latest information on staying healthy and well."
From left, Toni DeAngelo, R.N., WCA Hospital Community Health and Wellness director checks Debbie Tricari’s blood pressure. WCA Hospital will offer free blood pressure screenings and health and vaccination education during its grand opening of WCA’s “new” 21st century emergency department on Sunday from 12:30 to 4:00 p.m.
For more information, visit www.wcahospital.org or call the WCA Hospital Public Relations office at 664-8614.