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HeartFest 2014 Offers Free Screenings

14th annual event features Zumba, prizes, healthy refreshments

Chicago, Ill. – February 3, 2014 – Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (PSMEMC) is sponsoring HeartFest 2014 from 9 to 11 a.m. on February 22 at the Nazareth Family Center Gymnasium, first floor, 1127 N. Oakley Ave., Chicago.

Heart disease can often be prevented if detected early. To help generate awareness of heart disease and risk factors, PSMEMC staff is providing free screenings for body mass index, blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol. Educational materials on caring for your heart will be available. Community residents can get some exercise by joining in Zumba sessions offered at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.

Healthy snack refreshments will be available. Participants can spin the wheel of health for great prizes. Registration is not required. 

For more information, call 877-737-INFO (4636). Or visit http://saintsmaryandelizabethmedicalcenter.reshealth.org/sub_smemc/default.cfm

About Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center
Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (PSMEMC) is a premier medical center on Chicago's near northwest side and includes the Saint Mary Campus, 2233 W. Division St., and Saint Elizabeth Campus, 1431 N. Claremont Ave. The Saint Mary Campus is certified as a Primary Stroke Center and accredited as a Chest Pain Center. The hospital specializes in cardiac care, digestive diseases, emergency services, neuroscience services, obstetrics, primary care, behavioral health and wound healing. PSMEMC ranks No. 18 in the 2013-14 U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" in the Chicago metro area. Visit our website at smemc.reshealth.org.

About Presence Health
PSMEMC is part of Presence Health, the largest Catholic health system based in Illinois, created in November 2011 through the merger of Provena Health and Resurrection Health Care. With over 150 sites of care, including 12 hospitals, Presence Health has 22,000 employees, 4,000 medical professionals and a revenue base of nearly $3 billion. Visit presencehealth.org to learn more.

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