WYOMING, Mich. (WOOD) — Why does Metro Health care about healthy hearts? The same reasons you do!
Here’s some first hand testimonials from some of the Metro Health staff:
It’s been a privilege to lead an organization that’s so committed to heart and vascular care and helping people live healthy lives. Our partnership with the American Heart Association is a natural extension of our work to fight heart disease on many fronts.
—Mike Faas/Metro Health President-CEO
I have high blood pressure, so I work very hard to keep it under control. I make sure that I not only take my heart medications, but I maintain a healthy workout routine.
–Michelle Edge, Patient Registration Coordinator
My family has been blessed to have wonderful physicians treat us for illnesses that arise, and they are proud that I can do the same for others as a member of the Metro Heart & Vascular team.
—Matthew Sevensma, DO/Cardiologist; His wife Allison Sevensma and daughter Waverly Sevensma
I have been a nurse for 30 years and still love every day that I get the privilege to care for our patients. Working in cardiology care is very rewarding. I often leave work exhausted but content that I am helping our patients live long and healthy lives with their loved ones.
–Marilyn De Vries BSN, RN/Certified Cardiovascular Care/Chest Pain Coordinator
Heart health, especially women’s heart health, is very important to me. I like being on the forefront to empower women to take control of their heart health.
–Kelly Binkley, RN/Progressive Care Unit
Metro Health Hospital is partnering with the American Heart Association to help educate people about healthy hearts. The American Heart Association and Metro Health work hard to prevent heart disease and stroke to allow for longer, healthier, and happier lives.
In America 2,150 people die from heart diseases every day, making heart disease the number one killer in America. In fact, someone in the US dies from a stroke every 4 minutes.
To help fight this, Metro Health offers educational classes and health screenings. The American Heart Association also provides tips on how to manage your health to prevent heart disease.
Changing your diet and physical activity is the first step to a healthy heart. Only consume as many calories as you can burn in one day and choose meals with little or no salt. When eating out try to control your portion sizes.
For more tips on how to improve your heart health visit lifeiswhy.org