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Aurora BayCare Offers Free Cholesterol Screening Through February

Monday, February 02, 2009

Green Bay, Wis. - Aurora BayCare Medical Center is offering a free screening that tests cholesterol levels, blood sugar, blood pressure and body mass index (BMI) now through Feb. 27 to raise awareness for February's American Heart Month.

High blood pressure, high cholesterol and obesity are risk factors for stroke and heart disease, which is the No. 1 killer of men and women.

Weekday appointments are available at Aurora BayCare Medical Center, 2845 Greenbrier Road, in Green Bay. A 12-hour fast is required.

To schedule an appointment, call 920-288-4610 during normal business hours. Those interested can also leave a voicemail after-hours and someone will call back to schedule an appointment.

You do not need to be a patient to participate. Results can be sent to your health care provider.

Aurora BayCare Medical Center is a 167-bed, full-service tertiary care hospital located at 2845 Greenbrier Road on Green Bay's east side. It opened in September 2001 as a joint effort of Aurora Health Care and BayCare Clinic.

Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin health care provider and a nationally recognized leader in efforts to improve the quality of health care. Aurora offers services at sites in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin.

BayCare Clinic is the largest physician-owned specialty-care clinic in Northeast Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It is comprised of over 100 specialty physicians with expertise in more than 20 specialties. BayCare Clinic physicians have served patients in Green Bay and the surrounding region for over 25 years.

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Contact: Jen Strebel (920-496-6369)

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