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Celebration has heart healthy focus

Monday, February 07, 2011

Beat Heart Disease event hosted by Aurora BayCare Medical Center

Green Bay, Wis. – Several hundred individuals including elected officials, patients and members of the community attended the Beat Heart Disease event at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay on Friday to celebrate good heart health. The event showcased Aurora BayCare’s commitment to cardiac care and provided access to blood pressure screenings, healthy snacks, as American Heart Association heart healthy tools.

As a proud local sponsor of Go Red For Women, Aurora BayCare Medical Center presented a donation of $10,000 to the American Heart Association. During the presentation, caregivers at Aurora BayCare’s internal cardiac team were honored for their dedication to providing the community with high quality, comprehensive health care.

In conjunction with National Wear Red Day, Aurora BayCare Medical Center was recognized for being named among the top 50 hospitals for cardiovascular care by Thomson Reuters. Aurora BayCare is the only hospital in Wisconsin to earn this recognition.

Those attending the event included Marlene Mielke of U.S. Senator Herb Kohl’s office, State Senator Dave Hansen and Green Bay Alderman Jerry Wiezbiskie.

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 BayCare is committed to creating a better way to provide high quality tertiary healthcare, the latest in medical technology and superior service.

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

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 more than 30 years.

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Contact: Kristine Lillie
Office: 920-288-3629

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