February is National Heart Month and a time to talk seriously about women and heart disease, which with more than 500,000 deaths annually is the leading killer of women. One woman dies of heart disease every minute; women of all ages are at risk, with nearly 9,000 women under 45 years of age suffering a heart attack each year. More women die of heart disease each year than all types of cancer plus other diseases combined, more than 11 times that of breast cancer.
Belton Regional Medical Center—part of HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s leading healthcare and heart care provider—will host the 10th Annual Go Red/Ladies’ Night Out. Elizabeth Dang, M.D., Cardiologist at Belton Regional Medical Center and a renowned subject matter expert on women’s heart health, will be master of ceremonies for program focused on women’s heart health that will feature some of the area’s leading physicians and heart experts: Doug Bradley, M.D., BRMC Chief Medical Officer; Timothy Blackburn, M.D., Cardiologist; Van Jones, D.O., Cardiologist; Carrie Totta, M.D., Cardiologist; Logan Kratt, M.D., Family Practice Physician and Hilary Petersen, M.D., Emergency Medicine Physician.
Known for its community-based patient care for more than 30 years, Belton Regional Medical Center is an advocate for women’s heart health and hosts Go Red/Ladies’ Night Out as an educational opportunity for women to learn about heart attack risks and prevention and how to lead a heart-healthy lifestyle. The event is free and open to adult women within the Belton, Raymore, Peculiar and Grandview communities. Venue is provided by Belton Parks & Recreation.
“Belton Regional Medical Center is committed to helping the women in our communities join in the fight against heart disease by taking those first steps toward living a heart-healthy lifestyle,” says Todd Krass, Chief Executive Officer, Belton Regional Medical Center. “We are proud to offer this forum, headlined by Dr. Dang, with Dr. Bradley, Dr. Blackburn, Dr. Jones, Dr. Totta, Dr. Kratt and Dr. Petersen participating. It’s part of the service we provide the community to promote its health and well-being.”
For more information on Belton Regional Medical Center, visit beltonregionalmedicalcenter.com.