HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s leading healthcare provider that offers metro residents more than 150 access points to convenient, top-quality healthcare, has been recognized by the American Heart Association as the second largest fundraising team in the 2017 KC Heart & Stroke Walk/5k Run. The annual event was held in Kansas City Power & Light District on Saturday, May 20, with more than 6,000 participants.
This is the eighth consecutive year that HCA Midwest Health hospitals have been honored to be one of the top fundraising teams to help fight heart disease and stroke. To date more than $55,000 has been raised by HCA Midwest Health, including 449 donations raised by 207 walkers.
The American Heart Association is the largest voluntary health organization working to prevent, treat and defeat heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases. These diseases, the nation's No.1 and No. 5 killers, claim hundreds of thousands of American lives each year.
“As one of the leading cardiovascular programs in the region, HCA Midwest Health has a vested interest and ongoing commitment to the health and well-being of people living in this community,” says Steve Marso, M.D., medical director of HCA Midwest Health cardiovascular services. “Not only do we provide compassionate, quality healthcare to improve lives, we strive to be good community partners. The annual Heart & Stroke Walk plays an important role in our region’s ongoing fight against heart disease and stroke, and raises awareness about how to live stronger, healthier lives.”
HCA Midwest Health offers one of the area’s largest networks of award-winning, accredited chest pain and stroke centers, which help improve survival rates. For more information on HCA Midwest Health’s acclaimed heart and stroke programs, visit hcamidwest.com.