August 03, 2015
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 number one fundraising team in the 2015 KC Heart & Stroke Walk/5k Run. The annual event was held in Theis Park on Saturday, May 30, with more than 8,000 participants. This is the sixth consecutive year that HCA Midwest Health hospitals have been honored to raise more funds than any other team—more than $100,000—to help fight heart disease and stroke.
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 more than 813,804 American lives each year.
“HCA Midwest Health has an ongoing commitment to the health and well-being of people living in this community,” says M.L. Lagarde III, President, HCA Midwest Health. “Not only do we provide compassionate, quality healthcare to improve lives, we strive to be good community partners. The annual Heart and Stroke Walk plays an important role in our region’s ongoing fight against heart disease and stroke, and raises awareness about living 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 heart and stroke programs, visit hcamidwest.com.