Advocate associates going RED for heart health

In recognition of American Heart Month, Advocate Health Care’s nearly 35,000 employees are pulling out all of the stops to raise awareness about heart disease and heart-healthy living.

Things kick off on National Wear Red Day, on February 7, when all associates are being encouraged to don something red to show their support for healthy hearts. Additionally, Advocate will be broadcasting a special “Heart Health” edition of AdvocateLive featuring cardiologist, Peter J. Stecy, M.D. at 11:30 a.m. Viewers can join the conversation in real-time as the show streams live on Advocate’s website and Facebook page.

As part of our commitment to the health of the communities we serve, Advocate has also launched a new, quick and easy online cardiovascular risk assessment tool. It’s backed by a promise that those determined to be at the highest-risk level, can be seen by one of our cardiologists within 24 hours.

Also during February, health enews will be packed with informative and timely heart-related stories featuring expert insight from physicians from across our system. Advocate’s new health and wellness website is quickly becoming the region’s go-to resource for health information.

Finally, Advocate is also excited to partner with the American Heart Association’s “Red Hats for Newborns” campaign. Hundreds of handmade, knitted, red hats will be given to all babies born on February 7 at Advocate’s 12 hospitals as a reminder to live a heart healthy life from day one. 

Vincent Pierri

Manager, Public Affairs

Advocate Health Care

3075 Highland Parkway

Downers Grove, Illinois 60515

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C: 847.997.6294

About Advocate Health Care

Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 largest health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, five Level I trauma centers (the state’s highest designation in trauma care), three Level II trauma centers, one of the area’s largest home health care companies and one of the region’s largest medical groups. Advocate Health Care trains more primary care physicians and residents at its four teaching hospitals than any other health system in the state. As a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ, Advocate contributed $614 million in charitable care and services to communities across Chicagoland and Central Illinois in 2012.