Hudson, Florida (January 26, 2016) – Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point invites the public to join them in celebrating National Wear Red Day on Friday, February 5. The hospital has invited anyone coming to the hospital to wear red attire. Staff, volunteers and the public will assemble at 9:30 am at entrance D of the hospital to be photographed in their red shirts. Each year Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point celebrates National Wear Red Day to call attention to the fact that women are at high risk for heart attack and stroke. Heart disease and stroke kill one in three women, yet 80% of it is preventable.
The first national Wear Red Day occurred in 2003. Since then tremendous strides have been made in the fight against heart disease and stroke in women. According to the National Wear Red Day website:
Nearly 90% of women have made healthy behavior changes
More than one-third have lost weight
More than 50% have increased their exercise
Six out of ten have changed their diets
More than 40% have checked their cholesterol levels
One-third has talked with their doctor about developing heart healthy plans, and today nearly 300 fewer die from heart disease and stroke each day
Death in women has decreased by more than 30% over the past 10 years.
About Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point
Regional Medical Center Bayonet has been serving the community since 1981. We are a 290-bed acute care hospital located in Hudson, FL and home of the nationally acclaimed Heart Institute. We have more than 350 physicians, 1,264 employees and 500 volunteers on our integrated healthcare delivery team.
Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point has achieved distinction in the following areas:
Level II Trauma Center
Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care
2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014 Top Performing Hospital for Key Quality Measures for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care – The Joint Commission
Certified Advance Primary Stroke Center – Joint Commission
2014 Top Performing Hospital for Key Quality Measures for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, VTE and stroke – The Joint Commission
Heart & Stroke Champions Award Winner 1998 – 2011
MRI, CT, Ultrasound, and Nuclear Medicine Accredited – American College of Radiology
Approved Community Cancer Program – American College of Surgeons
5 Joint Commission Disease-Specific Certifications: primary stroke center, acute myocardial infarction, coronary artery bypass graft, joint replacement hip, joint replacement knee
Awarded Hospital Safety Score of “A” in SIX consecutive rankings by The Leapfrog Group
Recipient of the 2014 American Heart Association (AHA)/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Gold Performance Achievement Award in stroke
Awarded full Atrial Fibrillation Certification status from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC)
Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point is located at 14000 Fivay Road, Hudson, FL. 34667. For additional information on Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point visit www.rmchealth.com or www.heartoftampa.com or visit us on Facebook.