Guthrie Health is Going Red on Feb. 3 for Women

Sayre, Pa. – The Guthrie Healthcare System will participate in the national “Go Red For Women” on Friday, Feb. 3. to raise awareness and stop the #1 killer of Women – Heart Disease.

Everyone is encouraged to wear red on Friday Feb. 3 and help raise awareness.  On that day red dress pins will be sold on the Sayre campus outside the Robert Packer Hospital cafeteria to support the American Heart Association and their Red Dress Program and registration will be available for the April Heart Walk in Binghamton.

“Go Red For Women”, a program of the American Heart Association, encourages awareness of the issue of women and heart disease, and also action to save more lives. The movement harnesses the energy, passion and power women have to band together and collectively wipe out heart disease. It challenges them to know their risk for heart disease and take action to reduce their personal risk. It also gives them the tools they need to lead a heart healthy life.

In 2010, the American Heart Association set a strategic goal of reducing death and disability from cardiovascular disease and strokes by 20% while improving the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20% by the year 2020.

Guthrie Health is a community-based, not-for-profit health care system jointly formed by Guthrie Healthcare System (GHS) and Guthrie Clinic, also not-for-profit health care organizations. GHS provides inpatient, outpatient and home-based services through Corning Hospital, Troy Community Hospital, Robert Packer Hospital, and Guthrie Home Care and Guthrie Hospice. Guthrie Clinic provides primary and specialty physician services at 25 regional clinics. Guthrie Health provides care for 200,000 patients annually within its eleven-county area service area across the northern tier of Pennsylvania and the southern tier of New York.