Shannon Medical Center | Health Beat | Winter 2019
H eart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year—more than all cancers com- bined. But we can change that, because 80 percent of all cardiac events may be prevented with education and lifestyle changes. Go Red For Women is a national initiative aimed at uniting women and their friends in the fight against heart disease. Women are becom- ing better educated and learning the facts about how heart disease affects women and men differently and how to take steps to address their risk for heart attack. Continued ed- ucation and awareness is crucial for women to fight this deadly disease. Please join us for the 2019 Go Red For Women luncheon: Page 3 Shannon is one of the nation’s best heart hospitals. Page 4 Is there cancer in your family? Know your family history. JOURNAL OF WELLNESS AND GOOD HEALTH CARE WINTER 2019 HEALTH BEAT Nonprofit Org. U.S. Postage PAID Platteville, WI Permit No. 7 SHANNON MEDICAL CENTER 120 E. Harris Ave. San Angelo, TX 76903 GO RED FORWOMEN JOIN US! luncheon Wednesday, Feb. 6 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. McNease Convention Center Providing educational information, the event also includes patient testi- monials and a style show featuring heart attack survivors dressed by local boutiques.The event will also include a silent auction and exhibit booths. This is the 13th year for Shannon to sponsor the luncheon. Reserved tables are $1,000 and individual tick- ets are $50 each; they will be avail- able through the end of January. To purchase tickets or for more infor- mation, please call 325-481-6300 or visit sanangelogored.heart.org . All proceeds from the luncheon help advance educational outreach and research programs of the American Heart Association. 2019 Circle of Red and Men Go Red Members: Front row, from left, are Keerthana Karumbaiah, MD; Karla Rosado; Elisa Brantly, MD; Leigh Ann Smith; Kristi Brasher; Genevieve Pfluger Mejia, MD; Caroline Rhodes, DDS; and Colleen Haddad. Second row, from left, are Cynthia Halamicek; Shane Plymell; Anna Pittman; Bridget Carr; Samia Benslimane, MD; Christy Ross; Pam Bradshaw; Doug Schultz, MD; Christina Sherrod, MD; Jill Haddad; Jenny Wiggins-Smith, MD; Priscilla Halamicek; Courtney Carson; and Eric Greeson, MD. Not pictured are Janie Robledo and Stephanie Sun, DO. SHANNON NAMED ONE OF NATION’S TOP 50 CARDIOVASCULAR HOSPITALS IBM Watson Health has named Shannon one of its 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals. This is a tremendous honor, and we are proud of our team.