- Jewish Hospital Rudd Heart and Lung Center Goes Red for Heart Disease Awareness - Archived
Louisville, Ky. (February 7, 2014)—Jewish Hospital Rudd Heart and Lung Building, part of KentuckyOne Health, will go red in honor of American Heart Month and National Wear Red Day, February 7, 2014. The exterior of the building will be lit in red lights throughout the month of February.
Each year since 1963, Congress has asked the President to declare February as American Heart Month. Heart disease is the number one killer of all Americans. Kentucky ranks second in the nation for heart disease deaths and heart disease accounts for 27 percent of all deaths in the state.
KentuckyOne Health, the largest health system in the Commonwealth, will take its giant inflatable heart model on the road this month to help educate the community and increase awareness of the risk factors for heart disease. The giant heart will be displayed with educational materials at Jefferson Mall on Saturday, February 8, 2014.
The giant heart will also be displayed and free heart health screenings will be available at the KFC Yum! Center on Thursday evening, February 27, 2014 in advance of the University of Louisville men’s basketball game versus Temple.
For heart health tips and information throughout the month of February, visit Facebook.com/KentuckyOne or @KYOne_Health on Twitter.
About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health was formed when two major Kentucky health care organizations came together in early 2012. KentuckyOne Health combines the Jewish and Catholic heritages of the two former systems – Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System. In late 2012, the organization formed a partnership with the University of Louisville Hospital | James Graham Brown Cancer Center. The nonprofit system is committed to improving the health of Kentuckians by integrating medical research, education, technology and health care services wherever patients receive care. KentuckyOne Health has more than 200 locations including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies across the state of Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is the largest health system in Kentucky.