February 19, 2020
Lake City, FL - Lake City Medical Center is immersing itself in red for community awareness of Cardiovascular diseases which afflict a large portion of adults in the US. According to a report published in the American Heart Association's Journal, Circulation, over 120 million adults in the USA have some cardiovascular disease. For much of recent history, data collected has ranked heart disease and stroke in the top five causes of death in the United States among adults.
At Lake City Medical Center, an estimation of nearly 1,500 people were treated in the Cardiovascular Cath Lab during the year of 2019. Lake City Medical Center, helps those affected locally by cardiovascular diseases through screening, testing, interventional techniques, like percutaneous coronary intervention, emergency care for chest pain, implants, cutting edge technology and in many other ways. In Late 2018, Lake City Medical Center passed a rigorous reaccreditation survey through the American College of Cardiology as a Chest Pain Center. Also in 2018, Lake City Medical Center achieved the designation of Primary Stroke Center by the American Heart Association and the Joint Commission. Both of these designations for the facility allow patients to remain in the community for high-level treatment of these significant and ailments. In 2019, Lake City Medical Center completed an equipment refresh and installment to better care for patients with a technologically advanced and cutting-edge Cath-Lab.
Throughout the month the Medical Center will host a series of events and lectures to educate and interact with the community in order to promote Heart Health and cardiovascular care in Lake City. On February 26th a free luncheon and expert panel will be held at the Florida Gateway Fairgrounds in Lake City beginning at noon.
"We are proud to serve our community and provide industry leading cardiac care. At the "heart" of our service is the exceptional and dedicated staff and physicians at Lake City Medical Center." Rick Naegler, CEO Lake City Medical Center, "Through this excellence we are able to continually invest in our community by also providing the latest in technology. We are committed to the care and improvement of human life."