“Laverne & Shirley” was the No. 1 TV show, the Eagles’ “Hotel California” soared to the top of the charts, Saturday Night Fever danced on the big screen and Beaumont Hospital, Troy began serving the community. It was 1977. Looking up information online, questioning a doctor and taking charge of your health were foreign concepts.
Today, Beaumont embraces patients who ask questions and want to manage their health. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Beaumont, Troy, the hospital will host an event entitled, “Keeping the Beat” on May 23 from 5-8 p.m. in the Moceri Learning Center and Qazi Auditorium at the hospital.
“The community has supported Beaumont, Troy from the moment we started treating patients. Our patients ask our doctors and nurses so many thoughtful, intelligent questions, especially about their heart health. This event is a great way to give back to the community, share knowledge and help our patients take an even more active role in their health care,” Beaumont, Troy, president Nancy Susick said.
Fox 2 news anchor and reporter Roop Raj will emcee the free event which will provide attendees with information to take control of their heart health and help loved ones, too. It begins with a health fair that includes:
- integrative medicine experts
- exercise physiologists
- free blood pressure screenings
- stroke education and awareness
- CPR education and training, including cardiac demonstrations in a simulation lab
- appetizers and refreshments
After the interactive health fair, Beaumont cardiologist Steven Almany, M.D., will share his predictions on how heart health care will evolve over the next five years. Then, Stephanie Eskuri, RN, will discuss how to “show your heart some love.” The evening ends with a panel discussion featuring a dietitian, exercise physiologist and heart disease survivor.
Throughout the night, there will be drawings for prizes including The Heart-Healthy Handbook, 7 for $70 screenings, heart healthy cooking demonstrations, Sola Life & Fitness passes and an integrative medicine gift basket.
In addition, Beaumont, Troy, will offer its 7 for $70 heart screenings for $40, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the hospital. A coupon for this promotion will be available for 150 attendees.
If you plan to attend, please enter the hospital campus through Emergency Drive, continue straight and park in the Northwest lot adjacent to the Moceri Learning Center entrance. You do not need to register for the event.