CHI Saint Joseph Health team members, dressed in red for the Go Red for Women Luncheon.

CHI Saint Joseph Health and the American Heart Association (AHA) Lexington are dedicated to improving the cardiac health of people in central and eastern Kentucky.

Heart Disease does not discriminate, impacting men and women and sometimes even babies—and it is the leading cause of death in the United States and the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

“It is important for us to have the support of the medical community to reverse that trend,” said Joey Maggard, executive director, AHA Lexington.

Community Care

Together, AHA Lexington and CHI Saint Joseph Health lead educational programs in the community and host events to raise awareness, including the annual Heart Ball in February, the Heart Walk in May and the Go Red for Women Luncheon in November. They also collaborate to enhance quality improvement programs, such as Get With The Guidelines.

“When medical professionals apply the most up-to-date, evidence-based treatment guidelines, patient outcomes improve,” Maggard said. “That’s the simple truth behind the drive for continuous quality improvement. Our comprehensive suite of programs can help you advance further and faster in the quest for ever-better care.”

To learn more about the American Heart Association Lexington, visit heart.org/en/affiliates/kentucky/lexington.

A version of this article originally appeared in the Winter 2020 edition of Spirit of Health. For more stories like this one, subscribe to Spirit of Health magazine today.