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Botsford Offers Heart Smart Event

Novi, MI (February 18, 2008)--- February is Cardiovascular Health Month.  How healthy is your heart?  Fitness and nutrition experts from the Botsford Center for Health Improvement will help you assess your heart health through cholesterol and blood pressure screenings, valuable heart healthy nutrition and recipe tips, a Heart Smart seminar and a Fit Ball class.  Botsford Hospital Cardiology Resident, Kristine Bobish, D.O., will conduct a seminar to educate you on the most recent cardiovascular news including risk factors and prevention.

Stop by the Botsford Center for Health Improvement on Wednesday, February 27 to get your heart pumped.

Schedule of Events

7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.:  Cholesterol Screenings (pre-registration required and $30 fee)
7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.:  Free Blood Pressure Screening and Heart Healthy Nutrition Booth
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.:  Family and Friends CPR Class (pre-registration required and $10 fee)
5:00 to 6:00 p.m.:  Fit Ball (Free)
7:00 to 8:00 p.m.:  Heart Smart Seminar with Dr. Kristine Bobish, Botsford Cardiology Resident (Free)

The Botsford Center for Health Improvement is the first medical model fitness center in Metro Detroit.  More than a health club, the Botsford Center for Health Improvement offers a “medical model” approach to all of its programs, integrating fitness, lifestyle and behavior management with medical and clinical practices.  To learn more about the Botsford Center for Health Improvement and Heart Smart Day, please call (248) 473-3100 or log on to www.botsford.org/bchi.

Botsford Hospital, an independent 330-bed community teaching hospital in Farmington Hills, Mich., was founded in 1965. Nationally recognized for quality, safety and medical education programs, Botsford has received the 2006 Governor’s Award for Improving Patient Safety and Quality of Care in the Hospital Setting, and, in 2007, a three-year recertification as a Chest Pain Center from the Society of Chest Pain Centers. Botsford’s Web address is www.botsford.org.

MEDIA CONTACT: Nancy Dumas, Beth Montalvo or Stacy Brand
PHONE: (248) 442-7986