Many University of Chicago Medicine nurses were key participants at the American Heart Association Go Red for Women Health Expo on Friday, May 29, 2015 at Union Station in Chicago.
These nurses were among the 50 volunteers who performed free heart health screenings for more than 400 expo attendees, which included blood pressure, weight, BMI, cholesterol and glucose.
Members of the UCM Heart and Vascular Center were on-hand following the screenings to provide free consultations to the participants. More than 100 people signed up for the Heart and Vascular Center’s Dare to C.A.R.E. Program of further screenings for vascular illnesses.
“This was an excellent opportunity for UCM nurses to shine in our community by providing a valuable service to those in need,” said Emily Lowder, PhD, RN, NE-BC, Director of Patient Logistics, who organized the group of nursing volunteers. “Not only was the day fulfilling for those who were screened, the group of nurses who volunteered had a great time and shared laughs and comaraderie.”