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Temecula Valley Hospital Promotes Heart Healthiness

February is National Heart Month, and Temecula Valley Hospital (TVH) is celebrating Heart Month by offering a unique for Women’s Heart Health Awareness Program.

Scheduled for February 20th, the TVH Women’s Heart Health lunch event will be held at the City of Temecula Conference Center and feature a special discussion by physicians on heart disease and women and an inspiring story from a heart attack survivor to encourage and educate the audience about taking charge of their heart health. The event features Dr. Carla Soler, Dr. Andrew Ho, Nurse Practitioner Rebecca Rogers and heart disease survivor, Denyse Wilson. The speakers will also participate in a panel to provide an opportunity for the audience to ask questions.

In addition to dynamic speakers, the event features health education and screening booths such as: “Ready for Red-Know Your Numbers” Checklist to aid women in assessing their heart healthiness, blood pressure checks and assorted point of care tests, nutritional education and heart healthy recipes, and smoking cessation support.

The cost of the Wear Red for Women event is free. Reservations can be made at 1-855-859-5209.

This event will be an important forerunner to the Temecula Valley Heart Walk scheduled for May 3, 2014 at Lake Skinner. TVH would like to encourage all residents in the valley to come out and join the walk. The hospital cannot stress enough the need for exercise as a critical component in heart healthiness. A daily regime of walking and good nutrition can forestall many potential heart problems.

The walking does not stop there, Temecula Valley Hospital is also actively participating in the “Walk to the Moon with our Community” to challenge residents to come together and walk the 238,000 miles to the moon as a community. For information on the Walk to the Moon campaign, visit

The new Temecula Valley Hospital located at 31700 Temecula Parkway, opened October 14 and brings advanced technology, innovative programs, patient-centered and family sensitive care to area residents. As the region’s newest acute care facility, the hospital features 140 private patient rooms, 24 hour a day emergency care, advanced cardiac and stroke care, orthopedics and general medical care and surgical specialties.