Heart Health Forever Stamp to be Dedicated

2/13/2012

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Heart Health Forever Stamp to be Dedicated
United States Postal Service and Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare
Join Forces to Raise Awareness

What: A special dedication ceremony for the Heart Health commemorative Forever Stamp.
  

Who: Ruth Brinkley, president & CEO, KentuckyOne Health

Dr. Laman Gray, Medical Director, Cardiovascular
Innovation Institute; professor of surgery, Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at the University of Louisville; distinguished chair in cardiothoracic surgery, Jewish Hospital

Dr. Mark Slaughter, Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Louisville; director of the Heart Transplant and Mechanical Assist Device Program, Jewish Hospital

Doug Caswell, manager of Post Office operations, U.S. Postal Service
                                                                                             
When: Monday, Feb. 13, 2012
10:00 a.m.
 

Where: Jewish Hospital Heart & Lung Center
Hank Wagner Conference Center (CC)
201 Abraham Flexner Way
Louisville, KY 40202
 

Background: The U.S. Postal Service has a long tradition of issuing special stamps to help raise public awareness about important health and social issues.
 

These special stamps have run the gamut from AIDS Awareness to Organ and Tissue Donation to Prostate Cancer Awareness to Hospice Care to Diabetes to Alzheimer’s. 
 

The Heart Health commemorative Forever stamp raises awareness about the importance of maintaining a healthy heart because coronary heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death among men and women in the United States.  
 

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