UPMC Susquehanna promotes Heart Health, schedules screenings and educational events

WILLIAMSPORT – February is American Heart Month. Heart problems are the leading cause of death among men and women in the U.S., so UPMC Susquehanna encourages you to make time for your heart this month. The system is offering a variety of heart health educational events and screenings all month long.

Spirit of Women’s Annual Day of Dance

Join UPMC Susquehanna for the biggest dance party for better health at the 7th annual Spirit of Women Day of Dance from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24 at the Williamsport Branch YMCA, 641 Walnut St., Williamsport. Try dance and exercise classes, receive free health screenings, shop business vendors, and enter to win door prizes. A welcome gift will be given to the first 300 attendees. You must be a Spirit of Women member to attend. To enroll in the free Spirit of Women program and register for this event, call 1-888-720-8461.


All-Inclusive Blood Screenings

Blood screenings provide important information about your health. Participants must consult their physician about what test(s) may be most beneficial. Cash, check, or credit card payment is required at the time of service. To register, call 570-321-3210.

r Sunbury – Thursday, Feb. 15, 6:30 a.m. to noon at UPMC Susquehanna Sunbury, 350 N. 11th St., Sunbury.

r Wellsboro – Tuesday, Feb. 20, 6:30 a.m. to noon at Soldiers + Sailors Memorial Hospital, 32 Central Ave., Wellsboro.

r Lock Haven – Wednesday, Feb. 28, 6:30 a.m. to noon at the Medical Plaza at Lock Haven, 610 High St., Lock Haven.

UPMC Susquehanna’s employer wellness program, Healthy Partners, will also be offering heart health screenings and clinics to employees in businesses throughout the region.

In addition, UPMC Susquehanna staff will wear red in support of Wear Red Day today and all month long the Health Innovation Center at Williamsport Regional Medical Center will shine red.

For more information, visit UPMCSusquehanna.org.