Rio Grande Regional Hospital February 10, 2015

Rio Grande Regional Hospital Employees Celebrate The American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day

McAllen, TX —Cris Rivera, CEO of Rio Grande Regional Hospital (RGRH), is making sure her hospital helps raise awareness about preventing and treating heart disease ―the number one killer of women. For the third year, Rio Grande Regional Hospital celebrated Go Red For Women.

According to the American Heart Association, Heart disease continues to be the number one killer of all women, taking more lives than all forms of cancer combined.  To save lives and raise awareness of this serious issue, the American Heart Association launched Go Red For Women. This is a special day to draw attention to the silent killer amongst women. The fact is: Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. That’s approximately one woman every minute!

"As healthcare providers we must ensure all women are informed about the health risks associated with heart disease,” said Rivera. “We must also challenge ourselves every day to take better care of our health and make the necessary changes to beat this silent killer.”

ABOUT RIO GRANDE REGIONAL HOSPITAL

Founded in 1982, Rio Grande Regional Hospital is a 320-bed, full service medical facility serving the Rio Grande Valley.  With over 500 physicians representing over 35 specialties, Rio Grande Regional Hospital along with the Children’s Medical Center at Rio Grande Regional Hospital offer an array of comprehensive services including: full surgical and diagnostic capabilities, Cardiac Care; Surgical Services; Radiology;  Women’s Services; Diabetes Management; Intensive Care for Adults and Pediatric; Neonatal Care; Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy; Advanced Level III Trauma Services, Helicopter Landing Area, Ambulatory Surgery Center, and an Off-Site Emergency Department.  For more information visit our website at www.riohealth.com.