Saint Francis Healthcare System to Host Free Cardiovascular Risk Screenings CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – Saint Francis Healthcare System is offering free cardiovascular risk screenings each Thursday during the month of June. The screenings are open to the public. In addition to being the first and fifth leading causes of death in the United States, heart disease and stroke result in serious illness and disability, according to the American Heart Association.
Risk factors include high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, physical inactivity, obesity and high blood cholesterol among others. The cardiovascular risk screenings will be provided by colleagues with Saint Francis Healthcare System’s Neurosciences Institute and Heart Hospital from 7 am to 11 am, and the screenings will be located at Entrance 2 of Saint Francis Medical Center. The screenings are free to the public and include a risk assessment, blood pressure, cholesterol testing and preventative education. For accurate results, a 10- to 12-hour fast is required. Participants should continue to take regularly prescribed medication and drink water to avoid dehydration.
Registration is required. To register, call 573-331-3072.
Saint Francis Healthcare System is guided by our mission to provide a ministry of healing, wellness, quality and love inspired by our faith in Jesus Christ. Founded by Franciscan Sisters in 1875, our priority remains the same: serve all who enter with dignity, compassion and joy. Serving nearly 713,000 people across Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee and Arkansas, our focus is on patients' outcomes, experience and value. Anchored by Saint Francis Medical Center, a 306-bed tertiary hospital, and supported by nearly 3,000 employees and more than 250 providers in eight communities, the Healthcare System is a driving economic force in the region. Major services include the Cancer Institute, Emergency and Level III Trauma Center, Family BirthPlace and the region's only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Heart Hospital, Neurosciences and Orthopedics.