Mercy Health – Youngstown Hosts Woman's Heart Day

YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO (May 4, 2017) – It began 14 years ago to help increase awareness of the impact of heart disease on women. Today, Mercy Health - Youngstown’s Woman’s Heart Day has grown into something much bigger.


The annual event is slated for next Thursday, May 11, from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Youngstown’s Covelli Centre. And while women’s heart health remains a core focus, this year’s event will include a wide variety of health services for both women and men. The goal? To reach underserved people in the Mahoning Valley with potentially life-saving screenings, as well as information they need to improve their health status.


A flagship community event for Mercy Health - Youngstown, Woman’s Heart Day drew close to 1,000 attendees in 2016. Hundreds of Mercy Health employees and physicians bring the event to life, managing screenings, answering health-related questions, engaging with community members and delivering health education sessions. The 2017 “health and wellness extravaganza” will feature: 

  • Health screenings including bone density, hemoglobin A1C (diabetes) and lipid profile (cholesterol)
  • Mammograms
  • Dental services
  • “Ask a Doc” – connect directly to a primary care physician to ask health-related questions
  • “Ask a Pharmacist” – connect directly to a pharmacist to ask medication-related questions
  • Health information exhibit hall, featuring more than 70 Mercy Health - Youngstown services and community-based health-and-wellness organizations
  • Blood drive
  • Fitness demonstrations, including Chair Yoga (12 to 12:30 p.m.) and Zumba (12:45 to 1:15 p.m.)
  • CPR training (hands-only sessions from 10:30 to 11 a.m. and 11:15 to 11:45 a.m.)
  • Spa services (massage therapy and Macy’s salon)
  • Refreshments
  • Giveaways 

Mercy Health - Youngstown physicians and national health personalities will serve as featured speakers at the event. They include:






Allen Amorn, M.D.


Mercy Health - Youngstown


(Temporary loss of consciousness caused by a decline in blood pressure)

7 to 7:30 a.m.

Delia Passi

CEO and Co-Founder

Women’s Choice Awards

5 Keys to
Empower Your Health

8 to 8:45 a.m.






Thomas Chirichella, M.D.

Hepatobilliary, Pancreatic, Oncologic and General Surgeon

Mercy Health - Youngstown

Pancreatic Cancer

9 to 9:30 a.m.

Jodie Shagrin-Kavensky

CEO and Founder

NormaLeah Ovarian Cancer Institute

Sisterly Advice to BEAT

Ovarian Cancer

9:45 to 10:15 a.m.


Woman’s Heart Day provides critical health screenings and information to members of the community who might not otherwise have access to such services. The event and screenings are open to the public, and most activities accommodate walk-ins. Activities and screenings that require pre-registration include:


To pre-register for the hemoglobin A1C and lipid profile screenings, call (330) 480-5378.

To pre-register for the mammogram, delivered by the Mercy Health - Youngstown “Joanie on the Go” Mobile Mammography Unit, call (330) 480-2654.

To pre-register for the hands-on CPR training, call (330) 480-5378.


For more information about Mercy Health - Youngstown's Woman’s Heart Day, visit



About Mercy Health

Mercy Health - Youngstown is an integrated health system in the Mahoning Valley, which encompasses the Youngstown/Warren metropolitan area – Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties in Ohio. It is part of Mercy Health, which is headquartered in Cincinnati and is the largest health system in Ohio and one of the largest Catholic health systems in the United States. Mercy Health - Youngstown provides a full spectrum of healthcare services – acute inpatient and trauma, outpatient and ambulatory, rehabilitation, behavioral, emergency and urgent care, primary care physicians in patient-centered medical homes, specialist physician care, home health, home medical equipment, long-term care and hospice care, as well as Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley. Learn more at