Join Mercy Health – Springfield at “An Evening Out for Heart Health” on Thursday, February 1

Mercy Health – Springfield kicks off February’s American Heart Month observance with “An Evening Out for Heart Health” on Thursday, February 1.


This popular annual event takes place at the Courtyard by Marriott, located at 100 S. Fountain Ave in downtown Springfield. “An Evening Out for Heart Health” is open to the community and Mercy Health anticipates that more than 200 people will attend to enjoy dinner and a glass of wine, hear informative speakers and honor people who have made contributions to good heart health regionally.


Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Guests can bid on a wide array of silent auction items before the program starts at 6 p.m. Items up for auction include a five-day vacation house on beautiful St. Pete Beach and a number of tempting gift baskets.


Mercy Health will be conducting free health screenings at the event, including blood pressure screening, and will also provide information on screening services available at Springfield Regional Medical Center.


Cardiovascular nurse Megan Vaughn, RN will serve as the event’s MC. The evening’s agenda follows below:

  • Tim Holman, Chief, German Township Fire Department, will help you recognize the signs and symptoms of a heart attack to ensure you act immediately to get care
  • Drue Adams, RN, will discuss recovering from a heart attack with a special focus on the importance of cardiac rehabilitation
  • Cardiothoracic surgeon Amit Arora, MD will note the steps you can take to stay healthy and prevent a heart attack from happening
  • Last year’s Heart Hero award winner, cardiovascular nurse Jennifer Calicoat, RN, will present the award to this year’s winner, who has gone above and beyond in providing excellent heart care


Tickets are $25 each or $160 for a table of eight. Tickets include dinner and complimentary glass of wine Purchase your tax-deductible tickets by Monday, January 29 at the cashier’s office on the first floor of Springfield Regional Medical Center, 100 Medical Center Drive, Springfield, Ohio 45504, with cash or checks made payable to Mercy Health Foundation. Event proceeds benefit Mercy Health Foundation for Clark & Champaign Counties’ cardiovascular heart health education and awareness programs.


When you or your family need heart care, it’s comforting to know that all the expertise, state-of-the-art technology and comprehensive services you might need are right here in Springfield. From diagnostic services, cardiac catheterization, angioplasty and open heart surgery to fitness programs and support groups, Mercy Health – Springfield’s nationally recognized, advanced heart care program offers you the peace of mind that comes from knowing you can access great care close to home.