NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care, one of the nation's fastest-growing urgent care companies in New York, today announced the "Love Your Heart" heart-health initiative in conjunction with February's American Heart Month. Between Mon., Feb. 6 and Wed., Feb. 18, Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care will offer free blood pressure readings, Body Mass Index (BMI) calculations and waist circumference measurements at all locations.
"Our Heart Month initiative is another great example of how we are building a unique 'patient first' culture of care," said Todd Latz, CEO of GoHealth Urgent Care. "By providing access to these screenings, patients can gain insights into their heart health, empowering them to learn more about cardiovascular issues, become more self-aware and make healthy lifestyle choices."
According to the CDC, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, and more than 730,000 Americans have a heart attack each year. But can these conditions be prevented, and do people know the warning signs? To increase awareness of cardiovascular issues and encourage more people to take charge of their heart health, Northwell-GoHealth Urgent Care will offer the free screenings during each center's open hours. Patients have the option to make an appointment and can check-in online to save time. The screenings will take approximately 30 minutes with results provided in real time. They will also receive take-home literature on cardiovascular health.
"While people are generally aware of heart conditions, we must bring more attention to risk factors, prevention, diagnosis and treatment," said Dr. Robert Korn, Medical Director at Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care. "By offering patients these important tests at no cost, we're providing educational tools to help them better understand cardiovascular health and their own potential issues."
Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care's network has developed 33 urgent care centers across the greater New York area, spanning Long Island, Queens, Westchester, Staten Island and Manhattan. The centers combine GoHealth Urgent Care's award-winning and inviting facility design with Northwell Health's best-in-class, quality providers. All of Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care's centers operate seven days a week with extended evening hours and welcome walk-in patients, with the opportunity to "save your spot" by checking-in online. Each center features x-ray equipment and a lab, combined with an integrated electronic medical record system that can be accessed by caregivers across Northwell Health.
About GoHealth Urgent Care
At GoHealth Urgent Care, we place the needs of our patients first—by providing an effortless patient experience, a welcoming culture of care and seamless integration with market-leading health systems and our communities. GoHealth Urgent Care operates almost 60 urgent care centers in the New York and Portland, OR, metropolitan areas, and San Francisco Bay Area. GoHealth Urgent Care's current partners include health systems that are at the forefront of care delivery innovation, including Northwell Health, New York's largest health system, Legacy Health, the largest nonprofit, locally owned health system in the Portland-Vancouver area, Dignity Health, one of the nation's largest health care systems, headquartered in San Francisco, and now Hartford HealthCare, the largest integrated health system in the state of Connecticut. GoHealth Urgent Care is a d/b/a of Access Clinical Partners, LLC, a TPG Growth portfolio company. TPG Growth, which is headquartered in San Francisco, is the middle market and growth equity investment platform of TPG, which has over $70 billion of assets under management. To learn more, please visit www.gohealthUC.com.
About Northwell Health
Northwell Health is New York State's largest health care provider and private employer, with 21 hospitals and over 500 outpatient practices. We care for more than 1.8 million people annually in the metro New York area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 61,000 employees—including 15,000+ nurses and 2,500+ doctors within Northwell Health Physician Partners—are working to change health care for the better. We're making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institute. We're training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine and the School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. And we offer health insurance through CareConnect. For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit Northwell.edu.
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