Annual HGB Heart Health lunch presentation celebrates American Heart Month

Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital hosts its fifth annual Heart Health Event in collaboration with Sparrow Health System to celebrate American Heart Month Thursday, Feb. 15.

All community members are invited to attend the free interactive lunch-and-learn presentation at AL!VE in Charlotte, Mich. The panel presentation will feature experts from mid-Michigan’s only Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation program, plus cardiologist James A. Schafer, M.D., FACC, of Sparrow Thoracic Cardiovascular Institute. Dr. Schafer is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in cardiovascular disease, and his background includes all aspects of clinical cardiology, including management of coronary heart disease and heart failure.

The panel will discuss the physical, nutritional and psychological factors that affect cardiovascular health, as well as preventive measures to reduce risks of heart disease. Lunch is free for all who pre-register by Friday, Feb. 9. Free blood pressure checks will also be available. For more information or to register, call 517-541-5800, option 1.

During the month of February, HGB will also display red lights at its main entrance and AL!VE will light up its sculpture INSPIRE red to honor American Heart Month. To learn more about the hospitals or upcoming events, visit Sparrow or HGB. Visit for more information and directions to AL!VE.