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February is Heart Health Month
- About 600,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year-that's 1 in every 4 deaths.
- Coronary heart disease is the most common type of heart disease, killing nearly 380,000 people annually.
- Every year about 720,000 Americans have a heart attack. Of these, 515,000 are a first heart attack and 205,000 happen in people who have already had a heart attack.
- Heart disease is the leading cause of death for people of most ethnicities in the United States, including African Americans, Hispanics, and whites.
- High blood pressure, high LDL cholesterol, and smoking are key risk factors for heart disease. About half of Americans (49%) have at least one of these three risk factors.
- One woman dies every minute from heart disease and Black women are more likely to die from heart disease than all other Americans.
- Heart disease and strokes cost the nation more than $300 Billion each year in health care expenses and lost productivity. You can help MHS save lives and money by getting regular check-ups and living healthy.
Voice your Concerns!
Patients and Staff members who have concerns about quality of care or patient safety are encouraged to address their concerns through the appropriate channels, including, but not limited to, the unit Patient Advocate Representative, the Hospital Patient Advocate 702-653-2201, Patient Safety, 702-653-3362, or Organizational Improvement, 702-653-2527.
In addition, the MDG Commander/CEO is always interested, ready and able to address any patient concerns at 702-653-2000.
New hand-written prescriptions may be filled at the satellite pharmacy. Prescriptions from civilian providers will be filled if the medication is on the hospital's outpatient formulary (a listing of stocked medications).
Refills are available through a phone-in refill system and should be picked up at the drive-through windows at the satellite pharmacy. Listen to the automated message for changes in hours of operation and other important pharmacy information.
The 99th Medical Group (99 MDG) is comprised of approximately 1400 personnel who are dedicated to providing preventive, emergency and acute care services for approximately 22,000 active-duty members and their dependents.
Health care services are also provided directly or coordinated for over 40,000 retirees, their dependents or other eligible beneficiaries on a space-available basis.
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