The heart of excellence

The Sacramento area is home to Mercy, one of the country’s leading hospital systems for cardiac diagnosis, treatment and recovery. Among California’s major heart programs, no other hospital combines as many procedures with better outcomes than Mercy General Hospital.

The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), has recognized many of Mercy’s cardiac programs for their excellence. Mercy Heart Institute’s CHAMP and Heart Smart programs are both JCAHO certified and Primary Stroke Center certification has been awarded to the stroke programs at Mercy General Hospital, Mercy San Juan Medical Center and Woodland Healthcare.

When it comes to your heart, there’s no substitute for excellence.

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Cardiovascular (heart) disease affects eight million American women every year and is the number one killer of women over the age of 25, causing 500,000 deaths annually. With a few simple life changes, women can take charge of their bodies and live healthily. This month, join us for any of these heart-healthy events especially designed for women:

Heart Matters – Saturday, Feb. 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Take a brief respite from your daily demands and join us for the Heart Matters retreat. Guest speakers will focus on the latest research and how you can reduce your risk factors for heart disease. Enjoy a heart-healthy meal catered by Bidwell Street Bistro and learn stress-reducing strategies, nutrition tips and exercises. Invite a female family member or friend to join you for this special event and make sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes so you can participate in relaxing exercises.

Place: Willow Creek Medical Office Building, Folsom
Cost: $10, including lunch and class registration
Advance registration required by Wednesday, Feb. 14
For more information, visit or call 1.888.637.2956

Women at Heart – Thursday, Feb. 22 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Woodland Healthcare is dedicated to the health and well-being of women. That’s why we’ve planned
this special event just for you. Invite a female family member or friend and join us for an evening of delicious heart-healthy treats and education. Women at Heart will focus on helping women live healthily and prevent heart disease. In addition to heart-healthy foods, guests will enjoy a variety of pampering activities and free health screenings.

Place: Historic Hotel Woodland, 436 Main Street, Woodland
Cost: Free
For more information, visit or call 1.530.668.2610

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Ongoing education and support

Helping patients manage cardiac disease in their daily lives is one of the goals of Mercy Heart Institute. To meet your individual needs, they offer a number of programs that focus on prevention, intervention and monitoring:
• Heart Smart
• Cardiac Conditioning
• Anticoagulation Clinic
• Mercy Mall Walk Program
• ICD Support Group
• Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) – an education and
screening program. For questions or to schedule a free
screening, please call 1-877-9heart9.

For more information about any of Mercy Heart Institute’s programs, visit