On Tuesday, May 17, Newton Medical Center is participating in World Hypertension Day (WHD). From 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. that day, the hospital is offering free blood pressure screenings.
WHD is an annual initiative of the World Hypertension League, an affiliated section of the International Society of Hypertension. This public awareness initiative encourages citizens all around the world to help prevent and control high blood pressure.
WHD was first inaugurated in May 2005. Each year since, May 17 has been dedicated to WHD.
The theme of WHD 2016 is “know your numbers” with the goal of increasing high blood pressure awareness in all populations around the world. The WHD challenge this year is to screen over one million adults.
Screenings will take place in the cardiac rehab gym, located on the hospital campus at 600 Medical Center Drive.
With questions about the event, call (316) 281-3196. To learn more about high blood pressure, visit whleague.org.
About Newton Medical Center
Newton Medical Center is a 103-bed hospital in Newton, Kan., providing comprehensive medical care to those in Harvey and surrounding counties. Services and specialties include emergency medicine, surgical services, occupational medicine, home health and more. The hospital, which also includes 12 primary care and specialty clinics, is conveniently located at the intersection of I-135 and Highway 50. For more information, call (316) 283-2700 or visit newtonmed.com.