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CCMH Celebrates American Heart Month with CCMH Foundation Donation

March 15, 2022

Carroll County Memorial Hospital staff wore red attire for National GO RED Day Friday, February 4.

CARROLLTON, Mo. – Carroll County Memorial Hospital acknowledged Heart Health Awareness by encouraging employee involvement and raising funds for the CCMH Foundation, which will be directed towards the needs of CCMH’s Cardiopulmonary Department. For the month of February, the hospital also took on a hue of red in lights and decorations.

Employees sported red attire for National GO RED Day on February 4, and held three more dress down days for the cause for a donation. These efforts raised $347 for the CCMH Foundation.

“On Monday, February 14, a special meal was prepared to promote Heart Health Month,” said

Kristy Heussner, CCMH Nutritional Services Director and Registered Dietician. “This menu was chosen with heart health as the goal. The meal included salmon, brown rice, vegetables, mixed berries and angel food cake.”

HEARTY was the theme behind the meal. H: Halt the salt! Did you know that we cook our vegetables with no salt? E: Excellent lean protein. Fish is a great source of lean protein and is a source of monounsaturated (good) fats. A: Add fiber – whole grains and beans. R: Rich in veggies and fruit. Choosing vegetables and fruit helps make your meal heart healthy. T: Think about fat. Choose healthy fat like grilled fish to keep your meals heart healthy. Aim for two servings of fish a week. Y: Yes – say yes to planning. Plan out your meals to ensure your heart has what it needs to be its best.

Staff were able to partake in a Heart Healthy Breakfast of a yogurt bar. They were also offered heart healthy snacks throughout the month.

“One person dies every 36 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease. That’s about 659,000 people each year, which is about one in every four deaths,” said Melissa Cochran, CCMH Director of Cardiopulmonary Services. “Heart disease is the leading cause of death in men and women. It is very important that we offer our staff with healthy options and healthy lifestyles.”

For more information about the services at Carroll County Memorial Hospital, visit our website or call 660-542-1695.

Carroll County Memorial Hospital (CCMH), the area’s premier healthcare resource, is a 25-bed Critical Access facility serving Carrollton and the surrounding communities. It offers 24-hour emergency care, specialized services such as advanced diagnostics, post-acute skilled care (swing bed) and comprehensive family care. CCMH is dedicated to the Health and Well Being of All We Serve. For more information, visit