The Delta Kappa Gamma society of women educators recently held an educational event at The Good Samaritan Hospital in order to raise awareness of women's health issues during Heart Month. Mrs. Trish Gadberry, RN, BSN, CCRN, administrative director of nursing for cardiovascular units at The Good Samaritan Hospital, presented a talk on women’s cardiac health and stress management techniques. Knowing that heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States, Mrs. Gadberry explained the importance of women taking care of their hearts and knowing their numbers such as total cholesterol as well as blood pressure and heart rate.
"This was a great opportunity to give women valuable information on caring for their hearts," noted Mrs. Gadberry. "There are some easy yet very important steps women can take to decrease their chances of heart disease. Knowledge is power. Also, taking the time to care about yourself is, by extension, caring for your loved ones.”
Teachers from ELCO School District hosted the educational event for Delta Kappa Gamma members from across Pennsylvania. Delta Kappa Gamma officers in attendance included Dr. Marianne Bartley, president of the NU Chapter, Lebanon County; Eileen Little, first vice-president of CHI Chapter of Lancaster County, and Carolyn Sutton, state president of the organization.