Gallia County Commissioners recently proclaimed February as American Heart Month.

The proclamation shared by the commissioners stated:

Whereas, we the Gallia County Commissioners, recognize the month of February as American Heart Month and February and do hereby encourage all citizens to wear red to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease; and

Whereas, we recognize the extraordinary progress in heart health and recognize that more needs to be done in Gallia County to safeguard heart health for generations to come; and

Whereas, As stated by the American Heart Association, Heart Disease (including Coronary Heart Disease, Hypertension, and Stroke) continues to be the number one cause of death in the US.  Coronary heart disease accounts for 1 in 7 deaths in the US, killing over 360,000 people a year.

Whereas, The American Heart Association projects the cost of treating heart disease in the United States will triple by 2030; and

Whereas, keeping our communities healthy and promoting awareness of health issues including heart disease, is an important responsibility and depends on the actions of many organization and groups in our community; and

Whereas, heart health remains a priority for families, communities, and government, and our commitment to keeping our citizens, especially our women, healthy is stronger than ever;

Therefore, be it resolved that in recognition of the ongoing fight against heart disease we do herby proclaim February as American Heart Month in Gallia County and urge everyone to show their support for the fight against heart disease.

Shown left to right are those in attendance for the proclamation ceremony:

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Jennifer Spradlin, RN, Cardiopulmonary Care Coordinator, Holzer Cardiovascular Institute, Christi Cremeans, Lead Receptionist, Holzer Cardiovascular Institute, David Smith, President, Gallia County Commissioner, Brent Saunders, Vice President, Gallia County Commissioner, Lori Cremeans, RN, MSN, CRRN, CWOCN, Director Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Services, Holzer Health System, Harold Montgomery, Gallia County Commissioner, Amy Anderson, RN, Cardiopulmonary Nurse Navigator, Holzer Cardiovascular Institute, and Lisa Johnson, NP, Holzer Cardiovascular Institute.

Holzer is proud to be a part of this proclamation ceremony for American Heart Month. The Holzer Cardiovascular Institute has assembled a staff of the region’s most qualified team of cardiac physicians, nurses, and other clinical staff. Using the most technologically advanced cardiac equipment and procedures, The Holzer Cardiovascular Institute is devoted to delivering the very best in cardiac care. For more information, visit or call 1-855-4-HOLZER.