Lenox Hill Hospital Medical Director Helps NASDAQ Go Red

Today NASDAQ warmly welcomed the American Heart Association and Lenox Hill Hospital's new Medical Director, cardiologist Jill Kalman, MD, who  rang the bell to open the NY Stock Exchange.

Dr. Kalman, an expert in the field of congestive heart failure, encouraged all women to join the American Heart Association in its Go Red campaign during American Heart Month in February. The goal is reduce by 20 percent deaths from cardiovascular disease and stroke, while improving the health of all Americans by 20 percent by 2020. 

“We are pleased to be here today to kick off American Heart Month and we hope you’ll join us by wearing red in support of the 12th National Wear Red Day this Friday, Feb. 6,” said Dr. Kalman, who is a member of the American Heart Association's heart failure and transplantation committee.

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in America. Each year, one in three women die of heart disease and stroke. That means women are dying at a rate of one per minute. The good news is 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented with education and lifestyle changes.

“When it comes to beating heart disease and stroke, change can be the cure,” Dr. Kalman said. 

As the physician leader for Lenox Hill Hospital, Dr. Kalman oversees the delivery of patient care, safety issues and medical affairs.

About Lenox Hill Hospital

Lenox Hill Hospital, a member of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, is a 652-bed, fully accredited, acute care hospital located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side with a national reputation for outstanding patient care and innovative medical and surgical treatments. US News & World Report has ranked the hospital among the nation’s top 50 in Cardiology and Heart Surgery and among the top 10 hospitals in the state of New York with a total of 11 “high performing” designations for its clinical performance in Cancer, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Ear, Nose & Throat, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology and Urology. For more information, go to www.lenoxhillhospital.org

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