Community Memorial’s Hamilton Heart Center Cardiologist Raymond Carlson, M.D., recently took a pie in the face from April LaMunion, SUNY Poly nurse practitioner student, Thursday, March 14, 2019, because employees at the hospital and its five family health centers surpassed their fundraising goal of $500.
Employees purchased red hearts, red dress pins or magnets in honor or in memory of a friend, loved one or patient impacted by cardiovascular disease and stroke during the weeklong fundraising effort to support heart research and education for the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
“As always our employees rise to the occasion when it comes to supporting efforts to improve the health of our community,” said President and CEO Sean Fadale. “They have big hearts. Improving treatments and awareness of cardiovascular disease and stroke are paramount to creating a healthy lifestyle, especially for the rural communities we serve.
“Events like this build awareness and help raise the critical funds needed to advance research that benefits our patients in the exam room every day with innovative approaches to treatments, prevention and education.”
Photo #2 Pie Hamilton Heart Center Cardiologist Raymond Carlson, M.D., is pictured taking a pie in the face from student nurse practitioner April LaMunion, during fundraising celebration.