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May 1, 2019

Beverly Welch Announced as Co-Chair of 2019 American Heart Association of the Brazos County Go Red for Women Luncheon

Bryan, TX, March 19, 2019 – Beverly Welch, CHI St. Joseph Health Chief Nurse Executive and Vice President of Patient Care Services, has been named co-chair for the 2019 American Heart Association’s Brazos County Go Red for Women Luncheon. Ms. Welch will co-chair alongside Sherri Welch, Chief Nursing Officer at College Station Medical Center.

In her role as co-chair, Beverly Welch will raise awareness of women’s heart health in the Brazos Valley. The Go Red for Women Luncheon, scheduled for Thursday, May 2, will feature keynote speaker Tracey Conway, a heart disease survivor who will share her story.

“Heart disease is most commonly associated with men, and I am proud to be able to help bring awareness and education to women,” Ms. Welch said. “It is unfortunate that most women do not know that heart disease is their number one killer. Education will go a long way in changing that statistic.”

Expected to attract over 400 women, the luncheon celebrates women taking control of their health and knowing the risk factors and warning signs of heart disease. The luncheon will be held at the Hilton College Station & Conference Center and will feature a silent auction with proceeds going to the Brazos Valley American Heart Association.

About the American Heart Association: The American Heart Association (AHA) is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke, funding innovative research, fighting for stronger public health policies and providing critical tools and information to save and improve lives. The AHA provide science-based treatment guidelines to healthcare professionals and educates lawmakers, policymakers and the public as advocates for changes to protect and improve the health of our communities.

To learn more about the AHA, please visit brazoscoutnygored.heart.org or email Brittany.cervantes@heart.org.

About CHI St. Joseph Health: Since 1936 CHI St. Joseph Health has been caring for the communities of Bryan, College Station, Brenham, Hearne, Navasota, Caldwell, Madisonville and Bellville. With the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, the first Joint Commission-certified Primary Stroke Center and the first accredited Chest Pain Center in the Brazos Valley, CHI St. Joseph Health is a leader in critical care and the largest provider of cardiovascular care in the region.

[For more information, please contact Communications Manager Tracy Bates at 979-774-2158 or tbates@st-joseph.org.]

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