Focus on cardiovascular health.
The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association define high hypertension as a blood pressure at or above 130/80 mmHg. Stage 2 hypertension is defined as a blood pressure at or above 140/90 mmHg.
|Blood Pressure Categories|
|Blood Pressure Category||Systolic Blood Pressure||Diastolic Blood Pressure|
|Normal||<120 mmHg||and||<80 mmHg|
|Elevated||120-129 mmHg||and||<80 mmHg|
|Stage 1||130-139 mmHg||or||80-89 mmHg|
|Stage 2||≥140 mmHg||or||≥90 mmHg|
Magers health and wellness is available to provide Blood pressure checks, at no charge. As well as EKG’s with physician orders at their treatment clinic. Annually, they provide complete biometric screening services which help identify a variety of health care concerns.
Mercy Clinic cardiology and Mercy Hearth Hospital of Springfield spotlighted three (3) Cardiologists accepting new patients in the month of February: Jessica A. Birchem, DO, David S. Cochran, MD, and Deepa Kabirdas, MD. Appointments available by phone at 417-820-3911 or online at Mercy.net/SpringfieldHeartCare.
Annually, in the fall, Mercy offers biometric screening appointments at on campus locations. Follow the HR blog for further announcements about dates, times, and availability.
Get paid to take care of your health? Employees and covered dependents, enrolled in the critical illness insurance coverage are eligible to receive a $100 wellness reimbursement for covered wellness/preventative care related activities, including chest X-ray, Echocardiogram, and EKG. Critical illness insurance may only be elected annually during open enrollment (November 1- December 1).