Team Einstein Has Heart, and Lots of It

Posted by Perspectives Blog Team on Nov 17, 2016 1:49:27 PM

A sea of purple could be seen Saturday, November 5, at Citizen’s Bank Park as Einstein employees gathered to fight against heart disease and stroke.

The American Heart Association’s Heart Walk is a 5k event designed to educate individuals about the risks and prevention of heart disease and stroke, while also providing an opportunity to fundraise in support of the cause. Einstein Health Network was the official social media sponsor for the event.

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Topics: Heart Walk

Want to Fight Heart Disease? Walk the Walk

Posted by Jeff Meade on Sep 22, 2015 10:46:12 AM

More than a lot of people, Einstein Healthcare Network vice president and chief nurse executive Ric Cuming, EdD, MSN, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC, knows fully well the impact heart disease has on human life.

“As a nurse, I worked many years in the coronary care unit/medical ICU,” he says, “and then I moved into the operating room and joined the open heart surgery team.”

But one day last December, heart disease really hit home.

“My best friend Gary passed away from a massive heart attack. He died at 56, about four months short of his 57th birthday. To make matters worse, his partner of 32 years, Mike, came home to find him in the bathroom.”

So when the Philadelphia Heart Walk 2015 steps off Saturday, November 7, at Citizens Bank Park, Cuming—part of a team of Einstein executives—will have a bit of extra motivation: “I’m walking for Gary.”

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Topics: Cardiology, Heart Walk

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