The Golden Hour
Act in Time … Act Fast to Save a Life
The Golden Hour
message is simple: If someone is experiencing symptoms of a heart attack or stroke, call 9-1-1 and get to a hospital within one hour
. Acting in time – within the first “Golden Hour” after symptoms begin – greatly reduces the risk of damage to the heart or brain and greatly improves the chance of recovery.
Excela Health actively promotes this important health message through a variety of methods including school-based programs and a Speaker’s Bureau, among others. The desired result is to help individuals …
· Understand more about cardiovascular disease/stroke and prevention
· Recognize the signs and symptoms of a heart attack or stroke
· Know what to do in the event of a heart attack or stroke
The Golden Hour in Schools
Through its unique Golden Hour Heart Scholarship Program
, senior high school students in area school districts are educated about The Golden Hour
message, and, in turn, students learn how to educate family and friends.
Students participate in a project portion of the program. At the school level, projects are judged and two winners from each school receive $100. The program culminates with the annual Excela Health Student Scholarship Gala, and winning projects from all participating schools then compete for two grand prizes of $1,000 higher education scholarships.
Golden Hour in the Community
Excela Health offers a Golden Hour
Speaker’s Bureau FREE
of charge presented by trained staff of its award-winning neuroscience and cardiovascular services department. A team of trained professionals stands ready to make presentations to area businesses, church groups and service organizations.
To schedule a Golden Hour
presentation, call 724-837-1899.
Excela Health also offers classes for AICD Implants, Living With Diabetes, and others. For a complete list of classes, see our calendar of events.