Baptist Health International teamed up with the Aruba Heart Foundation to host the Second Annual â€œYour Heart is in Your Handsâ€ Symposium, on Saturday, September 22, 2012.
The event was held at the Renaissance Aruba Resort and Casino and offered information regarding heart attacks and syncope, as well as other heart health-related topics. More than 300 guests were in attendance to learn about the importance of promoting prevention and educating the public on heart disease.
With its goal of fostering relationships with health professionals and communities throughout the Caribbean region, Baptist Health South Florida provided Miami-based experts to deliver wide ranging information on overall heart health, prevention and wellness. Baptist Health specialist, Hakop Hrachian, M.D. and Reginald Laroche, supervisor and Clinical Exercise Physiologist of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Department at Baptist Health South Floridaâ€™s South Miami Hospital, had the honor to share their knowledge with the public and health practitioners in Aruba.
â€œIt was a great opportunity to be in Aruba to share our experience regarding Cardiac Rehabilitation, but to also interact with the people of Aruba and educate the community regarding wellness and prevention initiatives that they can immediately apply to better their lifestyle,â€ added Reginald Laroche.
About Baptist Health South Florida
Baptist Health South Florida is the largest faith-based, not-for-profit healthcare organization in the region. It includes Baptist Hospital, Baptist Childrenâ€™s Hospital, Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute, South Miami Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Doctors Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, Mariners Hospital and Baptist Outpatient Services. Baptist Health Foundation, the organizationâ€™s fundraising arm, supports services at all hospitals and facilities affiliated with Baptist Health.