Rotary Club of Cary-Grove

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Rotary Club of Cary-Grove Contributes Blood Pressure Kits

 
The Rotary Club of Cary-Grove recently gifted approximately 50 blood pressure monitoring kits to McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH).  Jack Giel, President of the Rotary Club, presented the kits to Community Health staffers Carol Waggoner, RN and Susan Borucki.  The kits, manufactured by Synteligent Inc. are named “iLowerBP” and designed for home use.  Contents include a wristband-style BP monitor, a training video and the book “High Blood Pressure for Dummies”.
 
"McHenry County Department of Health is committed to supporting residents in their quest to achieve good health", said Pam Morzos, Director of Nursing for MCDH.  “This generous gift from The Rotary Club of Cary Grove helps with that mission by offering folks a tool for monitoring their blood pressure at home.”
 
Carol Waggoner, who manages Heart Age education for The Department, is appreciative of this generous donation which will be used in conjunction with the current MCDH Heart Health program.  MCDH conducts Heart Age Screening education periodically at events throughout the County. Heart Age screening and education is offered by MCDH staff members and Medical Reserve Corps (MRV) volunteers.
 
Often referred to as “the silent killer” learn about high blood pressure by visiting the Community Health Nursing section of The Department website at www.mcdh.info or find blood pressure facts at www.cdc.gov.