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Follow Your Heart Event

February 20, 2016

Follow Your Heart to a Symposium of Medical Professionals Presented by
Aultman Heart Center at Alliance Community Hospital

ALLIANCE, Ohio (Feb. 9, 2016) ― To commemorate National Heart Month, a panel of health care experts will present “Follow Your Heart,” an educational symposium. The event will be held at Presser Recital Hall on Mount Union’s campus on Thursday, Feb. 25 from 6 to 7 p.m.

 The program is sponsored by the Aultman Heart Center at Alliance Community Hospital and the health and medical sciences departments at the University of Mount Union. The symposium will be preceded by a health fair at 5:30 p.m. that will include complimentary heart-healthy refreshments and educational opportunities for attendees. The health fair is being presented by the department of nursing, the physician assistants graduate program and the physical therapy program at Mount Union.

The “Follow Your Heart” program will address various topics on heart health including wellness and rehabilitation, which will include general heart disease awareness, prevention and management.

Members of the panel include John Prodafikas, M.D., F.A.C.C., an Aultman Medical Group Cardiovascular Consultants’ physician who also serves as medical director of the Aultman Heart Center at Alliance Community Hospital, Stephanie Boyd, director of the Aultman Heart Center at Alliance Community Hospital, Stacy Irwin, nurse practitioner at Aultman Hospital, and Debra Lehrer, M.D., senior vice president of Planetree leadership at Alliance Community Hospital.

The program is free and open to the public. Presser Recital Hall is located in the Cope Music Building at the corner of Simpson Street and Union Avenue. Parking is available in the lot west of the building or on-street parking is available on Vincent Street. For more information, please call xxx-xxx-xxxx or visit

[Confirm information in ACH boiler plate- the info. Below was pulled from a press release we distributed in 2014.]

About Alliance Community
Alliance Community Hospital, a non-profit hospital that was founded in 1901, is licensed for 204 beds including 68 nursing home/transitional care beds that are found in our attached, long-term care facility, Community Care Center. ACH offers a quality medical staff of more than 150 active and covering physicians and has many affiliates that provide services to complement our mission. Affiliates include our home medical supply company, DASCO Medical Equipment; Alliance Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice, Family Care Urgent Care Center and several physician group practices.

About Aultman
The Aultman Health Foundation is a not-for-profit health care organization serving Stark and surrounding counties. The vertically integrated institution includes Aultman Hospital, Aultman Orrville Hospital, the locally managed health insurance provider AultCare, The Aultman Foundation and Aultman College. With 828 beds, 554 active physicians and a staff of more than 5,000 employees, Aultman is Stark County's largest hospital. For more information, visit

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