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WWGH Continues Raising the Bar on Heart Health


Children’s artwork contest, free online screening and sweet heart tips highlight heart month offerings

February is American Heart Month, and Walla Walla General Hospital is conducting a series of promotions and offers from now through the end of February intended to raise awareness of heart health and encourage the Walla Walla community to “love their heart.” A few highlights include:

In an effort to get kids talking about and expressing their unique views on heart health, Walla Walla General Hospital is holding a “My Healthy Heartwork” drawing contest. Entry forms are available at all Walla Walla elementary schools, at WWGH, and online at, and feature the following text: “How do you care for your heart? Draw it! Whether it’s a favorite sport, healthy food or special person whose heart you care about, show us your heartwork.” Submissions will be displayed and prizes will be awarded for the most creative and inspiring masterpieces. More information, including a downloadable entry form, complete contest rules, and submission guidelines can be found at

Throughout the month of February, Walla Walla General Hospital is providing community members with access to a free online Peripheral Arterial Disease screening assessment to identify whether individuals are at low, moderate, or high risk of vascular disease. Anyone who completes the assessment, and who is identified as being at moderate or high risk for heart disease, will be invited to come to WWGH for a free vascular ultrasound screening.

In addition to being American Heart Month, February is also known for Valentine’s Day, which brings to mind classic chocolate. Leading up to Valentine’s Day, Walla Walla General Hospital will be handing out chocolate heart candies at random, impromptu locations around town. The candies will be emblazoned with heart healthy advice.