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CMH to host annual Spread the Red Lunch and Learn

Citizens Memorial Hospital (CMH) is “spreading the red” to increase heart health awareness during American Heart Month in February. 

The annual “Spread the Red” Lunch and Learn with the CMH Heart Team will be held Friday, Feb. 7, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the CMH Community Rooms, 1500 N. Oakland Ave., Bolivar. The free luncheon includes a heart healthy meal and the public is invited to attend. Register for the luncheon at  or by calling the CMH Information Center 417-328-6010.

Cardiac Care at CMH

The CMH Heart Institute Clinic and CMH Cath Lab include two board-certified cardiologists, John F. Best, M.D., FACP, FACC, FSCAI, and Joseph Moore, M.D., and nurse practitioners, Kyla Inman, NP-C and Jane Smith, NP-C. The physicians and cardiac team staff specialize in invasive/interventional cardiology, diagnostic angiography, coronary angioplasty and stenting, pacemaker implantation, echo cardiography, inferior vena cava filter placement, pericardiocentesis, electrical cardioversion, stress testing and more.

Cardiovascular services at CMH includes an accredited Level II STEMI program with 24/7 cardiology availability. STEMI, which stands for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction, is a heart attack in which a blocked coronary artery prevents blood from getting to the heart muscle.

The CMH cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation program is nationally recognized and is designed to help heart and lung patients recover quickly from a heart-related surgery, a heart attack or diagnosis of heart or pulmonary disease. It is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). The team of physicians, registered nurses, registered respiratory therapists, and dietitians work with patients, their families and their physicians to structure a lifestyle plan tailored to meet their specific needs.

The cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation program is in a state-of-the-art rehabilitation facility within the walls of the hospital, but is also easily accessible from outside. CMH offers recumbent and stationary ellipticals and bicycles, recumbent cross trainers, treadmills, rowing machines, weight stations, stationary hand cycles, and an indoor walking track.

For more information about cardiovascular services at CMH, call the CMH Information Center at 417-328-6010 or

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