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Wednesday, June 04, 2014 - CentraState’s Marcia Schaefer-Noto is lauded by the American Heart Association

Contact: Karen Lippai, (732) 294-7080; Public Relations & Marketing

CentraState’s Marcia Schaefer-Noto is lauded by the American Heart Association

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP––CentraState Medical Center is proud to announce that Marcia Schaefer-Noto, RN-BC, BSN, MHSM, director of Cardiac Services at CentraState, has been named a Woman of Distinction in the category of business, industry and health care at the 12th Annual American Heart Association (AHA) Garden State Go Red For Women Luncheon.

The award recognizes and honors New Jersey women who work towards promoting a healthy lifestyle for or among women, make a sustained, unique or extraordinary effort to improve the community, support and advance women’s issues or serve as a role model to other women.

Marcia was chosen for exceeding all of the following AHA criteria:

  • Raises awareness of cardiovascular health among women by promoting exercise, healthy diet or an overall healthy lifestyle.
  • Empowers women with resources, information and hope, to live longer, stronger lives.
  • Improves the health of the community or makes a difference in the lives of women in the community.
  • Raises funds to support awareness, education or research for women.
  • Demonstrates commitment to the Go Red For Women movement to further the mission of the American Heart Association.
  • Actively supports or advances women’s issues in the Garden State.

Schaefer-Noto was also instrumental in the creation and launching of The Gloria Saker Women’s Heart Program at CentraState last year. Through this program, traditional cardiac testing is integrated with counseling on lifestyle changes, dietary modifications, physical activity that can start at the CentraState Fitness Center, and referrals to cardiac rehabilitation.

The program’s goal is to identify women who are at risk for cardiovascular disease earlier and modify those risk factors that are preventable.  Heart disease remains the single largest health threat for women in the U.S., claiming almost 420,000 lives each year.  More women die from cardiovascular disease than any other cause of mortality, more than all forms of cancer combined. Yet most people remain unaware that women exhibit different cardiovascular symptoms than men, which often results in delayed diagnoses and treatment for women. For more information on The Gloria Saker Women’s Heart Program at CentraState, call (732) 637-6366.

CentraState Healthcare System is a nonprofit community health organization consisting of an acute-care hospital, a health and wellness campus, three senior living communities, a Family Medicine Residency Program, and a charitable foundation. CentraState’s teaching program is sponsored by Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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