Be a Heart Hero

KentuckyOne Health

February is heart health awareness month, and KentuckyOne Health is encouraging its employees, patients, families and visitors to be heart heroes by taking action to fight heart disease – the leading cause of death for men and women. You won’t need the ability to fly or superhuman strength, all you need is a little bit of time and a willingness to learn about heart health information that could help you or a loved one in the future.

In recognition of National Wear Red Day on Friday, Feb. 3, we will have heart health tables set up from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at our facilities across the state (see listing below for specific locations). These tables will feature heart health materials and promo items, along with hands-only CPR demos at Jewish Hospital, Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph East. On this day, we encourage employees to wear red or dress as a “heart hero” (see guidelines below).

In addition, throughout the month of February, we encourage employees to submit photos or videos of themselves being heart heroes via social media using the hashtag #Ky1HeartHero. All submissions will be entered into a drawing for a Fitbit Flex to be announced at the end of the month.

What makes you a heart hero? Doing things that are good for your heart, including:

  • Knowing the warning signs and risk factors of a heart attack
  • Learning Hands-Only CPR
  • Knowing Your Numbers
  • Moving of any kind (walking, taking the stairs, dancing, skating, participating in sporting activities)
  • Exercising
  • Getting enough sleep
  • Relieving stress
  • Quitting smoking
  • Laughing
  • Yoga

Lastly, if you would like to find out more information about being a heart hero, visit Here you can download information on knowing the warning signs and risk factors of a heart attack, learning hands-only CPR, and Knowing Your Numbers. 

Heart Health Awareness Tables

Friday, Feb. 3, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Louisville Market 
Jewish Hospital
Hands-Only CPR demos
Chestnut Street Lobby

Jewish Hospital Shelbyville
Main Lobby

University of Louisville Hospital
Wellness Center, ACB Lower Level

Our Lady of Peace

Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital

Flaget Memorial Hospital
Main Lobby

Medical Center Jewish Northeast
Main Lobby

Medical Center Jewish South
Main Lobby

Medical Center Jewish Southwest
Main Lobby

Medical Center Jewish East
Main Lobby

Central & Eastern Market
Saint Joseph Hospital

Hands-Only CPR demos
Front Lobby

Saint Joseph East
Hands-Only CPR demos
Front Lobby

Saint Joseph Berea

Saint Joseph London
FountainView Café (lower level)

Saint Joseph Mount Sterling
Front Lobby

Saint Joseph Martin
Front Lobby

Dressing to celebrate National Wear Red Day/Be A Heart Hero is completely voluntary and must be in good taste.

- Costumes must be flame retardant and meet all safety requirements.
- Sweaters, shirts, tops or a vest of a heart hero theme with regular dress code apparel is the preferred option.
- Shoes must remain within dress code guidelines (no open toe, etc.)
- Attire should not interfere in any way with one's ability to operate equipment or perform job duties.
- Employees not working but that are coming into the facility need to be dressed appropriately.
Items prohibited:
- Masks or face obstructing head wear.
- Violent themes or weapons of any kind.
- Political or religious in nature.
- Blood, gore or anything of a promiscuous nature.

All other attire should remain in compliance with KentuckyOne Health Dress Code.