ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – For the first time in New Mexico, the American Heart Association (AHA) and Presbyterian are partnering to offer the Little Hats, Big Hearts program, which aims to raise awareness about heart disease – the No. 1 killer of Americans – and congenital heart defects – the most common type of birth defect in the country.
The Little Hats, Big Hearts program provides hats to babies in more than 35 states throughout the country. AHA volunteers in New Mexico crocheted 50 red hats to be distributed to babies born at Presbyterian Hospital beginning February 11 through Valentine’s Day weekend.
For more information, call the local AHA office at 505-485-1330 or visit their website
Members of the media are invited to attend the following event:
WHAT: Newborns in hats crocheted by volunteers from the American Heart Association to celebrate American Heart Month
WHO: Nursing staff at Presbyterian Hospital will place the AHA crocheted hats on newborn babies. A pediatric cardiologist with Presbyterian will be available to discuss heart disease and congenital heart defects, and a representative from AHA will also be available to comment on the Little Hats, Big Hearts program.
WHERE: Presbyterian Hospital – Please wait in the main lobby to be escorted to the unit
1100 Central Avenue SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
WHEN: Thursday, February 11 at 1:00 p.m.
About Presbyterian Healthcare Services
Presbyterian Healthcare Services exists to improve the health of patients, members and the communities we serve. Presbyterian is a locally owned, not-for-profit healthcare system of eight hospitals, a statewide health plan and a growing multi-specialty medical group. Founded in New Mexico in 1908, it is the state's largest private employer with approximately 11,000 employees.