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“Bodies In Balance: Behavioral Risk Factors of Falls” Topic of Sacred Heart Seminar Apr. 20
Posted: 4/9/2018

MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. (Apr. 5, 2018) – Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast will host a seminar on the behavioral risk factors of fall prevention on Friday, Apr. 20 at 11:00 a.m. at Somerby Assisted Living in Santa Rosa Beach. Speakers at the seminar are Leslie Moskal, Doctor of Physical Therapy and Mary Kay Cattaneo, Director of Rehabilitation Services for Sacred Heart Hospital.

Leslie Moskal will speak on the importance of fall prevention and rehabilitation – discussing the behavioral risk factors of falls such as inactivity, risky behaviors, alcohol and medication use and the recommended assistive devices you should use to help reduce the risk of falling. Free balance assessments will be provided after the seminar.

Mary Kay Cattaneo will share information on the Bodies in Balance Fall Prevention Program available at Sacred Heart and our Wellness Program offering aquatic, strengthening and balance classes offered at Sacred Heart Rehabilitation at Somerby Assisted Living in Santa Rosa Beach.

Rehabilitation Services at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast provide the expertise to properly diagnose and manage your rehabilitation needs. The center also provides specialized care, troubleshooting, and education for patients that have conditions effecting their overall balance and mobility. A multidisciplinary team of physical therapy experts works together to strengthen and preserve mobility while educating the patient and preventing future falls and injuries.

The free community-education seminar will be held at a new location at Somerby Assisted Living, 164 W. Hewett Road, Santa Rosa Beach, 2nd Floor Conference Rm. Call (850) 278-3600 or (877) 416-1620 to register.

For more information about Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast, please visit www.sacredheartemerald.org.

About Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast
Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast is a 76-bed community hospital located in Miramar Beach, Fla., that offers comprehensive healthcare for emergency care, cardiovascular care, cancer care, obstetrics, surgery, orthopedics and spine care. Since opening its doors in January 2003, Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast has been recognized five times as one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals for patient satisfaction by Truven Health Analytics. Sacred Heart Medical Group offers physician offices for a variety of specialties across the area. For more information, visit www.sacredheartemerald.org.

About Ascension
Ascension (www.ascension.org) is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2017, Ascension provided more than $1.8 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Ascension includes approximately 165,000 associates and 40,000 aligned providers. Ascension’s Healthcare Division operates more than 2,600 sites of care – including 151 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 22 states and the District of Columbia, while its Solutions Division provides a variety of services and solutions including physician practice management, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, clinical care management, information services, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.

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