A Message from McConnell's General Manager 

Dear MHHC Members,

I want to take a few moments to thank everyone who completed our online member survey. Every year the survey is instrumental in helping us learn more about our membership, how your needs are changing and being met, and what we can do to further provide a top notch experience for you.  

I am currently reviewing all the survey results and will share some of what we learned in our September newsletter. One of the biggest compliments we can receive is that you would recommend the McConnell Heart Health Center to your family and friends. Of this year’s survey respondents, 95% said they would refer their family, friends and colleagues to the Center. Again, thank you for putting your trust in us and for allowing us to be your Center of choice for your health and wellness.

August is always a very busy time for us. Our annual American Heart Association Fundraising is in full swing. Here are a few of the things you will see happening around the Center:

  • Silent Auction Items will be available July 31 – August 10.  Our teams are putting together some great basket ideas this year.
  • Join Monica, on August 7 from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. for a Zumba Dance Party in Studio 2! A $5.00 donation to the American Heart Association is all it takes to end your week with a dance party!
  • Please continue to utilize our spare change banks located at the café and front desk registers, and check out the buck a book table in the lower seating area. You would be surprised how quickly that adds up. Last year we raised more than $800 in spare change!
  • The AHA Walk will be on Saturday, August 22,  at the Columbus Commons. We would love to have you and your family and friends join us and Team OhioHealth! To join a team: please click here! 
    • The link will take you to the OhioHealth team page. Scroll down until you find McConnell Heart Health Center. There are 10 team captains throughout MHHC, and they are listed. Follow the prompts to join! Even if you are unsure if you can join us on the day of the walk, please feel free to sign up. Each person that signs up will receive an OhioHealth walk t-shirt.  

Thank you for choosing MHHC to be your preferred partner in your health and wellness. We look forward to seeing you in the Center!

Amy Upp, MS
General Manager, Community Health and Fitness
McConnell Heart Health Center
(614) 566.3499

Early Detection Key to Preventing or Limiting Vascular Disease

Nearly half of all Americans will develop vascular disease in their lifetime. If left untreated, it can lead to debilitating conditions and even be life-threatening.

As part of our commitment to helping you improve your health, OhioHealth is offering convenient, low-cost screenings for vascular disease. No physician referral or prescription is required for these painless, non-invasive tests. Results are mailed directly to you and your primary care provider who can answer questions and help you develop a care plan.

If you have any of the following risk factors and have not already had a screening by your physician, you should consider vascular screenings.

  • Family history
  • Smoking
  • High cholesterol
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Renal Failure
  • Chronic leg cramps

Screenings include:

Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening looks for ballooning in the wall of the abdominal aorta (an aneurysm).

Carotid artery disease screening scans for plaque buildup in the carotid (neck) arteries. Left untreated, blocked carotid arteries can cause a stroke.

Peripheral artery disease screening checks for blockages, narrowing and plaque buildup in the leg arteries which can lead to peripheral artery disease.

Screenings are $95 for all three or $35 each. To schedule an appointment for screenings, call (614) 262.6772 or 1 (800) 851.7342.

Blood Drive at McConnell … Please Help and Sign Up to Donate! 

Our Country Current Need for Blood is Urgent … You can help!  Each day, more than 41,000 blood donations are needed to save lives across the country and every two seconds someone in the United States is in need of blood.  Although an estimated 38 percent of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood, less than 10 percent actually do each year. 

The current level of blood donations needed in our country is urgent … You can help!  The American Red Cross will be holding a blood drive at McConnell on Monday, August 17, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Classroom A

If you would like to donate, please call 1-800-RED-CROSSto schedule an appointment.  Walk-ins are always welcome, but space may be limited.  Please bring a valid picture ID.  Thank you in advance for your help!

Earn a Chance to Win a Complimentary Month of Membership Dues

To earn a chance to win a month's membership dues, simply read the August e-newsletter, answer the question below and bring it to our Customer Service Desk. You'll need to print off this page, so you can mark the correct answer and fill in your personal information. Then, turn in your entry on your next MHHC visit. You will be automatically entered into a drawing to occur the last week of August. Congratulations to Jennifer Leymaster, who won last month's drawing!

Question:  What day is the American Heart Association Walk? 

Answer: (Circle your choice)
A.  August 15
B.  August 22
C. August 29 

Name: ______________________

Best Contact Number: _______________

Take Advantage of Big Red’'s Lodges

Are you looking for a getaway close to home? Do you have friends or family visiting from out of town?

Take advantage of the McConnell Heart Health Center member’s special rate at the Big Red's Lodges, which are nestled in the peaceful wooded area on the southwest corner of the McConnell Heart Health Center property.

Call (614) 566.2447 for more information or reservations.