CV Registry Team Commemorates National Heart Month with Fun and Education

For the second consecutive year, the cardiovascular (CV) registry team spent much of the past month raising awareness about heart disease through education and a little friendly competition.

They encouraged Corporate team members to wear red on Feb. 7 and took photos of those who participated. They also sponsored a Red Dress Fashion Show, where 31 team members and departments decorated wooden models.

Several Baptist vice presidents voted the Project Management Team’s entry, “Tough as Nails, Heart of Gold,” Grand Champion based on creativity, originality, and connection to heart health.

Kaci Lentz from the CV registry department won the People’s Choice Award for her entry, “Fancy Red Lady.” Her model earned 48 of the 377 votes Corporate team members cast. Honorable Mention went to Teresa Fisher from the Patient Placement Center for her entry, “Crochet – I Wear Red Because Every Heart Matters,” which earned 43 votes.

CV registry displayed the models in the lobby on Valentine’s Day, and they also created a heart education display and offered team members a chance to take a quiz. Seven of the 101 team members who took the quiz won a prize.

The American Heart Association – Memphis Office –contributed giveaways and a balloon display that adorned the lobby on Valentine’s Day. Chest Pain Center Coordinators Finley Boyd from Baptist DeSoto and Toya Dabney from Baptist Memphis provided educational resources, and the CV registry team greeted all Corporate team members with special Valentine treats as they arrived to work that morning.

The CV registry department has contributed to 11 of the last 15 articles in the Baptist Online Nursing Journal, making it the most active educational non-clinic-based department. They recently submitted articles about the Red Dress Fashion Show, Wear Red Day and other cardiovascular-related topics.