FREE Sparrow Event Promotes Heart Health for Heart Month

Published: January 24, 2024

CHARLOTTE, MI – Sparrow Eaton Hospital invites community members to attend a FREE, interactive heart health event featuring a panel of local clinicians and experts to celebrate American Heart Month.

The event takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 1, at AL!VE and includes free blood pressure checks, free lunch (salads courtesy of NOURISH café at AL!VE, featuring Pritikin salad dressings), a panel presentation and Q&A.

Sparrow Eaton Heart Health Panel - January 2024
Sparrow Eaton Heart Health Crowd - January 2024

Attendees will learn preventative measures they may take to improve their cardiovascular health. A panel of highly skilled clinical experts, including Christopher D’Haem, M.D., Sparrow Thoracic Cardiovascular Institute physician; Abbie DeForest, clinical exercise physiologist; Hayley Walker, registered dietitian; and Ashley Dykstra, Pritikin intensive cardiac rehab representative, will share information and examples of the leading-edge care they provide. Patient testimonials will also be shared and those attending will have an opportunity to ask questions.

Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation offered at AL!VE is an outpatient medical program that assists patients with various cardiac and pulmonary conditions through traditional and intensive approaches. 

For more information on cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, or any clinical services at AL!VE, call 517.541.5800, option 2 or visit Sparrow Eaton Hospital has been the community’s choice for healthcare for nearly 90 years. Learn more at


Sparrow is Mid-Michigan’s premier healthcare organization and includes hospitals in Lansing, Carson City, Charlotte, Ionia and St. John, as well as Sparrow Specialty Hospital, Sparrow Care Network, Sparrow Medical Group, the Michigan Athletic Club, and AL!VE. Sparrow is part of University of Michigan Health. Through the dedication of our 10,000 caregivers, Sparrow pursues a vision to be nationally recognized as a leader in quality and patient experience. For more information, visit