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Published on February 07, 2014

MU Health Care Shines Light On Heart Disease Awareness

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Exterior lighting at University Hospital and MU Women's and Children's Hospital will be colored red during February in recognition of American Heart Month.

"Our use of red lighting is a simple way to bring attention to heart disease awareness," said Roger Higginbotham, director of support services for University of Missouri Health Care. "Last October, we used pink lighting to recognize breast cancer awareness, and it was well received by our patients, their families and our staff." 

At University Hospital, the lobby archway and the two glass stairwells on the south and southeast sides of the patient care tower have been lit in red. Additionally, lighting in the shape of a heart and a red dress - the symbol of National Wear Red Day - will be projected on the exterior of the hospital. At Women's and Children's Hospital, the archway above the main entrance has been lit in red as well.

For more information about heart disease awareness and National Wear Red Day, please visithttp://medicine.missouri.edu/heartmonth/.