Learn How to Love Your Heart

LouAnn Mokwa

Program Presenter is Former Riverside Medical Nurse with New Role in Cardiology

Lou Ann Mokwa, APNP, used to roam the halls of Riverside Medical Center (RMC) as a nurse. Now she returns to the facility as a cardiology nurse practitioner, ready to help cardiac patients through the various stages of their heart health.

She will give a free presentation, “Learn how to love your heart and have your heart love you” at 6:30 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 14 at the 900 Building, Riverside Medical Center.

Mokwa will provide basic heart facts like risk factors and ideas for lifestyle changes and statistics specific to Waupaca. There will also be a question and answer session.

The event also aims to reintroduce Mokwa, an employee of Appleton Cardiology, to the community. “We all have known her since being nurses in the hospital,” said Marci Reynolds, RN, CDE and supervisor of Health and Wellness at RMC. “We thought we would have her be the speaker so people can meet her and know who they will be seeing when they go in for follow ups. Nurse practitioners spend a lot of time with the patients.”

Attendees can also tour the facility, checking out the gym and learning about programs available, like the afternoon exercise program, diabetes education, Boot Camp and other programs.

To register for this free event, call (715) 258-1119 or visit on-line at www.thedacare.org.

Riverside Medical Center is a 25-bed acute-care, critical access hospital located in Waupaca. Riverside Medical Center has previously been rated among the “100 Top Hospitals™” in the United States by Solucient, Inc. Riverside Medical Center was founded in 1955 and employs more than 300 people, making it one of the five largest employers in the area.