Duke lung transplant experts to speak at Iredell Memorial Hospital

Posted at 8:50 AM on Jan 9, 2018

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Lung disease is the third-leading cause of death in Iredell County, yet many people tend to brush off the warning signs, which include shortness of breath and a chronic cough.

The American Lung Association says millions of people with lung disease are unaware that they have it. On Monday, January 15, experts from Duke Health’s nationally-recognized lung transplant team will shed light on lung disease and treatment during a special presentation at Iredell Memorial Hospital.

The Better Breathers Club of Statesville will host Duke pulmonologist Dr. Omar Mohamedaly and Donna Jones (BSN, MBA) as they share the latest in treatment for lung disease and advancements in transplant technology.

The event is open to the public and begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Outpatient Services Building Community Classroom, 739 Hartness Road, Statesville. No reservations are needed.

The Better Breathers Club provides support and education for those living with lung disease, giving them tools they need to have a better quality of life. It meets the third Monday of each month, from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Outpatient Services Building Community Classroom at Iredell Memorial.

About Iredell Health System

Iredell Health System includes Iredell Memorial Hospital; Iredell Home Health; Iredell Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center; Community and Corporate Wellness; Occupational Medicine; and the Iredell Physician Network. Iredell Memorial Hospital is the largest and only non-profit hospital in Iredell County. The comprehensive healthcare facility has 247-beds; more than 1,500 employees; and has 260 physicians representing various specialties. Centers of excellence include Women’s and Children’s; Cardiovascular; Cancer; Surgical Services and Wellness & Prevention. Iredell Memorial was also recently named as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Hips and Knees, as well as Maternity Care, by Blue Cross Blue Shield. The mission of Iredell Health System is to inspire wellbeing. For a comprehensive list of services and programs, visit www.iredellhealth.org

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