The American Heart Association (AHA) has announced that Dr. Mooyeon Oh-Park and Dr. Michael J. Palumbo will serve as Co-Chairs of the Westchester Heart Walk event, set for Saturday, October 5th at Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla. The Heart Walk is the AHA’s largest annual event to help support programs and research.
“We are proud to support the American Heart Association. As medical professionals who treat patients with heart disease or stroke, we use AHA guidelines to reach the best possible health outcomes for patients. The American Heart Association’s most up-to-date, evidence-based treatment helps patients from the moment they call 9-1-1, to when they pass through our doors for treatment, and beyond to when they are discharged to rehabilitation, and outpatient care. The AHA is with patients every step of the way to help save lives and improve health,” said Dr. Palumbo.
“Cardiac and stroke rehabilitation programs follow guidelines established by the American Heart Association, so patients can better resume their lives after surviving medical emergencies like heart attack or stroke. Dr. Palumbo and I are co-chairing this event because every day, we see the impact of the AHA on the health of our patients and the community,” added Dr. Oh-Park.
Dr. Oh-Park is Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer of Burke Rehabilitation Hospital. She oversees the entire clinical operation for the hospital and plays a key role in strategic planning and alignment within the continuum of care provided by the Montefiore Health System for the institutional mission of population health. She is Professor in the department of Rehabilitation Medicine and department of neurology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Dr. Oh-Park is known internationally as a clinician, educator, and researcher in the field of medical and geriatric rehabilitation. She is the recipient of 14 teaching awards and serves in leadership roles on various professional associations and editorial boards including the American Journal of PM&R.
Dr. Michael J. Palumbo is the Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at White Plains Hospital. He oversees all medical services, clinical quality, safety, and privacy at White Plains Hospital. He joined the Hospital in 2005 as the Founding Medical Director of the Adult Hospitalist Program. In 2009, he was named Executive Vice President and Medical Director, and in 2018 was promoted to Chief Medical Officer.
Information is online at heart.org/workplacewellness.