Mercy Iowa City offers free education program on chest pain

  • Photo
Denise Connell

Mercy Iowa City will sponsor a free community seminar titled, “The Chest Pain Challenge: What you need to know,” on Saturday, February 2, at 9 a.m. in the McAuley rooms, Mercy Medical Plaza, 540 E. Jefferson St., Iowa City. Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. for a complimentary breakfast. Free parking will be provided, and drawings for door prizes will be held.

Presenters include Stephen Scheckel, MD, Medical Director, Mercy Emergency Care Unit; Kim Lopez, RN, Nurse Manager, Mercy Emergency Care Unit; and Mike Lebsack, RN, Director of Mercy’s Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Services.

Topics to be covered include:

• Signs and symptoms of a heart attack

• How to respond to these signs

• The challenges presented by chest pain in the emergency room

• What is a Chest Pain Center?

• Time for questions and answers

Online registration for this free program is available at

Give us feedback

Have you found an error or omission in our reporting? Tell us here.
Do you have a story idea we should look into? Tell us here.