Gold Level honor presented to "Heart Healthy" Nacogdoches
During a Nacogdoches City Commissioners meeting, members of the Healthy Nacogdoches Coalition presented commissioners with newly-won credentials certifying the city as a "Heart and Stroke Healthy City" by the Texas Council on Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke. A large group of supporters from area businesses, health organizations and local government sported bright blue shirts and watched as coalition leader Kinnie Parker explained the significance of the designation.
As one of four Gold level cities in the state, Nacogdoches has demonstrated certified heart-healthy policies, including a strict smoking ordinance, sensible medical procedures and healthy food options. The four Gold cities are: Nacogdoches, Tyler, Austin and Houston.
Pictured above from left, Walter F. Buell, M.D., P.A., member of the Texas Council on Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke; Program Director, Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital and Healthy Nacogdoches Coalition leader Kinnie Parker; and Mayor Roger Van Horn. (Photo by Brittany Logan)
Click to read full meeting report by Matthew Stoff, The Daily Sentinel.