Spectrum Health Hosting Expert On Women’s Heart Health

Heart Disease Is The Number One Killer Of Women

A nationally known expert in women’s heart health kicks off heart month in February with a Spectrum Health presentation on reducing the risk of heart disease in women. Nanette K. Wenger, MD, will present “Show Your Heart You Care: Preventing Heart Disease In Women,” on Tuesday, February 3, at 5:15 p.m. at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, 1000 East Beltline Avenue NE, in Grand Rapids.

Wenger is a clinical researcher with Emory University in Atlanta. She will help those in attendance understand the importance of partnering with their health care providers to reduce their risk of heart disease-the number one killer of women. She also will share specific evidence-based guidelines for women to keep their hearts healthy.

Check in and appetizers begin at 5:15 p.m. Wenger’s presentation runs from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This event is offered by the Spectrum Health Women’s Healthy Heart Program.

Pre-registration is required. Call Spectrum Health Healthier Communities at (616) 391-5000 to register. Parking is free. For information about women and heart disease, visit’

Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system in West Michigan that offers a full continuum of care through its seven hospitals, more than 140 service sites and Priority Health, a health plan with nearly 500,000 members. Spectrum Health’s 14,000 employees, 1,500 medical staff members and 2,000 volunteers are committed to delivering the highest quality care to those in medical need.’ The organization provided $111.1 million in community benefit during its 2008 fiscal year. As a system, Spectrum Health has earned more than 100 awards during the past 10 years. More news about Spectrum Health is available at’