Women's Health

Spectrum Health Hosts Free Seminar on Female Urinary Incontinence

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 4, 2012 – Ladies – let’s be honest. Have you ever experienced “leakage” when you sneeze, cough or laugh?

Don’t worry – you’re not alone. One in four women over the age of 18 experiences episodes of leaking urine involuntarily, also known as female urinary incontinence.

Philip Hoekstra, MD, urologist, Spectrum Health Medical Group, will answer questions about female urinary incontinence on Friday, April 20, at 10:30 a.m. Hoekstra will provide information on the latest treatment options and how to get relief from leakage at a seminar at 4069 Lake Drive SE, Grand Rapids, 3rd floor conference room.

This seminar is free to the public, however, registration is required. Call 616.267.8432.

Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system in West Michigan offering a full continuum of care through the Spectrum Health Hospital Group, which is comprised of nine hospitals including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, a state of the art children’s hospital that opened in January 2011, and 190 service sites; the Spectrum Health Medical Group and West Michigan Heart, physician groups totaling more than 600 providers; and Priority Health, a health plan with 625,000 members. Spectrum Health is West Michigan’s largest employer with more than 18,000 employees. The organization provided $176.5 million in community benefit during its 2011 fiscal year.