Women's Health

Spectrum Health Medical Group Offers Free Women’s Health Event

Many women silently live with pelvic floor disorders that could be treated successfully. Statistics show that more than 50 million women will suffer from this disorder, but less than 50 percent will actually seek treatment. In recognition of National Bladder Health Week, Spectrum Health Medical Group is offering a free event – “Get the Lowdown on Your Pelvic Floor” – on Friday, November 14.

“One in every three women are impacted by a pelvic floor disorder,” said Christine Heisler, MD, MS, FACOG, FACS, female pelvic floor medicine and reconstructive surgeon, Spectrum Health Medical Group. “This disorder is treatable and women need to know what options are available to them. This event is a great opportunity for women to take the first step in learning more.”

The event takes place at the Calvin College Prince Conference Center, 1800 East Beltline Avenue SE and will be held twice on Friday, November 14 – from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. and again from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Speakers include experts representing pelvic floor medicine and rehabilitation, reconstructive surgery, gynecology, urology and colorectal medicine.

To register, visit shmg.org/events or call 616.267.2626 and choose option 4. 

Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system, based in West Michigan, offering a full continuum of care through the Spectrum Health Hospital Group, which is comprised of 11 hospitals including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital; 170 ambulatory and service sites; 1,150 employed physicians and advanced practice providers including members of the Spectrum Health Medical Group; and Priority Health, a 590,000-member health plan. Spectrum Health is West Michigan’s largest employer with 21,400 employees. The organization provided $294.6 million in community benefit during its 2014 fiscal year. In 2014, Spectrum Health was named one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems® by Truven Health Analytics.