Women's Health

Spectrum Health Offers Women’s Weight and Heart Program

Helping women understand the links between weight and heart health is the topic of a program Thursday, September 30. “How Weight Affects Your Heart” begins at 7 p.m. at the Calvin College Prince Conference Center, located at 1800 Beltline Avenue SE in Grand Rapids.

Weight affects more than looks-it can indicate heart health or risks for disease. David Johnson, MD, will discuss this important topic for women. He will go beyond the numbers on the scale and present ways to achieve and maintain a healthy weight and lower risks for heart disease.

Johnson is a cardiologist with West Michigan Heart, a member of Spectrum Health. The event is sponsored by the Spectrum Health Women’s Healthy Heart Program.

Preregistration is required for this free session. Call (616) 267-2626, option 4, or toll free (877) 495-2626. For information about women and heart disease, visit www.spectrum-health.org/womenandheartdisease.

Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system in West Michigan that offers a full continuum of care through the Spectrum Health Hospital Group, a collection of eight hospitals and more than 140 service sites; the Spectrum Health Medical Group, mmpc® and West Michigan Heart—physician groups totaling more than 500 providers; and Priority Health, a health plan with nearly 580,000 members. Spectrum Health’s 16,000 employees, 1,500 medical staff members and 2,000 volunteers are committed to delivering the highest quality care. The organization provided $79.4 million in community benefit during its 2009 fiscal year. In 2010, Spectrum Health was named a Top 10 Health System by Thomson Reuters.