Women's Health

Women’s Heart Health Event Advisory

Editor’s Note:  This event is full and tickets are not available to the public. Dr. Foody will be discussing new research regarding how stress and vitamin D levels affect women.  She will be available for interviews before and after the program. Please contact Susan or Carrie for assistance.

WHO: JoAnne Foody, MD, a nationally known cardiologist from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

WHAT: “Getting to the Heart of the Matter: Women and Heart Disease.”  Dr. Foody will dispel myths about risk  levels of heart disease in women, discuss how stress and vitamin D levels affect women’s hearts, explain how  to talk to your doctor and teach women how to lower their personal risk.

 This event is sponsored by the Spectrum Health Women’s Healthy Heart Program.

WHEN: Monday, February 1, 2010.  Reception at 5:30 p.m., lecture from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

WHERE: Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, 1000 East Beltline Avenue NE

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 seven hospitals and more than 140 service sites; the Spectrum Health Medical Group, mmpc® and West Michigan Heart-physician groups totaling more than 400 providers; and Priority Health, a health plan with nearly 500,000 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 $111.1 million in community benefit during its 2008 fiscal year. As a system, Spectrum Health has earned more than 100 awards since it was formed in 1997.