Spirit of Women & Las Colinas Medical Center
- Spirit of Women & Las Colinas Medical Center
Las Colinas Medical Center supports the ongoing celebration of women’s health through Spirit of Women because we believe that knowledge and community support are the keys to wellness. Women make nearly 80% of all healthcare decisions for their families, and we want those decisions to include Las Colinas Medical Center.
That's why Las Colinas Medical Center is a member of Spirit of Women®, an elite coalition of American hospitals and healthcare providers that ascribe to high standards of excellence in women’s health, education, and community outreach?
This exciting program allows Las Colinas Medical Center to become a the regional leader in women’s health education and community outreach for women and their families in Irving and Coppell, TX.
Heart to Heart - Feb 16th @ 6:00 PM
#1 killer of women (heart disease)
Come hear more from cardiovascular surgeon, Dr. Escobar & cardiologist, Dr. Yepes, about the issue labeled as the "silent killer".
Learn what you can do today to have a healthier heart!
Hor D'Oeuvres & Punch will be served.
Invite a friend.
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WHAT IS SPIRIT OF WOMEN?
The latest issue of the Spirit of Women Magazine -
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The success of Spirit of Women lies in the synergy between local and regional hospitals, national corporations, and media partners that is replicated in communities across the country leveraging strength in numbers and common goals.
The Spirit of Women national brand is anchored by media support such as Oprah Magazine, Good Housekeeping, and The Today Show. The Spirit of Women Hospital Network frequently works in cooperation with U.S. government health agencies such as The Office on Women's Health and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Spirit of Women also has the ability to leverage celebrities including Lisa Masterson, Christina Applegate, and Debbie Allen and their star power to spread the important health messages of the network and its partners.
Spirit of Women hospitals are committed to making good health easier and to help women and their families take ACTION that results in better health. Spirit of Women hospitals aspire to the highest standards in women’s health outreach and clinical care. Spirit hospitals also uphold Seven Standards for Excellence in Women’s Health that guarantee that the experience at a Spirit hospital will be sensitive and customized to individual healthcare needs.
WHAT ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF SPIRIT OF WOMEN ACTIVITIES?
The evening of October 20, was a very special time for Las Colinas Medical Center as it held the first “Girls’ Night Out” event was held on the hospital campus. The event is held at participating hospitals all over the nation as part of “Spirit of Women®” education events.
The entrance to the facility was completely decorated in a “Paris” theme complete with a thirteen foot Eiffel Tower, old fashion photo booth, flower cart and more. The presentation room was decorated in hot pink in honor of cancer awareness. The fashion show was presented by Neiman Marcus – Willow Bend with beautiful models walking about the room mixing with the guests and sharing the designer fashions.
The program started with a brief welcome by the CEO of Las Colinas Medical Center, Daniela Decell and was soon afterwards Pastor Andy McQuitty of IBC shared his story as a colon cancer survivor. Several laughs along the way as well as tears as Pastor McQuitty describe details of being told he had stage 4 cancer, physician stating there was no reason to operate, all the way to the current status of cancer free. While the entire episode took nearly two years – the initial diagnose of cancer, the operation, the not so fun of chemotherapy, then a second operation, and now semi-annual follow-ups. He also shared the story of a pager being presented to him and the reason it continue to buzz.
Immediately following Pastor Andy was a brief presentation by Dr. Rathkamp on cancer prevention. She focused on diet and exercise with many statics to back the rationale. Described as the energizer bunny of physicians, Dr. Rathkamp share her opinion for why we should get vaccines, restrict alcohol consumption, and maintaining a daily exercise routine. She shared stories of the goods and bads she had seen during her tenure as a physician, especially some of the lame excuses. Dr. Rathkamp finished by fielding some questions from the audience.
Lastly, the fun part of the event, Krystle Gutierrez and Victoria Snee were introduced as the “Best Hat” judges…. With some great selections to choose from they made their selections and prizes were awarded.
Fun for all in celebration of cancer survivors….
Las Colinas Medical Center chooses from a wide variety of Spirit of Women programs that might include major educational programs with nationally-recognized speakers, exciting community wellness events, membership programs, support groups, health and other creative outreach activities. Programs are implemented throughout the country and address health topics such as menopause, cancer, incontinence, diabetes, heart disease, healthy pregnancy, and many more.
WHY FOCUS ON WOMEN?
Las Colinas Medical Center wants to include everyone in the planning and presentation of Spirit of Women in our community: individuals from our community, local media, doctors, nurses, hospital staff, regional businesses, churches, and community centers and programs.
HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?
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