Care New England to Host National Day of Dance at Warwick Mall
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
This is the first year Care New England will participate in this nationwide event to create healthier communities. Day of Dance will feature an exciting array of group dance classes including: Line, Zumba, Irish Step, Hip-Hop and more. Physicians from Care New England’s cardiology program will also be on hand to provide educational information. Screenings, heart disease education and other important health topics will also be offered.
“Care New England is excited and proud to participate in this nationwide, fun and heart-healthy initiative. We invite you to join with other families in our community as we take a stand against heart disease by dancing to a variety of music for all generations at Day of Dance.” said Heather Hurlburt, MD, of Brigham and Women’s Cardiovascular Associates at Kent, who is the director of cardiac non-invasive imaging.
Dancing your way to better health
Day of Dance educates consumers on a variety of cardiovascular conditions. Additionally, Dr. Hurlburt and other cardiologists will help educate women about the differences in women’s heart health, including differing symptoms which commonly can be ignored. Coronary heart disease, which causes heart attacks, is the leading cause of death for Americans. When done on a regular basis as a form of exercise, dancing can burn as many calories as swimming, walking, or riding a bike.
“Day of Dance is a fun, unique program bringing together doctors, community leaders, media, and businesses to teach families about healthy choices that they can easily incorporate into their daily lives. By attending, you will also learn and understand your personal risk factors for heart disease and stroke, all while learning new dance moves and spending time with family and friends,” said Tanya Abreu, President and Chief Vision Officer of Spirit of Women.
A perfect partnership
Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and Care New England partners, Butler and Kent Hospitals, have joined Spirit of Women, an integrated partnership of hospitals and health care facilities across the country that aim to drive health action for women and their families. Spirit of Women enables Women & Infants and Care New England to continue to focus on the specific needs of the community while contributing to the strength of a national network.
As Spirit of Women members, Women & Infants and Care New England will be able to expand upon the patient and consumer education commitment that has been made by Women & Infants Hospital over the last several decades. Because women make up to 85 percent of household health care decisions, the educational and motivational Spirit of Women efforts are expected to positively impact the well-being of the entire family and the community as a whole.
Care New England
Located in Rhode Island, Care New England was founded in 1996 by Butler Hospital, Kent Hospital and Women & Infants Hospital. Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island joined the system as a hospital partner in 2013. Care New England is an integrated health care system that offers a continuum of quality care. The system includes primary care and specialty physicians; three teaching hospitals affiliated with The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Butler, Memorial and Women & Infants; a community hospital, Kent; a visiting nurse and home care agency, the VNA of Care New England; and Care New England Wellness Center.
Spirit of Women
Spirit of Women is a national network of leading hospitals dedicated to improving women's lives with innovative health and community programs. Spirit of Women Hospitals touch the lives of millions of women each year through the presentation of educational events, consumer membership programs, annual conferences, marketing communications and grassroots efforts to improve the health and well-being of women everywhere. Spirit of Women enables participating hospitals to focus on community needs while providing the strength of national support.
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