The HeartCaring Network of Spirit Health Group is robust, with more than 50 hospitals members. But thanks to a major new partnership, we just got a whole lot bigger. We are proud to announce that Spirit Health Group and the Larry King Cardiac Foundation have joined forces in the fight against the No. 1 killer of women — heart disease.
Heart disease threatens all women, and here are some recent statistics to illustrate just how prevalent and dangerous this disease has become:
- Eight million women are currently living with heart disease.
- More women die of heart disease than all forms of cancer combined
- This year, heart disease will take the lives of one in every three women
- 90 percent of women have at least one or more risk factors of heart disease
- When cardiovascular disease statistics are divided along racial lines, Black Americans have a 30 percent higher mortality rate from heart disease than white Americans.
Our hope is that by expanding access to heart health education, prevention and care, we can turn these numbers around. Together, we will work across race, gender and socio-economic status toward one goal: a heart healthy America.
The HeartCaring-Larry King partnership will be publicly announced at two very special events:
- The Larry King Cardiac Foundation Gala in Washington D.C. on May 19, 2012
- The 8th annual HeartCaring Conference in San Antonio, Texas from May 16 – 18, 2012.
To read more about Spirit’s HeartCaring program and upcoming conference – click here.
Both our HeartCaring and Spirit of Women solutions can help grow your hospital’s service lines – click here for more information.
About the Larry King Cardiac Foundation:
The Larry King Cardiac Foundation (LKCF) was established in 1988 to provide funding for life-saving treatment for individuals who, due to limited means or no insurance, would otherwise be unable to receive vital treatment and care. The Foundation works in conjunction with hospitals throughout the nation to ensure that such patients receive proper medical attention. Doctors performing these surgeries do so at no charge. Hospitals are compensated only for the materials used. Hearts are repaired. Families are given another chance. Lives are saved.
HeartCaring was founded in 2005 to build a network of hospitals throughout the United States working in corroboration with the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, among other partners, to increase the awareness and practice of gender-sensitive cardiovascular care. HeartCaring reaches thousands of patients annually, and its partnerships have connected consumers with designated hospitals and clinicians committed to gender-sensitive practice for prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases.
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