The number of women impacted by pelvic health conditions is climbing.
The National Women’s Health Resource Center (NWHRC) estimates that at least one-third of all women (about 35 million) will be treated for a pelvic health disorder by the age of 60 – and even more women silently suffer without diagnoses, according to their latest report.
The Women’s Health Foundation reports that the costs of pelvic health conditions total over $30 billion annually. Understanding that their hospital cannot afford to NOT expand on this under-served patient population, hospital leaders across the country are searching for new, profitable models in pelvic health programming; models that offer unique, centralized approaches to diagnostics, clinical care and one-on-one patient education.
Click here to learn more about our upcoming Pelvic Health Conference, which will focus on teaching you how to grow and transform your pelvic health service lines.
Common pelvic problems range from embarrassing to debilitating. They are most frequently caused by childbirth, menopause, strenuous athletics and hysterectomies. Women with pelvic issues typically suffer from conditions such as incontinence, sexual dysfunction, chronic pain, fibroids, endometriosis and gynecological cancers.
Hospital-based pelvic health programs focus on helping women in the community identify and seek help for these pelvic health disorders, but only a few well-organized, proven plans exist. Clinical care that offers patients individualized attention and a team comprised of medical experts from different disciplines are two important parallels these successful pelvic health programs share.
Spirit of Women is a clearinghouse resource in best practices in pelvic health programming. We can help grow your hospital’s service lines. Through a coordinated system of multidisciplinary care with personalized treatment plans, we aim to see a profound change, not only in how women can overcome these conditions, but in how hospitals view the profitability of women’s health.
Contact Spirit of Women to learn more about how a comprehensive and personal pelvic health program can transform your women’s health service lines.
The latest addition to the Spirit Post, dedicated to celebrating our Hospital members and their unique Spirit successes. Last week, Dan Dunlop, a well-respected healthcare marketer and blogger featured our Hand in Hand program on his site. Hand in Hand is a Spirit of Women marketing program that promotes cancer screenings to couples. It is designed to build your hospital’s oncology volumes and to expand brand loyalty and awareness. The campaign includes both educational and promotional components. It can be implemented as a stand-alone campaign, or in conjunction with your hospital’s existing outreach initiatives – all free of charge.
Memorial Hospital in South Bend, Indiana recently used our Hand in Hand campaign in its community, encouraging couples to make cancer screenings part of date night. Check out this video of Memorial and how it successfully employed this life-saving program.