Today Saint Thomas Health leadership joined the American Heart Association at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital to ‘Go Red for Women’ on National Wear Red Day. Babies born at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital were outfitted in red hats on February 2 in support of National Wear Red Day.
“One of our main priorities at Saint Thomas Health is ensuring women have the necessary access to care and educational information to remain heart healthy,” said Stacey Beaven, Chief Nursing Officer at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital. “At Saint Thomas Health, we care for women throughout their lives, and a part of this care is empowering female patients to better care for themselves through education about women’s cardiovascular disease, as well as connecting them to healthcare providers.”
Go Red For Women is the American Heart Association’s national movement to end heart disease and stroke in women. Cardiovascular diseases in the United States kills approximately one in three women, but 80 percent of cardiac events may be prevented with education and lifestyle changes. Go Red for Women advocates for more research and swifter action for women’s heart health.