Spirit In Action

We could tell you what Spirit of Women can do for your hospital and your community. But we’d rather just have you see Spirit in Action.

Below is a quick selection of the latest news articles spotlighting our hospitals’ recent successes. Want to see more? Just ask, we love to share the successes of our hospitals.

crouseHospital Revs Service Lines by Targeting Women

February 18, 2015 SYRACUSE – Crouse Hospital in Syracuse, NY, has re-focused on promoting women’s health by partnering with an outreach program that provides tools to raise visibility and engage with women patients. It’s no secret that the majority of hospital advertising and communications is geared toward women. After all, women make about 80% of healthcare decisions for their families, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. It only makes sense for hospital marketers to target that receptive audience…read more.



Zumba instructor Karyn Perez leads a class through a calorie-burning workout Wednesday morning at Mission Fitness. MCH prepares to dance

February 18, 2015 ODESSA – Medical Center Hospital officials hope to get Odessans on their feet with Saturday’s 11th Annual Day of Dance event citing the highest ever obesity rankings in Ector County as a motivator. The Day of Dance is an event created by the Spirit of Women, an organization that partners with local hospitals and educates women on health care, according to the organization’s website. MCH is only one of two hospital in the state of Texas that is designated a Spirit of Women hospital…read more.


 Jennifer Dentler, coordinator of the Allegan Pelvic Wellness Center and Allegan General Hospital’s Spirit of Women program,with her Golden Pelvis Award. Contributed  Read more: http://www.hollandsentinel.com/article/20141128/News/141129155#ixzz3KfO0ILDDAllegan Pelvic Wellness Center coordinator receives award

November 28, 2014 CHICAGO – Jennifer Dentler, coordinator of the Allegan Pelvic Wellness Center and Allegan General Hospital’s Spirit of Women program, recently received the Golden Pelvis Award during the Improving Outcomes in Pelvic Health conference in Chicago. The award is presented to a person exemplifying excellence in the advancement of women’s pelvic health awareness and action…read more.


Wis. Rapids women's event 'Cents & Sensibility' Nov. 18Wis. Rapids women’s event ‘Cents & Sensibility’ Nov. 18

November 9, 2014 WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Ladies — physical health and fiscal health can both be yours. Learn how to keep your waistline from growing and your wallet from shrinking at “Cents & Sensibility,” a free Riverview Spirit of Women Girls’ Night Out. Cents…read more.



Franciscan Alliance Held Little Black Dress to Promote Healthy HabitsFranciscan Alliance Held Little Black Dress to Promote Healthy Habits

November 6, 2014 CHESTERTON – Franciscan Alliance sure knows how to spice up any party! The Spirit of Women 2nd Annual Little Black Dress event was held on the evening of Thursday, November 6, at Sand Creek Country Club in Chesterton. Attendees of the event (dressed in all black, of course!) had the opportunity to listen in on…read more.



Amy Kirkwood Albert’s public health career spans three continents

November 2, 2014 SHAWNEE-ON-DELAWARE – Amy Kirkwood Albert’s multicultural adventures as a child, when her parents, Charlie and Ginny Kirkwood, served in the Peace Corps, eventually led her to an international career in public health. Her work has…read more.



BMC event highlights the importance of mammogram screenings

October 20, 2014 SPRINGFIELD – Baystate Medical Center hosted a special cancer screening event for women Monday night. Between 45 and 60 women underwent a mammography screening at the Baystate Breast and Wellness Center. It was more of a party atmosphere, as the organization brought in spa services and light refreshments. However, the message is serious, early detection saves lives…read more.


PMC’s Nish furthers women’s community outreach mission

October 16, 2014 POCONO – Since September, Paulette Nish has been the vice president of patient care/chief nursing officer at Pocono Health System. She recently was appointed to the Spirit of Women advisory board. The Spirit of Women began in 1997 to improve the health of women in local communities. It started in…read more.




Company news: Ann Sedore selected on advisory board of Spirit of Women

October 16, 2014 SYRACUSE – Ann Sedore has been selected to serve on the advisory board of Spirit of Women, a national network of leading hospitals dedicated to improving women’s lives with innovative health and community programs. Sedore is chief nursing and clinical service officer at Crouse Hospital. Her appointment was announced at the national executive meeting in September in Miami, Fla, and runs through June 2016…read more.


Little Black Dress: Shopping, wine and healthy lifestyles

October 16, 2014 TOPEKA – St. Francis Health is joining over 60 other Spirit of Women hospitals across the country to host a fun, stylish and information-filled event called Little Black Dress. The event is designed to move women towards better health and vibrant living by providing education in a fun and fanciful fashion…read more.


Black dress event about vibrant health

October 13, 2014 – WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Good health looks good on everyone. And just like the classic little black dress, vibrant health is always in style. So ladies, put on your favorite black attire and learn how to make good health your best accessory at the Riverview Spirit of Women Little Black Dress Girls’ Night Out…read more.


Contest says ‘Bravo!’ to women on top of their health

October 9, 2014 GREAT FALLS Sparkly, feathered, painted, welded and glued-together bras bring a touch of whimsy each year in the BRAvo! competition, sponsored by Benefis Spirit of Women. Spirit of Women coordinator Lacey Gallagher has heard the detractors and from the people who don’t quite get it, but she’s undeterred…read more.


Spirit of Women to present ‘Girl Talk’

October 9, 2014 HATTIESBURG Girls ages eight through 11 are invited to attend the upcoming session of “Girl Talk,” presented by Forrest General’s Spirit of Women, to learn about the physical and emotional changes that happen during adolescence. During the event, dr. Katherine P. Alexis, Hattiesburg Clinic family practice physician, will talk with young girls about what they can expect as they enter their teenage years and help unravel the mysteries of the changes that those years bring…read more.


BACK IN BLACK: Women's health event features black-dress theme  Read more: http://www.websterpost.com/article/20140930/News/140939973#ixzz3EzYFCvW4BACK IN BLACK: Women’s health event features black-dress theme

September 30th, 2014 – CANANDAIGUA – UR Medicine’s Thompson Health is joining more than 60 other Spirit of Women hospitals across the country to host a fun, stylish and information-filled women’s health. Designed to move women toward better health and vibrant living by providing education in a fun and fanciful fashion, Girls’ Night Out will feature the latest …read more.


Class aids in dealing with diabetes

August 24th, 2014 – SUN CITY – Mike Wissman was recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. He remains optimistic and, with his wife’s encouragement, the Glendale resident set out to obtain information about the disease.“My wife wants me around and wanted me to do something about it so…read more.


Forrest General’s Spirit of Women announces 2014-2015 Spirit Girls

Forrest General’s Spirit of Women announces 2014-2015 Spirit Girls

August 14th, 2014 – HATTIESBURG – The 2014-2015 Spirit Girls, a program sponsored by Forrest General’s Spirit of Women, held their first meeting on August 10 introducing 157 young ladies to the opportunities and fun offered by this…read more.



DCMH educator receives national award

August 8th, 2014 – GREENSBURG Karen Turner honored for extraordinary commitment to community service. Decatur County Memorial Hospital (DCMH) recently announced that Karen Turner, a devoted educator, volunteer and ovarian cancer survivor, has been chosen as a National Winner of the 2014 Spirit of Women Community Hero award in recognition of outstanding achievements in community service…read more.


Miss Hospitality contestants visit patients at FGH Miss Hospitality contestants visit patients at FGH

July 22nd, 2014 – HATTIESBURG – Contestants in the annual Mississippi Miss Hospitality Pageant in Hattiesburg spent much of their third day in the Hub City Tuesday visiting patients and learning about the Spirit of Women Program at Forrest General Hospital…read more.


St. Luke’s Hospital Achieves Women’s Health Excellence Award for Sixth Year

July 11th, 2014 – ST. LOUIS St. Luke’s Hospital has received the 2014 Healthgrades® Women’s Health Excellence Award™ for the sixth year in a row. St. Luke’s is the only Missouri hospital to achieve the Healthgrades honor this many consecutive years (2009-2014). The recognition distinguishes St. Luke’s as a top-performing hospital in women’s health services, including cardiac care, vascular surgery, stroke care, respiratory services, orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. …read more.


Annual Chocolate Symposium boasts sweet success

June 27th, 2014 – GREENSBURG – The Health, Happiness and Chocolate Symposium is what launched the Spirit of Women in Decatur County in 2005, and it remains the network’s main annual event. Spirit Coordinator Annie Wilkison said Vice President of Patient Care Diane McKinney wanted to bring women’s health and education to…read more


Spirit of Women celebrates women of all agesSpirit of Women celebrates women of all ages

June 14th, 2014 – WISCONSIN RAPIDS – It’s fun, it’s sassy, it’s educational — and it’s all for women. It’s Spirit of Women, a nationwide partnership of hospitals and health care systems that inspire health and wellness on a local level, primarily through..read more.


Women teaching women that heart disease is their biggest health threat

Women teaching women that heart disease is their biggest health threat

May 22, 2014 – ST. LOUIS – Most women don’t realize that heart disease is the greatest risk to their health, so several local and national campaigns aim to bring women together to talk about the issue…read more.


USF Doctor Inspires the Next Generationhoyte-fox-video

Earlier this year, Dr. Hoyte was featured in a news segment on Fox 13, highlighting his impressive background as a surgeon, author and inventor. Watch it now and you’ll see why we are thrilled to have Dr. Hoyte join us again at our next Pelvic Health Conference…watch the video now.