Tenet Florida and the American Heart Association Join Forces for the Go Red For Women Initiative to Improve Women’s Heart Health
Tenet Florida is pleased to announce a new collaboration with the American Heart Association, South Florida, as the organization’s Presenting Sponsor for the Go Red For Women campaign. Through this initiative, the employees and physicians of the Tenet Florida hospitals will participate in all aspects of the Go Red For Women campaign supporting research, education and community programs. This collaboration confirms Tenet Florida’s commitment to bringing cardiac excellence to the residents of South Florida.
From performing the first open heart surgery in Broward County in 1974, to currently being ranked number one in Florida for cardiac surgery by Healthgrades, Tenet Florida’s heart hospitals offer quality comprehensive care from prevention to recovery. Our award winning Tenet Florida heart hospitals have extensive experience in complex, life-saving procedures. With nearly 1,000 open heart surgeries performed annually, our cardiologists and heart surgeons strive to help patients achieve better outcomes, quicker recovery times, shorter hospital stays and ultimately, better health. Cardiovascular medicine at Tenet Florida is comprised of a comprehensive range of heart and vascular services –from prevention and diagnosis to advanced surgery, rehabilitation through recovery.
"With a strong emphasis on promoting heart health, the employees and physicians of Tenet Florida are honored to support the American Heart Association in this distinguished role,"
said Marsha Powers, Tenet Florida’s Senior Vice President of Operations. "Our doctors are dedicated to providing comprehensive, advanced care for our patients utilizing the latest treatments and techniques. We round out the continuum of our elite, multi-faceted cardiac program by spearheading the Go Red For Women movement. Our goal is to raise critical awareness as we educate the community about the prevalence of heart disease in women."
The facts surrounding women and heart disease are clear. More women die of heart disease than all forms of cancer combined. However, Go Red For Women has been impacting the health of women since its earliest days. Over the past ten years, more than 627,000 women have been saved from heart disease. Currently, heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 and No. 4 killers, respectively, of American men and women. The Go Red For Women initiative will be celebrating its 10-year anniversary in February, American Heart Month.
Tenet hospitals in the Florida region include Coral Gables Hospital, Delray Medical Center, North Shore Medical Center FMC Campus, Good Samaritan Medical Center, Hialeah Hospital, North Shore Medical Center, Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, Palmetto General Hospital, St. Mary’s Medical Center and West Boca Medical Center. For more information about Tenet Florida’s cardiac services and commitment to women’s heart health, go to www.TenetFlorida.com/womensheart.
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About Tenet Florida
Tenet Florida, a region of Tenet Healthcare Corporation, comprises nine acute care hospitals with ten sites of service and 3,483 licensed beds and numerous related healthcare services. Tenet’s hospitals aim to provide the best possible care to every patient who comes through their doors, with a clear focus on quality and service. Hospitals in the Florida region include Coral Gables Hospital, Delray Medical Center, North Shore Medical Center FMC Campus, Good Samaritan Medical Center, Hialeah Hospital, North Shore Medical Center, Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, Palmetto General Hospital, St. Mary’s Medical Center and West Boca Medical Center.
Tenet distinguishes itself as a leader in redefining healthcare delivery and has been recognized for the passion of its people and partners in providing quality, innovative care to the patients it serves in each community. Tenet Florida region hospitals have been recognized consistently by organizations such as CIGNA, Healthgrades and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for their commitment to providing quality care. For more information please visit www.TenetFlorida.com.
About Go Red For Women
Go Red For Women® is the American Heart Association's national movement to end heart disease in women. We are committed to the fight, for as long as it takes. The American Heart Association's Go Red For Women® movement advocates for more research and swifter action for women's heart health. The American Heart Association's Go Red For Women® movement was created by women, for women. Because our health is non-negotiable, because we have the power to save our lives, and because the best force for women is women. The American Heart Association's Go Red For Women® movement is nationally sponsored by Macy's and Merck & Co., Inc, with additional support from our cause supporters. For more information please visit GoRedForWomen.org or call 1-888-MY-HEART (1-888-694-3278).