Exponential Rise in Hospitals Seeking Guidance of Spirit of Women Health Network

300 Hospital CEOs, Execs, Staff Convene July 13 - 15 in Scottsdale

Jul 11, 2011, 18:51 ET from Spirit of Women Health Network

BOCA RATON, Fla., July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Spirit of Women Health Network today announces that nearly 20 U.S. hospitals and medical centers have decided to join forces with Spirit of Women Health Network within the past year in an effort to advance the cause and business of women's health, and to energize the passion and profitability of women's health.  Hospital executives from more than 170 Spirit of Women member hospital facilities and health systems in 35 states from coast to coast  will gather at the Spirit of Women  annual National Executive Meeting in Scottsdale to focus on the challenges and successes facing the hospital and healthcare industry.  

"The key to successful healthcare is improving prevention, patient navigation, physician engagement and clinical integration on the local and national levels, and that's exactly what we do," said Spirit of Women President Tanya Abreu.  "Our strong, vibrant national network provides us with opportunities to improve the lives of women and their families and make a profound impact on the success of healthcare today and into the future."

From July 13 – 15, hospital executives will gather to exchange best practices, explore a range of care models, and learn strategic solutions for re-energizing and expanding women's service lines as part of the National Executive Meeting of the Spirit of Women Health Network taking place in Scottsdale this year.

"Women are the largest and most influential consumer group for every hospital in the nation, and because the health care needs and demands of women are so vastly different than those of men, it is critically important to get it right," said Tana Sykes, Communication Director for St. David's North Austin Medical Center in Austin, TX.  "We joined Spirit of Women this year to build upon a comprehensive women-centric business strategy to enhance the services we offer the community, to better engage women and to further strengthen our hospital system."

Spirit Expansions

During the past year, Spirit of Women Health Network has seen astounding growth, with the following hospitals and health systems becoming part of this effort to transform women's health across the country:

  • St. Joseph Hospital, Chicago, IL
  • Medical Center of Lewisville, Lewsville, TX
  • Northwest Hospital – LifeBridge Health, Baltimore, MD
  • Susquehanna Health, Wiliamsport, PA
  • Medical Center of Trinity, New Port Richey, FL
  • Catholic Healthcare West – Sacramento Region North, Sacramento, CA
  • Catholic Healthcare West – Sacramento Region South, Sacramento, CA
  • St. Joseph Medical Center, Reading, PA
  • Baptist Medical Center South, Montgomery, AL
  • Gulf Coast Medical Center, Panama City, FL
  • Capital Regional Medical Center, Tallahassee, FL
  • Thompson Health, Canandaigua, NY
  • Las Colinas Medical Center, Irving, TX
  • Schneck Medical Center, Semour, IN
  • Mercy Hospitals of Bakersfield, Bakersfield, CA
  • Willis-Knighton Health System, Shreveport, LA



Spirit of Women is a national network of hospitals dedicated to advancing the cause and business of women's health. The Spirit of Women business strategy packages and promotes women's health across all hospital service lines resulting in increased volumes and market share, successful new patient acquisition, enhanced physician relationships, amplified national and regional media attention, and improved community health status.  Spirit of Women offers turnkey educational, outreach and business development tools including targeted clinical programs, signature events, publications and year-round digital and print communication strategies to hospitals seeking market leadership in women's services.

For more information on how to join Spirit of Women, please visit us at spiritofwomen.com or contact Guy McClurkan, Executive Vice President at gmcclurkan@spiritofwomen.com or 561.544.2030.

SOURCE Spirit of Women Health Network