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Published on February 11, 2014

Parkview Medical Center Celebrates National Day of Dance® for Your Health, the Biggest Dance Party for Better Health

Who:         Parkview Medical Center
What:        Spirit of Women Day of Dance
Where:     Pueblo Mall, Dillard’s & JC Penny courtyards
When:        Saturday, February 22 from 7 a.m. to Noon
Parkview Medical Center and Spirit of Women encourage southern Colorado, along with 70 other communities, to celebrate the biggest dance party for better health in the United States. Spirit of Women Hospitals across the country have been joining together to take a stand against heart disease for a decade through Day of Dance.  The event combines the fun of dancing with health screenings and education on heart disease and other important health topics. Bring your mom, your sister, your daughter and your girlfriend and help us paint the Mall Red! Join us for an interactive dance session and you can put your new dance skills to work at 11:30 am during a special Day of Dance surprise event.

The 7th Annual Day of Dance hosted by Parkview Medical Center will be held on Saturday, February 22 at the Pueblo Mall from 7am to noon. Parkview Medical Center’s Mobile Nurses will have a team on hand to provide complimentary heart healthy screenings including blood pressure, body mass index, pulse rate and oxygen level checks. For $10, attendees can also have a cholesterol screening. Thanks to support from the Pueblo Community Diabetes Project, complimentary A1-C screenings will be available for those who meet the risk factors. Parkview’s experts will remind participants that preventing cardiovascular disease and practicing a healthy lifestyle can by a fun and energizing experience.

“Parkview is excited and proud to participate in this nationwide, fun and heart-healthy initiative,” explained Stacy Cristelli, Parkview Community Relations Program Coordinator. “We invite you to join us as we take a stand against heart disease by wearing red and dancing like nobody is watching, as we Paint the Mall Red.”
 
Coronary heart disease, which causes heart attack, is the single leading cause of death for American women. Many women believe that cancer is the number one cause of death, but they're wrong. Nearly twice as many women in the US die of heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases than all forms of cancer, including breast cancer.

Spirit of Women focuses on dance as a way to take steps for a healthier life because dancing can burn as many calories as swimming, walking, or riding a bike (as many as 200-400 calories per hour). Many health benefits may result from dance if it is done on a regular basis as a form of exercise.  Benefits include weight maintenance or weight loss, blood pressure and cholesterol management (lowering), increased energy, decreased sadness and depression, increased coordination and muscle strength, and an overall sense of well-being.

Heart health educational information stations staffed by Parkview experts will include: Ask a Doc; Stroke Assessment; Sleep Disorders; Patient Educational Videos; Cardiac Rehab; Stroke Support Group; Behavioral Health; Lung Function; and Oral Screenings. As an added bonus, Day of Dance participants will be eligible for numerous giveaways and door prizes. The 2014 National Day of Dance is presented by Parkview Medical Center, the Spirit of Women Hospital Network, Good Housekeeping magazine and The Heart Truth ®campaign. Locally Day of Dance is sponsored by Pueblo Community Diabetes Project.

For more information on Day of Dance, please visit www.parkviewmc.org or call 719.584-4878.

Schedule of Events:
7-10am - Registration, dance instruction and health screenings
8, 8:30, 9 and 9:30am - Interactive Dance session taught by Sara Shaw Dance Studio
10am to noon - Enjoy mall merchant special discounts, register for prizes, red shoe competition and heart healthy education
11:30 am - Surprise Dance Event


ABOUT PARKVIEW MEDICAL CENTER
Founded in 1923, Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo, Colorado, offers general acute healthcare and behavioral health specialty services. As a private, non-profit organization, Parkview is licensed for 350 acute-care beds and provides a full range of healthcare services including the region’s only certified and verified Level II Trauma Center as well as the region’s first certified Stroke Center. Parkview Medical Center is the leader in cardiac, women’s, emergency, and neurological services as well as behavioral health programs. As a vital healthcare source, Parkview’s service area includes Pueblo County and 14 surrounding counties, which together represent 350,000 total lives.

Parkview Medical Center is the largest non-government, nonprofit, private sector employer in Pueblo County with more than 2,400 employees and provides a skilled medical staff of over 300 physicians. The impact of our workforce triggers a strong impact on the community as Parkview’s annual payroll contributes $116.9 million to the economy.

For more details, please visit www.parkviewmc.org.
About Spirit of Women
Spirit of Women is a national network of leading hospitals dedicated to improving women's lives with innovative health and community programs. Spirit of Women Hospitals touch the lives of millions of women each year through the presentation of educational events, consumer membership programs, annual conferences, marketing communications and grassroots efforts to improve the health and well-being of women everywhere. Spirit of Women enables participating hospitals to focus on community needs while providing the strength of national support. Visit spiritofwomen.org.

Good Housekeeping magazine—together with the Good Housekeeping Institute and the Good Housekeeping Seal—has become synonymous with the gold standard of quality and integrity. Good Housekeeping was founded in 1885, and maintains a commitment to the modern home and to a woman’s quality of life. It publishes 15 editions yearly worldwide, and is an internationally recognized brand that sets the standard to which all other women's service magazines aspire.

The Heart Truth® is a national awareness campaign on women and heart disease sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The Heart Truth created and introduced the Red Dress as the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness in 2002 to deliver an urgent wakeup call to American women. The Red Dress® reminds women of the need to protect their heart health, and inspires them to take action.

About Parkview Medical Center

Founded in 1923, Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo, Colorado, offers general acute healthcare and behavioral health specialty services. As a private, non-profit organization, Parkview is licensed for 350 beds and provides a full range of healthcare services including the region’s only certified and verified Level II Trauma Center as well as the region’s first certified Stroke Center. Parkview Medical Center is the leader in cardiac, women’s, emergency, and neurological services as well as behavioral health programs. As a vital healthcare source, Parkview’s service area includes Pueblo County and 14 surrounding counties, which together represent 370,000 total lives.

Parkview Medical Center is the largest non-government, nonprofit, private sector employer in Pueblo County with more than 2,700 employees and provides a skilled medical staff of over 370 physicians. The impact of our workforce triggers a strong impact on the community as Parkview’s annual payroll contributes $155 million to the economy.

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