Published on February 08, 2013

Parkview Medical Center Invites You to Put on Your Red Shoes and Dance!

Who:  Parkview Medical Center
What:  Spirit of Women Day of Dance
Where:  Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, CO
When: Thursday, February 28 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Day of Dance(Pueblo, CO February 8, 2013) –– Parkview Medical Center and Spirit of Women encourage southern Colorado, along with 75 other communities across the US, to “get their dance on” during National Day of Dance for Your Health. Spirit of Women Hospitals across the country have been joining together to take a stand against heart disease for nearly a decade through Day of Dance.  The event will combine the fun of dancing with health screenings and consumer education on heart disease and other important health topics.

The 6th Annual Day of Dance hosted by Parkview Medical Center will feature a night of instructional dance & performances by Sangre de Cristo Art Center, Artistic Director, Stephen Wynne. Styles of dance will include Zumba, Hip Hop, Jazz and Ballet. The Sangre de Cristo Ballet’s rehearsal will also be open for observation.

In addition to dancing the night away, Parkview Medical Center’s Mobile Nurses will have a team on hand to provide complimentary heart healthy screenings including atrial fibrillation and blood pressure checks. Parkview’s HeartCaring experts will remind participants that preventing cardiovascular disease and practicing a healthy lifestyle can by a fun and energizing experience. Participants will also have the opportunity to watch a special screening of ‘Dirty Dancing’ in the Arts Center Theater.

“Parkview Medical Center’s Spirit of Women program has an amazing group of 1800 women who have taken a vested interest in their health,” explained Stacy Cristelli, Parkview Community Relations Program Coordinator. “I encourage everyone to see what all the excitement is about, join us for a great night of dancing, learning about your heart and enjoying a classic movie about love, dancing and having the time of your life.”

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 from all forms of cancer, including breast cancer.

About Parkview Medical Center

Founded in 1923, Parkview Health System in Pueblo, Colorado, offers general acute healthcare and health specialty services. As a private, non-profit organization, Parkview is licensed for 350 beds and provides a full range of healthcare services including a verified Level III Trauma Center along with exceptional comprehensive cardiac and orthopedic care. Parkview Health System is the leader in all service lines in our service area. As a vital healthcare source, Parkview’s service area includes Pueblo County and 14 surrounding counties, which together represent 370,000 total lives.

Parkview Health System is the largest non-government, nonprofit, private sector employer in Pueblo County with approximately 3,000 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 $232 million to the economy.