Gordon Hospital officials announced today a new partnership with Spirit of Women, an integrated partnership of hospitals and healthcare systems across the country that aim to drive health action for women and their families.
According to Chief Nursing Officer Amy Jordon, Spirit of Women will enable Gordon Hospital to continue to focus on the specific needs of the community while drawing on the strength and support of a national network.
“We are extremely excited about this partnership with Spirit of Woman,” she said. “Through this program we will be able to offer many community-wide events that are exciting, fun, and informative for the whole family.”
As a Spirit of Women hospital, Gordon Hospital has committed itself to a comprehensive list of National Standards for Excellence in Women’s Health. Because women make up to 85 percent of household healthcare decisions, the educational and motivational Spirit of Women efforts are expected to positively impact the well-being of the entire family and community as a whole.
Karen Shaw, marketing coordinator for Gordon Hospital, will be coordinating the Spirit of Women program here. Along with Jordon and Gordon Hospital Chief Operating Officer Sam Huenergardt, Shaw completed the Spirit University training program held recently in Boca Raton, Fla.
“This program fits perfectly with a lot of the programs Gordon Hospital has offered the community for many years,” Shaw explained. “Using the Spirit of Women resources, we plan to build on those programs and add new ones that will help everyone in their healthcare decision-making.”
As only the second hospital in Georgia to join the Spirit of Women program and one of more than 80 nationwide, Gordon Hospital plans to conduct a wide variety of events including educational and recreational activities, health screenings, workshops, mentoring opportunities and support groups that will reach women in all stages of their lives.
The Spirit of Women Hospital Network is a national coalition that inspires health and wellness on a local level by leveraging national resources. Hospitals and healthcare facilities in more than 80 U.S. communities create the core through which Spirit of Women reaches women and seeks to inspire access and action for better national health. Utilizing a variety of means, including educational events, national awards and promotion of research, Spirit of Women addresses health topics such as menopause, cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, healthy pregnancy and many others. Visit www.spiritofwomen.com for more information.