I’m Doug Hawthorne, CEO of Texas Health Resources, with “The Business of Health Care Report.”
Heart disease is the number one killer among women over the age of 20. Many are surprised when they learn this fact. But heart disease kills one woman per minute, taking more lives than the next four causes of death combined.
To help raise awareness of this disease — and help raise money to fight it — Texas Health Resources has joined the American Heart Association as the “cause sponsor” for the 2011 Go Red for Women campaign. Go Red is the AHA’s nationwide movement that celebrates the energy, passion and power of women to band together and wipe out heart disease.
Texas Health and the American Heart Association will work together to help women understand what lifestyle changes they can make to improve their heart health. From health tips to heart disease experts, we at Texas Health feel it’s important to share our resources to help improve the health of the people in the communities we serve.
We hope you will join us in spreading awareness and raising funds to combat this deadly and yet preventable disease. How can you help? Participate in the annual Heart Walk in your area. Or join us for the annual Go Red events in the spring. And throughout the year, I encourage you to eat right, exercise and stay healthy.
For Texas Health Resources and its faith-based family of hospitals, Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Harris Methodist, and Texas Health Arlington Memorial, I’m Doug Hawthorne.