June 27, 2014

Providence Hospitals Development Foundation provides $20,000 to support female heart disease survivors

The Providence Hospitals Development Foundation is providing $20,000 to support the launch of Providence Hospitals’ WomenHeart Program, which is a national program that offers a support network for female heart disease survivors. Providence is the only hospital in South Carolina to partner with WomenHeart Columbia.

Through the program, all female heart patients at Providence Hospitals receive a “Red Bag of Courage.” The bags contain helpful information about heart disease and related conditions, tips for in-home caregivers and information about the support group meetings.

The WomenHeart Program at Providence is a volunteer-driven support group that provides for emotional healing after a cardiac event. The group serves as advocates and educators for heart disease, the number one killer of women. It is open to any woman who suffers with heart disease. 

WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease is the nation’s only patient-centered organization serving the 42 million American women living with or at risk for heart disease. WomenHeart is solely devoted to advancing women’s heart health through advocacy, community education, and the nation’s only patient support network for women living with heart disease. WomenHeart is both a coalition and a community of thousands of members nationwide, including women heart patients and their families, healthcare professionals, and health advocates, all committed to helping women live longer, healthier lives. To join or donate, visit www.womenheart.org

Providence Hospitals is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System.

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