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'The Business of Health Care Report'

Go Red Partnership with American Heart Association
02/17/2014

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I’m Doug Hawthorne, CEO of Texas Health Resources, with “The Business of Health Care Report.” This week there will be plenty of talk about flowers and chocolates but there is another important message we need to share as well: women and heart disease.

One out of three American women is at risk of dying from heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death among women in Texas. On average, 64 women die from heart disease every single day in Texas.

In a continuing effort to battle heart disease, Texas Health Resources and the Dallas and Tarrant County Divisions of the American Heart Association (AHA) have joined forces once again. Texas Health is set to begin its fourth year sponsoring the Go Red for Women campaign, a collaboration between Texas Health and the American Heart Association. To raise awareness of heart disease as the number one killer of women, the AHA created the Go Red movement more than 10 years ago. The program’s goal is to celebrate the energy, passion and power of women across the country.

We are honored to continue our work with the American Heart Association and proud to be the Go Red cause sponsor for another year. The Go Red philosophy reflects Texas Health’s focus of keeping people healthy through prevention, education and addressing the overall well-being of individuals. Working together, we’re turning the tables in a positive direction by helping educate women and emphasizing the importance of heart health.

As Go Red for Women efforts continue to grow, it’s more important than ever for Texas Health and the American Heart Association to continue this critical collaboration with the shared goal of improving the health of women in North Texas, and there are many opportunities to be involved.

To learn more about the American Heart Association’s upcoming Go Red for Women events, please visit heart.org/northtexasgoesred or call 1-888-MY-HEART (1-888-694-3278).

For our faith-based health system — Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Harris Methodist and Texas Health Arlington Memorial — I’m Doug Hawthorne.

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