St. Lukes Hospital is helping St. Louis area women lead healthier lives one dance move and girls night at a time.
The hospital is entering its third year as the only Spirit of Women facility in Missouri. Spirit of Women is a national network of hospitals and healthcare providers promoting womens health through awareness and community outreach. As part of the program, St. Lukes hosts fun, interactive events throughout the year featuring entertainment, health screenings and education.More than 300 women gather at St. Luke’s Desloge Outpatient Center for the Spirit Girls’ Night Out. They celebrated with mini-makeovers and massages, hors d’oeuvres, and desserts.
The events include group conferences to discuss issues such as healthy pregnancy, diet and exercise, stroke, heart disease, and osteoporosis. On Feb. 27, the hospital will host its annual Day of Dance at the Hilton St. Louis Frontenac.
Picture 500 women, all in a big ballroom, and theyre learning different dance techniques to try to keep themselves healthy, says Diane Ray, RN, BSN, MBA, director of nursing. Open to all women in the community, the program has attracted about 4,000 members.