In just four years, 8,000 people joined a health-conscious group about women at St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield, officials said.
St. Luke's Spirit of Women initiative is aimed at improving the quality of life by providing leading health services and community outreach to women and their families.
It's focus is to guide women in navigating each stage of life, empowering and inspiring them to take action for better health, hospital officials said.
The notion is to keep fun and entertainment in the mix of living healthy. For example, a popular event is Girls’ Night Out. Hundreds of women turn out to learn the latest in women’s health issues, be pampered and get health screenings.
St. Luke’s is one of only 105 hospitals across 35 states named a Spirit of Women facility, and the only one in the St. Louis area.
Experts have seen a need for programs like Spirit of Women, since:
- women make most of the healthcare decisions for their families
- they often neglect their own health to take care of others in their lives, including children, spouses, parents and friends.
The program's free membership also includes exclusive discounts to 115 area retailers, health resources, advance notice of special events and e-newsletters.
Joining is easy and free. Sign up online at the St. Luke’s Hospital website.
St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield is a regional healthcare provider committed to improving the quality of life for patients and the community. The 493-bed, not-for-profit hospital offers care in more than 60 specialty areas and serves the region from more than 20 locations across the greater St. Louis area. St. Luke’s is the only Missouri hospital recognized as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals by HealthGrades (2007-2011). For more information, visit onine.