Franciscan Alliance now part of the Spirit of Women

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Getting their dance on: More than 900 participants recently headed out to the second annual Spirit of Women Day of Dance festivities at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza in Merrillville. The event included health screenings, advice on healthy eating and lifestyle habits, educational programs put on by physicians, and, of course, plenty of dancing, helped out by area organizations and instructors. | Supplied photo


Resources from Spirit of Women

Cancer Care

Guidelines for the “Girls”

The Other Big C’s

Blow the Whistle on Skin Cancer

Heart Health

A Little DASH Will Do You

Women’s Hearts Are Different

Don’t Have a Stroke

Family Health

Harvest a Healthy Family

Calling the Shots for You
and Your Family


Women on the Alert: Preventing Diabetes

Boost Your Immunity,
Boost Your Life

Secrets to Surviving and Thriving Through Menopause

Source: Franciscan Alliance

Franciscan Alliance and its hospitals in Northwest Indiana have joined forces with Spirit of Women, a network of hospitals and health systems throughout the United States dedicated to advancing the cause of women’s health.

Spirit of Women, a free health and wellness program, is about motivating and inspiring women to make positive changes in their lives. Members receive up-to-date health information, reminders about upcoming events, and promotional discounts with local business partners.

Franciscan Alliance offers a variety of programs and events to the women of the community. It hosts health fairs, community wellness events (such as its popular Day of Dance program), support groups, and other outreach activities throughout the year.

Membership benefits include:

Members-only events and activities

Free health screenings

A Consumer Membership Card for discounts at local Spirit business partners

Franciscan Alliance celebrates women’s health through the Spirit of Women network because knowledge and community support are the keys to wellness. Studies show women make 80 percent of health-care decisions for their families; Franciscan Alliance is striving hard to give them the needed tools to make the correct choices.

As Spirit of Women hospitals, Franciscan Alliance’s facilities in Indiana and Illinois work together to bring the best in women’s programming to their communities.

The Franciscan Alliance Spirit of Women membership program seeks to bring together women of all ages and backgrounds by motivating and inspiring them to make positive changes in their lives. This is accomplished through innovative clinical and preventive care, education and wellness programs.

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Provided by Franciscan Alliance