Florida Hospital Tampa Invites Women to Explore a Life Free from Muscle and Joint Pain as Part of the Passport to Health Women’s Seminar Series

Join us for the second of the four-part women’s health series as we travel to Greece to create awareness about orthopaedic health on Tuesday, April 15th.

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Florida Hospital Tampa is elevating healthcare in Tampa Bay and is proud to be an official “Spirit of Women” designated hospital.

Tampa, Florida (PRWEB) April 10, 2014

Florida Hospital Tampa is inviting women on a journey to Greece to explore a life free from muscle and joint pain as part of the Passport to Health women’s seminar series. The event is free to the public and will take place on Tuesday, April 15th, at the Tampa Palms Country Club from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The four-part series began in February with a trip to Spain and focused on heart health. Now the passport series travels to Greece and will feature Dr. Eddy Echols, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with Florida Orthopaedic Institute.

Musculoskeletal pain of the bone, joint and muscles is one of the most common reasons for primary care visits in the United States, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). Chronic pain that persists beyond an expected period of healing is estimated to affect 100 million Americans. Lower back pain affects up to 80 percent of Americans at some point in life and consistently ranks among the top five most common reasons for all healthcare visits in the US, according to the AAOS. Dr. Echols will be presenting current information on common orthopedic issues that women suffer from including shoulder injuries, stress fractures and kneecap pain as well as how to begin the journey toward the road to relief. Following the physician seminar, guests will be invited to join a Greek cuisine cooking demonstration.

The Spirit of Women Network is a national coalition that inspires health and wellness on a local level by leveraging national resources. “Florida Hospital Tampa is elevating healthcare for women in Tampa Bay and is proud to be an official “Spirit of Women” designated hospital. Providing the highest level of care includes offering education and awareness on the diseases that threaten the health of our community,” said Brian Adams, President and CEO at Florida Hospital Tampa. Through this partnership, Florida Hospital Tampa continually hosts innovative community outreach events in critical areas including heart disease, osteoporosis, breast health, cancer, neuroscience, menopause, incontinence, diabetes, healthy pregnancy and more.

“Our goal is to become a regional leader in women’s health while providing our community with the very best in medicine, health information and wellness education. Through our Spirit of Women partnership, we can connect women and their families with vital health information that can be presented in both a fun and informative way,” said Lauren Key, Vice President of Marketing. The four-part Passport to Health Women’s Seminar Series includes:

  •     February 20: Passport to Spain (Heart Health)
  •     April 15: Passport to Greece (Orthopaedic Health)
  •     May 8: Passport to Italy (Stroke Awareness)
  •     June 24: Passport to France ( A Guide to Women’s Health)

We invite you to experience your best adventure yet: a life free from muscle and joint pain. The passport to health women’s seminar series to Greece will take place on Tuesday, April 15th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Tampa Palms Country Club, located at 5811 Tampa Palms Blvd. There will be food, fun and door prizes. Registration is required at http://www.FHTampa.org/Passport or call (813) 615-7300.

About Florida Hospital Tampa
Florida Hospital Tampa is a not-for-profit 475-bed tertiary hospital specializing in cardiovascular medicine, neuroscience, orthopaedics, women’s services, pediatrics, oncology, endocrinology, bariatrics, wound healing, sleep medicine and general surgery including minimally invasive and robotic-assisted procedures. Also located at Florida Hospital Tampa is the renowned Florida Hospital Pepin Heart Institute, a recognized leader in cardiovascular disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment and leading-edge research. Part of the Adventist Health System, Florida Hospital is a leading health network comprised of 23 hospitals throughout the state. For more information, visit http://www.FHTampa.org.

About Spirit of Women
The Spirit of Women Hospital Network is a national coalition that inspires health and wellness on a local level by leveraging national resources. Hospitals and healthcare facilities in more than 100 U.S. communities create the core through which Spirit of Women reaches women and seeks to inspire access and action for better national health. Utilizing a variety of means, including educational events, national awards and promotion of research, Spirit of Women addresses health topics such as menopause, cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, healthy pregnancy and many others. Visit http://www.spiritofwomen.com for more information.