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McKee Medical Center introduces Spirit of Women program

First event features heart education, painting at Studio Vino

LOVELAND (Jan. 4, 2012) – McKee Medical Center is proud to announce a partnership with Spirit of Women®, a movement of women, hospitals and health care providers across the country that help make good health less about denying yourself things and more about treating yourself to great experiences and easy-to-use health news.

The Spirit of Women Hospital Network combines educational events with entertaining activities. Following those lines, McKee has announced its first Spirit of Women event that coincides with National Heart Month. Men and women are invited to Art for the Heart, a painting and heart education event at Studio Vino in Loveland on Feb. 16. Cardiologist Randall Marsh from the CardioVascular Institute of Northern Colorado will speak to the group about reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease with regular exercise, smoking cessation and moderation of sodium and alcohol. And, of course, Studio Vino will lead guests in creating their own heart paintings to take home.

According to the American Heart Association, an estimated 81 million people are affected by at least one form of cardiovascular disease. “Heart disease has become a national epidemic,” explains Sheryl Fahrenbruch, coordinator of McKee Spirit of Women, “but we can begin to take small steps today to lower our risk tomorrow.”

Art for the Heart is 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Feb. 16 at Studio Vino, 426 N. Lincoln Ave. in Loveland. Admission to the event is $15 and pre-registration by Feb. 13 is required. Please call (970) 203-6631.

If you are interested in joining Spirit of Women to take advantage of more entertaining and education events, applications are available online at Or, you may call (970) 203-6631.Lifetime membership is $20. Membership is free to people over 65. Upcoming 2012 events feature topics such as digestive health; the most recognized brain disorders and their treatments; shoulder, hip and knee pain; and the basics on appropriate insurance coverage.



McKee Medical Center is a fully accredited, private not-for-profit facility with 132 beds. It serves as a community medical center with services including emergency, oncology, heart, orthopedics, inpatient and outpatient surgery, obstetrics, pediatrics, rehabilitation, intensive care, lab and medical imaging.


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