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Feel Like Dancing? Danbury and New Milford Hospitals’ Host the Second Annual Spirit of Women Day of Dance

Thursday, February 03, 2011 - Danbury, CT

Danbury Hospital Spirit of Women Day of DanceDanbury and New Milford Hospitals’ celebrate National Heart Month by conducting a heart healthy Spirit of Women, Day of Dance® at Danbury Fair, 7 Backus Avenue, Danbury, on Saturday, February 26, 2011. Join us for an afternoon of dance-fever inspired events that take place from 12 noon to 4 p.m. in the Mall’s Center Court (lower level). So, put on your boogie shoes and dance your way to better health because audience participation is welcome and encouraged.

Danbury and New Milford Hospitals’ Spirit of Women, Day of Dance® features upbeat music and dances including ballroom, Rumba, hip hop, ballet, and more, performed by local dance professionals and dance groups. While you’re there, get a free heart health risk assessment and screenings that include blood pressure, cholesterol, vascular, weight, bone and joint health. Health screenings occur simultaneously, and you will also have an opportunity to talk with the experts (our doctors) about ways you can take action to be heart smart and improve your overall health and well-being.

“Dancing with the Stars” Competition

Don’t miss our version of “Dancing with the Stars” competition at 3 p.m. where you, along with a panel of judges, will watch and vote for a dancing doctor or nurse from Danbury and New Milford Hospitals who will compete for the coveted trophy. Bring your friends and family to dance, learn simple ways to stay healthy, participate in health screenings and enjoy great prizes and giveaways!

Why Dance? Ask a Cardiovascular Physician Expert

For women of all ages, dancing and other aerobic exercise help prevent heart disease, the number one cause of death in women. Whether you like to dance in public, or only in the privacy of your own home, you will have an opportunity to ask cardiovascular experts (our doctors) from Danbury Hospital’s Praxair Regional Heart and Vascular Center about the heart healthy benefits you can take away by dancing or doing other forms of exercise in a regular basis.

Spirit of Women – Day of Dance is hosted by Danbury and New Milford Hospitals, member of the Spirit of Women Hospital Network with support provided by Danbury Fair, Danbury Fair retailers, and other local business sponsors.

To register your attendance at Danbury and New Milford Hospitals’ Spirit of Women, Day of Dance, call 1-800-511-9971, or visit Danbury And … you can always find us on Facebook, visit Danbury Hospital Facebook Page and New Milford Hospital Facebook Page!

Not a Spirit of Women member yet?

That’s no problem at all. All you have to do is join us at Danbury and New Milford Hospitals’ Spirit of Women, Day of Dance event on February 26th at the Danbury Fair Mall from 12 noon to 4 p.m., or simply visit and sign-up now to enjoy all the benefits and special events like this.

View photos from Day of Dance 2010!

About Danbury Hospital

Danbury Hospital is a 371-bed regional medical center and university teaching hospital associated with the University of Vermont College of Medicine, the Yale University School of Medicine, the Connecticut School of Medicine and Columbia University Medical Center. The hospital provides centers of excellence in cardiovascular services, cancer, weight loss surgery, orthopedics, digestive disorders, radiology and diagnostic imaging. It also offers specialized programs for sleep disorders and asthma management. Medical staff members are board-certified in their specialties, and most serve on the faculty of the nation’s finest medical centers offering a higher level of experience.

The Praxair Regional Heart and Vascular Center at Danbury Hospital is Western Connecticut’s most comprehensive, full-service cardiac and vascular care program that includes diagnostic testing, medical treatment, interventional and non-interventional cardiac and vascular procedure, electrophysiology, and minimally invasive and open-surgical procedures to evaluate and treat cardiovascular diseases. The Praxair Regional Heart and Vascular Center is accredited as a Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers; one of only two hospitals in the state to carry this designation.

Its Nuclear Medicine Laboratory is accredited by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Laboratories, one of the first 50 Echocardiography Labs in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico to receive this recognition.

About New Milford Hospital

New Milford Hospital, established in 1921, is an 85-bed hospital well known for its Planetree approach to patient care and strong community commitment. It provides centers of excellence in acute care, orthopedics, cancer, family birthing, and other services.