St. Petersburg, Florida, June 4, 2020 – Northside Hospital CEO, Valerie Powell-Stafford has been selected to join the Tampa Bay Go Red for Women Executive Leadership Cabinet. The cabinet is comprised of community leaders who volunteer in support of The American Heart Association and their Go Red for Women initiative.
Launched in 2004, Go Red for Women is the American Heart Association’s national movement to increase awareness of cardiovascular disease – the leading cause of death for women – and to inspire women to take charge of their heart health. This grassroots campaign is a vibrant and diverse national movement led by women and men committed to breaking their silence about the risk of cardiovascular disease to women. Our local, year-round campaign, celebrated at the annual Go Red for Women Luncheon and on National Wear Red Day, empowers women with the knowledge to reduce their risk of heart disease and to improve the health of our community.
The Go Red for Women Luncheon, that will be held on February 26, 2021 at Armature Works, will celebrate 17 years of lifesaving work on behalf of women. The Tampa Bay community’s most respected business, healthcare, civic and philanthropic leaders unite at the Luncheon to raise funds for continued research, education and outreach.
About Northside Hospital
Serving the community since 1976, Northside Hospital is a 288-bed hospital, offering a full range of services including comprehensive and interventional stroke care, preventative and corrective cardiac care, full-service orthopedic and spine treatment, a 24-hour emergency department, and general surgery. As one of the first hospitals in the area to achieve Atrial Fibrillation Certification (SCPC), our technologically advanced hospital allows our highly skilled physicians, nursing and caregivers to serve our growing community. Northside Hospital was the first nationally recognized Comprehensive Stroke Center in Pinellas County and has been nationally-recognized as a Top Performer in Key Quality Measures for Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia and Surgical Care by The Joint Commission. We have been nationally recognized for quality and safety by earning an “A” rating from the Leapfrog Group and our employees voted us a Tampa Bay Times Top Workplace in 2020. With campus-based specialized services, such as the Tampa Bay Heart Institute and the Neuroscience Institute for Interventional Neuroradiology and neurologic care, Northside Hospital continues to enhance and expand its services to better serve the St. Petersburg community.