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Release Date: 02/03/2015

Care New England welcomes families to the National Day of Dance for Your Health event on February 21, 2015, at The Warwick Mall from 12 to 3 p.m. Everybody Dance Now is a program of the Spirit of Women Hospital Network held in 70 communities and attended by more than 70,000 people across the U.S. This year celebrates the 11th Annual National Day of Dance and is the biggest dance party in the United States to increase overall health for women and their families. This is the second year that Care New England will participate in this nationwide event to create healthier communities.

“Everybody can benefit by incorporating dance into their exercise routine, so we invite you to join with families in our community by dancing to a variety of music for all generations at Day of Dance. Care New England is thrilled and proud to participate in this nationwide, fun, overall health initiative in Warwick,” said Chester M. Hedgepeth, III, MD, PHD, executive chief of cardiology, Care New England.

This event will feature dance demonstrations of ballroom, line dancing, and Zumba and audience and bystanders will be invited to join in the fun. Screenings, heart disease, stroke education and other important health topics including Ask the Doctor will be offered. Cardiologists from Care New England Cardiovascular Care< and from Women’s Heart Health of Women & Infants will also be on hand to meet and talk with attendees.

“By attending Everybody Dance Now, you will learn and understand your personal risk factors for heart disease and stroke, all while practicing the latest dance moves and spending time with family and friends. Day of Dance is a fun, unique program bringing together doctors, community leaders, media, and businesses to teach families about overall health that they can easily incorporate into their daily lives,” said Hedgepeth.

Day of Dance educates consumers on a variety of cardiovascular conditions and overall health. Coronary heart disease, which causes heart attacks, is the leading cause of death for Americans. When done on a regular basis as a form of exercise, dancing can burn as many calories as swimming, walking, or riding a bike.

The 2015 National Day of Dance is presented by Care New England, the Spirit of Women Hospital Network and Good Housekeeping magazine. Join us to celebrate your family’s overall health. Everybody dance now!

About Care New England

Care New England, located in Rhode Island, was founded in 1996 by Butler Hospital, Kent Hospital and Women & Infants Hospital. Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island joined the system as a hospital partner in 2013. Care New England is an integrated health care system that offers a continuum of quality care. The system includes primary care and specialty physicians; three teaching hospitals affiliated with The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Butler, Memorial and Women & Infants; a community hospital, Kent; a visiting nurse and home care agency, the VNA of Care New England; and Care New England Wellness Center.

About Care New England Cardiovascular Care

Care New England cardiovascular services are made possible through a clinical affiliation with Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) in Boston. This program, staffed by Brigham and Women’s Cardiovascular Associates at Care New England, provides convenient locations for its patients at Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket and Kent Hospital in Warwick, while offering treatment for all but the most complex cardiac diagnoses locally. The providers also offer a practice specifically for women, Women’s Heart Health of Women & Infants, at 90 Plain Street in Providence, on the campus of Women & Infants Hospital.

The expansion of cardiovascular services at Care New England comes after a clinical affiliation with Brigham and Women’s Hospital established a comprehensive program at Kent Hospital. Since then, it has grown to include many additional services including advanced cardiovascular imaging modalities such as cardiac CT, the advanced valvular heart disease service, and the advanced heart failure service with transplant consultation. These services are provided by board certified cardiologists and a team of Care New England nurses and clinical support staff. For a full listing of all cardiac services or more information on Care New England cardiovascular care, please visit

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