Hospital Leader to Chair Southern NJ Go Red For Women Luncheon

Stephanie_Red_12082016The American Heart Association recently announced that Stephanie D. Conners, MBA, RN, BSN, NEA-BC, Senior Executive Vice President, Hospital Chief Operating Officer and System Chief Nursing Officer at Cooper University Health Care, will serve as chair of the Southern NJ Go Red For Women Luncheon scheduled for Friday, April 28 at the Mansion on Main Street in Voorhees, NJ.

The Go Red For Women Luncheon is one of the premier women’s events in South Jersey focusing on cardiovascular health and wellness in women.  As a cornerstone piece of the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement, this social-educational event focuses attention on uniting women to prevent or survive the No. 1 and No. 5 killers of women – heart disease and stroke.  Nationally sponsored by Macy’s, this vibrant movement inspires women to make lifestyle changes, mobilize communities and shape policies to save lives.

Ms. Conners brings passion and great leadership to the Go Red For Women Luncheon and is dedicated to partnering together with the American Heart Association to engage local business and community leaders in empowering women to get informed about the risks of heart disease and stroke and to make healthy lifestyle changes.

Currently serving as Senior Executive Vice President, Hospital Chief Operating Officer and System Chief Nursing Officer at Cooper University Health Care, Ms. Conners has been published in a variety of health care journals, addressing both clinical and managerial topics, and has presented at national health care conferences on topics addressing advancements in nursing practice and patient safety.

Ms. Conners came to Cooper University Health Care in 2013.  In her current role, Ms. Conners brings leadership experience to drive strategic and operational goals to achieve service, quality and safety for patients and staff.

“I encourage everyone to join us at this year’s Southern NJ Go Red For Women Luncheon as we unite to educate and empower women to make healthy changes to prevent heart disease and stroke,” said Ms. Conners.  “Make a difference and Go Red for the women in your life – your grandmother, mom, aunt, wife, daughter, or granddaughter.”

Go Red for Women is the American Heart Association’s national movement to end heart disease and stroke in women.  Heart disease and stroke kill 1 in 3 women – more than all cancers combined.  The good news is that 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented with education and lifestyle changes.  Women who Go Red live healthier lives.

“Show your heart for the women in your life by supporting The Go Red For Women Luncheon, which provides the needed resources for research and education to help women lead healthier lives and reduce heart disease and stroke,” added Ms. Conners.

The Go Red For Women Luncheon raises funds to support this lifesaving movement, supporting cutting-edge research, community programs and professional education focused on cardiovascular health.

For more information, sponsorship opportunities or to purchase tickets, contact the American Heart Association at 609.208.0020 or visit SouthernNJGoRedLuncheon.Heart.org.

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