To raise awareness of women’s heart health, Ascension Saint Thomas Midtown, West and Rutherford hospitals, part of Ascension Tennessee, displayed red lights last week to mark National Wear Red Day® Feb. 7.

As reported in the Tennessee Tribune, Ascension Saint Thomas and the American Heart Association share a priority of providing affordable, convenient access to healthcare and heart health education.

Created 16 years ago by the American Heart Association, the day is an opportunity to raise awareness about women’s heart health and fight back against the statistic that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for American women.

“National Wear Red Day provides a special platform for celebrating the investment of energy and time that our Ascension Saint Thomas and Saint Thomas Heart caregivers make daily as they offer high-quality and highly personalized care to the women of Middle Tennessee,” said Michelle Robertson, Chief Operating and Nursing Officer, Ascension Saint Thomas. “Among our clinicians are many examples of strong female leaders who can uniquely relate to the women whom the American Heart Association works tirelessly to serve and educate.”

Many shared the American Heart Association and Saint Thomas Heart’s conviction to help the women of Middle Tennessee lead heart-healthy lives, by donning a red shirt.