Northwest Hospital is proud to belong to the strong Spirit of Women network of over 150 hospitals in more than 100 cities across America. Northwest is the only Spirit hospital in Maryland!
The group of hospitals and health care providers who are part of Spirit of Women seek to educate women and their loved ones about key women’s health topics such as weight loss, menopause, cancer, incontinence, diabetes and heart disease. As a Spirit of Women hospital, Northwest has made a commitment to spread the good news that being a healthy woman is not just about having a great relationship with your health care provider, but also about having good times … healthy times with your family and friends.
At select times of the year, Northwest Hospital sponsors Spirit of Women events at which women can gather and learn important health information in a fun and relaxing environment. Spirit of Women calls it “Health-u-tainment®,” or “balancing serious information with a serious good time.”
Upcoming Spirit of Women events include:
Northwest is a Spirit of Women hospital! Watch this space for exciting events to be announced soon.
Girls' Night Out '13: Color Me Healthy
Thurs., October 24, 2013
Registration is now open for Girls' Night Out '13! This year’s event will be a COLORFUL affair filled with health information and screenings, entertainment, healthy food, refreshments and a wine tasting. Comedian Poppy Champlin will have us laughing -- a great way to burn calories and reduce stress. An all-female panel of Northwest Hospital doctors will answer some of the most pressing health questions. Read all the details here.
Check out the photos from our 2012 Girls' Night Out event!
Spirit of Women works closely with Women’s Wellness Center and the Herman & Walter Samuelson Breast Care Center, as well as other services at Northwest Hospital key to women’s health.
“I am honored and proud to be an official graduate of Spirit University. I am truly a Spirit woman! I have the diploma to prove it! What a great education. What a great organization. I’m blessed to be given such amazing, innovative and specific tools to be a true trailblazer in promoting health and disease prevention among women. Spirit of Women events, educational workshops and communications provide you and your family with the information and inspiration you need to live your best life now. Ladies, Northwest Hospital's got SPIRIT! ... Do you?”
-- Victoria Proctor, M.A., B.S.N., R.N., C.H.H.C.
Health coach, women’s wellness at Northwest Hospital
Victoria Proctor, M.A., B.S.N., R.N., C.H.H.C., oversees Spirit of Women at Northwest Hospital. Victoria is a Master’s prepared exercise physiologist, registered nurse
and certified holistic health counselor. She received her B.S. in
Psychology from Frostburg State University, a B.S.N. from Johns Hopkins
University, an M.A. from University of Maryland at College Park, and her
certification as a Holistic Health Counselor from the Institute for
Integrative Nutrition in New York City. Prior to joining Northwest Hospital, Victoria worked as a pediatric staff nurse, research
nurse and clinical faculty member at the Johns Hopkins University School
of Nursing. She is a seven time All-American track star, NCAA Division
III national champion and record setter who has been inducted into
Frostburg State’s Athletic Hall of Fame.
As a holistic health, wellness and medical professional, Victoria is an advocate for women, encouraging them to live healthy, energized and passionate
lives. She is a compassionate speaker who delivers captivating
presentations to help women understand and embrace their own health and