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A Partnership for Better Women’s Health

A Partnership for Better Women’s Health

Shannon is excited to collaborate with the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health (LWBIWH) and Angelo State University (ASU) to continue supporting vital programs in the Concho Valley. LWBIWH is dedicated to empowering and improving the lives of women and girls in Texas and across the nation by advancing multidisciplinary science in women's health. Their work over the past 10 years has changed the lives of thousands of women of all ages through their educational and outreach programs.

This partnership extends Shannon's mission to provide exceptional health care through the programs provided by LWBIWH, such as education, outreach, disease prevention and early detection. These programs are essential to supporting the health of women in the Concho Valley.

Shannon's support will allow ASU's regional office of the LWBIWH to continue to improve care for multicultural, multigenerational, urban and rural female populations by:

  • Establishing community education and outreach programs.
  • Developing curriculum for professional health care education.
  • Strengthening scientific research and translating that research into medical practice.

This program involves the collaboration of providers across Shannon. It offers research opportunities in gender-focused medicine and new data for our providers to implement best practices as they care for patients. Shannon Medical Center is appreciative of our community's ongoing support as we look forward to working with LWBIWH leadership and Shannon medical staff to advance research, knowledge and care for women.

"Local impact of the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health will continue to grow with this collaboration," says Susan Wilkinson, PhD, APRN, CNS, Regional Director of the LWBIWH. "It is a pleasure to support this partnership with Shannon Medical Center to improve the health and lives of women and girls of the Concho Valley through outreach events like Girl Power, Día de la Mujer and Girls/Guys Night Out; research supporting scientific discoveries unique to women's health and gender differences; and education advancing the knowledge of health care professionals."

ASU's regional office of the LWBIWH opened in 2010. Since then, it has helped over 30,000 individuals; raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to support research, education and outreach in the Concho Valley; and provided free breast and cervical cancer screening services for over 2,000 clients in need.

Working together to Serve Texas Women and Girls

To find out more about our partnership with the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health, call 325.486.6421.