Muriel I. Kauffman Women’s Heart Center
The Women’s Heart Center encourages women of all ages to be proactive about their heart health.
Prioritizing Women's Heart
The Saint Luke's Muriel I. Kauffman Women’s Heart Center is the first center of its kind in the United States to take a proactive role in addressing women’s heart health. Established in 1994, the center operated as a program within Saint Luke’s Hospital. After receiving a generous gift from Julia Irene Kauffman in 2004, the new center was unveiled and named in honor of her mother, Muriel I. Kauffman.
The Women’s Heart Center provides health education, offers screenings, and leads national research on women’s heart health and disease prevention. The center is nationally recognized as a leader in advocacy for women, their families, and their health.
Recognition & Awards
Our team has had the privilege of meeting, working with, and being recognized by passionate leaders across the country, who have also contributed to the advancement of women’s heart health awareness.
- Recognition at two White House receptions for our pioneering efforts in women's heart health
- Recipient of the Inaugural Woman’s Day Red Dress Award
- Recognition as a partner with the CDC Million Hearts Initiative, a program designed to help save lives through education on lowering blood pressure and reducing the prevalence of cardiovascular disease
- Founding partner of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s Heart Truth Campaign, a national lifesaving campaign to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease in women
- Founding partner of WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease in Washington, D.C.
- Leader as a national spokesperson for the American Heart Association
- Founding partner of the Food as Medicine Institute Alliance
Saint Luke’s Muriel I. Kauffman Women's Heart Center
4401 Wornall Rd
Kansas City, MO 64111
Assessments & Programs
The best weapons women can use in the fight against heart disease are education and awareness. Consider these packages to assess your heart’s health.
Food as Medicine Everyday
This program introduces people to the healing power of whole foods as medicine.
The Red Dress
The Red Dress is the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness. We educate our community all year long at various events, with this symbol front and center.
The Red Scarf
Donate a handmade Red Scarf to show support, comfort, and encouragement for hospitalized women with heart disease.
Pathway to Purpose
Our volunteers with heart disease support women newly diagnosed with heart conditions.
Heart disease affects both men and women. While both genders share some symptoms and risks, in many cases, women and men face very different factors and issues when it comes to heart health. Learn how women’s hearts are unique.
Heart attack symptoms in women
Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD)
Myocardial Infarction with Non-Obstructive Coronary Arteries (MINOCA)
The Muriel I. Kauffman Women’s Heart Center is known for its innovative cardiovascular care and outcomes research. Currently, we are spearheading and participating in research registries in the following areas:
The SCAD Alliance is leading the advancement of Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD) research by sponsoring the multicenter iSCAD Registry; which generates collaboration among professionals, disseminates science, and educates key audiences.
The HOPE Registry
The HOPE Registry will collect and study the data necessary to better understand maternal heart disease and improve outcomes for pregnant women with heart conditions.
Meet our team
- Tracy Stevens, MD, Medical Director
- Marcia McCoy, RN, MSN, Director
- Anna Grodzinsky, MD, Research Clinical Scholar
- Carmen Butcher, RN, BSN, Heart Wellness Coordinator
- Grace Hoffman, Nutrition Health Coordinator
- Benetta Blackburn, Administrative Assistant
Questions and comments welcome by calling 816-932-5624 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.