Saint Luke’s Muriel I. Kauffman Women’s Heart Center
Prioritizing Women's Heart
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 honor of meeting, working with, and being recognized by passionate nationwide leaders, 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 life-saving 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
Assessments & Programs
The best tools 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 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 womens' hearts are unique.
Saint Luke's 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 below areas:
- iSCAD Registry: Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD)
- The HOPE Study: Heart disease in pregnancy
- ReBIRTH Study: Peripartum cardiomyopathy