Mississippi leads the nation in cardiovascular disease. More than 50% of Mississippi deaths related to cardiac disease occur in women. But frighteningly, a recent national survey shows only 8% of women even realize that cardiovascular disease is a significant health risk to females. The state and national Heart Truth campaign partners are working to get the word out to women across the country about their risk of heart disease. If you would like to join us, please contact Shawn Zehnder Lea, director of communications for the Mississippi Hospital Association, at (601) 368-3237 or slea@mhanet.org.

Mississippi Partners
American Heart Association - Mississippi Chapters
Baptist Memorial Hospital-Booneville, Booneville
Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi , Oxford
Biloxi Regional Medical Center, Biloxi
Bolivar Medical Center, Cleveland
Central Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson
Claiborne County Hospital, Port Gibson
Crosby Memorial Hospital, Picayune
Forrest General Hospital, Hattiesburg
Garden Park Medical Center, Gulfport
Gilmore Memorial Hospital, Amory
Hardy Wilson Memorial Hospital, Hazlehurst
Health Management Associates-Mississippi Division, Jackson
Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center, Meridian
King's Daughters Hospital, Greenville
King's Daughters Hospital, Yazoo City
Magee General Hospital, Magee
Mississippi Baptist Medical Center, Jackson
Mississippi Hospital Association, Jackson
Mississippi Nurses Association
, Jackson
Mississippi State Department of Health, Jackson
Mississippi State Hospital, Whitfield
Mississippi State Medical Association, Jackson
Natchez Community Hospital, Natchez
Natchez Regional Medical Center, Natchez
North Mississippi Medical Center, Tupelo
Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center, Clarksdale
Ocean Springs Hospital, Ocean Springs
Rankin Medical Center, Brandon
Riley Hospital, Meridian
River Oaks Health System, Jackson
River Region Medical Center, Vicksburg
Rush Foundation Hospital, Meridian
St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital, Jackson
Singing River Hospital, Pascagoula
South Central Regional Medical Center, Laurel
Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center, McComb
South Mississippi State Hospital, Purvis
University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson

University of Southern Mississippi/College of Health, Hattiesburg
Wesley Medical Center, Hattiesburg

National Partners
American Heart Association
National Heart Lung & Blood Institute
Office of Women's Health, U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services
WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease

Corporate Partners
We salute the following Corporate Partners who have agreed to promote awareness of women's heart disease issues within their organizations throughout 2004.
Special thanks to LoveComm and WLBT for airing public service announcements for The Mississippi Heart Truth.
Adams and Reese, LLP
Cellular South
The Clarion-Ledger
Eaton Aerospace
Entergy Mississippi, Inc.
Jackson Heart Study
Mississippi Public Broadcasting
L3 AeroTech
Mississippi College
Mississippi Economic Council
Mississippi Health Partners
Mississippi Press Association
The National Coalition of 100 Black Women/Central Mississippi Chapter
Parents & Kids Magazine
Schering-Plough Corporation
Time Warner Cable
Tougaloo College