Caring for women
in all stages of life
From the moment a woman is born, throughout the rest of her life, she passes through distinct stages that require care and understanding much different than for a man. That’s why we established the Novant Health Maya Angelou Women’s Health & Wellness Center at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center.
Through each decade of a woman’s life, we bring to you the knowledge of experience, the latest medical innovation and compassionate care to help you achieve the highest quality of life. Recognizing your needs, the center not only provides services and resources specifically to help women live longer, healthier lives, but it has entirely transformed how we approach healthcare for women – at all stages of life.
We now know that for many diseases and illnesses, women have different symptoms than men and require a different approach to diagnosis and treatment. It’s also no surprise that, often, women become so busy caring for their families that they may neglect their own needs.
History of the center
The idea of dedicating care specifically for women began 125 years ago in Winston, N.C., when a group of local women met to form the Ladies' Twin City Hospital Association, the forerunner of Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. In 2001, the Sara Lee Center for Women's Health was created at the medical center to provide leading-edge medical care for women in our community. Then on June 28, 2012, the center became larger and more comprehensive – with a new name.
The inspiration for the Novant Health Maya Angelou Center’s name and its focus on creating greater health and wellness among women came from Dr. Maya Angelou, who transcends generations and whose words and ideas resonate with women around the world.
At the Novant Health Maya Angelou Women’s Health & Wellness Center, we understand women’s health and are here to have the types of conversations that help promote women’s health and wellness. Learn more about some of the services available through the center:
Providing care through every stage of your life
From teens through adulthood, each decade of a woman's life is an opportunity for growth and the pursuit of vibrant health in mind, body and spirit.
The center coordinates comprehensive healthcare and wellness services specifically designed to meet your unique needs through every stage of life. Download one of the "Decade Cards" (PDF format) below to help you to understand health recommendations based on your stage of life:
(If you do not have a PDF reader, you can download one for free.)
The Women's Council of Forsyth Medical Center Foundation is a proactive organization dedicated to assuring that every female in our community has equal access to information, opportunites, and support for her health and well being. Members will benefit through social engagement while developing and disseminating information. The Women's Council focuses on efforts to improve the health of women of all ages and circumstances in our community. With over 200 members, we want to ensure life is a healthy journey for women in our community.
Learn more about the Women's Council and how you can be a member »