Frye Launches Reinvention Factor Seminar for Women 
Friday, 30 April 2010 
Frye Regional Medical Center will host a Spirit of Women seminar called Reinvention Factor for women. This is an exciting opportunity for women and their families to evaluate, or reevaluate, their health and well-being by focusing on breath and breathing.  If you are looking to reinvent yourself and are searching for ways to alleviate daily stress, then this is the seminar for you.

Reinvention Factor is geared to help women understand how health can be reinvented at any age through diet, fitness, allergy control, smoking cessation, better respiratory health, and other lifestyle changes. 

There is a saying, “the way you breathe is the way you live,” and it’s true. Taking that deep and full breath is the key to connecting with your physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. You have the option to take that simple deep breath and turn it into a fresh and positive moment to reinvent yourself.

This event will be hosted by Frye Regional Medical Center from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 8 at the Hickory Museum of Art.  To register for this event, please call 877-31WOMEN.  Reinvention Factor promises to be a positive experience for all consumers, with music provided by Corelli String Quartet, affiliated with the Western Piedmont Symphony through their youth symphony program. Artist Michael McCall will be on site preparing for his upcoming exhibit and will speak about ways to reinvent yourself through art, and Dr. Peter Alford will discuss ways in which to take action for your respiratory health.

The event costs $10 and includes a light lunch. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Women’s Resource Center and the Hickory Museum of Art.

For more information on the Reinvention Factor seminar, contact Suzanne Fogleman at 828-315-3091 or email Frye is a member of the Spirit of Women Network, with support provided by Baby Boomer News, Hickory Surgical Clinic, Piedmont OB-GYN, Sophie Women’s Magazine, The Woman’s Clinic, and Through Healing Eyes.

For nearly a century, Frye Regional Medical Center has provided sophisticated medical services to the residents of Hickory and central western North Carolina. From its modest origins, Frye has evolved into a major medical facility offering specialized care for complex needs. From the latest in minimally invasive heart surgery to laser-guided cancer treatment, Frye provides advanced diagnostics, medicine and surgery through a convenient network of hospital campuses and outpatient locations.

From the start, Frye operated with one simple goal: to offer the best possible healthcare to people in our region. This guiding principle, instilled by the hospital’s namesake Dr. Glenn R. Frye and his physician peers, is seen today as an unwavering drive for excellence among the medical staff, nurses, technicians and others who comprise the Frye family. They believe passionately in Frye’s commitment to care for the community and to do so by operating at the most exacting standards possible.

Perhaps this is why Frye has earned so many distinctions: Distinguished Hospital Award from J.D. Power and Associates (three years), Hospital of Choice Award by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers, Best Hospital in Overall Quality and Image by National Research Corporation, and Best in Charlotte Region for Overall Cardiac Care by HealthGrades in 2009.

Frye Regional Medical Center is accredited by the Joint Commission, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency.  To learn more about the hospital, visit For physician referral, call 828-315-3391.

About Spirit of Women

The Spirit of Women Health Network is a national coalition of hospitals and healthcare facilities in more than 80 U.S. cities joined together to improve women's health by inspiring access and action on local, regional, and national levels.  Utilizing national resources to improve healthcare in local communities, Spirit of Women aims to educate and care for women in a unique way that emphasizes total well-being - body, mind, and spirit – and impacts all aspects of a woman’s life, including family, health, and work.  Through a variety of means, including educational events, networking opportunities, consumer loyalty programs, national awards, and promotion of research, Spirit of Women addresses health topics such as menopause, cancer, incontinence, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, healthy pregnancy, and many more.  For more information, visit