Immediately Perry Drake
Jan. 29, 2009 Senior Manager, Media Relations
Phone: (708) 216-7940
Cell: (708) 441-7736
LOYOLA INVITES WOMEN TO GO RED GIRLS NIGHT OUT IN HOMER GLEN
Free event will include refreshment, raffles, giveaways and healthy-heart information
MAYWOOD, Ill. – To coincide with American Heart Month in February, the Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen is inviting area women to share a night out with their girlfriends and with Loyola heart experts at Go Red Girls Night Out.
The free event takes place from 6:30-8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 19 at the Orland Sportsplex, 11351 W. 159th St., Orland Park. A panel of women health experts from Loyola will provide information on the causes and prevention tips, nutrition and treatments for heart disease, which remains the No. 1 killer of women in the United States. The evening will include heart-healthy snacks, raffles and a number of giveaways. Following are the speakers and their topics for the evening:
• Cardiology nurses Molly Hewitt, RN, and Carolyn Jacobs, RN: “Health, Heart and Fitness”
• Cardiology nurse Cindy Mulhall, RN: “The Heart of a Woman”
• Clinical dietician Heidi Pankratz, RD, LDN: “Eat Your Heart Out”
• Dr. Troy Buck, instructor, department of anesthesiology, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine: “Pain Management Issues for Women”
• Dr. Robert Dieter, assistant professor, department of cardiology, Stritch School of Medicine: “Vascular Concerns in Women”
Space is limited. Advance registration is required. To register, call (888) LUHS-888. For more information, call (708) 645-3446.
Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, Loyola University Health System is a quaternary care system with a 61-acre main medical center campus, the 36-acre Gottlieb hospital campus and 25 primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. The medical center campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of the Chicago Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. The heart of the medical center campus, Loyola University Hospital, is a 570 licensed bed facility. It houses a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Burn Center and the Ronald McDonald® Children’s Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center. Also on campus are the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Oral Health Center as well as the LUC Stritch School of Medicine, the LUC Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. Loyola’s Gottlieb campus in Melrose Park includes the 250-bed community hospital, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness and the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Care Center.