Women invited to attend Calumet Medical Center’s Eighth Annual Night for Women on Tuesday, October 12
10 / 04 / 2010
Maria Nelson, Media Relations
Affinity Health System
(920) 554-0686 (pager)
CHILTON, Wis.- Calumet Medical Center’s Eighth Annual Night for Women will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010 from 5:45 – 9:30 p.m. at Chilton High School’s Engler Center for the Performing Arts.
The event is free to the public and all women wearing red in support of women’s heart disease awareness will receive a free gift. The evening includes speakers, interactive booths, displays and refreshments. The interactive booths will feature a variety of free activities including chair massages, pink hair extensions, samples of Terra Verde’s freshly brewed coffee and much more. There will be informational displays on a variety of topics including creating a healthy Calumet County, cardiac care for women and breast health. A delicious snack buffet will also be available.
“We are excited to offer this free event for women,” said Karin Wille, coordinator, education and community relations for Calumet Medical Center. “This is a great opportunity for women from our rural communities to enjoy a fun night out with friends, family members or coworkers, while also learning how to keep their hearts healthy.”
This year’s speakers include Dr. Patrick O’Brien and Eliz Greene. Dr. O’Brien, an Affinity Medical Group cardiologist, will talk about heart care for women.
Eliz Greene will talk about her experience of having a heart attack while seven months pregnant with twins. All attendees will receive her book, The Busy Women’s Guide to a Healthy Heart and a pedometer. Following the presentations, Greene will be available to sign attendees’ books.
Registration is required for this FREE event. Registration can be done online at www.affinityhealth.org/nightforwomen or by calling Affinity NurseDirect at 1-800-362-9900.
The full list of vendors that will be at the event include: Harbor House Domestic Abuse Programs, Wisconsin Association for Home & Community Education, U->CAN (Calumet County’s new health and wellness coalition), Hair Tellers Salon and Spa Services, Westend Creations (floral design), Braun MaGuire Jewelers, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Celebrating Home, Cookie Lee Jewelry, Journey to Wellness, Scentsy, Lia Sophia, Spirit/Ministry Health Care, Intuitive Massage, Stell’s Piggly Wiggly (cake decorating demos), Terra Verde, Art Attack!, Orthopaedic Associates and Affinity Medical Group. Calumet Medical Center will also have a variety of services present at the event including rehab, radiology, Breast Center, cardiac services and specialty services.
For the Editor:
Affinity Health System, a faith-based regional health care network, is the Fox Valley’s second-largest employer, according to the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce & Industry. For the fourth consecutive year, Affinity has been named one of the nation’s top 64 health systems based on clinical performance according to Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of health care. For ten consecutive years, Affinity Health System has been named to the SDI (formerly Verispan) Integrated Health Network Top 100, an annual assessment of the 100 most highly integrated health care networks in the nation. Both St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton and Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh rank among the top 1 percent of hospitals nationwide in terms of quality and efficiency, as determined by the 2007 Premier | CareScience Select practice National Quality Award. Members of Affinity include Mercy Medical Center and Mercy Health Foundation, Oshkosh; St. Elizabeth Hospital and the St. Elizabeth Hospital Foundation, Appleton; Affinity Medical Group, a regional network of 25 family practice and specialty clinics – 22 of which are recognized as NCQA Level III medical homes, the highest level of recognition – in 14 communities; Calumet Medical Center, Chilton; and Affinity Occupational Health.