Thursday, January 29, 2009

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.

About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is part of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system with a 61-acre main medical center campus, the 36-acre Gottlieb Memorial Hospital campus and more than 30 primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. Loyola University Medical Center’s campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of Chicago’s Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. At the heart of the medical center campus is a 559-licensed-bed hospital that 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 Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. Loyola's Gottlieb campus in Melrose Park includes the 255-licensed-bed community hospital, the Professional Office Building housing 150 private practice clinics, the Adult Day Care, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.

Trinity Health is a national Catholic health system with an enduring legacy and a steadfast mission to be a transforming and healing presence within the communities we serve. Trinity is committed to being a people-centered health care system that enables better health, better care and lower costs. Trinity Health has 88 hospitals and hundreds of continuing care facilities, home care agencies and outpatient centers in 21 states and 119,000 employees.