Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Loyola physicians to help host free day of health and wellness for women

MAYWOOD, Ill. - Loyola University Medical Center health experts will team up with Margaret Stender, president/CEO of the Chicago Sky of the Women's National Basketball Association; and state Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford, D-Maywood, at the Loyola Center for Health & Fitness for a special Women’s Day event on Saturday, Oct. 20.

To help give women a break from their daily routines, Loyola physicians and the staff of the Loyola Center for Health & Fitness will present an educational day of health and wellness. Professionals from a variety of disciplines – including massage therapists, dietitians, personal trainers and experts in smoking-cessation, Pilates and spirituality and wellness – will offer tips and advice for better health.

The event runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the state-of-the-art fitness center, 2160 S. First Ave., Maywood. Parking is free.

Stender is a mother of two who has built a professional basketball team around talented athletes who exemplify women’s empowerment and self-esteem on the court and in the community. She possesses 21 years of extensive leadership in business development, operations, management and marketing for high-profile brands and businesses. She will speak at 11 a.m.

Other speakers scheduled include: Dr. Sondra Summers, on Innovations in Women’s Health – Vaccinations against Cervical Cancer; Dr. Jose Biller, on Advancement in Stroke; Dr. Linda Brubaker, on Incontinence – Replacing Secrets with Solutions –Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery; and Dr. Mary Jo Liszek, on Are Killer Cramps Normal?

Membership to the fitness center is not necessary to attend Women’s Day. However, event participants who become members on Women’s Day will have their enrollment fee waived. To register for Women’s Day, phone (708) 327-2348. More details can be found at www.LoyolaMedicine.com/Fitness.

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.