LANGHORNE, Pa., August 14, 2014 – Women of all ages are invited to attend the St. Mary Health Expo: Caring for the Whole Woman, an empowering and educational program designed to encourage women to live healthier lives. This free event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 6, at the Sheraton Bucks County Hotel, 400 Oxford Valley Road, Langhorne, Pa. The event is hosted by St. Mary Medical Center and sponsored by the Bucks County Courier Times and radio stations 102.9 WMGK, 95.7 BEN-FM, and 93.3 WMMR.
Olympic Medalist Jamie Greubel is the keynote speaker and her appearance is sponsored by The Endoscopy Center at St. Mary. Jamie Greubel, of Newtown, Pa., partnered with Aja Evans to win Bronze in Women’s Bobsled at the 2014 Winter Olympics outside Sochi, Russia. Greubel also teamed with Emily Azevedo to earn her first World Cup medal, silver, in La Plagne, France, during the 2012-2013 season. Greubel joined the U.S. bobsled team in the 2007-2008 season, and the powerful athlete has emerged as one of the nation’s most promising women’s bobsled pilots.
Marilyn Russell of 95.7 BEN-FM will emcee the event. With 15 years of broadcast experience, Marilyn profiles and celebrates women from the Delaware Valley area in her “Woman of the Week” public affairs feature, which airs Sundays on BEN-FM. Marilyn has been honored by the Women’s Resource Center for her extraordinary work with her “Woman of the Week” feature, and in 2011, Marilyn was praised by Big Top Promotions as the best DJ in the nation.
St. Mary will share live Facebook posts and Tweets with real-time social media coverage of the event, including photos and interviews. Jen Posner, co-host of the John DaBella Show on 102.9 WMGK, and Marisa Magnatta Associate Producer, WMMR's Preston & Steve Show, will record on-the-spot video clips of interviews and health demonstrations during the expo. Follow the lively interaction on the St. Mary Facebook page at www.facebook.com/stmaryhealthcare;or Twitter at https://twitter.com/stmarymed.
Patricia Meagher-Walker, Executive Editor of the Bucks County Courier Times, The Intelligencer, and the Burlington County Times, will moderate an interactive panel discussion featuring physicians from a variety of specialties. Walker, who oversees more than 125 journalists for print, digital and video products serving a variety of regional news audiences, also is president of the Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors (PAPME).
During this discussion, physicians will address a range of women’s health issues and concerns, such as heart disease, gynecology and female pelvic health, breast health, stroke risks, bone health, trauma prevention, and more. Healthcare professionals participating in the “Caring for the Whole Woman” panel include Dr. Stephanie Molden, Urogynecologist; Dr. Amanda Woodworth, Breast Surgeon; Dr. Caroline Murphy, Family Practitioner; Dr. Deirdre Donaghy, Cardiologist; Dr. Rowena McBeath, Orthopedic Surgeon; Dr. Maria Lim, Neurologist, and Kim Everett, Trauma Prevention Coordinator.Women attending the event will be encouraged to share a health concern or question with a St. Mary expert during a question-and-answer session.
The event will also include a series of educational breakout sessions, facilitated throughout the day by St. Mary healthcare experts. These interactive sessions will focus on specific health topics and advanced procedures offered at St. Mary Medical Center. Registration is required for these sessions, and women can select their choices by visiting www.StMaryHealthcare.org or by calling 215.710.5888.
Morning Breakout Sessions:
9:30 to 10:15 a.m.
- Breakthrough Heart Procedures
- Geriatrics: How to Care for Yourself and Loved Ones
- Women’s Digestive Health
- Understanding Hip & Knee Pain
Afternoon Breakout Sessions:
1:15 to 2 p.m.
- Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology
- Urological Issues for Women and the Men in Their Lives
- Pain Management Techniques
- Preventing Cardiovascular Disease in Women
In addition, more than 30 expo participants will promote awareness of the resources, services, and specialized care available to women. Included among the display presentations are professionals from the mother/baby and perinatology departments, rehabilitative therapies, wellness and holistic therapy, nutrition, trauma prevention services, endoscopy, breast health, urology and cancer services, radiology, orthopedics, stroke, sleep, heart and vascular, geriatrics, pain management, and cosmetic surgery. Members from the Community League of St. Mary, a variety of support groups, community health organizations, and primary-care providers also will be involved.
“St. Mary offers women a wide range of specialized services, and we strive to stand out as an educational resource to women in the community,” says Marie Schickler, Service Line Administrator for OB and Women’s Services, “It is essential we equip them with the information and resources to make the best healthcare decisions for themselves and their families.”
This event is free and includes healthy refreshments. Registration is required at www.StMaryHealthcare.org or 215.710.5888. Early registration is recommended as space is limited.