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Brandon Regional Hospital, South Bay Hospital and the St. Pete Times Present "Healthy Women…Healthy Communities"

Marketing & Public Relations Contact:
Regina Pointer
(813) 571-5105

April 01, 2011

As women, we put the health of our family ahead of our own.  On April 16th, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at The Regent at Winthrop in Riverview, we invite you to put yourself first and enjoy a day of health, wellness, happiness and fun at Healthy Women…Healthy Communities.

“Our lives are hectic!  The time we have to care for our personal needs is limited,” explains Alicia Schulhof, COO, Brandon Regional Hospital.  “We have family to tend to, children to play with and careers that cannot be put on hold.  Most of us are putting other priorities first and our health falls by the wayside.  This forum gives ladies an opportunity to learn together in a comfortable, educational and fun environment.  I am excited that so many members of our community, especially the St. Petersburg Times, The PHM Group, Gresham, Smith and Partners, Tampa Bay Cancer Center, Advanced Diagnostics & Hearing Solutions, and other companies, joined together with Brandon Regional and South Bay Hospitals to help us put women’s health first.”
This informative and fun event begins at 8 a.m.  Women can visit with local vendors like AAA, Advanced Diagnostics & Hearing Solutions, Arbonne International, The Bridges, Best Buy, DayDreams Day Spa, GNC Live Well, Carol L. Roberts, Hope Chiropractic Wellness Center, Lifestyle Family Fitness, New Earth Candles, Tampa Bay Radiation Oncology, Total Health Consulting and We Skincare & Wellness.  Pastries and coffee provided by Sumatra Bistro Café & Bakery.  Tea and scones provided by Victorian Grace Tea Room.

At 9 a.m. women can choose one of the following health talks:  Women, Stress, Depression, given by Deb Waurishuk, ARNP; My Aching Back, given by Donna Saatman, MD, neurosurgeon; Sex in the 40 Somethings and Beyond, given by Lisa Martin, ARNP.

After a short break to visit with vendors, women are invited to attend one of the 10:30 a.m. health sessions:  Surgical Solutions for Weight Loss, given by Alfredo Fernandez, MD, Certified Bariatric Center of Excellence surgeon; Management of Early Stage Breast Cancer, given by Mary Koshy, MD and Janelle Park, MD; and Menopause, Hormones, Health & Happiness, given by Alice Honiker, ARNP.  

At 12:15 p.m., lunch will be provided by The Catering Company and desserts by The Original Leena’s Chocolates in a beautifully decorated room provided by Whidden Florist of Brandon.  Lunch will also be a time of fun as we are excited to provide our guests with music and scenes from the upcoming production of Bye Bye Birdie performed by The Village Players of Valrico.  

“As women, it is important that we take the time to educate ourselves about important health issues,” says Sharon Roush, CEO, South Bay Hospital. “The stress of competing priorities such as family and work often causes us to put our health on the back burner. This is an opportunity for women to put their health first, which ultimately leads to better health outcomes for their families and communities.”

We are also pleased to announce that John Monaco, M.D., pediatric intensivist, will also speak briefly during lunch about childhood obesity and introduce his new book Too Small To Be Big, co-written with actress Ricki Lake who is also known for her struggles with obesity.

For more information on the topics being presented and to register for this event, please call 813-653-1065.  The cost is $10/person for the event and includes lunch.

Brandon Regional Hospital is a 407-bed acute care facility with a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, Certified Primary Stroke Center, Accredited Chest Pain Center, “3 Star” rating from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons and a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.  More than 74,000 babies have been born and cared for in The Baby Suites and our specialized centers, including The Neuroscience Center and The Heart and Vascular Center, offer the latest diagnosis and treatment options for neurological, spine and cardiac conditions.  The hospital emergency services include public access to average wait times and the latest in technology, including robotic surgery for gynecological and urological conditions and CyberKnife for the non-invasive treatment of select cancers.

South Bay Hospital is a 112 bed, acute care hospital serving Sun City Center, Ruskin, Wimauma, Riverview, Apollo Beach, Gibsonton and the surrounding areas. South Bay is Joint Commission Accredited, Accredited by the Society for Chest Pain Centers in Chest Pain and Heart Failure, a Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center, and a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement. South Bay offers a wide range of services including general and vascular surgery, urology, cardiology, orthopedic, and spine surgery.