Little Company of Mary invites all sisters, mothers, wives and BFFs to come together for the Fifth Annual Girls’ Night Out on Wednesday, September 26 at the Oak Lawn Hilton. Treat yourself to a night of wining, dining and sharing stories. “Women are the cornerstone of families and communities,” said Eileen McNichols, RN, MSN, manager of Women’s Wellness Consultants at LCMH. “This night is about giving you permission to make yourself ‘number one’ on the list and focus on your own needs.”
Wine and appetizers will be offered followed by a keynote presentation by Dr. Nancy Taft, a fellowship trained breast surgeon and medical director of the Comprehensive Breast Center at LCMH. Dr. Taft understands that women have unique and variable health needs throughout the different stages of life. In her presentation, “Stay Abreast of the Best,” she will provide the most up-to-date information about breast health screening, prevention and treatment.
After dessert and coffee, participants will discover how to become “The Resilient Woman” as Joan Murphy, RN, Ph.D., director of Women’s Wellness Consultants at LCM, will be bringing her wisdom and humor to share her secrets of resiliency, which include her five beatitudes of being resilient. Murphy uses the terms “pioneers” and “comeback girls” to describe women and believes that all women have a true inner strength. “We need to take a step back and look at the fact that we are the heroes of our families,” said Murphy.
The Women’s Wellness Consultants at LCM were the recent recipients of the Sister Nancy Boyle Award for Excellence at Crystal Heart Ball this year. Since their formation, Women’s Wellness Consultants have provided innovative wellness programs conducted by registered nurses. Their focus has always included the holistic approach of body, mind and spirit. Joan Murphy is so passionate about women’s health and well-being that she has developed over 40 workshops and presented these not only to this community but nationwide over the years. The Women’s Wellness Consultants are committed to advocating for women and empowering them to take control of their health through health awareness programs, screening for risk factors and providing opportunities for lifestyle changes.
The festivities for Girls’ Night Out will take place from 5:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 26 and the cost of attendance is $40. Please call 708.424.9988 by September 17th to register, or visit LCMH.org/events.
The eight-story West Pavilion Patient Tower will be the new home of the Women’s Wellness Consultants. The new facility will include diagnostic imaging, the Nationally Accredited Comprehensive Breast Health Center and the Family Birth Center. The Women’s Center will provide women with healthcare services ranging from routine wellness exams and screenings to advanced diagnostic facilities for even the most critical health conditions. Join us for the community open house on October 14th. Register online for a sneak peek into the community’s new comprehensive and state-of-the-art hospital. Visit lcmopenhouse.org to register online for the October 14th community open house.