Nearly 200 sisters, mothers, wives and BFFs gathered at the Oak Lawn Hilton for the Fifth Annual Girls Night Out event on September 26. It was a night for women to treat themselves to good wine, dinning and share stories with each other. “Women are the cornerstone of families and communities,” said Eileen McNichols, RN, MSN, manager of Women’s Wellness Consultants at LCMH. “The Girls Night Out event is about giving women permission to make themselves ‘number one’ on the list and focus on their own needs.”
Dr. Nancy Taft, a fellowship trained breast surgeon and medical director of the Comprehensive Breast Center at LCMH gave the keynote presentation. 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,” Dr. Taft provided the most up-to-date life saving information about breast health screening, prevention and treatment.
After the informative presentation, attendees discovered how to become “The Resilient Woman” as Joan Murphy, RN, Ph.D., director of Women’s Wellness Consultants at LCM, brought her wisdom, humor and secrets of resiliency. Joan Murphy used the terms “pioneers” and “comeback girls” to describe the passion and strength of women. Joan 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 new West Pavilion replacement Patient Tower is the home of the Women’s Wellness Consultants Resource Center. The Women’s Center for Life and Healthg 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.
To get more information on the Women Wellness Consultants or to obtain listings on future events, please call 708.424.9988 or visit LCMH.org/events.