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Hospital announces advisors for new Healthy Woman Program

Members of L.V. Stabler Memorial Hospital’s Healthy Women Advisory Committee met for lunch on Monday at Gracefully Done in Greenville. Left to right, front row, Dr. Tera Simmons, Tracy Salter, Suzanne Foshee, Jennifer Studley, Linda Holley. Back row, Annie Glenn Braden, Dorothy Brown, Elizabeth Reid, Melinda Bates, Lois Robinson, Katie Thomas. Not pictured: Dr. Su Puppala, Melissa English, Ann King, Sonya Blakenship, Francine Wasden. (Advocate Staff, Kevin Pearcey)

SPECIAL TO THE ADVOCATE

L.V. Stabler Memorial Hospital has announced the names of fourteen select women who will lead the advisory council for the hospital’s newest program – Healthy Woman.
Set to kick off on February 10, 2011, Healthy Woman will feature a monthly series of free seminars, health fairs, education programs and interactive events focusing on women.

“The women who make up this council are leaders in our community in a variety of ways,” said L.V. Stabler chief executive officer Jason Studley.  “Through their civic, volunteer and community involvement, these diverse women are ambassadors for other women in their leadership roles, proactive community interest and progressive thinking.”

The Healthy Woman Advisory Council includes: Dr. Sue Puppala; Family Medicine, Tera Simmons, Suzanne Foshee, Melissa English; CRNP, Katie Thomas, Jennifer Studley, Melinda Bates, Ann King, Dorothy Brown, Annie Glenn Braden, Lois Robinson, Tracy Salter, Elizabeth Reid and Francine Wasden.

“These women will provide guidance to ensure that the issues that concern the women of Greenville and the surrounding area get addressed by L.V. Stabler,” said Studley.
Women, who make between 80 and 90 percent of all healthcare decisions, often balance careers, primary and secondary families, issues with parents, and civic work.  Healthy Woman was created by women for women to provide up-to-date healthcare information for the entire family.  The mission of the program is to empower women with the knowledge and confidence to make informed healthcare and well-being decisions for themselves and their loved ones.

The free monthly presentations will cover physical and emotional healthcare, as well as financial well-being and spiritual development.  Healthcare topics will include pertinent information on hear disease, diabetes, breast cancer, menopause, nutrition, osteoporosis, stress management and life balance issues.

The Healthy Woman kickoff will be held on February 10, 2011 at Walnut Street Church of Christ.  A free health fair will take place from 4 – 5:30 p.m. followed by a dinner at 6:00 p.m. featuring nationally-noted motivational speaker Dale Smith Thomas, who will address women’s health and life balance issues.  The cost for the presentation with dinner is $15.00.

For more information about Healthy Woman, the free health fair, or to register for the Healthy Woman Kickoff, please call Linda Holley at 334.383.2305.