Free annual women’s educational health event features expert physician panel and guest speaker, Cathy George

Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital’s annual Women’s Health Experience focuses on five dimensions of women’s health, with a special emphasis on breast care in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness month. It takes place from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 4 at AL!VE in Charlotte, Mich.

This free annual event kicks off with an expert physician panel on current women’s health trends, including breast cancer risk assessment and genetic testing, cervical cancer prevention and screening, hormone replacement therapy and information about HGB’s Breast Care Center. The panel features Troy Ferguson, D.O., David Rawson, D.O., Robert Seiler, D.O., and Stacey Tremp, D.O.

The Women’s Health Experience will close with an inspirational presentation by MSU Women’s Volleyball Coach Cathy George about achieving goals, leadership and balancing life.

Additionally there will be informational booths on topics like skin care, breast and urinary health, and cancer awareness brought to you from HGB experts, The Front Room, A New Beginning Obstetrics and Gynecology, CanHope, Red Cedar Oncology and more. Interactive breakout sessions will feature yoga, healthy eating and wine tasting. A prize drawing will take place at the end of the event for all who are still present.

“This event has evolved to one that provides women the opportunity to focus on themselves and their own health for a few hours,” said Maureen Hillary, R.N., HGB Chief Nursing Officer. “The wealth of information provided and activities are great reminders that it’s important for women to take care of themselves, when they are so often focused on everyone else’s care and well-being.”

The event is planned and coordinated by HGB staff and its Women’s Advisory Committee members, which include community volunteers and business women: Katie Dornbos, Laverne Duncan, Jessica Edel, Cathleen Johnson, Fran Rush and Dot Yoder.

Pre-registration is encouraged for all attendees, and is required for those who wish to use child care. The child care is provided free during the event in GROW, the children’s recreation area at AL!VE. Call (517) 541-5805 for more information or to register.

HGB has been the community’s choice for health care for more than 80 years. The hospital is committed to working together in health to provide quality care and enhance the vitality of the community. It has expanded its vision beyond providing traditional hospital services to one that promotes health and well-being through AL!VE. Learn more about HGB at www.hgbhealth.com and AL!VE at www.myalive.com.