Helen Hayes Hospital and Nyack Hospital Foundations Present Women

October 3, 2011

Nyack Hospital Foundation and Helen Hayes Hospital Foundation are pleased to announce their second annual collaboration, to take place on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at the Comfort Inn in Nanuet, New York. EmpowHERing Women – A Women’s Health and Wellness Symposium will once again bring both hospitals together with the goal of educating the community on important women’s health issues.

The evening will start off with a panel discussion led by five health experts: Felicia Cosman, M.D., Medical Director, Clinical Research Center, Helen Hayes Hospital; Shari Siegel-Goldman, M.D. Director of Breast Imaging, The Breast Center at Nyack Hospital; Patricia Joseph, M.D., FACS, Director of Breast and Women’s Health Prevention Services, Nyack Hospital; Marjorie King, M.D., Director of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, Helen Hayes Hospital, and Jeri Nieves, Ph.D., Nutritional Epidemiologist, Clinical Research Center, Helen Hayes Hospital. Each panelist is a noted expert in their field and the program offers a unique opportunity for participants to learn about the latest prevention, diagnostic and treatment approaches to major women’s health concerns, including osteoporosis, breast and cardiac health. The panel will allow time for a question and answer period.

A unique shopping boutique will open for attendees to purchase a variety of fashionable items and raffle prizes, proceeds of which also benefited both hospitals, during an open dinner and cocktails buffet at which guests can mingle, shop, and share notes on what they have learned at the evening’s panel.

This year’s Keynote Speaker is Anne Thompson, Chief Environmental Affairs Correspondent at NBC News. Her reports appear across all platforms of NBC News including “NBC Nightly News,” “Today,” MSNBC and msnbc.com. Ms. Thompson was part of the “Nightly News” team that won the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Journalism Award and the Emmy Award for coverage of Hurricane Katrina. She has received the prestigious Gerald Loeb Award for distinguished business and financial journalism for a series of reports that aired on “Nightly News” on the jobless economic recovery, and was also nominated for four business and financial news Emmys.

Tickets are $75 each, and raffle tickets and sponsorships are still available. Both hospitals are going “green” in 2011, and collaborating on an e-journal, which can be accessed from both hospital websites, as well as at www.empowHERingwomen.org Tickets, raffles, sponsorships and e-journal ads may all be purchased through the empowHERingwomen.org website, or by calling the Nyack Hospital Foundation at 845.348.2771 or the Helen Hayes Hospital Foundation at 845.786.4365.

Nyack Hospital is a 375-bed community acute care medical and surgical hospital located in Rockland County, NY, founded in 1895. For additional information, please visit their web site at www.nyackhospital.org .

Helen Hayes Hospital is the region’s premiere specialty physical rehabilitation hospital, helping to restore mobility and function to individuals who have sustained catastrophic injuries and chronic disabling illnesses. The hospital’s website is www.helenhayeshospital.org.

Both hospitals are members of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System.