Women open up about health concerns at Austin Weekly News event

Held at Hartgrove Hospital in Chicago

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By West Side Women

On Friday, April 18th, Austin Weekly News organized a Women's Health Panel. Over 35 women attended this free community forum and breakfast so generously hosted by Hartgrove Hospital located at 5730 W. Roosevelt Road in Chicago.
Austin Weekly News' West Side Business Network conducted a survey to get an idea of what types of health issues mattered to local women. During the two hour forum, the panelists were asked over 20 questions. The panel consisted of:
  • Dr. Judy Carter: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism in the Internal Medicine department at Rush Oak Park Hospital
  • Dr. Lois M. Clarke: Medical Director for Horizon Emergency Physicians Group at Loretto Hospital

  • Dr. Angell Jones: Surgeon with special interest in Breast Health at Mount Sinai Hospital

  • Raelle Wilson: Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor; crisis trainer at Hartgrove Hospital

Panelists were enjoyable, lively, very approachable and realistic, and offered a wealth of information about Women's Health. 
Our friends at Hartgrove Hospital were wonderful hosts. Their Chicago Room is a lovely space for events. Most of the women stayed for tours of Hartgrove's facilities after the event.

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Aleta Clardy from Oak Park  

Posted: May 15th, 2014 7:47 AM

I enjoyed the event. The doctors were very forthcoming in answering all of our questions and it turned into a very engaging forum. I learned so much in the few hours we attended. Also, special thanks to Dawn Ferencak for her vision, leadership and moderation of the successful event. Special thanks to Hargrove Hospital for their hospitality and welcome. Looking forward to the next one.

Donna Werner from Oak Park  

Posted: May 2nd, 2014 7:32 PM

This was the very first time I have been in an open forum where women had the chance to ask health-related questions specific to them. Thank you for the opportunity to get "real" about our health!

Carrie from Chicago  

Posted: May 2nd, 2014 11:34 AM

What an awesome event. The providers were fantastic. Great to have such candid conversation about Women's Health.

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