Girls' Night Out Planned for October 10 at Ocean Medical Center

Contact:Donna Sellmann, Public Relations Manager
Phone:(732) 643-3279
Email:dsellmann@meridianhealth.com

Girls' Night Out Planned for October 10 at Ocean Medical Center

Thursday, October 10, 2013, Ocean Medical Center will once again host its Girls' Night Out from 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. The annual women's wellness celebration will include interactive panel discussions to address various health topics, health screenings, educational information, chair massages, hand and nail treatments, shopping, demonstrations and door prizes.

Tours of the Women's Imaging Pavilion will be offered, with the opportunity to meet the friendly staff members who perform mammograms and diagnostic breast procedures. Onsite scheduling for mammogram and bone density appointments will be available.

Guests can choose to attend various lectures and discussions, which include:

5 - 6 p.m. Navigating Your Breast Health: Understanding Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment with breast imager Lance Dillon, M.D., breast surgeon Denise Johnson-Miller, M.D., oncologist William Lerner, M.D., and nurse navigator Angela Fay

5 - 5:45 p.m. Physical Changes as You Age with internal medicine physician Elizabeth Salcedo, M.D. and urologist Mark Perlmutter, M.D.

6 - 6:45 p.m. Keeping on the Move: Women and Joint Replacement with family medicine physician Cynthia Genovese, M.D. and orthopedic surgeon Nader Hebela, M.D.

6:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. The Latest in Breast Reconstruction and Augmentation with plastic surgeon Russell Ashinoff, M.D.

7 - 7:45 p.m. Don't Miss a Beat: Managing Good Heart Health with internal medicine physician Diane Verga, M.D.

7:30 - 8:15 p.m. Bariatric and Weight Loss Surgery Options with surgeon Anil Pajuja, M.D.

The free health screenings include balance, blood pressure, bone densitometry, and colorectal cancer. Meridian Health's Clinical Research Department will also be enrolling women interested in participating in a breast cancer research study that examines factors related to the early development of breast cancer. Healthy volunteers and women with a history of breast cancer are eligible to participate.

Additionally, local businesses will be on site to offer complimentary services such as hand and nail treatments, Reiki, chair massage, and shopping vendors will feature kitchen goods, bags, accessories, jewelry, books, chocolates, and more.

The event is free and pre-registration is encouraged by calling 1-800-DOCTORS. Walk-ins welcome. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Free parking is available. Ocean Medical Center is located at 425 Jack Martin Boulevard, Brick NJ 08724.

About Ocean Medical Center
Standing out as a premier medical center along the Jersey Shore, Ocean Medical Center is home to exceptional talent, state-of-the-art technologies, and a growing medical campus, all surrounded by a community that offers quality of life for individuals and families of all ages. Ocean is a 281-bed non-profit community hospital located in Brick, New Jersey that provides health care programs and services in all major medical disciplines. Some key services include designation as a Primary Stroke Center; brain lab and neurological surgery; DaT Scan and advanced imaging technology; general, thoracic, and vascular surgery; comprehensive cancer care and radiation therapy technologies; a Joint Commission accredited orthopedic program; one of the nation's most advanced cardiac catheterization laboratories and cardiac services; maternity, Acute Care of the Elderly, and critical care services. The Medical Center has begun a four-level Master Facility Plan that will transform the campus through an $82 million project that sets a foundation for future decades of growth. The main component of the project is a new 44,300 sq. ft. Emergency Department. The Medical Center features Magnet award winning nurses who work in collaboration with the medical staff, and is a System Partner, along with the other Meridian Health facilities, with the Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Ocean Medical Center also operates the state's first Satellite Emergency Department in Point Pleasant, called the Ocean Care Center. The Medical Center has grown tremendously since opening in 1984 and is well positioned to evolve and respond to the changing community and health care landscape.