St. Joseph Mercy Oakland annual Women’s Night Out health education event Nov. 8

St. Joseph Mercy Oakland (SJMO) will host its annual Women’s Night Out women’s health education event 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, at the Auburn Hills Marriott-Pontiac at Centerpoint, 3600 Centerpoint Parkway, Pontiac.
Theme for the evening is “For every woman. For every stage. For life.”  The event will include an overview of women’s health and wellness services offered at SJMO to help women on their journey to improve their health and well-being.  SJMO physicians will lead breakout sessions on a variety of topics related to women’s health. Attendees will have an opportunity to choose two breakout sessions.
The evening will include a fashion show supported in part by Great Lakes Crossing Outlets with media personality Lila Lazarus as commentator.  An award-winning journalist Lazarus has appeared on TV in Michigan, Maryland and Massachusetts as a news anchor and health reporter.
Her professional accomplishments include covering Nelson Mandela’s inauguration in South Africa, receiving multiple Emmy Awards, the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Award, two Clarion Awards and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Award twice.  In 2007, then-Gov. Jennifer Granholm appointed her to the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness.  An avid motorcyclist, Lazarus was named Michigan’s Ambassador of Motorcycle Safety. She is active in community and charitable organizations and serves on multiple boards.
Highlights of Women’s Night Out include light dinner, cash bar and dessert; health screenings, the fashion show and gift drawings.
The public is welcome.  Cost of the evening is $25 per person. 
To register or for more information, call the registration line, 877-337-1307.

About St. Joseph Mercy Oakland
St. Joseph Mercy Oakland is a 443-bed comprehensive, community, teaching hospital and a long-time leader in health care in Oakland County.  Founded in 1927 by the Sisters of Mercy, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland has won numerous local and national awards for patient safety, quality and performance, and consistently ranks in the top 10 percent of hospitals nationwide.  A member of the Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland is a technologically leading hospital that combines advanced medicine and personal care to assist patients on their path to wellness. With dedicated physicians, nurses and hospital staff committed to providing quality care throughout the patient stay, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland has truly personalized the patient care experience.
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About Saint Joseph Mercy Health System
Saint Joseph Mercy Health System (SJMHS) is a health care organization serving six counties in southeast Michigan, including Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne. It includes 537-bed St. Joseph Mercy in Ann Arbor, 443-bed St. Joseph Mercy Oakland in Pontiac, 304-bed St. Mary Mercy in Livonia, 136-bed St. Joseph Mercy Livingston in Howell, 119-bed St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron and 113-bed Chelsea Community Hospital. Combined, the six hospitals are licensed for 1,726 beds, have six outpatient health centers, six urgent care facilities, more than 25 specialty centers; employ more than 14,000 individuals and have a medical staff of nearly 2,700 physicians. 
A member of Trinity Health, the nation’s fourth largest Catholic health care organization, SJMHS is committed to improving the health of its communities by reinvesting its profits back into the community through new technologies, vital health services and access for all. The hospitals of SJMHS provide approximately $100 million in community benefit to the communities it serves each year.
For more information on health services offered at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, please visit