Press Release

For Immediate Release
Oct 14, 2011
Contact : Joyce McFadden, Vice President, Marketing & Public Relations  

Southern Ocean Medical Center to Host
20th  Annual Women’s Health Night


Manahawkin, NJ - Join us for a night out with the girls on Wednesday, October 26, when the women of southern Ocean County will once again be treated to an evening devoted to their personal health and wellness.  During the hours of 5:00 p.m. through 9:00 p.m. the first floor of Southern Ocean Medical Center will be transformed into one of the region's most comprehensive health events, featuring free health screenings, literature, educational seminars, and opportunities to meet Southern Ocean physicians, interactive displays, free gifts and more!  

It's all part of Southern Ocean County Hospital's 20th annual Women's Health Night, scheduled for Wednesday, October 26, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.   

Registration begins at 5:00 p.m., and guests are asked to enter through the main entrance and register at the Women's Health Night Registration Desk in the main lobby. Physician lectures offered this year include: Obstetrician and Gynecologist Michael Sze, M.D. speaking on Osteoporosis at 5:30 p.m.; Cardiologist Timothy Slavin, D.O. speaking on Women and Heart Disease: Understanding Your Cholesterol at 6:30 p.m. and Neurologist Tommasina Papa-Rugino, M.D. speaking on Handling Headaches at 7:30 p.m.   

Prior to the event a free lipid profile (cholesterol screening) will take place.  Women who would like to take part in the lipid profile should come to the Beach Plum Conference Room at SOCH at 1140 Route 72 West on Monday MORNING, October 24 from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 am.  Fasting for 12 hours is required prior to having blood drawn.  That is why the blood draw will take place in the morning.  The lipid profile results will be available during Women's Health Night on October 26.   

A variety of health screenings are also planned for the evening. The free screenings include: blood pressure, blood sugar, body fat analysis, bone densitometry, colorectal cancer, skin cancer, balance, foot screenings, hearing screenings, pulmonary function and pap smears. Participants wishing to have a free pap smear are required to schedule an appointment through 1-800-DOCTORS.   

In addition to the free lectures and health screenings, Women's Health Night 2011 at Southern Ocean County Hospital also features a wealth of information on maternity services, nutrition, fitness, cancer, cardiology and other health issues related to women.  Women will enjoy the dozens of interactive educational displays hosted by healthcare professional representing Southern ocean services.   

Southern Ocean Medical Center is located at 1140 Route 72 West in Manahawkin. For more information, call 1-800-DOCTORS. 

About Southern Ocean Medical Center
Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin is a member of the Meridian Health family, which includes Jersey Shore University Medical Center and K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital in Neptune, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, and most recently, Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel.  

Southern Ocean Medical Center is home to a wide range of clinical services and programs specializing in cardiovascular and stroke care, maternity and women's health, orthopedics and joint health, bariatric surgery, and wellness and prevention programs.  

Part of Meridian Cancer Care, Southern Ocean Medical Center provides comprehensive cancer services, including radiation oncology, surgery, and clinical trials, and is connected to specialized programs and services throughout Meridian Health.  

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