Monday, July 22, 2019
4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
The Dreamland, Nantucket
Join us on July 22 at the Dreamland Theater for the 3rd annual Women+Wellness event. With the recent opening of our new hospital, this year’s discussion will highlight the important relationship with our affiliate, Massachusetts General Hospital.
Lee H. Schwamm, MD; Executive Vice Chairman, Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital; Director, MGH Comprehensive Stroke Center; Director, MGH Center for TeleHealth
- With commentary by Faith Frable, MD, Director of the NCH Emergency Department
Vicki Jackson, MD; “Living With Serious Illness,” Chief, Division of Palliative Care, Massachusetts General Hospital
- With commentary by Dianne Bein, MSN, FNP-BC, ACHPN, Program Director and Nurse Practitioner of Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket
Did you know that if you or a friend or family member suffered a stroke on Nantucket, that the Nantucket Cottage Hospital Emergency Department will communicate through tele-medicine technology with the MGH stroke service to determine your appropriate treatment plan? Dr. Lee Schwamm, Executive Vice Chairman of the Department of Neurology at Mass General Hospital, will not only tell us how stroke in women is different from men but will help us understand how telemedicine between NCH and MGH works.
Most people equate palliative care and hospice but they are very different. Dr. Vicki Jackson, Chief of the Division of Palliative Care at Mass General Hospital, will explain the difference. Dianne Bein, of Palliative and Supportive Care of Nantucket will provide commentary.
As it is estimated that women make the vast majority of healthcare decisions for their families, Women+Wellness was started in 2017 by dedicated volunteers Melanie Sabelhaus, Jeanine Borthwick and Meryl Bralower to facilitate a dialogue and empower effective healthcare decision making.
General Admission $75Includes wine and light bites. Click here to buy now
Pay-it-forward to allow someone to attend the event. Angel tickets will cover the cost for someone to attend the event.
Women+Wellness is a volunteer-driven event, founded by Jeanine Borthwick, Meryl Bralower and Melanie Sabelhaus in 2017.
The 2019 event is co-chaired by Meryl Bralower, Gail Gamalier, Deborah Lewis, Carolyn MacKenzie and Mary Taaffe, along with a Host Committee.
Watch the full lecture from 2018 on YouTube, filmed by Nantucket Community Television. The 2018 lecture featured Sandy Tsao, MD (What You Need to Know As Your Skin Ages), Marc Wein, MD, PhD (Building Better Bones), and Caroline Mitchell, MD (Our Microbiome, Ourselves).