Freeport, Illinois — To celebrate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, FHN is hosting a special evening of conversation, learning, and delicious food and drinks Monday, Oct. 24 at Cannova’s in Freeport.
FHN Director of OB and Surgical Services George Lester, BSN, CNOR, RNFA will introduce FHN’s new Vein Center and talk about how circulation issues can result in pain, swelling, varicose veins, restless legs and more.
Bobby Koneru, MD from Paramount Oncology Group (POG), a new partner with FHN in bringing university-level cancer care to northwest Illinois, will talk about the types of care POG is bringing to Freeport and provide new insights into breast cancer. Dr. Koneru is a TED Talks speaker and his book, “Confessions of a Radiation Oncologist: What You Don’t Know About Cancer and Radiation Therapy,” is available on Amazon.com. Copies of his book will be given to attendees.
Providers and staff from FHN’s women’s care team, including Ob/Gyn, surgical services, and the Women’s Diagnostic Center, will be on hand for conversation and questions at the event, which will run from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at Cannova’s, 1101 W. Empire Street in Freeport.
There is no charge for this event, but registration is required. Visit www.fhn.org/sliceoftime or call toll-free 1-877-6000-FHN (1-877-600-0346) ext. 901 to register.
FHN, a not-for-profit organization with nearly 1,400 employees, is an award-winning regional healthcare system committed to the health and well-being of the people of northwest Illinois and southern Wisconsin. FHN Memorial Hospital has been recognized as one of the state’s top hospitals for safety by the Leapfrog group and Healthgrades as well as by the world’s largest, completely independent, non-profit product- and service-testing organization. FHN caregivers serve an average of 1,500 people each day across FHN’s 22 locations in 5 counties spanning northwest Illinois. Organized in 1995 as an integrated healthcare delivery system, FHN is comprised of FHN Memorial Hospital, the Leonard C. Ferguson Cancer Center, 13 family healthcare centers offering primary and specialty medical care, hospice, occupational and chiropractic health services, dental care and outpatient mental health services. For more information about FHN, please visit www.fhn.org.