Emory Johns Creek Hosts Ladies Night Out
Event Features Robotic surgeon, screenings.
By Matthew W. Quinn
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. - Emory Johns Creek Hospital celebrated "Ladies' Night Out" with screening, vendors and demonstrations of a new robotic surgeon.
Director of Community Relations Bev Miller said the event, which took place on Oct. 20, is done in October as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. However, the event is not solely about breast cancer. It also features screenings for glucose and cholesterol, bone density, blood pressure and Body Mass Index.
During last year's event, the hospital gave out 220 to 225 gift bags as a rough measure of attendence. Miller hopes the event will increase the visibility of the hospital and introduce hospital services to people.
Erin Fortney, vice president of finance for the Junior League of Gwinnett and North Fulton, was amont the volunteers from her organization.
"Our role was to get vendors to come in who provide services and products that might be of interest to women and to provide volunteers for the event," she said.
This is the third year the Junior League has worked in this capacity. Fortney said Emory Johns Creek is a fabulous community partner, and members of the organization enjoy working witht the hospital. She guessed there were 10 Junior League volunteers.
Dr. John Reyes and his wife Dr. Ingrid Reyes presented the hospital's new robotic surgeon to the public.
"It's revolutionizing how we do gynecology surgery," he said.
There are few scars, faster recoveries and fewer complications...