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CHI Health St. Elizabeth Celebrates Women’s Health Week

April 30 2015

Lincoln, Neb. — National Women’s Health Week kicks off on Mother’s Day, May 10, and is celebrated until May 16, 2015. The goal is to empower women to make their health a priority and encourage them to take steps to improve their physical and mental health. In honor of Women’s Health Week, St. Elizabeth is hosting a Women’s Health Night on Wednesday, May 13 at 5:30 p.m.

For the first hour, health care providers from the community will be available to answer health questions from guests. Health screenings will be offered, including a hearing test, skin damage assessment and blood pressure checks. In addition, St. Elizabeth Sports and Physical Therapy team will be demonstrating exercise and stretching techniques.

Dr. Michelle Ellis and Dr. Carla Church, both family physicians, will be co-emcees for the evening. Guests will be able to enjoy a light dinner while watching a live cooking demonstration from Chef Daniel Spicer, featuring healthy recipes with fresh thyme. Each participant will receive a free thyme plant.

Two motivational speakers will remind women about the importance of making time for your health, starting with Lindsay Peterson, Director of Operations for the University of Nebraska volleyball program. To conclude the evening, JoAnne Owens-Nausler, Ed.D. will present “Let’s Move to Improve.” Dr. Jo has spent over 43 years promoting the benefits of healthy, active living. She is the author of several publications and one of the nation’s most vocal personalities. Guests will laugh and learn!

“We had a great turnout last year, and we hope even more people join us this year,” says Dr. Carla Church. “Our goal is for women to have fun while learning about their health.”

Dr. Michelle Ellis adds, “The evening is structured so women can leave with healthy changes that they can incorporate into their daily routine.”

The event will be held in the lower level of CHI Health St. Elizabeth, located at 555 South 70th Street, on Wednesday, May 13 from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. The event is free. Guests are asked to register at or by calling 402-219-7000.

About St. Elizabeth
CHI Health St. Elizabeth, founded over 125 years ago, is a full-service, nonprofit medical center in Lincoln, Nebraska. Since 2004, St. Elizabeth has been recognized as a Magnet hospital for excellence in nursing. St. Elizabeth is guided by its core values of reverence, integrity, compassion and excellence to devote funding and resources to programs and services that benefit their patients as well as the health of the greater community. St. Elizabeth is part of CHI Health and Catholic Health Initiatives. For more information, visit

About CHI Health
CHI Health is a regional health network with a unified mission: nurturing the healing ministry of the Church while creating healthier communities. Headquartered in Omaha, the combined organization consists of 15 hospitals, two stand-alone behavioral health facilities and more than 150 employed physician practice locations in Nebraska and southwestern Iowa. More than 12,000 employees comprise the workforce of this network that includes 2,820 licensed beds and serves as the primary teaching partner of Creighton University’s health sciences schools. In fiscal year 2014, the organization provided a combined $149.3 million in quantified community benefit including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research. With locations stretching from Kearney, Neb. to Missouri Valley, Iowa, the health network is the largest in Nebraska and serves residents of Nebraska and southwest Iowa. For more information, visit