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IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO TALK ABOUT WOMEN’S HEALTH

IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO

TALK ABOUT WOMEN’S HEALTH

Women’s Centered Care for All Stages of Life

IT’S NEVER TOO LATE

TO TALK ABOUT

WOMEN’S HEALTH

Women’s Centered Care for All Stages of Life

TAKE YOUR SEAT IN THE

HOSPITAL WHERE IT HAPPENS

Lotus Network and Rose Women’s Hospital are partnering once again to promote our missions of women’s holistic health and connection. On February 8th, join your community in-person and learn from a panel of heart health experts and heart disease survivors about the most groundbreaking strategies for diagnosis, treatment, and care. Don’t miss this afternoon of education, empowerment, and connection in an incredible hospital dedicated to women’s care. 

TAKE YOUR SEAT IN THE HOSPITAL WHERE IT HAPPENS

Lotus Network and Rose Women’s Hospital are partnering once again to promote our missions of women’s holistic health and connection. On February 8th, join your community in-person and learn from a panel of heart health experts and heart disease survivors about the most groundbreaking strategies for diagnosis, treatment, and care. Don’t miss this afternoon of education, empowerment, and connection in an incredible hospital dedicated to women’s care. 

Women’s Health Connector Series

Part 2: Heart Health

in collaboration with

Wednesday,

Feb 8th, 2023

12:00 PM to 1:30 PM MT

Rose Women’s Hospital 
at the Rose Medical Center
4545 East 9th Avenue, Denver, CO

Masks are mandatory and can be provided
Free parking is available

FREE TO ALL

Hybrid event | Limited to 80 seats

In-person guests will receive a complimentary box lunch and swag bag

In-Person Registration for Women’s Health Connector Series, Part 2: Heart Health

In-Person Registration

for the Women’s Health Connector Series, Part 2: Heart Health

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Meet Our Panel of Heart Health Experts

Jennifer Harlan

Jennifer Harlan, RN has been a registered nurse for over 10 years and is the clinical leader for the Cardiac Unit at Rose Medical Center.

Jennifer Harlan is a registered nurse with a focus in cardiac health. Five years ago, she had her first heart attack. Since then, she has made several local and national TV appearances speaking out about the importance of understanding the signs and symptoms of heart attacks in women. 

Jennifer Harlan has been a registered nurse for over 10 years. She is an advocate for women’s health and has passion for educating women about Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD). 

Jennifer is the clinical leader for the Cardiac Unit at Rose Medical Center. She represents Rose in their partnership with American Heart Association and advocates for participation in events like the Heart Walk and Cycle Nation.

Dr. Sameer Mehta

Sameer Mehta, MD is the president of Denver Heart and the cardiac cath lab director at both Rose Medical Center and Swedish Medical Center.

Dr. Sameer (“Sam”) Mehta earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois and attended medical school at Southern Illinois School of Medicine, from which he graduated with institutional honors.  Dr. Mehta has been very active in cardiovascular research. He has published more than 30 manuscripts,
abstracts, and presentations, and is currently active in several research studies.

Dr. Mehta contributes nationally in helping patients better understand cardiovascular disease and wellness, and has been featured in various publications including Forbes, US News and World Report, Reader’s Digest, MSN, and Women’s Health.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Mehta is an avid tennis player. He is very enthusiastic about all the
outdoor amenities that Colorado offers, particularly skiing, golfing, and hiking.

Maureen McDonald

Maureen McDonald is an associate Regional Vice President of Community Engagement for the Continental Division for HCA Healthcare.

A native of Denver, Maureen McDonald is passionate about connecting individuals and organizations from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to improve our communities. As Associate Regional Vice President of Community Engagement for the Continental Division for HCA Healthcare, McDonald’s focus is on assessing and responding to community health needs in the markets for 11 hospitals in Denver (HealthONE) and Wichita, (Wesley Healthcare) while fulfilling HCA’s mission to improve human life and finding ways to creatively engage the over 11,000 HCA colleagues in the division.

Serving on several national and local boards and committees, McDonald is passionate about women in leadership roles and is grateful to be engaged in several local and national women’s groups. As 2020 President of The International Women’s Forum of Colorado, McDonald led the pivot to virtual programming and an exploration of statewide recruitment. Current board service includes Girl Scouts of Colorado and the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation.

Dr. Takiyah R. Wilson

Takiyah R. Wilson, PhD, MBA is a driven healthcare champion dedicated to advancing health equity through
leadership, research, and innovative public health solutions.

Dr. Wilson joined the American Heart Association in 2015 and is presently the Vice President of Health Strategies for the American Heart Association Denver Division. She leads the implementation, and evaluation of community impact and cardiovascular disease prevention strategies across Colorado, while simultaneously focusing on eliminating health disparities through an equity-first lens. 

Investing in public health and community driven organizations is a huge passion of Dr. Wilson’s. Currently, Takiyah is the Chair-Elect for the American Public Health Association Health Administration Section, Governing Councilor for the Colorado Blueprint to End Hunger, and member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Takiyah is also member of the Colorado Women’s Foundation SPIN Giving Circle, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Dr. Wilson holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Health Studies, a Master of
Business Administration from Texas Women’s University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health and Preventative Medicine from the
University of Central Oklahoma.

Meet Our Panel of Heart Health Experts

Dr. Paige Dorn

Paige Dorn, MD is a clinically focused radiation oncologist providing patient-centered care in Denver.

Dr. Dorn completed her training at the University of Chicago in the Department of Radiation Oncology where she served as chief resident. She graduated Summa cum Laude from medical school at State University of New York, Upstate Medical University and received the Medical Alumni Association Merit Scholarship four years in a row. Dr. Dorn has received many awards and honors during her medical career and has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Dorn is dedicated to helping each patient fight cancer by using cutting-edge treatments and advanced radiation therapies.

Dr. Kayla Griffith

Kayla Griffith, MD is a fellowship-trained breast surgeon specializing in breast cancer, oncoplastics, and benign breast disease.

Dr. Griffith completed her breast fellowship at Georgetown University and a fellowship in surgical
oncology and immunotherapy at the National Cancer Institute. Prior to her fellowship training, she attended East Tennessee State University completing her training in general surgery at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in North Carolina.

During her free time, she continues to advance surgical care and education in East Africa and is an active member of Women in Surgery-Africa, the International Society of Surgery, and the World Health Organization for Emergency and Essential Surgical Care.

Dr. Griffith has a passion for delivering compassionate and quality care to patients. Her philosophy of care is, “be human.”

Maureen McDonald

Maureen McDonald is an associate Regional Vice President of Community Engagement for the Continental Division for HCA Healthcare.

A native of Denver, Maureen McDonald is passionate about connecting individuals and organizations from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to improve our communities. As Associate Regional Vice
President of Community Engagement for the Continental Division for HCA Healthcare, McDonald’s focus is on assessing and responding to community health needs in the markets for 11 hospitals in Denver (HealthONE) and Wichita, (Wesley Healthcare) while fulfilling HCA’s mission to improve human life and finding ways to creatively engage the over 11,000 HCA colleagues in the division.

Serving on several national and local boards and committees, McDonald is passionate about women in leadership roles and is grateful to be engaged in several local and national women’s groups. As 2020 President of The International Women’s Forum of Colorado, McDonald led the pivot to virtual programming and an exploration of statewide recruitment. Current board service includes Girl Scouts of Colorado and the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation.

Terry Rubin

Terry Rubin is a grandmother, breast cancer survivor, retired nurse and human resource administrator for a Pediatric
Practice, and a nonprofit volunteer.

Terry Rubin is a retired Nurse/Human Resource Administrator for Partners in Pediatrics.

She was raised in Highland Park, Illinois, and attended the University of Denver. She majored in Religion and Philosophy but eventually found her love and career in nursing. Terry worked at Swedish Medical Center and Mercy Hospital in Denver.

After being diagnosed with breast cancer at age 40 and then again at 49, she has been featured on Channel 9News and has counseled many women through their own personal journey of breast cancer.

Terry and her husband Jerry have 3 wonderful adult children who are married and now have 5 grandchildren who are her personal entertainment committee.

Diane M Simard

Diane M Simard is a psycho-oncology influencer, award-winning author, motivational
speaker, and executive leader legacy creator.

Recognized as one of the 100 inaugural “National Women in Business to Watch” by Bizwomen.com, Diane M. Simard is a psycho-oncology influencer, award-winning author, motivational speaker, and executive leader legacy creator. A seven-year survivor of Stage IIIc breast cancer, Diane advocates expanding access to mental health resources for those impacted by the psychological trauma of cancer.

Two months after completing treatment, she founded the Center for Oncology Psychology Excellence (COPE) at the University of Denver, which is featured in her book, The Unlikely Gift of Breast Cancer. Diane is a patient advisor for Blue Note Therapeutics, developing digital therapeutics technology to help manage cancer distress, and represents psycho-oncology interests on the National Consortium of Breast Center’s Survivorship Council.

More information at www.DianeMSimard.com.