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Bethlehem Woman Kicks Butts so She can Kiss her Kids

Jeanine Ruiz had a love-hate relationship with cigarette smoking since she was 15 years old, even after her daughter was born. Now she’s smoke-free thanks to her willpower and a research study at Lehigh Valley Health Network. Learn more from Jeanine by watching her video. She’s available for interviews, as are the principal investigator and study coordinator of this research. 

 

MEDIA ALERT: LVHN Endowment Fund Established to Support the Mark J. Young Community Health and Wellness Center

WHAT: Before his untimely passing in 2004, Mark Young, MD, was Lehigh Valley Health Network’s (LVHN) chair of community health and health studies. He worked tirelessly to make health care services available to people who need them most.

A generous gift from members of Young’s family will establish the Mark J. Young Community Health and Wellness Endowment Fund. It will support services provided at the renamed Mark J. Young Community Health and Wellness Center, a facility that provides health education and prevention services regardless of a person’s ability to pay.

Following remarks from Brian Nester, DO, LVHN’s acting president and CEO, Tim Friel, MD, the center’s medical director, and members of Young’s family, the media will have an opportunity to conduct interviews (date and time listed below). Please contact LVHN’s public affairs office if you are interested.

WHEN: Monday, July 28, 2014Remarks begin at 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: Lehigh Valley Hospital-17th Street; Mark J. Young Community Health and Wellness Center (Media members should enter the hospital’s main entrance for an escort to the event.)

BACKGROUND: The Mark J. Young Community Health and Wellness Endowment fund was established through a generous gift from Young’s parents, Luciana and Arthur Young, and wife, Dr. Ellen Bishop. Services provided at the center include self-management education for chronic conditions, diabetes prevention, medication management, support groups, nutritional services, cancer screenings, a street medicine program and more. 

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