SOURCE: Mount Sinai and Westchester Health

Mount Sinai and Westchester Health

September 20, 2010 16:20 ET

Mount Sinai and Westchester Health Host FREE Breast Cancer & Diabetes Prevention Forum on September 22nd in Mount Kisco

WESTCHESTER, NY--(Marketwire - September 20, 2010) -

WHAT:
Mount Sinai and Westchester Health physicians to conduct a forum about the latest news in prevention and treatment of Breast Cancer and Diabetes. The panel will feature topics such as the new mammogram guidelines, prevention and treatment of breast cancer and fundamentals of diabetes detection and management.

This forum, designed to inform the community and create awareness about Diabetes and Breast Cancer, is FREE, but seating is limited.

RSVP is required. Call: 1 -800-MD-SINAI (800-637-4624) or E-mail: RSVP@westchesterhealth.com

WHEN:
Wednesday, September 22, 2010, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

WHERE:
The Mount Kisco Holiday Inn, 1 Holiday Inn Drive, Mount Kisco, NY 10549

WHO:

  • Moderated by Nancy R. Beran, MD, Medical Director of Westchester Health
  • Diabetes Awareness - Tracy Breen, MD from Mount Sinai and Michael Goldberg, MD of Westchester Health
  • Breast Cancer Awareness - Elisa Port, MD from Mount Sinai and Bonnie Litvack, MD, a community imaging specialist in Westchester

ABOUT THE MOUNT SINAI MEDICAL CENTER 
The Mount Sinai Medical Center encompasses both The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Established in 1968, Mount Sinai School of Medicine is one of a few medical schools embedded in a hospital. It has more than 3,400 faculty members in 32 departments and 15 institutes. The school was awarded for Outstanding Community Service by the Association of American Medical Colleges Spencer Foreman in 2009.

The Mount Sinai Hospital, founded in 1852, is one of the nation's largest and most-respected voluntary hospitals. In 2009 it was ranked among the nation's top 20 hospitals. Nearly 60,000 people were treated at Mount Sinai as inpatients last year, and approximately 530,000 outpatient visits took place.

ABOUT WESTCHESTER HEALTH ASSOCIATES
Westchester Health Associates physicians have been caring for patients in Northern Westchester for over thirty years. They have combined community practices to create a unique multi-specialty medical group, with over thirteen different specialties. Westchester Health has over 47 offices located throughout the area which provide personalized attention, as well as confidential and compassionate care. Integrated into each office is direct access to the area's leading specialists and cutting-edge technology. Westchester Health Associates offers modalities such as electronic medical records, simplified communications between referring physicians, and direct communication with insurance companies.

Many of the Westchester Health physicians have been honored by their peers for their high standards of care, technical expertise, and compassion for their patients. Westchester patients are considered part of the Westchester Health family, which is 100,000 strong and growing.