TEANECK, N.J. — Holy Name Medical Center’s Asian Health Services is offering a half-day program, “Celebrating Asian Women,” on Saturday, April 1 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The event will include free health screenings, physician lectures and consultations with specialists.
Three prominent Asian women will also be recognized for their achievements: Tess Dizon-de Vega, Consul General of the Philippines in New York; Margaret Lam, CEO, Prosperity Resources, International Inc.; and Karen Lee, News 12 NJ anchor/reporter.
The day will kick off in the Medical Center’s Marian Hall with the keynote and welcome address by Kyung Hee Choi, VP of Asian Health Services, and the recognition ceremony.
This will be followed by physician lectures on women’s popular health topics such as pain management and healthy skin maintenance.
Various specialists — including a cardiologist, dermatologist, endocrinologist, nutritionist, Ob-gyn and internist — will be on hand for consultations.
Health screenings for blood pressure, pre-diabetes and diabetes, body mass index, bone density and peripheral artery disease will be available.
Lunch will be provided.
“This event is part of our ongoing commitment to offer culturally-sensitive programs and services to our diverse population,” said Michael Maron, President and CEO of Holy Name.
“It is one more example of how our physicians, staff and volunteers work together to provide preventive screenings and educational programs to the community.”
The event is free but pre-registration is recommended.
Consul General Ma. Theresa Dizon-de Vega joined the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Philippines in 1994 and has since served in a number of offices in the DFA, as well as foreign postings in Mexico, Hong Kong SAR, China, the United Kingdom and New York.
She speaks Spanish, French, English, Filipino and Kapampangan.
Margaret Lam is the Chief Executive Officer of Prosperity Resource International, Inc., a wholesale import business.
She founded the New Jersey Chinese Festival in 1989 and continues to work on promoting appreciation of Chinese culture in America.
Ms. Lam has served on the Ethnic Advisory Council to New Jersey governors and the New Jersey state Board of Education, along with a host of other organizations.
Karen Lee is a reporter and fill-in anchor for News 12 New Jersey following her work as a reporter for WFSB Channel 3 in Hartford, CT.
She also reported for YNN in Syracuse, N.Y., and News 10 Now in Binghamton, N.Y.
Ms. Lee has been involved in a number of community events, including Founder’s Day for the Korean Consulate General, a Korean War Armistice Anniversary event for the Korean Mission to the United Nations and fundraisers for disaster victims.
About Holy Name Medical Center:
Holy Name Medical Center is a fully accredited, not-for-profit healthcare facility based in Teaneck, N.J., with off-site locations throughout Bergen County.
Founded and sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace in 1925, the comprehensive 361-bed medical center offers leading-edge medical practice and technology administered in an environment rooted in a tradition of compassion and respect for every patient.
Holy Name provides high quality health care across a continuum that encompasses education, prevention, early intervention, comprehensive treatment options, rehabilitation and wellness maintenance.