Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Diabetes Care for Adults, Children is Topic of Nov. 14 Dinner Program
Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Hosts Dinner Program with Doctors
Chicago, Ill. – November 2, 2012 – Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (PSMEMC) is hosting a program, “Can You Control the Ups and Downs of Diabetes?” to help individuals learn more how to successfully treat and manage this disease to lead healthier lives. The dinner program will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 14 at Webster’s Wine Bar, 1480 W. Webster Ave., Chicago.
PSMEMC physicians will discuss the latest in diabetes care for adults and children, glucose monitoring and insulin pump therapy, and the latest in prevention and nutrition guidelines.
Speakers at the program include:
- Ameha Joba, D.P.M., (pictured at right) joined the medical staff in 2011 after completing the podiatry residency program at PSMEMC.
- Nunilo G. Rubio, M.D., (pictured at right) is board certified in internal medicine and specializes in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism. In practice for 40 years, Dr. Rubio’s clinical interests include diabetes, hormonal, metabolic and thyroid problems.
Diabetes is a serious disease that can be life threatening if not controlled. It is often associated with long-term complications that can affect every system and part of the body. Diabetes is a disorder in which an individual has high blood sugar because either the body doesn’t make enough insulin or the cells do not respond to insulin that is produced. In the United States, 25.8 million children and adults – 8.8 percent of the population – have diabetes, according to 2011 data from the American Diabetes Association.
The fee for the Nov. 14 program is $10 per person and includes dinner. Guest can browse exhibits, receive free health screenings and talk with the physicians. To register, call 877-RES-INFO or visit https://www.cvent.com/Events/Onsite/Welcome.aspx?e=195bf307-6426-4e6a-ba4b-75951759b384.
About Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (PSMEMC)
PSMEMC is a premier medical center on Chicago’s near northwest side and includes the: Saint Mary Campus, 2233 W. Division St., and Saint Elizabeth Campus, 1431 N. Claremont Ave. The Saint Mary Campus is certified as a Primary Stroke Center and accredited as a Chest Pain Center. The hospital specializes in cardiac care, digestive diseases, emergency services, neuroscience services, obstetrics, primary care, behavioral health and wound healing. PSMEMC ranks No. 19 in the 2012-13 U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” in the Chicago metro area. PSMEMC offers comprehensive diabetes care and education for inpatients and outpatients. Click here for information on the medical center’s diabetes services. Visit our website at smemc.reshealth.org.
About Provena Health – Resurrection Health Care, Now Joined as Presence Health
PSMEMC is part of Presence Health, a family of Catholic, not-for profit, healthcare services providing advanced medical care and exceptional service with compassion and hope. With locations in Chicago and its collar counties, as well as in East-Central Illinois, it is the largest Catholic health provider in Illinois, encompassing 12 hospitals, 27 long term care and senior residential facilities, numerous outpatient services, clinics, home health services, hospice, private duty, and comprehensive Behavioral Health services. Presence Health is sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart, the Servants of the Holy Heart of Mary, the Sisters of the Holy Family, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas and the Sisters of the Resurrection. Visit www.provenaresurrection.org to learn more.