Local Sponsor Spotlight: Northwestern Medicine Prentice Women’s Hospital

by Melisa on April 28, 2016

We’ve said it over and over again, and we will continue to say it (sorry, not sorry!): Tracey and I could not produce this show without the support of local sponsors. We’ve worked with quite a few local businesses in our five (FIVE!) seasons, and it’s truly been a pleasure, working with them hand in hand to get our show to the stage. We’re beyond lucky to work with Northwestern Medicine Prentice Women’s Hospital, a returning local Megaphone sponsor for 2016!

Prentice Women’s Hospital is a state-of-the-art hospital dedicated to providing top-notch care for Chicagoland women in all stages of life. In other words, while they excel at pregnancy and newborn care, that’s only part of what they do! Here’s more: fertility and reproductive medicine, pelvic health, gynecologic oncology and minimally invasive gynecologic techniques to treat uterine fibroids and endometriosis, just to rattle off a few other categories they cover. Prentice exists “to provide the highest quality of comprehensive and personalized care to meet the unique needs of women.”

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Something exciting to drive that point even further is imminent, too: The Northwestern Medicine Women’s Health Program housed under Prentice Women’s Hospital will launch a new Women’s Health Online Community where women can find a mental and emotional support system of people on a similar health care journey, get their questions answered by clinical experts, and enjoy lots of interactive features. This site will raise awareness of the tremendous array of Women’s Health offerings at Northwestern Medicine. The online community will create a virtual space for women to empower each other and lift each other up in a time of need.

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The site has tremendous support from Serdar E. Bulun, MD, who is the Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Bulun has had a global impact on medicine through his research on the genetics and steroid biology of common gynecologic disorders endometriosis and uterine fibroids, conditions that currently impact more than 15 million women in the United States. He discovered the epigenetic basis of endometriosis and introduced aromatase inhibitors as a novel class of drugs to effectively treat it. He has also contributed significantly to the systems biology of hormone-responsive disorders of the breast, including cancer.

The online community will launch on May 8, 2016, and we encourage you to visit womenshealthcommunity.nm.org to sign up (it’s free!) and get involved! Follow Northwestern Medicine on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for more information.

Many, many thanks (again) to Prentice for supporting our show!

Tickets are still available for Sunday’s show! Purchase HERE.

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