Proceeds support Women’s Wellness Center

EFFINGHAM— HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital is re-introducing one of its most popular fall events, now called a “Women’s Health Showcase – Celebrating the Woman You Are!” The festive affair is being held Thursday, October 13 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Keller Convention Center. With new and exciting changes from years’ past, this year’s affair will be part “Girls’ Night Out” fun, and part health education to benefit the whole you.

Doors open at 4:30 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres and activities for women to pamper themselves and learn how to best care for themselves – offering massages, a special complimentary “Pink Cadillac” cocktail compliments of Koerner Distributors, a wide variety of booths featuring vendors and hospital services, raffle prizes, a Grand Prize Basket drawing for those wearing something pink and more.

Starting at 6 p.m., Dr. Ruben Boyajian, medical director of St. Anthony’s Women’s Wellness and Cancer Care Services, will provide a welcome and introduce the two special panel discussions highlighting local medical providers and community members:

  • “Strive to Thrive” – Featuring discussions with an obstetrician and a new mom, a pelvic floor therapist and pelvic floor patient, about their experiences with health and wellness and the ways they have chosen to care for themselves and others in the face of adversity .
  • “Unstoppable” – Our special guest, a breast cancer survivor, will share her story.
  • “New Provider Spotlight” – Introducing local medical providers offering new service lines at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital.

Tickets for the event are $10 per person or $80 per table of 10 (purchased tables of 10 will be reserved). Tickets are available now at through Friday, Oct. 7. Seating is limited so get your tickets before they are gone. Proceeds from this event will benefit HSHS St. Anthony’s Women’s Wellness Center.

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Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high-quality Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our physician practices and 15 local hospitals in two states – Illinois (Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, O’Fallon, Shelbyville and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan and two in Green Bay).  HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries, and Hospital Sisters of St. Francis is the founding institute. For more information about HSHS, visit For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visit