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St Mary Hosts 3rd Annual Latina Women's Conference


Dignity Health - St. Mary Medical Center is partnering with Latinos in Action, a community organization founded in 2009, to present the 3rd Annual Latina Women’s Conference on Saturday, March 19, 2016, from 7 am to 4 pm, in the John Edward Parr Health Enhancement Center.

Each year, nearly 200 local Latinas come together to learn valuable leadership skills while discovering new ways to channel their personal power and take action in achieving their dreams. Dignity Health - St. Mary Medical Center President and CEO Joel Yuhas, along with Latinos in Action founder Martha Cota, will welcome the attendees followed by remarks from Long Beach 6th District Council member Dee Andrews. Congressman Alan Lowenthal will be attending to help with recognition during the luncheon.

A motivational segment will be presented by a panel of guest speakers including Rosie Rivera, Jackeline Cacho, and Imelda Interiano. Guests will attend various workshops throughout the day to learn how to manage their personal finances, undertake their own business, and control their emotions. Participants will enjoy a special performance by Mariachi Arriba Talpa, as well as Zumba Suave and lunch provided by Leo’s Mexican Grill. The event will conclude with a raffle and performance by the band Tamborazo San Juan in the outdoor fountain area.

Registrants are encouraged to arrive early for continental breakfast and make-up sessions. A $25 donation to St. Mary Medical Center Foundation is suggested with event registration. Children are not permitted. Attendance is limited. Please call 1-888-4STMARY (888.478.6279). The program is offered in Spanish only. Parking will cost $2.

About Dignity Health - St. Mary Medical Center

Dignity Health - St. Mary Medical Center is a 389-bed acute care nonprofit hospital that offers a full range of inpatient, outpatient and related health and wellness services to the greater Long Beach area. With more than 600 physicians and 1,350 employees, St. Mary is committed to providing a unique balance of high-quality, compassionate care, personal attention and leading-edge medical technology that brings both healing and humanity to the body, mind and spirit of our patients and the communities we serve.  St. Mary was founded by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in 1923, and is mission-driven not only to deliver care to the sick, but also to provide direct services to the underserved and advocate on their behalf. 

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