Jillian Michaels to be Keynote Speaker During Inaugural Women's Health & Wellness Conference

JUPITER, Fla. – On Thursday, March 1, Jupiter Medical Center Foundation’s Women’s Health Advisory Council is hosting its inaugural Women’s Health & Wellness Conference at PGA National Resort and Spa. The conference is focused on women’s health and wellness, including orthopedics, stroke risk factors and prevention, heart health, cosmetic trends and stress management. One of the highlights of the day will be keynote speaker Jillian Michaels, wellness expert and life coach, formerly of The Biggest Loser.

The conference kicks off Wednesday, February 28 with a cocktail reception at The Spa at PGA National. Guests will enjoy mini spa services, a taste of exclusive wines produced and provided by the Hill Family Estate, and receive a copy of Michaels’ book, Unlimited: A Three-Step Plan for Achieving Your Dreams.

Some of the area’s top physicians and specialists will inform women about vital health topics such as orthopedics, sleep, mindfulness, nutrition, stroke, heart and even cosmetic surgery trends during six different sessions presented throughout the day. Guests will start the day with optional chair yoga and balance assessments offered by the physical therapy team from the Cary Grossman Health & Wellness Center at Jupiter Medical Center. Each registrant can choose three of the six sessions, and all will attend the keynote presentation by Michaels during lunch.

“We are honored to bring this event to women in South Florida. We believe the sessions will be extremely educational, fun, and in some cases, even lifesaving when it comes to tips in the areas of heart and stroke for women. Additionally, Jupiter Medical Center Foundation is ecstatic to bring Jillian Michaels to our inaugural Women’s Health & Wellness Conference, since she is at the forefront of health and wellness,” said Liv Vesely, President of Jupiter Medical Center Foundation.

Jupiter Medical Center expects more than 100 women of all ages from throughout and beyond Palm Beach and Martin counties to attend this exciting event. Tickets for the cocktail reception and conference are $300 per person; for conference-only attendees, the cost is $250 per person. To register, or for more information, visit jmcfoundation.org/events.

Support for this year’s event comes from generous sponsors and donors, including PNC Bank, Northern Trust, Lickstein Plastic Surgery, Peggy and Rick Katz, and Diane and Jim Perrella; the Women’s Health Advisory Council members Carol Auerbach, Donna Coleman, Dory Faxon, Stephanie Flinn, Roberta Golub, Dr. Orna Hadar, Frances Herdrich, Dr. Evelyn Higgins, Peggy Katz, Barbara Kirsch, Ann Long and Judy Rifkin; and council co-chairs Diane Perrella and Janet Robson.

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About Jupiter Medical Center Foundation
Since its founding in 1989, Jupiter Medical Center Foundation has empowered Jupiter Medical Center with the financial resources to reimagine the delivery of health and wellness to the region. Jupiter Medical Center Foundation, together with Jupiter Medical Center, is committed to transforming regional health care through leading-edge technology, patient-centered care and enhanced facilities. The Foundation has funded a number of major projects at Jupiter Medical Center, including the De George Pediatric Unit in partnership with Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, the Margaret W. Niedland Breast Center, The Anderson Family Orthopedic & Spine Center, the Frank E. and Mary D. Walsh Robotic Surgery Program, and the Florence A. De George Pavilion.

As a leading, not-for-profit medical provider in the region, Jupiter Medical Center relies on philanthropic gifts to maintain patients’ well-being and quality of care, and Jupiter Medical Center Foundation is dedicated to securing this financial support in order to fulfill the mission of the organization. For more information, please visit jmcfoundation.org.

About Jupiter Medical Center
A not-for-profit, 327-bed, regional medical center, consisting of 207 private acute-care hospital beds, and 120 long-term care, sub-acute rehabilitation and Hospice beds, Jupiter Medical Center is reimagining how to restore the community’s health and wellness. Award-winning physicians, world-class partnerships, and innovative techniques and technology enable Jupiter Medical Center to provide a broad range of services with specialty concentrations in cardiology, oncology, imaging, orthopedics and spine, digestive health, emergency and pediatric services, lung and thoracic, women’s health, weight management and men’s health.

Founded in 1979, Jupiter Medical Center has approximately 1,600 team members, 615 physicians and 640 volunteers. Jupiter Medical Center continues to perform in the top 10% of hospitals for patient quality and satisfaction. For more information on Jupiter Medical Center, please call 561-263-2234 or visit jupitermed.com.