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The Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) and Methodist Hospitals partner

Methodist Hospitals is partnering with the Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) in a Cardiovascular Prevention and Wellness Call to Action Forum for community leaders Friday, November 2, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at the St. Timothy Community Church, 1600 W. 25th Avenue in Gary.

Leaders from civic, healthcare, faith-based, business and other organizations are invited to have a critical discussion addressing health care issues and current socio-economic conditions. A panel of experts will provide information regarding advances in cardiovascular diagnosis, treatment and management and address issues regarding access to health care.  The panel of experts will be moderated by Dr. Andre Artis, Cardiologist and Medical Director of the Heart and Vascular Institute at Methodist Hospitals, and Denise C. Dillard, Chief of Advocacy, Government & External Affairs, at Methodist hospitals.

Guest panelist includes: Karen Freeman-Wilson, Mayor, City of Gary, Charlie Brown, State Representative, Myra Selby, Attorney & Partner, Ice Miller, Dr. Reuben Rutland, City of Gary Department of Health and Human Services Health Commissioner, Dr. Janet Seabrook, Executive Director, Community HealthNet, and Rev. Dr. David Neville, Director, Spiritual Care, Methodist Hospitals.

Special guest speaker will be actor, educator and activist Lamman Rucker.  Rucker currently stars as Jacob Greenleaf in the hit drama series “Greanleaf” airing on OWN and Netflix alongside Oprah Winfrey.  A passionate activist, Rucker is a spokesperson for several charitable efforts and community action initiatives including the Association of Black Cardiologists, American Heart Association, The Black AIDS Institute, and others.

The Community Leaders Cardiovascular and Wellness Call to Action Forum is open to leaders in civic, healthcare, faith-based, business and other areas of industry leadership.

About Methodist Hospitals

Methodist Hospitals is a community-based, not-for-profit health system with two full-service acute care facilities in Gary and Merrillville, Indiana, that has been leading the way to better health for residents of Northwest Indiana for almost 100 years.  Methodist Hospitals offers a number of award – winning programs, including its Neuroscience, Oncology, Heart and Vascular Institutes and Breast Care Center. Its range of services also includes Women & Children’s Services, Bariatric Surgery services, Emergency & Trauma services, among others.

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