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Date Updated: Monday, March 9, 2020

Women’s Heart Health Celebrated By Hundreds at Girls’ Night Out

With Food, Fun, and Fashion, Event Supports WMCHealth Heart & Vascular Institute Cardiac Programs and Services

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WHITE PLAINS, NY- (February 20, 2020) – Girls’ Night Out, an annual fundraiser for the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) Heart and Vascular Institute, celebrated female heart patients as survivors and “heart heroes” and recognized the physicians and medical teams whose groundbreaking techniques and compassionate care helped to save their lives. The heartwarming event raised awareness about women’s heart health, as well as hope that new advances in cardiology will save more lives in the future.

Photo Caption L-R: Christeena Kurian, MD; Carol O’Malley of Hopewell Junction (patient); Tanya Dutta, MD; Joanne Dunphy of White Plains (patient); Sei Iwai, MD; Marie Edouard of Spring Valley (patient); Arun Goyal, MD; Mary Calvi (emcee); Julio Panza, MD; Julie Loza of Cortlandt Manor (patient); Sharon Thomas of Suffern (patient); Trudy Gessler of North Salem (patient); Gregg Lanier, MD; Mallory O’Shea, LPN; Gabrielle Fisher of Purchase (patient); and Joanne Bennett, FNP-BC.

The event drew nearly 350 guests to the Crowne Plaza in White Plains on Feb. 7. The 2020 Girls’ Night Out Heart Hero honorees were:

  • Julie Loza of Cortlandt Manor; presented by Julio Panza, MD
  • Trudy Gessler of North Salem; presented by Mallory O’Shea, LPN
  • Marie Edouard of Spring Valley; presented by Arun Goyal, MD
  • Sharon Thomas of Suffern; presented by Gregg Lanier, MD
  • Joanne Dunphy of White Plains; presented by Sei Iwai, MD
  • Carol O’Malley of Hopewell Junction; presented by Dr. Christeena Kurian, MD
  • Gabrielle Fisher of Purchase presented by Tanya Dutta, MD and Joanne Bennet, FNP-BC

Girls’ Night Out was emceed by award-winning, WCBS-TV news anchor Mary Calvi. Proceeds from the event will benefit the WMCHealth Heart and Vascular Institute, which offers a wide range of cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery and vascular surgery services – including heart failure and heart transplantation, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and many more – to Hudson Valley residents.

Those seeking cardiac care can make an appointment with a WMCHealth heart and vascular specialist at convenient locations throughout the Hudson Valley by calling 914.909.6900. Visiting WestchesterMedicalCenter.com/Heart will provide additional information.