Valley Medical Group News

Valley Health System Celebrates Third Second Annual “Girls’ Night Out” Event

Valley Health System’s Spirit of Women program recently hosted its third annual “Girls’ Night Out” event at Seasons in Washington Township.  The sold-out event, which was held on Thursday, October 23, included presentations from Valley physicians, a buffet dinner, and an array of door prizes. Girls Night Out combines health education with food, activities and treats.  
This year, guests enjoyed a delicious buffet dinner, a fashion show by the Westwood boutique Ginger N' Cream, and an opportunity to shop fashion and skincare items.  Benita M. Burke, M.D., Medical Director, of Valley Medical Group's Valley Heart Care for Women practice, presented information about integrative resources for optimal heart health.
Shown at the event (seated, left to right) are: Kariann Abatte, M.D., Cardiologist, Valley Medical Group; Sarah DeLeon Mansson, D.O., cardiologist, Valley Medical Group’s Heart Care for Women; Benita Burke, M.D., Medical Director, Valley Medical Group’s Heart Care for Women; and Aysha Arshad, M.D., cardiologist, Valley Medical Group’s Heart Care for Women. 
Shown standing (left to right) are: Megan Fraser, Vice President, Communications & Marketing, The Valley Hospital; Julie Karcher, Vice President, Administration, The Valley Hospital; Mary Collins, cardiac surgery, APN supervisor, The Valley Hospital; Jodie Katz, M.D., Valley Medical Group—Waldwick; Deb Rath, Coordinator, Spirit of Women; and Claire Grande, Assistant Vice President, Women's and Children's Services.
Spirit of Women provides opportunities for women to learn about health issues while having fun. Valley Health System’s Spirit of Women events and educational sessions are geared to help motivate women to make positive changes in their lives by emphasizing total well-being -- mind, body and spirit.  
Membership in Spirit of Women is free.  Members receive via e-mail VIP invitations to events, classes and seminars, a quarterly magazine, special offers, discounts at local merchants and on-going relevant healthcare information for themselves and their family members.
Join the fun! To receive monthly information on vital women's health issues and first-hand information about upcoming events and seminars, sign up for Spirit of Women membership today by submitting the online form at