Recent Women’s Health Event a Success


KishHealth System, part of Northwestern Medicine, presented its sixth annual This One’s For The Girls women’s health event at Valley West Hospital in Sandwich on Feb. 6 and at Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb on Feb. 18, 19, and 20. The popular event hosted more than 2,300 attendees in total over the three days and one VIP evening.


Staff members representing twenty-five health system service lines provided women of all ages health education and offered free activities including body mass index (BMI) measurement, breast self-exam education, depression risk screening, blood pressure clinic, and skin spot checks. Participants also enjoyed snacks, giveaways, and chances to win raffle prizes, including the grand prize – a purple Kitchen-Aid Mixer that went to one lucky participant from Newark.  For more information about KishHealth System, visit