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Speaking Of Women’s Health Honors Dr. Susan Weaver

Raleigh, NC, September 24, 2007 --( Speaking of Women’s Health honored Dr. Susan Weaver with the It’s the Right Time award at the Speaking of Women’s Health two-day conference on Friday, Sept. 14 and Saturday, Sept. 15 at the North Raleigh Hilton. Dr. Weaver was recognized for her integral involvement as executive director of Alliance Medical Ministries, partner of CapitalCare Collaborative, and director of community access at WakeMed Health and Hospitals.

After her sister died of cancer, Dr. Weaver dedicated herself to assisting the more than 20 percent of Wake County residents that have no health insurance. As founder of Alliance Medical Ministry, a clinic dedicated to providing a primary care facility for working families, she helps over 5,000 patients received primary healthcare for affordable co-pays. In partnership with Alliance Medical Ministry, Weaver has become a key partner in the success of CapitalCare Collaborative, an outreach program that streamlines health resources and ensures efficiency by networking the eight safety net healthcare providers in Wake County. Its latest initiative is an online system that will provide an electronic link to agencies and health service coordinators to determine if patients qualify for state, federal or local reimbursable programs such as Medicaid. For more information, visit

“Susan has dedicated her life to her family, patients and helping the medical community provide efficient and affordable health insurance available,” said Tobi Bowen, beneficiary sponsor member for the event. “Through her constant efforts to better the community with initiatives such as Alliance Medical Ministry and CapitalCare Collaborative, she has proven to be a woman most deserving of recognition of the Speaking of Women’s Health It’s the Right Time award.”

About Speaking of Women’s Health:
The National Speaking of Women’s Health Foundation is a 501 (c) (3), non-profit organization headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, whose mission is “to educate women to make informed decisions about their health, well-being and personal safety.” Founded in 1996, Speaking of Women’s Health ® (SWH) hosts more than 40 conferences and events across the country, educating and empowering women in a pampering environment. The national foundation works with community hospitals and organizations at a grassroots level, and reinvests into local women’s health through Community Investment Grants. SWH includes two Minority Health Programs – Universal Sisters and Hablando de la Salud de la Mujer; community events and education centers with free health brochures in Wal-Mart stores nationwide; and a weekly television show, Lifetime’s Speaking of Women’s Health. Please visit or call 1-866-SWH-INFO for more information.

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PR Firms Raleigh, NC

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