HawaiiWritten by Stacy Yuen Hernandez On 10 September 2012
Forum to focus on women’s healthcare

Women’s healthcare issues and reform will be the topic of discussion at the YWCA Laniakea on Thursday, Sept. 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Panelists Dr. Elizabeth Ignacio,  Queen’s Health Systems; Dew-Anne Langcaon, of Ho‘okele Health Innovations; and Roshan Rodriguez, of Hawaii Health Connector will cover the topic, “Healthy Wahine: Issues, Care & Reform.”

Beverly Creamer, senior writer with Hawaii Business magazine, will serve as moderator.

Among the issues to be discussed are women’s health and the resources available to enable wellness are changing, understanding reform and how emerging healthcare technologies will impact your health into the future.

Dr. Ignacio is an orthopedic surgeon and assistant professor of surgery at the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii. She also serves as a team physician and medical consultant for the UH Department of Athletics.

Dew-Anne Langcaon, co-founder and CEO of Ho‘okele Health Innovations, has been a healthcare leader in Hawaii for more than 20 years and serves on several health technology start up ventures.

Roshan Rodriguez is the project coordinator for Hawaii Health Connector, a non-profit that is tasked to implement Hawaii’s health insurance exchange.

Registration deadline is Thursday, Sept. 13. Cost is $35 for YWCA members and $45 for nonmembers. To register, visit oahu.ywca.org/wfn or for more information, call Candice at 695-2619.

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Stacy Yuen Hernandez

Stacy Yuen Hernandez is a writer for Hawaii Business magazine. A former writer/editor for The Honolulu Advertiser, Stacy has also worked in radio and TV news in the San Francisco Bay area. She possesses a Journalism degree from San Jose State University and a Juris Doctorate from Santa Clara University School of Law.

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