Best-Selling Author Tosca Reno to give keynote address
RMH Healthcare will celebrate the opening of the RMH Funkhouser Women’s Center
on its health campus with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house from 2-4 p.m. June 15.
A short dedication ceremony will precede the official ribbon cutting. New York Times best-selling author, and nutrition and fitness expert, Tosca Reno
will deliver the dedication ceremony’s keynote address. Reno is creator of The Eat-Clean Diet® Series and the best-seller “Your Best Body Now: Look and Feel Fabulous at Any Age the Eat-Clean Way.”
Special music will be provided by the Bluestone Winds.
Visitor tours will begin following the ribbon-cutting at approximately 2:30 p.m. Refreshments will be available. Reno will meet visitors and sign her books, which will be for sale.
Visitors are asked to park in Lot B, in front of the RMH Hahn Building medical offices; those with handicap parking tags may park in the Women’s Center lot. Shuttle service will be available to transport visitors across the street to the Women’s Center.
The Women’s Center will see its first patients June 17. The new Center is almost twice the size of its current location on Reservoir Street, and the services offered include:
“This new center will allow us to deliver an even higher level of care for our patients,”
said Teresa Boshart Yoder, R.N., RMH director of Women’s Services. “The building is spacious and beautiful; I think women are going to feel a real sense of comfort, confidence and caring when they come here.”
The Women’s Center
will also house the RMH Image Recovery Center
, an appearance enhancement service designed to help patients who have scaring, hair loss and other consequences of disease, injury or treatment.
“The Image Recovery Center has a spa-like feel to it,” Yoder said. “Having this service in the new Women’s Center, will make it more convenient for women to take advantage of.”
The center is named in honor of a $2 million gift from the Fred O. Funkhouser Charitable Foundation to help fund construction. The remainder of the project was funded by a capital commitment made by Sentara Healthcare
as part of its merger agreement with RMH, and funds raised through the Women for Generations fundraising campaign
. The campaign ended Dec. 31, 2012, after raising more than $1.8 million for the Center.