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Decatur Memorial Hospital and SIU Medicine host local Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day Event on October 18

Thursday October, 5th 2017

Oct. 5, 2017…DECATUR, Ill…Decatur Memorial Hospital and SIU Medicine are hosting Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day Decatur on Wednesday, October 18 in the Classroom Complex at the Hospital at 5:30 p.m. This event focuses on breast reconstruction and life after breast cancer.

This free program will feature the following speakers and topics:
Breast Cancer TreatmentGeorge Liu, M.D., General, Breast Surgeon, DMH Medical Group
Implant-based ReconstructionJordan Youngerman, M.D., Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, DMH Medical Group
Autologous (using your own tissue) Reconstruction and Secondary Reconstruction ProceduresAbigail Cochran, M.D., SIU Medicine, Institute for Plastic Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Also on-hand will be DMH Durable Medical Equipment (DME), DMH Breast Center Navigators, Community Support Groups and implant vendors who will provide education and awareness regarding post-mastectomy breast reconstruction. Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served at 5:30 p.m. with panel discussion starting at 6:00 p.m. A question and answer session follows.

Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day is collaboration between the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, The Plastic Surgery Foundation, breast centers, nurse navigators, corporate partners and breast cancer support groups.
For more information about Decatur BRA Day and/or breast reconstruction, please visit For more information about the event, please call 217-876-2850.

Decatur Memorial Hospital (DMH), located in Decatur, Ill., is a 300 bed, not-for-profit, community hospital that has been providing medical care since 1916 for the residents of Central Illinois. Today, DMH has nearly 2,150 dedicated employees and 300 physicians, and is a designated Level II Trauma Center. DMH encompasses 11 state-of-the-art centers of excellence.