Pink Bag Lunch & Women’s Forum to Highlight Women’s Heart Health Issues

CLEBURNE, Texas — On Tuesday, April 27, women from around Cleburne are invited to share laughs and lunch while learning what steps they can take to protect their hearts.

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne, along with the Black & White Gala and Friends of Texas Health Cleburne, will host the annual Pink Bag Lunch & Women’s Forum. It will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the Cleburne Conference Center. The event is free, but registration is required.

Dr. David Parrish, a cardiologist on the medical staff at Texas Health Cleburne, will speak about what women need to know about their heart health. The topic is “Heart Tests Invented By Men For Men, How Does A Girl Have A Chance? Updates in Women’s Heart Health, 2010.”

“The Pink Bag Lunch and Women’s Forum is always fun for the community and for the hospital,” said Blake Kretz, FACHE, hospital president. “The luncheon is a chance for women to learn important information about heart health and take time to care for themselves.”

The Pink Bag Lunch & Women’s Health Forum event is funded by the Black & White Gala and Friends of Texas Health Cleburne. The annual event began in 2000.

Typically between 300 and 400 women attend. Health education materials and information on Black & White Gala sponsored programs, such as “Mammograms are a Must!,” “Shots for Tots,” and “Know Your PSA,” are available at the event. To register, visit or call 1-877-THR-WELL.

About Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne is a 137-bed acute-care, full-service hospital that has served Cleburne and the Johnson County area since 1986. The hospital’s services include surgery, women’s services, urology, orthopedics and ear, nose and throat care. Texas Health Cleburne, an affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, has been recognized with the 2007 Premier/Carescience Select Practice National Quality Award. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States and the largest in North Texas in terms of patients served. Texas Health’s system of 13 hospitals includes Texas Health Harris Methodist, Texas Health Arlington Memorial, Texas Health Presbyterian, and an organization for medical research and education. Texas Health is a partner in eight additional hospitals or surgery centers. Texas Health Physicians Group provides a variety of models for engagement with physicians. Texas Health Partners is a joint venture development and management company owned by Texas Health Resources. Texas Health MedSynergies is a joint venture that offers physicians a range of office management and other business services to support their practices. Texas SingleSource Staffing is a joint venture designed to help Texas Health hospitals improve patient care by recruiting and retaining quality nurses and allied healthcare professionals. For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit