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Breast cancer surgeon to speak at Parkview Health System event in June

Breast cancer surgeon Dr. Kristi Funk, who has been called a women’s health warrior, will be the featured speaker at the Parkview Health System “Ladies and Lemons” Signature Lunch event, set to be held at the Pueblo Convention Center on June 16. 

Funk has helped thousands of women through breast cancer treatment, including celebrities like Angelina Jolie and Sheryl Crow, who have turned to her for her surgical expertise.

“She is a passionate women’s health physician, and we are so lucky to have her come to Pueblo,” Parkview Community Outreach coordinator Jeanette Micheli said in a statement. “I feel it is so important to education the community on the importance of mammogram screenings — especially during the pandemic many women may have not gotten their mammogram screening or delayed it.” 

Attendees at the event will receive a copy of Funk’s latest book “Breasts: The Owner’s Manual,” which is full of ways women can empower themselves to reduce their breast cancer risk, reduce recurrence risk if they are a cancer survivor, and educate those newly diagnosed or living with the disease.

Reservations for the lunch can be made by calling 719-584-4760 or by visiting parkviewmc.com/lemons.

Sangre de Cristo Community Care names new palliative care director

Viviana Bozzi has been named director of palliative care at Sangre de Cristo Community Care in Pueblo.

Viviana Bozzi, who worked for 14 years as a registered nurse for Parkview Medical Center, has been named director of palliative care for Sangre de Cristo Community Care.

Palliative care is a medical specialty that focuses on symptom management for people with serious illness and supports them as they navigate life-changing diagnoses.

“With palliative care, if someone wants to continue aggressive treatment, we can treat their symptoms so that they can concentrate on curative measures,” Bozzi, a board-certified family practitioner, said in a statement. 

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