SUNDAY, NOV 13, 2016
11 A.M. – 3 P.M.

Uncas Ballroom Mohegan Sun
$100 per person

Join us for this one-day conference presented by Lawrence + Memorial Hospital designed especially for women. The Well Healed Woman is a wonderful opportunity to explore and integrate information that we hope will inspire you, humor you and broaden your horizons. We are confident that you will leave a Well Healed Woman!

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2016 Speakers

Judy Collins

Keynote Speaker
Judy Collins

Legendary folk singer, author and artist, and political advocate, Judy Collins joins us this year as the Well Healed Woman’s keynote speaker. Few artists have as much staying power as music icon Judy Collins. She has celebrated over 50 years of recording, over 50 albums, top ten hits, Grammy wins, and gold and platinum status. It’s certainly no wonder that this artist was the muse for the classic rock song “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes.” Judy Collins remains one of the most well-known recording artists of her generation and her vocal interpretations continue to inspire millions of listeners.

Judy Collins

Morning Address
Katherine Hesse,

Originally from Branford, CT, Dr. Hesse has held various positions around the county before coming full circle and settling down in nearby Guilford. Since 2012, Dr. Hesse has served as the Medical Director of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Program at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital. Prior to that, she enjoyed nine years in pediatric medicine at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. In addition to her work with children, Dr. Hesse is interested in medical education, injury prevention and strategies for quality initiatives.


9:30 – 11 a.m.
Registration & Continental Breakfast
10 a.m.
Doors Open for Seating
11 – 11:30 a.m.

Welcome, Opening Remarks & Award Presentation

Kim Kalajainen, Chief Information Officer
Lawrence + Memorial Hospital
Co-Chair, The Well Healed Woman

Karen Neilan, President
The Auxiliary of Lawrence + Memorial Hospital
Co-Chair, The Well Healed Woman
11:30 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.

How L+M Cares for your Kids: Things you’ll Want to Know
Katherine Hesse, MD/MPH, FAAP

Although the origin of the proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child,” is unclear, its sentiment is profoundly felt. Despite the challenges facing healthcare, L+M Hospital has taken a bold step in ramping up its commitment to caring for the entire village through its expanded pediatric services. Dr. Hesse will explain what is currently in place at the Hospital to provide better quality care for L+M’s younger patients.
12:30 – 2 p.m.
2 – 3 p.m.

Sanity & Grace: My Story
Judy Collins

The internationally acclaimed singer and musician will talk about her incredible life – the triumphs and the hardships – all of which have shaped a wonderful and enriching legacy for her millions of admirers. Judy Collins will discuss her journey of survival and strength through a career that has spanned nearly six decades and a personal life that has been punctuated with both great happiness and deep sadness. She will also touch upon the topic of care giving, a trend so prevalent today as mature adults cope with caring for older family members. Her inspiring story will have you laughing and crying all at once!

Registration & Seating

Because of the popularity of this conference, we strongly recommend that you register early!

Registration fee applies in full whether attending all, or part of, the day’s activities.

Registration will not be accepted without payment.

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Groups of five or more may reserve a table. However, we cannot guarantee any seats without payment. If you wish to gather your friends together, you are encouraged to pay for all tickets upfront in order to reserve the spaces. If you elect to have your friends pay separately and they neglect to register before the deadline, your group seating may not be available. We suggest you contact us to discuss your plans for group seating by calling 860.442.0711, ext. 3163.

Tables accommodate 10 seats. If there are any open spaces at a table, other Well Healed Women will join you.

If you have additional questions not addressed here, please call 860.442.0711, ext. 3163 or email

Our Sponsors

  • L+M Auxiliary
  • Mary & John Lamattina
  • Charter Oak
  • Waterford Group
  • Dominion
  • Pfizer
  • Gail & Jack Feinberg
  • Smith Insurance
  • Nutmeg Building & Remodeling LLC
  • The LAMBS
  • The SECT Women's Network
  • A Touch of Grey