Physicians Regional and the Naples Art Association expand partnership with new Healthy Living Lecture Series

(Naples, FL, Nov. 5, 2012) Physicians Regional Healthcare System proudly announces their new Healthy Living Lecture Series presented in conjunction with the Naples Art Association. Now through April of 2013, Physicians Regional will present free monthly health seminars at the von Liebig Art Center operated by the Naples Art Association.

Falling under an existing partner umbrella concept referred to as “the healing power of art,” Physicians Regional and the Naples Art Association have joined forces to launch a highly informative lecture series in a refreshing and inspirational location—The von Liebig Art Center just off 5th Avenue South in historic downtown Naples.

The next lecture will take place on Tuesday, November 13 from 5:30 - 6:30 PM. The topic: "Getting a Jump on Heart Disease: A Primary Care Approach," will be presented by Physicians Regional’s Cristina Sciavolino-Day, M.D.

Physicians Regional and the Naples Art Association enjoy a longstanding mutually beneficial partnership. Art exhibitions are routinely installed at the Physicians Regional Pine Ridge Road campus for the enjoyment of patients, visitors and healthcare staff. In turn, Physicians Regional has supported various programs offered by the Naples Art Association.

According to Todd Lupton, CEO of Physicians Regional Healthcare System, “When it comes to educating the public on important issues surrounding personal wellness care, we at Physicians Regional Healthcare System believe that essential health care information should be readily available—for free. By hosting these new events at The von Liebig Art Center, we continue in our support of the local arts community and provide the patient population an exciting new venue. Plus, with an end time of 6:30, attendees have plenty of time to enjoy nearby 5th Avenue.”

Naples Art Association Executive Director Aimee Schleer agrees, “Our patrons will benefit from the important medical information provided and the events themselves promise to bring brand new visitors through our door. It’s truly a ‘win-win’ situation.”

To RSVP for "Getting a Jump on Heart Disease: A Primary Care Approach," on November 13th, please call 239-348-4180. Light refreshments will be served.

A full calendar of lectures will be listed online at

About Physicians Regional Healthcare System

Physicians Regional Healthcare System is comprised of two premier hospitals, an affiliated multi-specialty physician group, and a medical staff of over 300 highly trained physicians. Our fully integrated campuses include 24-hour emergency rooms, state-of-the-art surgery centers, full service diagnostic departments and medical office buildings hosting various physician offices.

The Naples Art Association

The Naples Art Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded in 1954 by local artists. Its mission is to educate and promote visual arts in Southwest Florida. Through its programs, the Naples Art Association is dedicated to serving individual artists of all ages and skill levels, along their creative journeys. Patrons and visitors are inspired to learn, discover and create. Today, the organization includes more than 1,000 members and operates The von Liebig Art Center, located at 585 Park Street in downtown Naples.