Certified Laugh Leader to Discuss How Laughter Heals


Program is part of St. Barnabas’ monthly Doc’s Talk series

GIBSONIA, Pa. (Richland Twp.), Sept. 24, 2012 – Julie Ann Sullivan, certified Laugh Leader, will lead a discussion on Laugh Therapy titled “Try Laugh Therapy” at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8 in Hilltop Hall at The Village at St. Barnabas, 5850 Meridian Road.

With her great energy and unique interactive style, Sullivan will share the benefits of laughter and ways to incorporate laughter into everyday life.  Sullivan will reveal how laughter can:

  • Relieve stress
  • Strengthen the immune system
  • Increase attentiveness
  • Improve moods

Sullivan’s presentation is part of St. Barnabas Medical Center’s monthly Doc’s Talk series, in which health care representatives share information with St. Barnabas residents and the public. Reservations are not necessary. For more information, call (724) 443-7231.  St. Barnabas Medical Center is open to the public and provides outpatient medical care in a number of specialties through its nearly two dozen practitioners.

About St. Barnabas:
St. Barnabas Health System is the largest health care concern of its kind in Pennsylvania and offers service apart from the ordinary in a faith-based, non-denominational setting.  Tracing its heritage back to 1900, the system serves approximately 900 inpatients and residents, plus 35,000 outpatients and home care clients.  The health system is composed of the St. Barnabas Communities, including The Village at St. Barnabas, The Washington Place at St. Barnabas, The Woodlands at St. Barnabas and White Tail Ridge; St. Barnabas Clinical Services, including St. Barnabas Nursing Home, St. Barnabas Medical Center, Valencia Woods at St. Barnabas and The Arbors at St. Barnabas; and St. Barnabas Charities, the fund-raising arm, which includes the Kean Theatre and Rudolph Auto Repair.



St. Barnabas Health System, Media Relations, 5850 Meridian Rd., Gibsonia, PA 15044-9667

Shelli Sommariva, Marketing Communications Mgr., 724-443-0700, Ext. 5244; ssommariva@stbarnabashealthsystem.com

Megan Hoffman, Marketing Communications Coordinator, 724-444-5530; mhoffman@stbarnabashealthsystem.com


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