Middlesex to Hold A Day of G.I.F.T.S

Press Release, October 24, 2019

MIDDLETOWN — On November 2, Middlesex Health will proudly hold A Day of G.I.F.T.S. (A Day of Gathering Information for the Transgender Community to Support Health and Wellbeing). This event is free and open to anyone who is transgender and gender non-conforming and members of their support system, such as parents, guardians or primary caregivers, partners or spouses and close friends.

A Day of G.I.F.T.S. will be held in the Bardenheier Building at Middlesex Hospital, 28 Crescent Street in Middletown, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featured at the event will be medical experts, businesses that offer products specifically for the LGBTQ+ community and community resources. There will be several guest speakers throughout the day, including Dr. Christine McGinn. Dr. McGinn is a well-known plastic surgeon, with formal training in transgender surgery, at the Papillon Gender Wellness Center in Pennsylvania.

Those interested in attending this special event are asked to register. To learn more about A Day of G.I.F.T.S., and to register for the event, visit MiddlesexHealth.org/GIFTS.

About Middlesex Health’s Transgender Medicine Program

Middlesex Health provides the best possible care to all of its patients, including its LGBTQ+ patients. Middlesex launched a comprehensive Transgender Medicine Program in 2016. Middlesex’s network of medical providers works with transgender persons to meet specific needs, and services are coordinated throughout the health system.

In recognition of its efforts, Middlesex Health is consistently named an “LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the nation’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization.

**Please note that members of the media are encouraged to help spread the word about this important event. However, in an effort to respect the privacy of the event participants, we kindly ask that members of the media do not attend the actual A Day of G.I.F.T.S. event on November 2.

Contact Information

Public Relations Director
Amanda Falcone
860-358-6980
amanda.falcone@midhosp.org

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