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American Heart Association CPR classes

The following classes will be offered in August:

  • Basic Life Support, August 5, 2014 at 8:30am
  • Heartsaver First Aid, August 19, 2014 at 8:30am
  • Heartsaver CPR, August 28, 2014 at 8:30am

All classes will last up to four hours. For more information or to register, contact Shelly Demers at 218-878-7078 or email her at:

Living on the Border with Pre-Diabetes

Have you been diagnosed with pre-diabetes? Before someone develops type 2 diabetes, it almost always begins with a diagnosis of “pre-diabetes”—a condition where blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. It’s important to know that diabetes doesn’t have to be inevitable or can be delayed, if you learn how to take charge of your pre-diabetes now.

Each Living on the Border With Pre-Diabetes workshop is designed for individuals diagnosed with pre-diabetes, as well as anyone who would like to learn more about pre-diabetes and diabetes. Classes are taught by Certified Diabetes Instructors and Registered Dietitian.

You’ll learn:

  • What pre-diabetes means for your health
  • Risk factors
  • Diet, exercise and other lifestyle changes

You’ll receive: 

  • A helpful book about pre-diabetes
  • Informational handouts
  • Pedometer
  • Blood glucose meter

Upcoming workshops:

  • Saturday, May 3, 1014, 9:00am to 12:00 noon
  • Monday, June 2, 2014, 9:00 am to 12:00 noon
  • Monday, Sep 8, 2014, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Class registration. To register for a session, please call 218-878-7661. There is a $20 registration fee.

Childbirth Education

CMH offers Saturday childbirth education classes throughout the year. 2014 Classes are scheduled for the following Saturdays: January 18; April 19; July 19; and October 4.

All sessions run 9:00am to 5:00pm in the Oak Room. The cost is $30 per couple; fee includes a handbook, resources, tour, and lunch and snack for you and your partner. Please bring two pillows, dress comfortably and bring your partner/labor coach if possible. Taught by Stef Gunelson, RN, Certified Childbirth Educator. Call 218-879-4641 to register; call Stef Gunelson at 218-343-6077 for more information.


Diabetes Education Program

The CMH Diabetes Education Program offers an educational program for all people with diabetes—Type 1, Type 2, gestational, and pre-diabetes. Ongoing educational sessions promote self management, positive outcomes, and provide ongoing support for diabetics and their loved ones. Sessions are taught by certified diabetes educators Mary Kay Marciniak, RN, Director of Diabetes Education and Jean Maslowski, RD, LD, and are based upon the American Diabetic Association (ADA) standard of care and the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) Guidelines. Diabetes education can help patients and their loved ones by teaching them the skills they need to successfully manage their own care.

The CMH Diabetes Education Program covers the following important information:

  • The basic facts about diabetes.
  • How to live with diabetes.
  • Blood sugar monitoring and evaluation of the results.
  • Hypoglycemia, including symptoms, treatment and prevention.
  • How to prevent long-term complications.
  • Treatment options, including medications and insulin therapy.
  • How to manage sick days.
  • Managing and coping with stress.
  • How to travel with diabetes.
  • Nutrition and meal planning.
  • How to read food labels and count carbohydrates.
  • The value of physical activity.

A physician’s referral is required for the program to be covered by insurance. Group and individualized sessions are offered each week, Monday through Friday. Call 218-878-7661 for more information.

Support Groups

Cancer Support Group meets the third Thursday of each month from 2:00 to 3:00pm on the second floor of the hospital. We welcome anyone with cancer, or who has a loved one with cancer. For information, call 218-878-7664.

Grief Support Group meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 7:00pm on the second floor of the hospital. Facilitated by Peggy Maki. For more information, call 218-940-5123 or 218-879-4976 (evenings).

Stroke Support Group meets the second Wednesday of each month from 3:00 to 4:00pm in the Occupational Therapy department. For stroke survivors and family or caregivers of survivors. For more information call 218-878-7040.

AA Support Group meets every Wednesday in the Birch Room from 7:00 to 8:30pm.

Prostate Cancer Support Group meets the fourth Monday in the Pine Room from 5:00 to 7:00pm.

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