The annual Diabetes Health Fair will be held at CMH on Monday, November 4, 2013 from 9:00am to 1:00pm. There will be free screenings, information about diabetes, medication and the latest technology. There will be a special presentation on “Diabetes and Medicare Part D, Are You Managing?” as well as door prizes and giveaways. This event is free and open to the public.
“Tis the season! Our annual Christmas Boutique will be held Friday, November 8, 2013 from 9:00am to 3:00pm in the Gift Shop. Drop by then to check out our new 2013 holiday collection and shop from a wonderful assortment of new items for your holiday gift giving. Join us for free coffee, cookies and Christmas music.
When you shop at the CMH Gift Shop, you are helping patients at the hospital and residents at Sunnyside Health Care Center. The Gift Shop is completely staffed by volunteers and all profits are donated to the CMH Hospital Auxiliary. The Auxiliary uses these funds to respond to special needs at CMH throughout the year.
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.
• Thursday, November 14, 2013, 9:00am to 12:00 noon
Class registration. To register for a session, please call 218-878-7661. There is a $20 registration fee.
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.
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:
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.
Cancer Support Group meets the third Tuesday 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.