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August

 
28

Dan Adair, MD, Memorial Triathlon

Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016

Memorial SportsCare and Springfield Clinic Orthopedic Group present the first Dan Adair, MD, Memorial Triathlon. The triathlon will include competitive and noncompetitive courses. Adults and children of any age can compete in both the competitive and noncompetitive events, either individual or relay.

Noncompetitive race Competitive race
100-yard swim 400-yard swim
6.1-mile bicycle ride  12-mile bicycle ride 
1.1-mile run 3.1-mile (5K) run

 

Register Now

29

JointWorks Patient Education

30

JointWorks Patient Education

September

 
01

Mom/Baby Support Group

Join this fun and educational opportunity for mothers and babies in the Springfield area.

The mom/baby support group is an informal and relaxed gathering that encourages interaction and long-lasting friendships. The group meets Thursdays, except on holidays. Membership is open to all moms and their infants. These classes are ongoing. Soon after birth, when you feel comfortable, call to make arrangements to attend.

For more information, please call Memorial's HealthLine at 217-788-3333.

02

JointWorks Patient Education

06

Grief Support Group - Springfield

You are not alone. Losing a loved one is difficult. Dealing with feelings of grief and sorrow can be overwhelming in the midst of a loss. Our adult grief support group, offers a private setting for individuals to share, discuss feelings, receive support and offer comfort to others who have shared a similar experience. Groups are free and open to the public. No appointment or sign-up is necessary. All are welcome to come, share and receive support.

For more information about Memorial Home Services bereavement program or to speak with someone about grief support, call 800-582-8667 or 217-788-4663.

06

Bariatric Surgery Support Group (Satellite Locations)

The purpose of the bariatric surgery support group is to share knowledge and support as we work to regain and maintain good health. Please join use, and let's help each other while we help ourselves.

The support group is open to people who have had bariatric surgery and their family members as well as anyone who is considering bariatric surgery.

Advocate-Bromenn
Medical Center
Medical Office Building
Conference Room 15
Normal

Decatur Memorial Hospital
SPEC-Specific Performance Enhancement Center
2122n. 27th St.
Decatur

For support group agenda and more information, visit MemorialBariatricServices.com.

 

 

 

06

Weight Loss & Wellness/Bariatric Surgery Support Group

The purpose of the weight loss & wellness/bariatric surgery support group is to share knowledge and support as we work to regain and maintain good health.  Please join us, and let's help each other while we help ourselves.

The support group is open to people who are patients of Memorial Weight Loss and Wellness Center or have had bariatric surgery and their family members as well as anyone who is considering bariatric surgery.

For support group agenda and further information, visit MemorialWeightLossandWellnessCenter.com or MemorialBariatricServices.com.

If you have questions, please call Memorial Weight Loss and Wellness Center at 866-205-7915 or in central Illinois call 217-788-3948.  Email: MemorialWeightLossandWellness@mhsil.com.



07

The Miracle of Birth

The miracle of birth  is an interactive class that discusses a day you'll never forget - the birth of your baby - a miracle of a lifetime.

It's recommended, but not required, as a three-part series along with Taking Care of You and Baby Care Users' Manual.

08

Mom/Baby Support Group

Join this fun and educational opportunity for mothers and babies in the Springfield area.

The mom/baby support group is an informal and relaxed gathering that encourages interaction and long-lasting friendships. The group meets Thursdays, except on holidays. Membership is open to all moms and their infants. These classes are ongoing. Soon after birth, when you feel comfortable, call to make arrangements to attend.

For more information, please call Memorial's HealthLine at 217-788-3333.

08

Prenatal Yoga (five-week session)

Yoga is an ideal practice for all stages of pregnancy. During a time of rapid physical and emotional changes, prenatal yoga provides relief from common discomforts of pregnancy and time for deep relaxation.Each class is tailored to meet the unique needs of pregnant women. No prior yoga experience is necessary.

Classes introduce gentle postures and toning essential for pregnancy. Breath work cultivates calm and confidence in preparation for labor and childbirth. Relaxation practices foster a deep connection with your growing baby. Classes provide a safe and supportive environment for expectant mothers to connect with their changing bodies, with their babies and with each other.

Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a pillow and a yoga mat to class.

Ruta Kulys is a certified yoga teacher and a certified prenatal yoga teacher. She is also a psychotherapist who specializes in mind-body medicine and women's issues.

There is a $60 fee for the five-week session. Classes meet on Thursdays for five consecutive weeks beginning on the date above.

For more information call 217-788-3333.

Fee: $60
08

Heart Smarts Education Group

The heart failure support group is for people with heart failure or at risk for heart failure, their family members and friends. You do not have to be a patient of Memorial Medical Center to attend; everyone interested in our topics is invited to attend!

The meeting location alternates between Memorial Medical Center and Memorial Physician Services-Chatham.

Be sure to look at the meeting flyer for the time, *topic and meeting location.

To register or for more information call 217788-0220217-788-0220.

Learn more about MHVS heart failure clinic.

*Meeting topics are subject to change

10

Babysitting Clinic from Friends of Memorial

The Babysitting Clinic from Friends of Memorial  is open to boys and girls ages 11 and older. Participants will learn how to care for a baby and what to do in case of fire or other emergency.

Representatives from Springfield's Fire and Police Departments, Memorial Child Care and a registered nurse will speak.

Refreshments will be served. Space is limited; registration required. To register for this free clinic, click the Register Now button below or call Memorial's Healthline at 217-788-3333.

Graduates of Memorial's Babysitter Clinic can take an advanced course, CPR for Sitters. More details are shared at the Babysitter Clinic.

Registration begins 30 days before the babysitting clinic.

For more information, please call Memorial's Healthline at 217-788-3333.

13

Breast Cancer Support Group

The breast cancer support group is open to breast cancer survivors, their spouses, family, and friends.

The group focuses on recognizing the physical and psychological trauma that results from the loss of a breast; learning how to deal effectively with feelings related to fears, anxiety, loss and acceptance; acknowledging the role of the family in giving and receiving support; providing women with more information in making informed decisions about their treatment; and, providing social activities with family and friends.

Invite breast cancer survivors to come listen or share their story in relaxed environment. Includes refreshments.

It is not necessary to register in advance.  For more information call 217-757-7684.

14

"Us Too!" Prostate Cancer Support Group

The Springfield Regional Us Too! Chapter is open to men, spouses, and family members who are facing prostate cancer. The group offers an opportunity to share experiences and knowledge with other prostate cancer survivors, and also provides resources, educational materials and information about disease and symptom management.

The group is also a source of information for those who want to keep abreast of the most up-to-date medical information and treatment advances. Typical meetings involve an opportunity for group sharing as well as a guest speaker.

Refreshments will be provided. It is not necessary to register in advance.  For more information call 217-757-7684.
14

Taking Care of You

At the taking care of you class we'll share information regarding your arrival and admission at Memorial Medical Center. You'll learn how to care for the new family immediately after birth.

You'll tour our Family Maternity Suites, and we'll answer your individual questions and concerns.

Our goal is to make your experience at Memorial's Family Maternity Suites more enjoyable.

15

Mom/Baby Support Group

Join this fun and educational opportunity for mothers and babies in the Springfield area.

The mom/baby support group is an informal and relaxed gathering that encourages interaction and long-lasting friendships. The group meets Thursdays, except on holidays. Membership is open to all moms and their infants. These classes are ongoing. Soon after birth, when you feel comfortable, call to make arrangements to attend.

For more information, please call Memorial's HealthLine at 217-788-3333.

15

Golf Clinic

Memorial Rehab Services and Knights Action Park are sponsoring a golf clinic featuring golf pros Dale Schofield and Dany Baker. The clinic is for people who have experienced a major medical or traumatic physical change, from an accident, brain injury or stroke, and are ready to return to the sport. 

For more information or to register, contact Ashley Lounsberry, CTRS, at 217-788-3461 or by email at lounsberry.ashley@mhsil.com.

15

Diabetes Support Group

Memorial's diabetes support group is for anybody with diabetes, a family history of diabetes and/or their support persons. The group's purpose is to provide information and support to help people with diabetes/pre-diabetes meet their diabetes self-management goals and address similar concerns of living with diabetes.

We are hosting our group meetings in a variety of locations around our community. Join us for a monthly dose of positive discussion and fun activities. Mark your calendars and we will see you there!

View the 2016 meeting schedule and topics.

RSVP or questions call 217-588-2430 or email iocca.lori@mhsil.com

Connect with us on Facebook

15

Survivors Helping Survivors Burn Support Group

SIU School of Medicine along with Memorial Medical Center invite you to attend the Survivors Helping Survivors Burn Support Group. 

Memorial Regional Burn Center patients as well as anyone who has been treated for burns are welcome. The group is also open to family members and friends of burn survivors. 

The group meets the third Thursday of every month from 7 - 9 p.m. in the SIU Plastic Surgery Conference Room located in the Baylis Building, 747 N. Rutledge, third floor. 

Parking is available in the ramp on the third floor. 

Please call Dr. Teri Abrams at 217-545-6314 with any questions.

17

Birth-and-Beyond - All day class

For the on-the-go parent, the Birth-and-Beyond - all day class, is a session that combines all three of the "Birth and Beyond" classes: The Miracle of Birth, Taking Care of You and Baby Care Users' Manual.

17

I'm Going to Be a Big Brother/Sister

I'm Going to Be a Big Brother/Sister is a class is for siblings from 3 to 7 years old, but older siblings are welcome. Soon-to-be big brothers or sisters attending this class are prepared for the new baby's arrival.

Each child has the opportunity to wrap a special gift for their baby.

The class includes a discussion of their role as a big brother or sister. Parents help their young ones practice holding, diapering and wrapping a life-size doll. They'll visit the Family Maternity Suites and have a chance to see a newborn baby. And when it's all done, the children each receive a special certificate.

Call 217- 788-3352 to register.

20

Healthcare Education Open House

The Healthcare Education Open House is open to all individuals in our community who are interested in pursuing healthcare-related education or advancing their current healthcare career. Schools will provide information on academic programs.

20

Grief Support Group - Springfield

You are not alone. Losing a loved one is difficult. Dealing with feelings of grief and sorrow can be overwhelming in the midst of a loss. Our adult grief support group, offers a private setting for individuals to share, discuss feelings, receive support and offer comfort to others who have shared a similar experience. Groups are free and open to the public. No appointment or sign-up is necessary. All are welcome to come, share and receive support.

For more information about Memorial Home Services bereavement program or to speak with someone about grief support, call 800-582-8667 or 217-788-4663.

20

Breastfeeding Basics

The get-real breastfeeding guide class provides parents with information about breastfeeding and offers positive support for new breastfeeding families.

Fathers and grandmothers are encouraged to attend to learn what breastfeeding is like and what to expect. Breastfeeding is most successful with positive support.

You'll discuss how breastfeeding is initiated in the hospital, what to expect in those first weeks, handling working situations, and pumping and storing milk. We'll recommend some great books about breastfeeding that you can read during your pregnancy.

When you leave class, you'll have the basic knowledge of correct and comfortable positioning and how to assess adequate feeding.

For more information, please call Memorial's Health Line at 217-788-3333.

21

Baby Care Users' Manual

The Baby Care User's Manual is a guide to infant care and parenting skills in the first weeks.

You'll learn about newborn care and how to choose a healthcare provider for your child. We'll demonstrate an actual newborn bath.

22

MHQA Annual Patient Safety & Engagement Symposium

FUNDAMENTALLY HUMAN
An Innovative Exploration of Patient Safety & Engagement

Journey with us as we explore patient engagement and process improvement from national leaders who started as patients and became strong advocates for communication and healthcare safety; and a renown healthcare researcher utilizing simulation modeling technology for improvements in complex healthcare processes.

This symposium is for providers of all types – physicians, residents, nurses, students, therapists and all members of the healthcare team, and will include hands-on simulation activities within the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation.

OBJECTIVES:
• Relate how disrespect can lead to patient harm
• Explain the importance for having plain-language conversations with
patients when distributing educational materials
• Define the ETeam concept and how it is used to foster patient
engagement
• Apply the concepts and utilization of the ETeam tools to build trust
between providers and patients in ambulatory settings
• Describe how simulation and modeling tools can be used for
systematic analysis and optimization of complex system processes and
interventions
• List examples of how virtual simulation can be applied to complex
processes within a tertiary care medical center and ambulatory settings
• Describe how proposed process changes can be placed in a virtual
model before live simulation activity

Registration opens August 1, 2016. Limited seating available. Visit MHQA.org for more information and to register.

22

Mom/Baby Support Group

Join this fun and educational opportunity for mothers and babies in the Springfield area.

The mom/baby support group is an informal and relaxed gathering that encourages interaction and long-lasting friendships. The group meets Thursdays, except on holidays. Membership is open to all moms and their infants. These classes are ongoing. Soon after birth, when you feel comfortable, call to make arrangements to attend.

For more information, please call Memorial's HealthLine at 217-788-3333.

26

It Can't Happen to Me: Ovarian, Cervical and Uterine Cancers

“It Can’t Happen to Me: Ovarian, Cervical and Uterine Cancers,” will feature two gynecologic oncologists: Dr. Nora MacZura with Springfield Clinic and Dr. Laurent Brard with the Simmons Cancer Institute and SIU HealthCare. MacZura will discuss ovarian cancer, and Brard will talk about cervical cancer as well as uterine and endometrial cancer. 

Cancer survivors will aso share their stories with the audience. The two-hour program will also include questions from the audience.

The Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation (MCLI) is at 228 W. Miller St., at the southeast corner of Rutledge and Miller streets. Free parking is available on the first and third levels of the parking garage south of the MCLI at Rutledge and Carpenter streets.

 

26

Acute Care Conference: Challenges in Neuro Nursing Care

This conference is designed to optimize the care of neuroscience patients by providing advanced knowledge and innovative care impacting neuroscience nurses and patients across the lifespan. Participants will gain foundational knowledge and an understanding of vital research on a variety of neuroscience topics. The goal of the conference is to make a positive impact on neuroscience patient outcomes by inspiring collaboration through learning from an expert, discussions with peers and exploring new treatments.

The conference brochure provides further information including:

  • Objectives
  • Contact Hours
  • Registration Fees
  • Directions
  • Program Schedule
Fee: $75 General Conference Fee; Memorial Employees Free
28

Living With Baby: Infant Safety Class

There's so much to think about and prepare for when a new baby begins to move around in the house. The Living with Baby: Infant Safety  class is designed to help you childproof your infant's environment.

Grandparents, friends and family who will share in your infant's care will also benefit from this valuable information.

The course also covers car-seat safety, addressing proper safety for infants and children. After you attend, you'll be able to ensure that your newborn's first ride home is a safe one.

29

Mom/Baby Support Group

Join this fun and educational opportunity for mothers and babies in the Springfield area.

The mom/baby support group is an informal and relaxed gathering that encourages interaction and long-lasting friendships. The group meets Thursdays, except on holidays. Membership is open to all moms and their infants. These classes are ongoing. Soon after birth, when you feel comfortable, call to make arrangements to attend.

For more information, please call Memorial's HealthLine at 217-788-3333.

October

 
01

Lamaze

Lamaze more completely prepares the childbearing couple for the much-anticipated birth of their child. This six-hour Saturday class offers in-depth explanations of pregnancy-related discomforts; comfort measures for both pregnancy and labor; the labor and delivery process; massage techniques; positioning; and relaxation and breathing techniques to better cope with the birth.

Birthing options - including Cesarean delivery, induction of labor and medications - are included.

Many insurance plans cover a portion or all of the $75 class fee. Check with your insurance provider. Cash or checks will be accepted by your instructor at the first class.

Registration for this class is strongly recommended by the beginning of your sixth month of pregnancy.

To register, please call Memorial's Health Line at 217-788-3333.

03

Rehab Support Group

Our rehab support group is open to stroke and brain injury survivors as well as their friends and family members. Learn how to overcome common challenges of stroke and brain injury, meet and share experiences with other survivors, and be inspired to move forward with your life.

Call in: If you cannot attend in person you can call in at 800-520-2364 (Meeting ID #12345) and join in the meeting by conference call.

Free parking is available in Memorial's visitor parking areas. Valet parking is available.

For more information call 217-788-3461.
04

Bariatric Surgery Support Group (Satellite Locations)

The purpose of the bariatric surgery support group is to share knowledge and support as we work to regain and maintain good health. Please join use, and let's help each other while we help ourselves.

The support group is open to people who have had bariatric surgery and their family members as well as anyone who is considering bariatric surgery.

Advocate-Bromenn
Medical Center
Medical Office Building
Conference Room 15
Normal

Decatur Memorial Hospital
SPEC-Specific Performance Enhancement Center
2122n. 27th St.
Decatur

For support group agenda and more information, visit MemorialBariatricServices.com.

 

 

 

04

Weight Loss & Wellness/Bariatric Surgery Support Group

The purpose of the weight loss & wellness/bariatric surgery support group is to share knowledge and support as we work to regain and maintain good health.  Please join us, and let's help each other while we help ourselves.

The support group is open to people who are patients of Memorial Weight Loss and Wellness Center or have had bariatric surgery and their family members as well as anyone who is considering bariatric surgery.

For support group agenda and further information, visit MemorialWeightLossandWellnessCenter.com or MemorialBariatricServices.com.

If you have questions, please call Memorial Weight Loss and Wellness Center at 866-205-7915 or in central Illinois call 217-788-3948.  Email: MemorialWeightLossandWellness@mhsil.com.



06

Mom/Baby Support Group

Join this fun and educational opportunity for mothers and babies in the Springfield area.

The mom/baby support group is an informal and relaxed gathering that encourages interaction and long-lasting friendships. The group meets Thursdays, except on holidays. Membership is open to all moms and their infants. These classes are ongoing. Soon after birth, when you feel comfortable, call to make arrangements to attend.

For more information, please call Memorial's HealthLine at 217-788-3333.

08

Be Aware Women's Fair

Join us for Memorial's seventh annual Be Aware Women’s Fair on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Orr Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds! Women throughout central Illinois can enjoy a day devoted to physical, emotional and financial health. Event Details

Fee: $4
11

Breast Cancer Support Group

The breast cancer support group is open to breast cancer survivors, their spouses, family, and friends.

The group focuses on recognizing the physical and psychological trauma that results from the loss of a breast; learning how to deal effectively with feelings related to fears, anxiety, loss and acceptance; acknowledging the role of the family in giving and receiving support; providing women with more information in making informed decisions about their treatment; and, providing social activities with family and friends.

Invite breast cancer survivors to come listen or share their story in relaxed environment. Includes refreshments.

It is not necessary to register in advance.  For more information call 217-757-7684.

11

Diabetes Support Group

Memorial's diabetes support group is for anybody with diabetes, a family history of diabetes and/or their support persons. The group's purpose is to provide information and support to help people with diabetes/pre-diabetes meet their diabetes self-management goals and address similar concerns of living with diabetes.

We are hosting our group meetings in a variety of locations around our community. Join us for a monthly dose of positive discussion and fun activities. Mark your calendars and we will see you there!

View the 2016 meeting schedule and topics.

RSVP or questions call 217-588-2430 or email iocca.lori@mhsil.com

Connect with us on Facebook

11

The Whys of Cries

The whys of cries class may be attended either prior to the birth of your baby or after you have given birth.

General discussion of newborn behavior will give you a clearer vision for the reasons your baby cries, and help you learn methods to calm and comfort your baby with a variety of techniques.

12

"Us Too!" Prostate Cancer Support Group

The Springfield Regional Us Too! Chapter is open to men, spouses, and family members who are facing prostate cancer. The group offers an opportunity to share experiences and knowledge with other prostate cancer survivors, and also provides resources, educational materials and information about disease and symptom management.

The group is also a source of information for those who want to keep abreast of the most up-to-date medical information and treatment advances. Typical meetings involve an opportunity for group sharing as well as a guest speaker.

Refreshments will be provided. It is not necessary to register in advance.  For more information call 217-757-7684.
13

Mom/Baby Support Group

Join this fun and educational opportunity for mothers and babies in the Springfield area.

The mom/baby support group is an informal and relaxed gathering that encourages interaction and long-lasting friendships. The group meets Thursdays, except on holidays. Membership is open to all moms and their infants. These classes are ongoing. Soon after birth, when you feel comfortable, call to make arrangements to attend.

For more information, please call Memorial's HealthLine at 217-788-3333.

13

Heart Smarts Education Group

The heart failure support group is for people with heart failure or at risk for heart failure, their family members and friends. You do not have to be a patient of Memorial Medical Center to attend; everyone interested in our topics is invited to attend!

The meeting location alternates between Memorial Medical Center and Memorial Physician Services-Chatham.

Be sure to look at the meeting flyer for the time, *topic and meeting location.

To register or for more information call 217788-0220217-788-0220.

Learn more about MHVS heart failure clinic.

*Meeting topics are subject to change

15

Breastfeeding Basics

The get-real breastfeeding guide class provides parents with information about breastfeeding and offers positive support for new breastfeeding families.

Fathers and grandmothers are encouraged to attend to learn what breastfeeding is like and what to expect. Breastfeeding is most successful with positive support.

You'll discuss how breastfeeding is initiated in the hospital, what to expect in those first weeks, handling working situations, and pumping and storing milk. We'll recommend some great books about breastfeeding that you can read during your pregnancy.

When you leave class, you'll have the basic knowledge of correct and comfortable positioning and how to assess adequate feeding.

For more information, please call Memorial's Health Line at 217-788-3333.

18

Breastfeeding Basics

The get-real breastfeeding guide class provides parents with information about breastfeeding and offers positive support for new breastfeeding families.

Fathers and grandmothers are encouraged to attend to learn what breastfeeding is like and what to expect. Breastfeeding is most successful with positive support.

You'll discuss how breastfeeding is initiated in the hospital, what to expect in those first weeks, handling working situations, and pumping and storing milk. We'll recommend some great books about breastfeeding that you can read during your pregnancy.

When you leave class, you'll have the basic knowledge of correct and comfortable positioning and how to assess adequate feeding.

For more information, please call Memorial's Health Line at 217-788-3333.

20

Mom/Baby Support Group

Join this fun and educational opportunity for mothers and babies in the Springfield area.

The mom/baby support group is an informal and relaxed gathering that encourages interaction and long-lasting friendships. The group meets Thursdays, except on holidays. Membership is open to all moms and their infants. These classes are ongoing. Soon after birth, when you feel comfortable, call to make arrangements to attend.

For more information, please call Memorial's HealthLine at 217-788-3333.

20

Prenatal Yoga (five-week session)

Yoga is an ideal practice for all stages of pregnancy. During a time of rapid physical and emotional changes, prenatal yoga provides relief from common discomforts of pregnancy and time for deep relaxation.Each class is tailored to meet the unique needs of pregnant women. No prior yoga experience is necessary.

Classes introduce gentle postures and toning essential for pregnancy. Breath work cultivates calm and confidence in preparation for labor and childbirth. Relaxation practices foster a deep connection with your growing baby. Classes provide a safe and supportive environment for expectant mothers to connect with their changing bodies, with their babies and with each other.

Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a pillow and a yoga mat to class.

Ruta Kulys is a certified yoga teacher and a certified prenatal yoga teacher. She is also a psychotherapist who specializes in mind-body medicine and women's issues.

There is a $60 fee for the five-week session. Classes meet on Thursdays for five consecutive weeks beginning on the date above.

For more information call 217-788-3333.

Fee: $60
20

Survivors Helping Survivors Burn Support Group

SIU School of Medicine along with Memorial Medical Center invite you to attend the Survivors Helping Survivors Burn Support Group. 

Memorial Regional Burn Center patients as well as anyone who has been treated for burns are welcome. The group is also open to family members and friends of burn survivors. 

The group meets the third Thursday of every month from 7 - 9 p.m. in the SIU Plastic Surgery Conference Room located in the Baylis Building, 747 N. Rutledge, third floor. 

Parking is available in the ramp on the third floor. 

Please call Dr. Teri Abrams at 217-545-6314 with any questions.

27

Mom/Baby Support Group

Join this fun and educational opportunity for mothers and babies in the Springfield area.

The mom/baby support group is an informal and relaxed gathering that encourages interaction and long-lasting friendships. The group meets Thursdays, except on holidays. Membership is open to all moms and their infants. These classes are ongoing. Soon after birth, when you feel comfortable, call to make arrangements to attend.

For more information, please call Memorial's HealthLine at 217-788-3333.

November

 
01

Bariatric Surgery Support Group (Satellite Locations)

The purpose of the bariatric surgery support group is to share knowledge and support as we work to regain and maintain good health. Please join use, and let's help each other while we help ourselves.

The support group is open to people who have had bariatric surgery and their family members as well as anyone who is considering bariatric surgery.

Advocate-Bromenn
Medical Center
Medical Office Building
Conference Room 15
Normal

Decatur Memorial Hospital
SPEC-Specific Performance Enhancement Center
2122n. 27th St.
Decatur

For support group agenda and more information, visit MemorialBariatricServices.com.

 

 

 

01

Weight Loss & Wellness/Bariatric Surgery Support Group

The purpose of the weight loss & wellness/bariatric surgery support group is to share knowledge and support as we work to regain and maintain good health.  Please join us, and let's help each other while we help ourselves.

The support group is open to people who are patients of Memorial Weight Loss and Wellness Center or have had bariatric surgery and their family members as well as anyone who is considering bariatric surgery.

For support group agenda and further information, visit MemorialWeightLossandWellnessCenter.com or MemorialBariatricServices.com.

If you have questions, please call Memorial Weight Loss and Wellness Center at 866-205-7915 or in central Illinois call 217-788-3948.  Email: MemorialWeightLossandWellness@mhsil.com.



02

The Miracle of Birth

The miracle of birth  is an interactive class that discusses a day you'll never forget - the birth of your baby - a miracle of a lifetime.

It's recommended, but not required, as a three-part series along with Taking Care of You and Baby Care Users' Manual.

03

Mom/Baby Support Group

Join this fun and educational opportunity for mothers and babies in the Springfield area.

The mom/baby support group is an informal and relaxed gathering that encourages interaction and long-lasting friendships. The group meets Thursdays, except on holidays. Membership is open to all moms and their infants. These classes are ongoing. Soon after birth, when you feel comfortable, call to make arrangements to attend.

For more information, please call Memorial's HealthLine at 217-788-3333.

05

Lamaze

Lamaze more completely prepares the childbearing couple for the much-anticipated birth of their child. This six-hour Saturday class offers in-depth explanations of pregnancy-related discomforts; comfort measures for both pregnancy and labor; the labor and delivery process; massage techniques; positioning; and relaxation and breathing techniques to better cope with the birth.

Birthing options - including Cesarean delivery, induction of labor and medications - are included.

Many insurance plans cover a portion or all of the $75 class fee. Check with your insurance provider. Cash or checks will be accepted by your instructor at the first class.

Registration for this class is strongly recommended by the beginning of your sixth month of pregnancy.

To register, please call Memorial's Health Line at 217-788-3333.

07

Rehab Support Group

Our rehab support group is open to stroke and brain injury survivors as well as their friends and family members. Learn how to overcome common challenges of stroke and brain injury, meet and share experiences with other survivors, and be inspired to move forward with your life.

Call in: If you cannot attend in person you can call in at 800-520-2364 (Meeting ID #12345) and join in the meeting by conference call.

Free parking is available in Memorial's visitor parking areas. Valet parking is available.

For more information call 217-788-3461.
07

Working and Breastfeeding

Learn how to return to work AND continue to breastfeed at the working and breastfeeding class. Learn how to plan to achieve success.

09

Taking Care of You

At the taking care of you class we'll share information regarding your arrival and admission at Memorial Medical Center. You'll learn how to care for the new family immediately after birth.

You'll tour our Family Maternity Suites, and we'll answer your individual questions and concerns.

Our goal is to make your experience at Memorial's Family Maternity Suites more enjoyable.

10

Mom/Baby Support Group

Join this fun and educational opportunity for mothers and babies in the Springfield area.

The mom/baby support group is an informal and relaxed gathering that encourages interaction and long-lasting friendships. The group meets Thursdays, except on holidays. Membership is open to all moms and their infants. These classes are ongoing. Soon after birth, when you feel comfortable, call to make arrangements to attend.

For more information, please call Memorial's HealthLine at 217-788-3333.

10

Heart Smarts Education Group

The heart failure support group is for people with heart failure or at risk for heart failure, their family members and friends. You do not have to be a patient of Memorial Medical Center to attend; everyone interested in our topics is invited to attend!

The meeting location alternates between Memorial Medical Center and Memorial Physician Services-Chatham.

Be sure to look at the meeting flyer for the time, *topic and meeting location.

To register or for more information call 217788-0220217-788-0220.

Learn more about MHVS heart failure clinic.

*Meeting topics are subject to change

12

Birth-and-Beyond - All day class

For the on-the-go parent, the Birth-and-Beyond - all day class, is a session that combines all three of the "Birth and Beyond" classes: The Miracle of Birth, Taking Care of You and Baby Care Users' Manual.

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I'm Going to Be a Big Brother/Sister

I'm Going to Be a Big Brother/Sister is a class is for siblings from 3 to 7 years old, but older siblings are welcome. Soon-to-be big brothers or sisters attending this class are prepared for the new baby's arrival.

Each child has the opportunity to wrap a special gift for their baby.

The class includes a discussion of their role as a big brother or sister. Parents help their young ones practice holding, diapering and wrapping a life-size doll. They'll visit the Family Maternity Suites and have a chance to see a newborn baby. And when it's all done, the children each receive a special certificate.

Call 217- 788-3352 to register.

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Breastfeeding Basics

The get-real breastfeeding guide class provides parents with information about breastfeeding and offers positive support for new breastfeeding families.

Fathers and grandmothers are encouraged to attend to learn what breastfeeding is like and what to expect. Breastfeeding is most successful with positive support.

You'll discuss how breastfeeding is initiated in the hospital, what to expect in those first weeks, handling working situations, and pumping and storing milk. We'll recommend some great books about breastfeeding that you can read during your pregnancy.

When you leave class, you'll have the basic knowledge of correct and comfortable positioning and how to assess adequate feeding.

For more information, please call Memorial's Health Line at 217-788-3333.

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Baby Care Users' Manual

The Baby Care User's Manual is a guide to infant care and parenting skills in the first weeks.

You'll learn about newborn care and how to choose a healthcare provider for your child. We'll demonstrate an actual newborn bath.

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Mom/Baby Support Group

Join this fun and educational opportunity for mothers and babies in the Springfield area.

The mom/baby support group is an informal and relaxed gathering that encourages interaction and long-lasting friendships. The group meets Thursdays, except on holidays. Membership is open to all moms and their infants. These classes are ongoing. Soon after birth, when you feel comfortable, call to make arrangements to attend.

For more information, please call Memorial's HealthLine at 217-788-3333.

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Transplant Support Group

The transplant support group is for people who are on a transplant waiting list, have already had a transplant, or who have served as a living donor. Family members and friends are welcome as well.

For more information, directions, or to RSVP, contact Magon Hallowell at 217-757-7178 or hallowell.magon@mhsil.com.

 

 

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Survivors Helping Survivors Burn Support Group

SIU School of Medicine along with Memorial Medical Center invite you to attend the Survivors Helping Survivors Burn Support Group. 

Memorial Regional Burn Center patients as well as anyone who has been treated for burns are welcome. The group is also open to family members and friends of burn survivors. 

The group meets the third Thursday of every month from 7 - 9 p.m. in the SIU Plastic Surgery Conference Room located in the Baylis Building, 747 N. Rutledge, third floor. 

Parking is available in the ramp on the third floor. 

Please call Dr. Teri Abrams at 217-545-6314 with any questions.

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Living With Baby: Infant Safety Class

There's so much to think about and prepare for when a new baby begins to move around in the house. The Living with Baby: Infant Safety  class is designed to help you childproof your infant's environment.

Grandparents, friends and family who will share in your infant's care will also benefit from this valuable information.

The course also covers car-seat safety, addressing proper safety for infants and children. After you attend, you'll be able to ensure that your newborn's first ride home is a safe one.

December

 
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Mom/Baby Support Group

Join this fun and educational opportunity for mothers and babies in the Springfield area.

The mom/baby support group is an informal and relaxed gathering that encourages interaction and long-lasting friendships. The group meets Thursdays, except on holidays. Membership is open to all moms and their infants. These classes are ongoing. Soon after birth, when you feel comfortable, call to make arrangements to attend.

For more information, please call Memorial's HealthLine at 217-788-3333.

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CPAP Week Event

Free CPAP Checkups!

During the week of Dec. 5 - 9, bring your CPAP machine to any of our retail locations for a free checkup and cleaning.

No appointment necessary - staff are available each day to assist you. Just bring your CPAP machine and most recent insurance card. It is recommended your unit be checked annually.

Event SALE!
During this event, you will receive $10 off a minimum cash-and-carry purchase of $50 or more - CPAP bed pillow, mask cleaner, tubing covers and more! (Sale only valid for cash-and-carry items not billed to insurance.)

For more information visit MemorialHomeServices.com or call 800-582-8667.

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Rehab Support Group

Our rehab support group is open to stroke and brain injury survivors as well as their friends and family members. Learn how to overcome common challenges of stroke and brain injury, meet and share experiences with other survivors, and be inspired to move forward with your life.

Call in: If you cannot attend in person you can call in at 800-520-2364 (Meeting ID #12345) and join in the meeting by conference call.

Free parking is available in Memorial's visitor parking areas. Valet parking is available.

For more information call 217-788-3461.
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Bariatric Surgery Support Group (Satellite Locations)

The purpose of the bariatric surgery support group is to share knowledge and support as we work to regain and maintain good health. Please join use, and let's help each other while we help ourselves.

The support group is open to people who have had bariatric surgery and their family members as well as anyone who is considering bariatric surgery.

Advocate-Bromenn
Medical Center
Medical Office Building
Conference Room 15
Normal

Decatur Memorial Hospital
SPEC-Specific Performance Enhancement Center
2122n. 27th St.
Decatur

For support group agenda and more information, visit MemorialBariatricServices.com.

 

 

 

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Weight Loss & Wellness/Bariatric Surgery Support Group

The purpose of the weight loss & wellness/bariatric surgery support group is to share knowledge and support as we work to regain and maintain good health.  Please join us, and let's help each other while we help ourselves.

The support group is open to people who are patients of Memorial Weight Loss and Wellness Center or have had bariatric surgery and their family members as well as anyone who is considering bariatric surgery.

For support group agenda and further information, visit MemorialWeightLossandWellnessCenter.com or MemorialBariatricServices.com.

If you have questions, please call Memorial Weight Loss and Wellness Center at 866-205-7915 or in central Illinois call 217-788-3948.  Email: MemorialWeightLossandWellness@mhsil.com.



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Mom/Baby Support Group

Join this fun and educational opportunity for mothers and babies in the Springfield area.

The mom/baby support group is an informal and relaxed gathering that encourages interaction and long-lasting friendships. The group meets Thursdays, except on holidays. Membership is open to all moms and their infants. These classes are ongoing. Soon after birth, when you feel comfortable, call to make arrangements to attend.

For more information, please call Memorial's HealthLine at 217-788-3333.

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Heart Smarts Education Group

The heart failure support group is for people with heart failure or at risk for heart failure, their family members and friends. You do not have to be a patient of Memorial Medical Center to attend; everyone interested in our topics is invited to attend!

The meeting location alternates between Memorial Medical Center and Memorial Physician Services-Chatham.

Be sure to look at the meeting flyer for the time, *topic and meeting location.

To register or for more information call 217788-0220217-788-0220.

Learn more about MHVS heart failure clinic.

*Meeting topics are subject to change

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Lamaze

Lamaze more completely prepares the childbearing couple for the much-anticipated birth of their child. This six-hour Saturday class offers in-depth explanations of pregnancy-related discomforts; comfort measures for both pregnancy and labor; the labor and delivery process; massage techniques; positioning; and relaxation and breathing techniques to better cope with the birth.

Birthing options - including Cesarean delivery, induction of labor and medications - are included.

Many insurance plans cover a portion or all of the $75 class fee. Check with your insurance provider. Cash or checks will be accepted by your instructor at the first class.

Registration for this class is strongly recommended by the beginning of your sixth month of pregnancy.

To register, please call Memorial's Health Line at 217-788-3333.

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Diabetes Support Group

Memorial's diabetes support group is for anybody with diabetes, a family history of diabetes and/or their support persons. The group's purpose is to provide information and support to help people with diabetes/pre-diabetes meet their diabetes self-management goals and address similar concerns of living with diabetes.

We are hosting our group meetings in a variety of locations around our community. Join us for a monthly dose of positive discussion and fun activities. Mark your calendars and we will see you there!

View the 2016 meeting schedule and topics.

RSVP or questions call 217-588-2430 or email iocca.lori@mhsil.com

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Mom/Baby Support Group

Join this fun and educational opportunity for mothers and babies in the Springfield area.

The mom/baby support group is an informal and relaxed gathering that encourages interaction and long-lasting friendships. The group meets Thursdays, except on holidays. Membership is open to all moms and their infants. These classes are ongoing. Soon after birth, when you feel comfortable, call to make arrangements to attend.

For more information, please call Memorial's HealthLine at 217-788-3333.

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Survivors Helping Survivors Burn Support Group

SIU School of Medicine along with Memorial Medical Center invite you to attend the Survivors Helping Survivors Burn Support Group. 

Memorial Regional Burn Center patients as well as anyone who has been treated for burns are welcome. The group is also open to family members and friends of burn survivors. 

The group meets the third Thursday of every month from 7 - 9 p.m. in the SIU Plastic Surgery Conference Room located in the Baylis Building, 747 N. Rutledge, third floor. 

Parking is available in the ramp on the third floor. 

Please call Dr. Teri Abrams at 217-545-6314 with any questions.

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Mom/Baby Support Group

Join this fun and educational opportunity for mothers and babies in the Springfield area.

The mom/baby support group is an informal and relaxed gathering that encourages interaction and long-lasting friendships. The group meets Thursdays, except on holidays. Membership is open to all moms and their infants. These classes are ongoing. Soon after birth, when you feel comfortable, call to make arrangements to attend.

For more information, please call Memorial's HealthLine at 217-788-3333.

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Mom/Baby Support Group

Join this fun and educational opportunity for mothers and babies in the Springfield area.

The mom/baby support group is an informal and relaxed gathering that encourages interaction and long-lasting friendships. The group meets Thursdays, except on holidays. Membership is open to all moms and their infants. These classes are ongoing. Soon after birth, when you feel comfortable, call to make arrangements to attend.

For more information, please call Memorial's HealthLine at 217-788-3333.