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St. Joseph's Hospitals January Calendar of Events

Community Health Events and Education

January Calendar of Events

 

FREE EVENTS

The Difference Between Allergies, Asthma And COPD

Millions of people around the U.S. suffer from allergies, Asthma and COPD.  While some of the conditions share symptoms like cough and shortness of breath, it is important to properly diagnose the condition as the treatment approach will differ.  St. Joseph’s Hospital-North Pysician Shital Mehta, DO, will explain the difference between the conditions and how they are diagnosed, the causes and available treatments.

January 25, 6: 30 p.m., St. Joseph’s Hospital-North, Garden Classrooms

 

SUPPORT GROUPS

Tampa Bay Breast Cancer Support Group

A free monthly support group for breast cancer patients, family members and significant others. Guest speakers will present information on a variety of topics.

Call (813) 443-3078 to register.

January 12, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

St. Joseph’s Hospital, Medical Arts Building Auditorium

 

OVACOME – Ovarian and Gynecologic Cancer Support Group

A FREE monthly support group for ovarian and gynecologic cancer patients, survivors and family members. Guest speakers will present information on a variety of topics and educational information is also provided.

Call (813) 443-3078 to register.

January 17, 6 – 8 p.m.

St. Joseph’s Hospital, Medical Arts Building Auditorium

 

Man-to-Man Prostate Cancer Support Group

This is an educational program from the American Cancer Society for prostate cancer survivors and/or their significant others.

Please call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-9954 for meeting information, dates, and topics.

4th Thursday of each month, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge

12810 USF Magnolia Drive, Tampa, 33612

 

BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT

Lovin’ Lactation Conference

A three-hour conference focused on breastfeeding for community health providers, nurses, dieticians, lactation consultants, childbirth educators and social workers. Dr. Barbara Philipp, Director of Boston Medical Center Nursery, will be the guest speaker. The course provides three contact hours for clinicians (attendees must bring their certification or license numbers to the conference).  Cost: $30.

 

Breastfeeding Consultations

New moms often need lots of help and support during the first days and weeks at home. This is especially true for breastfeeding moms. Bobbi Taman, BSN, RN-CLC is available by appointment to any mom for outpatient breastfeeding consultations. Her office is conveniently located on the first floor of St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Cost: $40 per hour

Available by appointment. 

Call (813) 443-3078 to register.

 

WOMEN and FAMILES

Baby Building Blocks – Newborn Care Class

The newborn care class is designed for first-time parents, although experienced moms and dads are welcome too. Topics presented include normal growth and development, soothing a fretful baby, safe and healthy sleep practices, infant nutrition, infant sleep patterns and infant massage. Other topics may arise based on the interests of the group.

Call (813) 443-3078 to register.

January 5, 6 – 9:30 p.m.

January 19, 6 – 9 p.m.

St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital Pavilion, 4th Floor Classrooms

 

Prepared Childbirth

A popular class to help expectant moms and their partners become educated, active participants in the childbirth experience. A hospital tour is included to get better acquainted with the hospital. Cost: $70

Call (813) 443-3078 to register.

Three-week Class:

January 3, 6 – 9 p.m., St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital Pavilion, 4th Floor Classrooms

January 9, 6 – 9 p.m., St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital Pavilion, 4th Floor Classrooms

January 24, 6 – 9 p.m., St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital Pavilion, 4th Floor Classrooms

 

Hospital Tour

Many expectant parents begin their St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital experience with an orientation program and tour. The tour is designed to introduce the many services available to the entire family and is a perfect opportunity to have your questions answered. Multiple dates and times available.  FREE.

Call (813) 443-3078 to register.

January 7

January 9

January 15

January 22

St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital Pavilion, 4th Floor Classrooms


Revitalize and Relax

St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital is pleased to offer a special assortment of amenities to ensure a very special experience while at the hospital. Choose from robes, slippers, celebratory desserts, massages and other services to rejuvenate and pamper during your stay. Visit Her Place in St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. or Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

 

Infant and Child CPR

Could you save your child? Learn how to perform lifesaving CPR and choking rescue techniques on both infants and children according to American Heart Association guidelines. Participants must be at least 9 years old. Registration is required. Cost: $30 per person ($55 per couple)

Call (813) 443-3078 to register.

January 6, 6 – 9 p.m., St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital Pavilion, 4th Floor Classrooms

January 12, 6 – 9 p.m., St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital Pavilion, 4th Floor Classrooms

January 22, 2 – 5 p.m., St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital Pavilion, 4th Floor Classrooms

January 31, 6 – 9 p.m., St. Joseph’s Hospital-North, Garden Classrooms

 

Pediatric First Aid and CPR

Learn more about how to handle common childhood emergencies and prevention of unintentional injuries in this seven-hour informative course. Topics such as bleeding, shock, burns, poisoning, head and spine injury, bone, joint and muscle injury and CPR are covered in this American Heart Association Pediatric First Aid and CPR course. Registration required. Cost: $65

Call (813) 443-3078 to register.

January 28, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital Pavilion, 4th Floor Classrooms

 

Safe Baby Express (with CPR)

This six-hour safety class covers all of the following: Infant and child CPR (no certification), car seat safety, SIDS, home safety, childproofing, coping skills and more. The class also includes an inspection of one car seat per couple. Cost: $65

Call (813) 443-3078 to register.

January 7, 9:30 – 3:30 p.m.

St. Joseph’s Hospital, Medical Arts Building Auditorium

 

Sibling Class

Becoming a big brother or sister can be both exciting and stressful for a child. This class addresses the joys and challenges of this important experience. Both parents are welcome and at least one parent must attend the class with the child. Cost: $10

Call (813) 443-3078 to register.

January 29, 5:30 – 7 p.m.

St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital Pavilion, 4th Floor Classrooms

 

Over the River and Through the Woods…Grandparenting Class

This class is intended to help new and soon-to-be grandparents prepare for the wonderful new aspect of being a grandparent. A discussion of the changes in hospital care over the past few decades as well as the latest recommendations in newborn and infant care will be covered, in addition to a visit to the labor and delivery and mother-baby units. The fee for the class includes both grandparents.  Cost: $30.

January 12, 6 – 9 p.m.

St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital Pavilion, 4th Floor Classrooms

 

Teen Talk

Approach adolescence with confidence during a two-part class. Parents and children, ages 10-14, learn about the physical and emotional changes of puberty during part one. Part two is appropriate for older adolescents and involves a discussion about conception, sexually transmitted disease and the importance of abstinence. Registration is required. Cost: $25

For Boys: January 6, 6 – 8:30 p.m.

Call (813) 443-3078 to register.

St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital Pavilion, 4th Floor Classrooms

 

Children’s Diabetes Class

St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital has classes for both parent and child to understand the basics of diabetes, insulin, medications, symptoms of high and low blood sugar, complications of diabetes and more. Individual appointments are available, as well as dietitian appointments for a wide variety of pediatric needs. Class registration requires a doctor’s prescription and insurance information.  Cost: $150.  Insurance is accepted.

Call (813) 443-3078 to register.

Meets third Thursday of each month.

St. Joseph’s Hospital, Healthline Building

 

Car Seat 101

Studies show that four out of five seats are used incorrectly. Sponsored by St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital and National Safe Kids, this program educates you on the correct installation of your child’s car seat. FREE.

Call (813) 443-3078 to register.

January 4, 9:30 a.m. – noon, South County Family Support & Resource Center, 3030 East College Avenue January 4, 1:30 – 4 p.m., Brandon Family Support & Resource Center

January 11, 9:30 a.m. – noon, Central Tampa Resource Center, 1002 East Palm Avenue

January 18, 9:30 a.m. – noon, Town & Country Family Support & Resource Center, 7520 West Waters Avenue

January 25, 1:30 – 4 p.m., North Tampa Family Support & Resource Center, 1401 East Fowler Avenue

WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

Weight Management Orientation

The St. Joseph’s Hospital Weight Management Program provides a number of research-based diet options for everyone! Programs include the non-medically supervised Healthy Solutions Diet and At Home (self-directed) options. All programs are research-based, medically sound meal replacement options for anyone who wants to manage his or her weight and health! Free orientations are held regularly to learn more details of this successful weight loss program.

Call (813) 443-3078 to register.

St. Joseph’s Hospital, Healthline Building, Classroom 4

 

HEART HEALTH

Healthy Heart Center

Screenings are offered for both men and women, and include customized educational materials in a convenient, comfortable and private environment. Prescription or a physician referral not required for our screening services. Prices vary and gift certificates are available.

Call (813) 443-3078 for more information. 

St. Joseph’s Hospital, Medical Arts Building 2nd Floor CardioPulmonary Rehab Center

 

DIABETES MANAGEMENT

Diabetes Self-Management Program

Recognized by the American Diabetes Association, St. Joseph’s Hospital Diabetes Self-Management Program offers courses to help you learn about this disease and provides the tools to manage it. Classes are taught by certified diabetes educators and include registered nurses and a registered dietitian. Daytime and evening classes, and free day or evening support groups are available. Also offered are individual consultation appointments.  Classes for children/families also are available.

Call (813) 443-3078 for more information.

 

Comprehensive Diabetes Class

Day or evening courses provide an overview of diabetes, nutrition therapy, carbohydrate counting, label reading and weight management, acute and chronic complications, medications, stress management, blood glucose monitoring and more.

A physician’s prescription, recent lab work and insurance authorization (in some cases) are required for registration.  Cost: $1,175.50 for 9 hours

Call (813) 443-3078 for more information.

 

Diabetes Support Group

The Diabetes Management support group topics vary for each session. Registration required. FREE.

Call (813) 443-3078 to register.

 

Gestational Diabetes Class

Small group courses, taught by a registered dietitian and nurse, are designed to promote the health of mother and baby. Advance registration, physician’s prescription and insurance authorization (in some cases) are required. Cost: $262.42

Call (813) 443-3078 to register.

 

EDUCATION and PREVENTION

Health Tune Up – Cholesterol Screening

By Appointment.  Cost: $30.

Call (813) 443-3078 for more information.

St. Joseph’s Hospital, Medical Arts Building

 

HOLISTIC HEALTH

Healing Touch

Experiential workshops introduce participants to the concepts of Healing Touch, a complementary biofield therapy that creates an optimum environment for self-healing through contact and non-contact touch. Participants learn simple techniques that can be incorporated into their daily lives to help with pain, relaxation and promotion of wellness. 

Call (813) 443-3078 for information about appointments and training session rates.

St. Joseph’s Hospital, Medical Arts Building

 

CANCER SUPPORT

Look Good…Feel Better

A FREE American Cancer Society support program for women before, during and after cancer treatment, to teach patients beauty techniques to help reduce the appearance-related side effects of treatment.

Please call the American Cancer Society at (800) 227-9954 to RSVP. Make-up is ordered specifically for each participant based on skin type/color.

Call (813) 443-3078 to register.

January 18, 10 a.m. – noon

St. Joseph’s Hospital, Cancer Institute, First Floor Conference Room

 

Restorative Yoga

Yoga incorporates stress reduction techniques including regulated breathing, visual imagery, meditation and various stretching postures. It is a blend of strength, flexibility and balance. Mentally, yoga calms and quiets the mind, reduces anxiety, improves concentration and focus. Research suggests that stress reduction programs tailored to the treatment of cancer may help patients cope with the acute effects of treatment and help improve quality of life during & after treatments. Attend as many yoga sessions as you are able.

Call (813) 443-3078 to register.

January 2, 9, 16, (no class on Jan 23), noon – 1 p.m.

January 5, 12, 19, 26, 9:30 – 10:30 p.m.

St. Joseph’s Hospital, Medical Arts Building Auditorium 

 

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