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St. Joseph's Hospitals March Calendar of Events

Community Events and Education

March Calendar of Events

 

FREE EVENTS

Weight Loss Surgery Information Session

If traditional weight loss programs have not worked for you, attend a special information session to learn about surgical weight loss.  Join Dr. David Echevarria to learn more about BayCare Health System’s Weight Loss Surgery Program, You Transformed, and find out if surgical weight loss is an option for you. 

Call (855) 269-3666 to register.

March 1, 7:15 – 8:15 p.m.

St. Joseph’s Hospital, Medical Arts Building Auditorium

 

Cancer Survivor Celebration 2012

Cancer survivors are invited along with their family/friends for an event designed to recognize survivors and their physicians. There will be music, games, raffle prizes, refreshments and family activities. A physician guest speaker will recognize our survivors and a patient guest speaker will recognize our physicians. Volunteers and local organizations that assist our cancer patients will also participate.

Call (855) 269-3666 to register.                                                                                                        Saturday, 03/31/2012 2– 4 p.m.
St. Joseph's Hospital, Medical Arts Building Auditorium

Don’t Be Sidelined

Join Dr. Timothy Weber for an in-depth discussion of female urinary incontinence and its causes, diagnosis and treatment options. You'll learn about: the importance of having a comprehensive assessment by a urologist, bladder training/retraining, pelvic exercises, fluid and diet management, treatment devices, medications and surgical options.

Call (855) 269-3666 to register.                                                                                                             March 28, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

St. Joseph's Hospital-North, Garden Lobby Classroom

Ladies Night Out: Robotics in Gynecologic Oncology and Less Invasive Procedures                             Join Dr. Patricia Judson, a gynecologic oncologist who treats women with all types and stages of gynecologic cancers, for a discussion on new surgical treatments for cervical and uterine cancer, fibroids and more.                                                                                                                                                   Call (855) 269-3666 to register.                                                                                                             March 21, 6 p.m.                                                                                                                                          St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital Pavilion, 4th Floor 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 (855) 269-3666 to register.

March 8, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

St. Joseph’s Hospital, Medical Arts Building Auditorium

 

OVACOME – Ovarian and Gynecologic Cancer Support Group                                                                   A 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 (855) 269-3666 to register.    

March 20, 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

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 (855) 269-3666 to register.

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

 

Nursing Mothers – Breastfeeding 101

Learn more about breastfeeding and its natural benefits to mom and baby during a one-session class. Find out how the body produces milk, as well as proper positioning for mother and baby. Cost: $35

Please call (855) 269-3666 to register.

March 6, 6 – 9 p.m.

March 18, 1 – 4 p.m.

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

 

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 (855) 269-3666 to register.

March 6, 6 – 9:30 p.m.

March 22, 6 – 9:30 p.m.

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

 

Safe Sitter

What does a good babysitter need to know? This full-day class provides basic information such as handling situations from minor to life threatening, how to rescue a choking infant or child, how to communicate with EMS, safety hints, accident and behavior management, how to entertain kids and other babysitting tips. Students must be 11 years old, no exceptions. Registration is required. Cost: $50

Please call (855) 269-3666 to register.

March 12, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

March 15, 9 a.m. – 5 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 (855) 269-3666 to register.

Two-week Class:

March 13, 6 – 9 p.m., St. Joseph’s Hospital-North, Garden Classrooms

Three-week Class:

March 1, 6 – 9 p.m., St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital Pavilion, 4th Floor Classrooms

March 5, 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 (855) 269-3666 to register.

March 3

March 13

March 18

March 27

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 (855) 269-3666 to register.

March 8, 6 – 9 p.m., St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital Pavilion, 4th Floor Classrooms

March 20, 6 – 9 p.m., St. Joseph’s Hospital-North, Garden Classrooms

March 23, 6 – 9 p.m., St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital Pavilion, 4th Floor Classrooms

March 25, 2 – 5 p.m., St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital Pavilion, 4th Floor 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 (855) 269-3666 to register.

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

 

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 (855) 269-3666 to register.

March 18, 3 – 4:30 p.m. (3-5 years)

March 18, 1 – 2:30 p.m. (6-10 years)

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.

March 26, 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: March 23, 6 – 8:30 p.m.

Call (855) 269-3666 to register.

St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital, 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 (855) 269-3666 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 (855) 269-3666 to register.

 

Discount Car Seat Class

This class is designed for expectant parents to receive a car seat.  In order to receive the discounted car seat BOTH of following requirements must be met.  The expectant mother must attend the entire class.  A vehicle with working seat belts must be available during the class time.  There is a limit of one seat per expected child.  Participants will be taught how to install the car seat themselves.

March 21, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

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

 

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 (855) 269-3666 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 (855) 269-3666 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 (855) 269-3666 for more information.

 

Diabetes Support Group

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

Call (855) 269-3666 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 (855) 269-3666 to register.

 

EDUCATION and PREVENTION

CPR: Basic Life Support

Designed for health care workers, this course teaches CPR techniques for victims of all ages. Topics include ventilation, use of an AED and choking relief. Course completion card is provided. Cost:  $40

Please call (855) 269-3666 to register.

March 20, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.

St. Joseph’s Hospital, Medical Arts Building

 

Health Tune Up – Cholesterol Screening

By Appointment.  Cost: $30.

Call (855) 269-3666 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 (855) 269-3666 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 (855) 269-3666 to register.

March 21, 10 a.m. – noon 

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

 

Restorative Yoga- Cancer Program

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 (855) 269-3666 to register.

March 5, noon – 1 p.m.

March 1, 9:30 – 10:30 p.m.

St. Joseph’s Hospital, Medical Arts Building Auditorium 

 

Your Health and the Arts

Learn how you can overcome challenges, decrease stress, and improve relaxation for better health in a fun atmosphere with different forms of art (sand, music, movement, paint and more). The focus is on the process not the end product. All materials are provided for this FREE program. No art experience required. Content & type of art vary with each class. Class is taught by cancer survivors from ArtXpanse. Target audience is cancer patients, survivors and family. Anyone with a chronic illness or diagnosis other than cancer may attend.

Call (855) 269-3666 to register.

March 13, 10 – 11:30 a.m.

St. Joseph’s Hospital, Medical Arts Building

 

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