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9/13/11 06:24AM

St. Joseph’s Hospitals September Calendar of Events

September, 2011- St. Joseph's Hospitals offer community events as part of our Community Education series. To register or for a free physician referral please call (813) 443-3078 or go to BayCare.org/Events.

FREE EVENTS

Karma in the Courtyard

Karma in the Courtyard is a yoga event sponsored by St. Joseph's Women's Hospital to bring together the breast cancer community. The event is an opportunity for women to work on the mind, body and spirit aspect of healing, and talk to other women who are going through breast cancer treatment.

September 26, 6 – 7 p.m.

Call (855) 269-3666 to register.

St. Joseph’s Hospital, located in the courtyard behind the Medical Arts Building

Women’s Cancer and Genetics

Join physicians and nurse practitioners to learn more about the latest treatment updates on breast, ovarian and gynecologic cancers along with genetic testing and counseling. Speakers will include: Christopher George, M.D. and Miok Ray, ARNP. Support services at the event will include: Tampa Bay Breast Cancer Support Group, OVACOME Cancer Support Group, and FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered).

September 20, 6 – 8 p.m.

Call (855) 269-3666 to register.

St. Joseph’s Hospital, Medical Arts Building Auditorium

Erectile Dysfunction and Men’s Health Issues

Join Dr. Timothy Weber, M.D., as he discusses medical and surgical management of the most common male urological issues such as andropause and erectile dysfunction, and other men's health concerns.

September 21, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Call (855) 269-3666 to register.

St. Joseph’s Hospital-North, Garden Classrooms

Snoring: Just Annoying or a Serious Health Problem?

Snoring is a common problem experienced by many adults. The National Sleep Foundation estimates that approximately 37 million adults in the United States are chronic snorers. Habitual snorers can be at risk for serious health problems. A complete examination by your doctor is the first step to snoring relief. Join Otolaryngologist Randall C Latorre, M.D. as he discusses the health risks associated with snoring and treatments for snoring.

September 20, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Call (855) 269-3666 to register.

St. Joseph’s Hospital-North, Garden Classrooms

Weight Loss Surgery: Gastric Band and Bypass Information Sessions

This information session is designed for those who have been unsuccessful at diet and exercise programs and have obesity-related health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea or GERD. Includes information about weight loss surgery, including Gastric Bypass and Lap-Band. FREE.

Call (855) 269-3666 to register.

Diabetes Support Group – Diabetes & Heart Disease

Dr. John Pruitt will speak on how to find ways to reduce your risk of heart disease and recognize the signs and symptoms of heart disease.  FREE.

Call (855) 269-3666 to register.

St. Joseph’s Hospital, Medical Arts Building

BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT

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

September 18, 1 – 4 p.m.

Call (855) 269-3666 to register.

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

More Services for Breastfeeding Moms

We're happy to announce our new addition. 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 make an appointment.

WOMEN and FAMILES

FIT 4 Baby

FIT 4 Baby is a program designed to strengthen the body for all changes it will experience during pregnancy. The 60-minute class includes cardio, strength, flexibility and balance training. Fit 4 Baby is designed to accommodate all the stages of pregnancy and various fitness levels. Please arrive 15 minutes early to warm up before the class start time. Childcare is not provided. FREE.

September 26, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Call (855) 269-3666 to register.

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

LUNA Moms Club

LUNA Moms Club offers area moms (and their kids) a chance to get together to enjoy fun and playful activities, socialize and network with other families. Some LUNA Moms groups organize play date activities, moms' night out, field trips, etc.  FREE.

Call (855) 269-3666 to register.

St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital Pavilion, Classroom 3

Stroller Strides

Stroller Strides is a total fitness program that moms can do with their babies. It includes power walking and intervals of strength and body toning exercises using tubing, the stroller and the environment. Taught by certified instructors, it's a great workout for any level of exerciser. Please arrive 15 minutes early to warm up before the class start time.  FREE.

Call (855) 269-3666 to register.

St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital Pavilion, Classroom 3 

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.

September 22, 6 – 9 p.m.

Call (855) 269-3666 to register.

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

How to Have a Healthy Pregnancy

This two-hour class reviews how to stay healthy and covers important topics related to the second trimester of pregnancy. Cost: $20

Call (855) 269-3666 to register.

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

Three-week Class:

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

Call (855) 269-3666 to register.

Childbirth Refresher Class

Designed for those who have already experienced childbirth or a Lamaze class, this is a refresher class to review labor and delivery, relaxation and breathing techniques, and pain management options. A hospital tour is included. Cost: $30

Call (855) 269-3666 to register.

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

Cesarean Birth Class

For those who know they are having a C-section and do not want an entire childbirth class, this class is specially designed for Cesarean birth. The length of the class depends on the number of class participants and their learning needs. A hospital tour is included. Cost: $30

Call (855) 269-3666 to register.

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.

September 15

September 17

September 18

September 25

Call (855) 269-3666 to register.

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. 

Boot Camp for New Dads

Veteran dads and their babies, ages 1 to 8 months, join forces to teach expectant and rookie fathers how to hold, feed, diaper, burp and care for infants.  

Call (855) 269-3666 to register.

Over the River and Through the Woods: Grandparents Class

Whether you’re entering the wonderful world of grandparenthood for the first time or you’re an experienced grandparent who wants to take a refresher course, this one-session workshop is for you. Cost: $30

September 20, 6 – 9 p.m.

Call (855) 269-3666 to register.

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

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)

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

September 15, 6 – 9 p.m., St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital Pavilion, 4th Floor Classrooms

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

September 25, 2 – 5 p.m., St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital Pavilion, 4th Floor Classrooms

Call (855) 269-3666 to register. 

Pediatric First Aid

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: $60

September 17, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Call (855) 269-3666 to register.

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

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

3-5 Years: September 25, 3 – 4:30 p.m.

6-10 Years: September 25, 1 – 2:30 p.m. 

Call (855) 269-3666 to register.

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: September 23, 6 – 8:30 p.m.

Call (855) 269-3666 to register.

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

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.

Call (855) 269-3666 to register. 

Discount Car Seat Class

Expectant parents can learn how to properly install a car seat. There is a limit of one free seat per expected child. In order to receive the discounted car seat both of the following requirements must be met: The expectant mother must attend the entire class and a vehicle with working seat belts must be available during the class time. Cost: $10.

Call (855) 269-3666 to register.

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

Children’s Diabetes and Nutrition Center

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.

Call (855) 269-3666 to register.

Children’s Diabetes Class

Every Thursday, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

St. Joseph’s Hospital, Healthline Building

WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

Why Weight?

Why weight? is our unique weight management program for kids ages 8-13 that addresses all aspects of healthy eating while making it fun and interesting for kids.  Children, along with their parents, learn how to make choices that lead to a healthy lifestyle for the whole family.

Starts September 14

Call (855) 269-3666 to register.

St. Joseph's Hospital, Medical Arts Building Auditorium

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 (855) 269-3666 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.

Call (855) 269-3666 for more information.

Advanced Center for Atrial Fibrillation

St. Joseph’s Hospital is home to one of the most advanced treatment centers in the southeastern United States. St. Joseph’s Hospital Electrophysiologist James Irwin, M.D., is one of the first physicians in the U.S. using the Arctic Front catheter system to treat Atrial Fibrillation.  Our cardiac surgeons work together to offer a full array of treatments from non-surgical ablation to advanced, minimally invasive surgical techniques. 

September 15, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Call (855) 269-3666 to register.

St. Joseph’s Hospital, Medical Arts Building, Auditorium 3

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. 

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.

Call (855) 269-3666 for more information.

Diabetes Support Group

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

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.

Call (855) 269-3666 to register.

EDUCATION AND PREVENTION

Freedom from Smoking

Want to quit smoking but don't know where to start? Freedom From Smoking could be the answer. This eight-session group program, developed by the American Lung Association, will provide the extra support you need to kick your habit for good.  Cost: $100.

Call (855) 269-3666 to register.

St. Joseph’s Hospital, Medical Arts Building 

Adult Heart Saver-CPR and AED

Save someone’s life. Learn CPR, Automated External Defibrillator (AED) use and choking relief techniques. This one-session class is designed for people without a medical background. Course completion card provided. Cost:  $25

Call (855) 269-3666 to register.

St. Joseph’s Hospital, Medical Arts Building 

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

September 13, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Call (855) 269-3666 to register.

St. Joseph’s Hospital, Medical Arts Building

Health Tune Up- Cholesterol Screening

by appointment. 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 to register.

Healing Touch for Nurses (by appointment)

St. Joseph’s Hospital, Medical Arts Building

CANCER SUPPORT

Healing Touch for Cancer Outpatients

Healing Touch is a complementary biofield therapy that creates an optimum environment for self healing through contact and non-contact touch. You will learn simple techniques that can be incorporated into your daily life to help with pain, relaxation and promotion of wellness. You will receive a total of four Healing Touch sessions. The first session will last an hour and a half and the next three sessions will last 45 minutes each. Sessions will occur once a week for four weeks.

Call (855) 269-3666 to register.

St. Joseph’s Hospital, Medical Arts Building Auditorium 

Therapeutic Arts

Taught by cancer survivors from artXpanse, Visual Insights Into Your Cancer program will help you access, explore and work through blocked emotions, fear and the range of feelings that are part of living with cancer. Utilizing expressive art therapy, the sessions will promote reflection, healing and well-being. All art supplies are provided for this free program. No prior art experience required.      

Call (855) 269-3666 to register.

St. Joseph’s Hospital Cancer Institute, 3rd Floor Solarium 

Therapeutic Arts: Open Studio

This is a continuation of the Arts, Cancer and Healing Program for patients who participated in the program but wanted additional art therapy sessions. It is not required that participants have attended the prior program. Open Studio is open to any cancer patient/survivor and you can attend more than one Open Studio. No prior art experience required. There is no cost and all supplies are provided.

Call (855) 269-3666 to register.

Restorative Yoga Cancer Program

Yoga incorporates stress reduction techniques including regulated breathing, visual imagery, meditation and various stretching postures. Research suggests that stress reduction programs tailored to the treatment of cancer may help patients cope with the acute effects of treatment and help to improve quality of life during and after treatment. This free program will help alleviate the psychological and physical side effects during and after your cancer treatments.

Registration is required.

September 15, 22, 26, 29

Call (855) 269-3666 to register.

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.

September 20, 6 – 8 p.m.  

Call (855) 269-3666 to register.

St. Joseph’s Hospital, Medical Arts Building Auditorium

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.

September 20, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Call (855) 269-3666 to register.

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

 

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