Kishwaukee Community Hospital Offers Community Wellness Programs

Weekly Blood Pressure Clinics

A community wellness health professional from Kishwaukee Community Hospital monitors your blood pressure weekly free at three area locations. You receive blood pressure information and a tracking card. On Mondays at Kish Hospital from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Wednesdays at KishHealth Family and Specialty Care in Genoa from 9 to 11 a.m., and on Thursdays at KishHealth Family & Specialty Care in Waterman from 9 to 11 a.m. No registration is required; just walk in.

 

CPR Healthcare Provider

This course is intended for participants who provide healthcare to patients in a wide variety of situations, including in and out-of-hospital settings. These healthcare providers may include (but are not limited to) nurses, paramedics, EMT’s, respiratory therapists, CNAs, and other allied health personnel. The course is also designed for anyone who is required to take a healthcare provider course for employment and may be attended by laypersons. The class fee is $50 per person. The class is Apr. 16 at 5:30 in the Kishwaukee Healthcare Building. Registration is required for this program and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants is also required. Call 815.756.1521, x153618 or x153626 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

 

Diabetes Get Togethers

Diabetes Get Togethers offers the opportunity to learn from other’s experiences and share your own.  All persons with diabetes, their family and friends are welcome.  Free Diabetes Get Togethers at Kishwaukee Community Hospital meet on Apr. 17, 6 to 7 p.m. in the Diabetes Education Classroom, Suite 202. No registration is required; just walk in. For more information, call 815.748.8378 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

 

Cancer Support Group

This weekly group provides an opportunity to learn more about cancer from fellow patients, caregivers and trained staff in a safe and encouraging environment. The group is open to patients, caregivers and community members. The group meets on Wednesdays of each month, until April 25, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at The Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Community Hospital. No registration is required; just walk in. For more information, call 815.748.2958 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

 

Laughter to Manage Pain and Stress

Did you know that repetitive laughter can have the same effect on your body as repetitive exercise? Laughter is nature’s medicine that can help manage pain while reducing stress. Laughter Yoga exercise is a simple yet powerful approach that can be done by anyone, at anytime, or anywhere regardless of what your mind has to say. Join LivingWell Cancer Resource Center and Terri Reasoner, Ph.D., CPT, for some stress reduction while you let your inner giggles shine! The free class is Apr. 18 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.  in Kish Hospital’s Roberts Conference Center. Registration is required for this program and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants is also required. Call 815.748.2958 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

 

Breastfeeding Class

Learn the benefits of breastfeeding for mom and baby, getting started, preventing common problems and how to pump and store breast milk. The cost is $15 per couple. The class is on Apr. 21 from 9 a.m. to noon in Kish Hospital’s Roberts Conference Center. Registration is required for this program and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants is also required. Call 815.748.8962 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

 

Tour of the Kish Hospital Maternity Suites

We encourage expectant parents to join us for a walking tour of the beautiful and spacious Kish Hospital Maternity Suites. The tour is free, but registration is required. This tour is also given as a part of our Prepared Childbirth classes.

The tour is on Apr. 21 from 1 to 2 p.m. Registration is required for this program and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants is also required. Call 815.748.8962 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

 

Aquatic Exercise

This class is for individuals with back pain, joint pain including arthritis, soft tissue pain including fibromyalgia, or individuals seeking to improve cardiovascular fitness. Warm water sessions decrease pain with improved range of motion, stretching, and flexibility. Six-week class meets once a week. Class size limited to four people. Days and times vary. Classes meet from Apr. 23 to June 1 at Unlimited Performance Rehabilitation &Sports Medicine, Sycamore. The cost to participate is $75 per person. Registration is required for this program and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants is also required. For information and to register call 815.748.8900 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

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